What is a Peel?
Also known as a “Chemical Peel” it is an exfoliating technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. Chemical peels are intended to remove the outermost layers of the skin providing maximum penetration of nourishment and aid in regenerating new tissue.

Why is it called a peel?
One of the main functions of a chemical peel is to loosen old cells from the skins surface. After 4-7 days you may notice the skin start to shed or “peel”, ridding itself of old cells as it makes way for new skin. The peels used at Madison are gentle and generally any “peeling” of the skin is microscopic or very minimal.

What is a peel made from?

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) are mild organic acids that work on the surface to “unglue” cells providing a healthy texture. Examples include; Glycolic Acids - Fruit acid, a natural constituent of sugar cane. Lactic Acids - A very mild derivative of milk.
  • Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA’s) penetrate the skin and have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties Example include; Salicylic Acid - Derived from the Willow Bark Tree
  • Other types of acids we use include; Kojic acid - Derived from fermented Japanese mushroom

What is a Peel used for?
Chemicals peels have been proven to help treat acne, scarring, wrinkles, pigmentation or uneven colouring in the skin. They can also be used as a general aid in providing the skin with hydration and nourishment.

Does a Peel hurt?
There are multiple peels that range in sensation, this of course will also depend on your skins individual tolerance and sensitivity. The sensation you may experience can be
describes as itchy or tingly. During a treatment we ask clients to rate the sensation on a scale from 1 - 10 ( 1 being no sensation) The peel solutions we carry at Madison are very gentle and most clients rate them around a 3 out of 10