Vitamin A Peel
$165 | Complete Treatment
Unlike most peels, this is a non-acid peel. It works using a concentrated Retinaldehyde (Vitamin A), and behaves differently than traditional acid-based peels.
Our skin cells are constantly renewing, but as we age the rate at which our cells renew (AKA our skin cell turnover) slows down. Vitamin A causes a dramatic increase in cell turnover, to the degree that most of our clients experience mild to moderate flaking of the outer layers of skin following this treatment. The skin cells are renewing at such a rate that dull, keratinised cells on the surface are literally pushed off by new cells coming through. Increased cell turnover helps to fade pre-existing pigmentation on the skin, leading to a more even skin tone.
Vitamin A also reduces oil production in the skin, making this treatment incredibly effective for treating acne, breakouts, congestion, blackheads, and enlarged pores.
This treatment is effective in fading PIH(post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation) - the residual red/pink/brown pigment that can sit in the skin for long periods of time following breakouts.
Other effects of this high dose Vitamin A in the skin include a thickening of the Dermis (which naturally thins as we age, leading to wrinkles, fine lines and sagging), increased collagen and elastin production, reduction of fine lines/wrinkles, and accelerated healing of any pre-existing breakouts/acne lesions.
- Fine lines/wrinkles
- Volume loss/thin skin
- Enlarged Pores
- Acne scarring (pigmented)
- Collagen regeneration
- Elastin regeneration
- Skin rejuvenation
- PIH (Post Inflammatory
Is the Vitamin A Peel painful or uncomfortable?
The Vitamin A peel is completely painless. Some clients find the peel quite stimulating to the skin, and will experience some tingling/warmth but it is not an uncomfortable sensation.
How long is the downtime?
Downtime after a Vitamin A peel is very minimal. Mild peeling/flaking typically begins on the second day after the peel, and can continue for up to 3 days. It is important to avoid any heat inducing activities in the first 24-48 hours after the Vitamin A Peel - this includes spas, saunas, hot yoga, and heavy exercise.
How often should I have this treatment?
We recommend to have this treatment at four week intervals.
How is the treatment performed?
Your practitioner will thoroughly clean the skin to prep for the treatment. An enzyme treatment is performed prior to peel application to ensure the skin is well prepped, and to increase penetration of the peel. Your practitioner will customise your peel solution with powder actives based on your specific skin concerns. The Vitamin A solution is then massaged into the skin for around 20-30 minutes until completely absorbed. Your practitioner will then apply finishing serums to boost your treatment, and go through your post-care guidelines with you.
Is the Vitamin A peel safe for any skin colour?
Yes, this treatment can be performed on any skin colour.
Can I increase my results at home?
Yes - we require clients to be using medical grade skincare at home if they are having this treatment done. Using medical-grade skincare will drastically boost your results from this treatment, and increase the speed at which your skin heals post-treatment.
Can I wear makeup after a peel?
We recommend to avoid makeup as much as possible during the peeling process, but if you wish to, we recommend using a mineral makeup.