Today, the popularity of laser treatment for face care is growing rapidly as many patients are taking full advantage of the rejuvenating effects of this advanced technology and skin care. Our laser treatment for face care at NuSkinnovation has proven to be one of the best ways to reverse the effects of ageing, sun damage, acne scars, and so much more.


If you’re hoping to improve the appearance of your skin and get rid of unwanted flaws, then it could be the perfect time for you to consider a laser treatment for your face. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what you can expect from two of our most popular face care treatments, as we discuss both the chemical peel treatment, as well as a laser resurfacing treatment so you will be fully prepared and informed before beginning your skin care journey.


What Is A Chemical Peel?


Chemical peels are highly effective treatments for damaged skin and the removal of lines, wrinkles, and scars. They work well to repair pigmentation in your face, as well as areas damaged by the sun. A chemical peel works in a similar fashion as a facial, although the results are much more effective and visible. Whilst a facial can assist with minor flaws, a chemical peel can help improve the appearance of severe blemishes and unwanted features.


Special chemicals and acids are applied to the skin in order to remove the damaged outer layer. This encourages a new, more rejuvenated layer of skin cells to replace the damaged one. Chemical peels are also a great way to promote the production of the collagen protein in your skin, giving it a more elastic and youthful appearance.


There are three main types of chemical peels, and they are classified according to how deeply they penetrate the skin. With a more severe skin condition, it is likely you’ll need a more intensive chemical peel in order for the results to be effective. These three types of peels include superficial peels, medium-depth peels, and deep chemical peels.




A Step-By-Step Guide To Chemical Peels


If you’re wondering what to expect from a chemical peel treatment, the process usually looks something like this:


  • Cleansing: The facial skin is cleansed to ensure all oils and dirt are thoroughly removed.
  • The Chemical Peel Solution Is Applied: The acid-based solution is gently brushed onto the face or applied with a gauze or cotton pad and left to do its work. The chemicals in the solution will work their magic and remove the dead skin cells from the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin). These acids generally include glycolic, salicylic, or phenol acid, each used for different chemical peel depths.
  • The Peel Is Neutralised: Water or another neutralising agent is then applied to the skin to stop the acid from working. This is an important part of the process as it prevents any damage on the skin and ensures that only the unwanted outer layer is removed.
  • Remove The Peel: The peel is gently and expertly removed from the face.
  • Healing: After your chemical peel treatment, your skin needs time to properly heal and regenerate new skin cells. It is normal to experience certain side effects such as redness, swelling or scabbing. This is all part of the process, and your skin will fully heal in a few days depending on the intensity of your chemical peel.


It is essential to stay out of the sun during the healing process, as your skin will remain very sensitive. You should always follow the aftercare instructions given to you by your dermatologist, but we can assure you, your glowing skin at the end will be well worth the effort.


Benefits Of A Chemical Peel


Chemical peel treatments work wonders for your skin’s overall appearance by improving your skin’s texture and skin tone. If you find you have the following problems with your skin, a chemical peel can offer you the results you’ve been searching for. They work best for the following conditions:


  • Stubborn acne
  • Wrinkles and fine lines that naturally occur due to ageing or sun exposure.
  • Rough and textured skin
  • Sunspots and pigmentation
  • Uneven or dull complexion


Your dermatologist will advise you on the best chemical peel treatment for your skin condition. In certain cases where facial lines and sagging skin are more severe, a laser treatment will be more effective. Deeper lines in your face and hands don’t respond to chemical peels as well as minor flaws do.


Once you’ve found the most suitable treatment, expect the following benefits from your chemical peel treatment:


  • Enjoy Blemish Free Skin: Chemical peels work wonders for acne treatment as the peel will cleanse and exfoliate your skin more deeply than other treatments. This will leave your skin fresh and rejuvenated without the problematic acne. Speak to your dermatologist about your acne, as you may need a series of treatments to see optimal results.
  • Large Pore Reduction: Large pores often make your skin seem bumpy and can be very difficult to get rid of. A chemical peel treatment can greatly improve the appearance of large pores by removing the outer layer of damaged skin.
  • Sunspot Removal: Sunspots and discoloration often leave people feeling less confident in their appearance. A chemical peel treatment will help you reduce hyperpigmentation or any unwanted blemishes, even making freckles appear less noticeable in certain cases.
  • Rejuvenated Skin: Just like a facelift, a chemical peel can make your skin look lifted by reducing sagging. Feel the benefits of younger, healthier looking skin every day.
  • No More Wrinkles: Fine lines and wrinkles naturally occur with age but can be enhanced by genetics or spending a lot of time in the sun. If your wrinkles are standing in the way of your skin goals, then a chemical peel treatment could be an easy solution. It is an effective treatment to permanently reduce the appearance of wrinkles, leaving you feeling confident about your appearance.




