Chemical resurfacing treatments are treatments that mildly stimulate the production of new, healthy facial cells to help improve the appearance of the skin. Chemical resurfacing treatments work through the skin from the top-down, resulting in immediate surface exfoliation.

How does chemical resurfacing work?
There are different types of chemical resurfacing treatments available with different types of processes. As an experienced aesthetician, Dr Zama Tladi helps you determine the best chemical resurfacing option for you and your skin during consultation.

Types of chemical resurfacing treatments:

Chemical peels
A chemical peel is a cosmetic skin treatment that involves the use of acids to exfoliate the skin. It is normally used to reduce the appearance of acne, scarring, wrinkles and sun damage. The chemical peel removes a controlled amount of damaged skin cells across the treatment area. When done correctly, the skin heals with minimal scarring or colour changes.

During a chemical peel, an exfoliant acid is applied to the thicker areas of the skin like the chin, nose and cheeks, then to the thinner areas like around the eyes and mouth. After the chemical peel, a cool saline compress will be used to remove any remaining exfoliant.
Micro-dermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the aesthetician spraying or rubbing fine crystals onto the skin and using a wand to gently exfoliate the skin, removing the top layer of the skin. It is done to improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, acne scarring, age spots, melasma and other skin-related conditions or concerns.
What happens after a chemical resurfacing treatment?
You may return to work immediately after the treatment. Some improvements will immediately be noticed. Mild, temporary redness may be experienced.



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