What is the Obagi Radiance Peel?

The Obagi Radiance Peel is one of our favourite treatments! It is a salicylic acid-based peel designed to exfoliate the skin and improve its texture and tone. It is quite a gentle peeling system and is suitable for a variety of skin types.

It is a great option for addressing hormonal breakouts and rejuvenating the skin.

What is salicylic acid?

Salicylic acid is a type of beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) which supports the skins natural exfoliation process. This ingredient loosens the “glue” that hold the skin cells together, which supports the exfoliation of the skin. The result of this is that pores are unclogged and new fresh skin cells are generated.

Benefits of the Obagi Radiance Peel

  • Exfoliation: Helps remove dead skin cells, revealing fresher, more radiant skin underneath.
  • Acne Treatment: Clears out clogged pores, reducing the occurrence of acne breakouts.
  • Improves Skin Tone: Reduces the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone.
  • Anti-Aging: Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Aftercare

Post-peel care is important for achieving the best results and minimizing any side effects.

  • The skin be red straight after the treatment which can last up to 24 hours.
  • Swelling of the treated area is very common, if this does happen, sleep with a few pillows behind your head and avoid sleeping on the face. This will normally resolve within a few days.
  • The skin can be sensitive to touch. Ensure your hands are clean when applying facial products to your skin.
  • Some dryness can occur, if this happens, apply plenty of moisturizer to the skin and it will heal.
  • Avoid intense heat like saunas, steam or excessive exercise.
  • Apply SPF50 and avoid sun exposure.
  • Do not apply any products with active ingredients for 48 hours.
  • Avoid cosmetics for 48 hours.

Frequency

For optimal results, a series of peels is often recommended. Typically, 4 to 6 peels spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart are suggested, but this can vary based on individual skin concerns and response to the treatment.

The Obagi Radiance Peel is an effective treatment for individuals looking to improve their skin’s texture, tone, and overall appearance with minimal downtime. Regular treatments can lead to noticeable improvements in skin clarity, smoothness, and radiance.

We adore radiofrequency microneedling! This treatment does wonders for your skin. Let us unpack what this treatment is about and discuss the benefits.

Understanding Radiofrequency Microneedling

Radiofrequency microneedling is a non-invasive procedure that addresses a variety of skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, skin tone, acne scars, and skin laxity. Microneedling involves creating tiny injuries into the skin to stimulate collagen production and skin renewal. Radiofrequency treatment generates heat energy which is delivered deep into the skin tissue. This also stimulates the production of collagen and remodels existing collagen in the skin. Combining radiofrequency with microneedling creates a powerful treatment to rejuvenate the skin.

How Does It Work?

During a radiofrequency microneedling treatment, your skin therapist will apply numbing gel to your face. A handheld device with fine needles is used to create microscopic punctures in the skin’s surface. These tiny injuries trigger the body’s natural healing response, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins essential for maintaining skin firmness and elasticity.

In addition to the mechanical aspect of microneedling, radiofrequency energy is simultaneously delivered through the needles into the deeper layers of the skin. This energy heats the tissue, further stimulating collagen production and tightening the skin from within. The combination of microneedling and radiofrequency effectively targets multiple layers of the skin, resulting in comprehensive rejuvenation and skin tightening.

Benefits of Radiofrequency Microneedling

This treatment is a popular one for many reasons, some key benefits include:

  1. Reduced Wrinkles and Fine Lines: By stimulating collagen production and improving skin elasticity, wrinkles and fine lines are diminished, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin.
  2. Improved Skin Texture: The controlled micro-injuries created during the treatment promote cell turnover and collagen remodeling, leading to improved skin texture and a more even complexion.
  3. Acne Scar Reduction: The treatment helps reduce the appearance of acne scars by promoting the regeneration of healthy skin cells and smoothing out uneven skin tone and texture.
  4. Skin Tightening: The radiofrequency energy delivered during the procedure stimulates the production of new collagen, resulting in firmer, tighter skin, particularly in areas prone to sagging, such as the cheeks, jawline, and neck.
  5. Minimal Downtime: While some redness and swelling may occur immediately following the treatment, downtime is typically minimal compared to more invasive procedures, making it a convenient option for individuals with busy lifestyles. We advise to expect 12 hours downtime after treatment.

