The A-Zyme peel is a non-invasive and comfortable skin rejuvenation treatment that combines the fast-acting potent ingredients Retinol and Bromelain, an enzyme derived from pineapples, to refresh, refine, hydrate and plump your skin. Read a review.
This enzyme peel effectively improves all skin types and concerns, including acne and sun damage, while dramatically improving the skin’s texture and tone. This treatment is also ideal for the neck and décolletage.
What’s an enzyme?
Enzymes occur in every cell in our body and are responsible for making life-sustaining chemical reactions happen. For example, when waste products accumulate from the building of collagen, an enzyme called collagenase swings into action to break down these by products. Many enzymes occur naturally in plants, vegetables and proteins and are used cosmetically. Examples include pumpkin, papaya and pineapple enzyme peels which, when applied to the skin, make reactions happen that are beneficial to our appearance.
Bromelian from pineapples is one such enzyme. It digests protein in cellular debris and different forms of surface build-up, as well as stimulates collagen activity, to leave the skin soft and clearer and more receptive to any subsequent correction product.
Benefits of A-Zyme Peeling
- Assists in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Hydrates, plumps and firms the skin.
- Helps to refine the epidermis creating a softer and smoother skin.
- Helps increase fibroblast growth and collagen synthesis.
- Improves clarity and helps restore radiance to the complexion.
- Visibly re-texturises the skin.
- Anti-inflammatory agent.
- Anecdotal evidence suggests that topically-applied bromelain helps uneven pigmentation, fine lines and brown spots in addition to exfoliating skin.
- May accelerate the action of retinol into the skin.
- Digests degraded keratin resulting in softer and smoother skin.
- Has the ability to digest the dead proteins and keratin without harming younger living cells.
- Assists to unclog the pores.
Am I a candidate for A-zyme peeling?
A-zyme peels are safe and effective and are ideal for those with superficial blemishes or signs of aging who want to improve their skin quality gently and gradually without the downtime associated with stronger treatments. Because these peels exfoliate the skin and unclog pores they are highly effective for treating acne.
What does A-zyme peeling involve?
Your practitioner will consult with you, discuss your goals, take a thorough medical history and photograph your skin using our computerized photographic system. We will use photography throughout the course of your treatments to monitor your progress. In order to maximize results, your practitioner may also recommend that you condition your skin in preparation for your course of peels. She will prepare a home skin care programme for you that incorporates products targeted to your needs.
The peel itself – After thorough cleansing, the solution will be applied to your skin. A-zyme peels are gentle and well tolerated.
The entire process takes less than an hour.
We suggest that you use a gentle cleanser and a bland moisturizing lotion for the first few days after your treatment. You should avoid exposing the treated skin to the sun.
You may or may not experience light flaking or redness for a few days, but can usually expect to return to daily activities almost immediately.
Are there any contraindications for A-zyme peeling?
Peeling cannot be performed if you are allergic to pineapple, have active cold sores, open wounds, sudnburn, active eczema, dermatitis or rosacea in the areas to be treated. You may not be suitable for peeling if you have taken Roaccutane in the last 6-12 months, have had cancer or radiation therapy in the area to be treated, are sunburnt, have waxed the area in the previous week or have had IPL, laser or injectable treatments within the previous 2 weeks. Asian, Hispanic, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern or black skin may not be suitable for A-zyme peels. A-zyme peels should be postponed whilst pregnant.
How many peels will I need to get the results I want?
Though improvement in skin quality and texture may be apparent after your first treatment, results accrue over the course of your treatments. The number and spacing of the treatments varies according to individual needs. As a rough guide, 4-6 light peels spaced at 2-4 weekly intervals usually deliver impressive results.