Everything You Need to Know About Skin Peels

Apr 28 , 2022

If you’re struggling with acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, sun spots, or other signs of aging, you might be wondering how to reduce the appearance of those pesky imperfections. A chemical peel is the best treatment that you’ve never heard of. Keep reading to learn more! 

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is an aesthetic treatment where a chemical solution is applied to the skin in a facial-type setting. This solution stimulates collagen production to the max and begins lifting the top layers of the skin. Chemical peels are also called skin peels, chemexfoliation, or dermapeeling.


There are different types of chemical peels: deep, medium, and low. Deep chemical peels are intense treatments in which the skin peels for around two weeks and is almost like a “rebirth” of the skin and is also nicknamed the “snake peel.” Medium skin peels are less powerful, but downtime is still a few days. Low chemical peels are known as “lunchtime peels” because the results are noticeable within 30-45 minutes.


Which Type of Peel Should I Use?


If you’re suffering from extreme acne scarring or other skin damage, a high-intensity chemical peel is ideal for you. There is quite a bit of downtime, but if you have the chance to take a few weeks of vacation, you’re sure to notice a huge difference in your overall complexion. After you get this peel done, you should stay away from the sun for at least a month to prevent any sun damage. Your skin will be much more sensitive than usual, so avoid harsh skin care products and follow the advice of your aesthetician. A deep peel should only be done around once every two years.



If you have moderate scarring and pigmentation, a medium peel is perfect for you. Downtime is usually only a few days, which is why many people choose to get them around the holidays or vacation days. This chemical peel won’t sensitize your skin as much as the deep peel, but you should still stay out of the sun and use gentle products for a few weeks. A medium-intensity peel can be done around twice a year.



A low-intensity chemical peel is ideal for a skin refresher and mild to moderate scarring. This peel has absolutely no downtime and can be completed in less than an hour, making it perfect for busy, on-the-go people or as a gentle treatment before an event. We recommend starting out with a low skin peel before trying out the medium or deep peels so you can gauge what your skin can take. The only aftercare this peel has is to apply sunscreen (which you should already be doing!) to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.


Where to Get a Skin Peel?

If you’re ready for brighter, happier skin, Spa Durban has your back! We are pleased to present our Vhi Pro Epi Peel that only lasts 30 minutes, making it a super relaxing spa treatment you can get on-the-go or on your lunch break.