In Conclusion

Radiofrequency microneedling offers a safe and effective solution for addressing various skin concerns. The combination of radiofrequency and microneedling has a dual effect on the tissue resulting in powerful skin rejuvenation.

Your skin is more than just a surface – it is a reflection of your inner vitality. Our skin, the largest organ in the body, is a barrier between our bodies and the outside world and it can take a beating in doing its job. In this post we will share a little about skin treatments and how they can be a real treat for your skin!

If you are new to skin treatments, welcome! It is a very exciting journey to embark on. It can also be a little overwhelming. Our skin specialists always discuss your skin concerns and look at your skin before recommending skin treatments, so you know you are in good hands, and will be receiving a treatment that is suited to your skin type, your budget and your skin goals!

 

Let us break down a couple of popular treatments:

Chemical Peels:

Chemical peels are wonderful for rejuvenating the skin! They involve applying a solution to the skin which stimulates exfoliation and new skin cell generation. We have many different types of peels, from those that help with pigmentation, acne to those that improve signs of aging like fine lines, large pores and uneven skin tone. There can be a couple of days of downtime, depending on the type of peel that you select and how deeply it penetrates the skin. After a deeper peel, we recommend using a barrier cream while your skin heals and rejuvenates. A barrier cream is a simple cream with no active ingredients that supports skin healing. Chemical peels do wonders for improving skin texture, evening out skin tone and reducing fine lines.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL):

IPL therapy utilizes pulses of light energy to target various skin concerns such as sun damage, pigmentation, and vascular lesions. The light energy penetrates the targeted skin cells, causing damage to the target cells. The skin cells then turn brown and eventually flake off. IPL therapy is useful for treating age spots, freckles, and redness, resulting in a more even complexion and rejuvenated skin texture.

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU):

HIFU technology delivers focused ultrasound energy deep into the skin’s layers, stimulating collagen production and tightening loose or sagging skin. This non-invasive treatment is particularly effective for lifting and sculpting areas prone to skin laxity, such as the jowls, neck, and brows. It is no wonder this treatment is known as the non-surgical facelift!

Radiofrequency Microneedling:

Combining the benefits of microneedling with radiofrequency energy, this advanced treatment targets multiple layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production and improve skin elasticity. Radiofrequency microneedling is ideal for reducing the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, and enlarged pores, resulting in smoother, firmer skin with minimal downtime.

 

Each of these treatments offers unique benefits, so it is important to consult with a skin specialist in determining what treatment would be best for you. By incorporating these advanced skincare treatments into your routine, you can unlock the full potential of your skin and achieve a radiant, youthful complexion that reflects your inner vitality.

 

What is the Cosmelan Peel?

The Cosmelan Peel, developed by Mesoestetic, is a deep peeling system designed to target pigmentation and melasma. It is a medical grade peel: the skin will noticeably peel off the face. You are put on review so that you are constantly tracked and supported throughout the process. The whole process takes 6 – 12 months, so it is definitely for the committed!

Understanding the Cosmelan Peel

Developed by Mesoestetic, a renowned pharmaceutical company specializing in dermatology, the Cosmelan Peel is a professional depigmentation treatment designed to target and reduce skin discoloration. Unlike traditional peels, which primarily focus on exfoliation, it goes beyond surface-level concerns to address pigmentation issues at their root.

How Does the Treatment Work?

The Cosmelan Peel harnesses the power of potent ingredients, including azelaic acid, kojic acid, phytic acid, and arbutin, to inhibit the production of melanin in the skin. By suppressing melanin synthesis, the peel effectively fades existing dark spots while preventing the formation of new ones. This dual-action approach ensures comprehensive depigmentation results, leaving the skin visibly brighter and more even-toned. The peel is safe and effective for all skin types and tones, which makes it really unique.

The Treatment Process:

The peel is typically administered in two stages: the in-clinic application of the peel followed by a customized at-home skincare regimen. During the initial session, a skin expert will carefully apply the mud-like solution to the skin, ensuring even coverage. The patient will be informed to leave the mud-like solution on for a number of hours. Patients may experience a mild tingling sensation whist the solution is on the skin. The at home regime requires you to apply a small amount of peel on daily for a number of days. You are put on review during this process so that we have constant feedback on your skin and the developments.

 

The Cosmelan Peel is definitely for those who can commit to the long time frame of the process. However, the results of this treatment are truly remarkable, especially for those dealing with melasma and pigmentation which is renowned for being very difficult to treat.