What Is A Laser Resurfacing Treatment?


Laser treatment can offer you similar benefits as a chemical peel treatment, but with even longer lasting results. With NuSkinnovation’s laser treatment for face care routines, you may not need as many follow up appointments as you would with a chemical peel treatment.


Depending on your skin condition and desired results, your dermatologist will suggest the best laser treatment for face care option for you. With minor flaws, a chemical peel could be perfect, but for anything more severe, laser treatment may be the best option. No skin condition is the same, so a tailored treatment plan will need to be discussed beforehand to receive the most effective results for healthy and radiant skin.


The process of laser treatment for the face differs from chemical peels although it offers similar benefits such as reducing wrinkles, improving sagging skin, and removing pigmentation. Highly advanced technology is used, and a laser beam with concentrated light pulses accurately removes the outer layer of your skin. The laser and light beams vaporise dead and damaged skin cells very effectively and stimulate the skin’s natural production of collagen. New skin cells quickly grow to replace the old ones, giving your face a new, youthful appearance with smoother, firmer skin.


There are generally two types of laser resurfacing treatments available, ablative laser resurfacing and non-ablative lasers. These laser treatments for face care differ slightly as an ablative laser is a more intense treatment, as it evaporates the outer layer of your skin and heats the underlying skin layer. Non-ablative lasers are a bit gentler, as they use a light source in the laser. The recovery time is often much shorter with non-ablative lasers, although the results are not as effective. You can expect the following procedure from a laser treatment for face:


A Step-By-Step Guide To Laser Resurfacing


  • Preparation: Before undergoing this sort of procedure, some preparation is needed. We generally suggest that you first spend some time with our qualified technicians to discuss what you expect from the treatment, this allows our NuSkinnovation staff to select the best laser resurfacing treatment for you
  • Cleansing: Once you have been booked for a laser resurfacing treatment, the first step we take before working with lasers is to cleanse your face thoroughly, this is in order to remove excess oil and unwanted dirt that may affect the treatment.
  • Skin Numbing (Optional): Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, or the severance of the condition being treated we may begin the actual treatment by applying a cream with anaesthetic properties to gently numb the area being treated, in order to prevent any uncomfortable sensations.
  • Lasers: The actual laser part of the treatment only takes about twenty to forty-five minutes to complete. This again depends on the blemish or condition being treated.
  • Post-Treatment Protection: After the laser treatment your skin will be sensitive for a while. We address this by applying a non-stick dressing for about twenty-four hours afterwards, in order to protect your skin and avoid any unnecessary damage.
  • Aftercare: The final step of your laser treatment for face care requires a bit of after care, a process which your technician or dermatologist will discuss and guide you on. This is an important step and we at NuSkinnovation encourage you to follow your care routine to receive the best results.




Laser Treatment For Face: Benefits Of Laser Resurfacing


After treatment your skin will be extremely sensitive, but this is all part of the process. It’s normal to experience swelling, itching, and redness for a few days after your treatment, but once your skin is fully healed, you’ll notice remarkable differences to your skin tone and texture. The following are just a few key benefits you can expect from your laser treatment for face:


  • Reduce the appearance of stubborn wrinkles, smile lines, and frown lines. Laser treatment for the face can even improve deeper wrinkles that aren’t reduced with a chemical peel.
  • Fade away spots on your face caused by ageing or sun exposure. Laser treatment will help you get the even skin tone you’ve been dreaming of and get rid of unwelcome spots.
  • Improve skin that has been damaged by the sun. Sun damage is one of the biggest concerns for ageing skin and can greatly affect your skin’s elasticity and overall appearance. Laser treatment is one of the most effective ways to reverse the appearance of sun damaged skin. After laser treatment, it is recommended to always use an SPF cream on your face to continuously protect your skin from UV rays and prevent future issues.


NuSkinnovation Laser Treatment For Face


NuSkinnovation is your trusted and passionate skincare clinic offering treatments tailored to your needs. We offer an extensive range of chemical peel and laser treatments for face care that will leave you glowing. Experience world class laser treatments delivered by experienced and highly trained professionals, driven to help you reach your skincare goals. With 8 clinics across South Africa, our team has proven their success again and again. Make your dreams a reality and get a skin analysis today.


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