Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a complex blend of safe chemical agents designed to cause a controlled injury to your epidermis/dermis in order to facilitate more regulated cell turnover. 

Benefits of chemical peels are they stimulate new skin cells for long-term health, exfoliate dead skin cells for immediate clarity, promote younger looking skin by diminishing wrinkles while improving skin elasticity, hydration and texture.

Brazilian X offers a range of chemical peels from mild superficial peels to medium depth peels.


Mandelic Acid

Mandelic Acid is extracted from the bitter almond and is an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA). Alpha hydroxy acids speed up the cellular turnover rate, ridding the skin of dead skill cells that enhance the natural creases in skin and dull the complexion. Mandelic Acid is the largest aromatic AHA. Since it has a large molecular size, as a result, there is less overall irritation when compared with other AHAs, which is beneficial for those who have sensitive skin and are prone to inflammation. In addition, Mandelic acid has an antibacterial effect on the skin, which makes it a viable choice for those with acne-prone skin who want to have a chemical peel but are worried about clogged pores and irritation as a result. A Mandelic acid peel is also a great choice for those who have never had a chemical peel before and want results that are gentle on the skin.
Downtime: Slightly pink post treatment, lasting an hour or so. Mild flaking may occur.

Glycolic Acid


Glycolic acid is derived from Sugar Cane and is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Glycolic Acid works as an exfoliating agent because of its high acidity but easy solubility. When placed on the skin it is able to penetrate deep enough and destroy the 'glue' like bonds which hold dead skin to the surface. The result is a much-smoother skin surface and a more youthful appearance. Glycolic Acid is ideal for anyone suffering from; congestion, rough/dull skin, pigmentation & milia.
Downtime: Slightly pink post treatment, lasting an hour or so. Mild flaking may occur.

Lactic Acid

Lactic Acid is derived from milk and is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Lactic Acid is a good choice for first-time peel users or for those with sensitive or dry skin - Lactic acid is especially good for to use for mature skin.
Downtime: Slightly pink post treatment, lasting an hour or so. Mild flaking may occur.


Salicylic Acid is derived from Willow Bark and belongs to the Beta-Hydroxy Acid group. 
Salicylic acid peels can be quite strong, more so than AHA peels. While they are generally suitable for most skin types people with oily, acne-prone skin tend to see the best results, this is because Salicylic has quite high anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. 
Downtime: Pink post treatment, similar to a mild sunburn lasting an hour or so. Darkening of pigment can occur which will flake off with mild peeling.

A Jessner peel is a medium-depth chemical peel that works to improve skin health by helping remove and heal skin damage that is more extensive than regular “wear and tear.” A Jessner peel is stronger than most superficial chemical peels and therefore creates more temporary damage to the skin in the process. The Jessner peel consists of three main ingredients: lactic acid (assists in the exfoliation of the skin), salicylic acid (aids in penetration), and resorcinol (assists in the treatment of acne).

What Does It Do?
Here are some of the primary benefits of getting a Jessner peel:
• Helps to smooth out various fine lines and wrinkles
• Reduce pore size
• May improve the overall complexion of the face
• Lighten pigmentation 
• Can help loosen and reduce acne
• Restores skin to a more healthy, youthful glow

How It Works
A Jessner peel is comprised of three primary ingredients. These ingredients work together to exfoliate the outer layers of skin by breaking up dead skin cells. This treatment encourages the natural peeling to start several days after the chemical. As a general rule, 2-5 layers are applied for the best possible results. Post treatment the area that has been treated is not the be wet for 8 hours – this is because the Jessner peel is self-neutralizing and if the area is wet within 8 hours it will re-active the peel. 

If necessary, the Jessner peel can be repeated every four weeks until the desired results are achieved.

What to Expect
First, you will experience dry, tight skin with slight redness. Your skin may also be overly sensitive. It will peel for about a week after the treatment and you can expect your skin to turn from a pink shade to a shade of brown. When the old, damaged skin has all peeled away, you will be left with more refreshed, glowing skin.


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