Treatment name: Dermaceutic Milk Peel
What it is: A very gentle form of a chemical peel. Peels are an accelerated form of exfoliation induced by a chemical agent. This Dermaceutic Milk Peel is made up of glycolic acid, lactic acid and salicylic acid. It is used to help liven dull complexions, enhance epidermal stimulation and offer a smoother appearance to the skin.
Salon: Chelsea Aesthetic Centre
Recommended retail price: R450
What we say:
I was really nervous about going for this milk peel as I have very sensitive skin and have never been for any kind of peel before. But, by the time I set foot into the Chelsea Aesthetic Centre, my nerves were put at bay. This spa has such a beautiful energy about it and I was instantly distracted by the décor and finishings. I was lucky as I had Melanie, the owner of the spa, perform my milk peel and she explained the pros and cons about having any kind of peel before we got started. I now knew what to expect.
Melanie cleansed my face to make sure that my skin was clean and ready for the milk peel to be applied. She painted on the treatment from the top of my face all the way down my décolletage and onto my arms. Another therapist was standing by with a fan to cool the slight burning sensation (I was warned about it) that occurred once the product was applied. As I have a very sensitive skin that burns and bruises very easily, the milk peel was only left on my skin for about 5 minutes. It was then washed off my skin and a soothing moisturiser was applied to settle the irritation. As my skin was red, a treatment foundation known as Oxygenetix, R820, was applied. This is a breathable, treatment foundation that is perfect to apply right after a treatment like this. It gave my skin instant coverage with a beautiful glow. I love that there is no down time when going for a milk peel and you see almost instant results.
It has been two weeks since the treatment and my skin is looking brighter than before and I am finding that my skin is absorbing and boosting my daily cosmetics. I did find that about two days after the treatment, my skin started to “peel” and was very dry especially around my nose and chin area. This is normal as the peel acted as an exfoliator. I quickly turned to a bottle of Dermaceutic RegenCeutic Skin Recovery Cream, R535, which almost instantly helped hydrate my skin and got it feeling and looking happy again.
I am highly impressed with all the products that I got to test out and use and will be going for another milk peel soon.
To book an appointment for this amazing treatment, give the Chelsea Aesthetic Clinic a call on 021 797 5001.
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