What is Aqua Peel and what are the treatment steps to achieve rejuvenated skin?
The Aqua Peel facial treatment is a 15-minute pore-cleaning procedure that literally vacuums out the impurities from your skin – and yes, it does eradicate dead skin cells and blackheads. Designed for all skin types, it is especially suitable for those with a low pain threshold. The Topical Solutions used as part of the Aqua Peel’s infusion step is also well-tolerated by many, including most hypersensitive individuals. It leaves the skin feeling firmer and smoother, with a visibly cleaner, fresher, and more rejuvenated look.
But what exactly is an “aqua peel” and how does it actually work? Well to give you a quick rundown - the Aqua Peel treatment starts with a 3-step skin cleansing and rejuvenating process:
Step 1: Exfoliate
To begin, you will go through a double cleansing process to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. This is achieved by placing gauze strips that are soaked in toner onto the skin to loosen sebum and dead skin cells.
Aqua Peel uses chemical exfoliates that sink deep into the skin to unstick the cellular glue and remove dead cells. Although some may be unsure of the use of acids in this process, at Radium Medical Aesthetics, we do a thorough check of the sensitivity of your skin before recommending any treatment.
Step 2: Extract
From there, a double-chambered skin vacuum with a rotating nozzle tip is used to push the Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) or Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) solutions - depending on your skin type - into the skin. This step exfoliates the skin and sucks it up, pulling out all the impurities and unwanted filth that have been partying it up in your pores.This includes all those unwanted blackheads and whiteheads that are clogging up your pores. It also exposes the growth of new skin below.
Seeing that we have constant hot and humid weather in Singapore, the Aqua Peel treatment is a good choice, as your skin can tend to get oilier with clogged pores. BHA is better suited for people with oily skin, congested pores and blackheads while AHA helps with redness and breakouts. Enzyme extracts are gentler than acids and can be a great alternative to people with extra sensitive skin.
Step 3: Enhance
The third step in the Aqua Peel treatment uses an anti-aging, skin calming cream to heal and rejuvenate your new skin cells.
Once the skin has been cleansed with this treatment, it is crucial to moisturise the skin. At Radium Medical Aesthetics, we use hydrating chemicals like hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and other nourishing solutions to ensure your skin is left feeling soothed and protected.
What are the benefits of Aqua Peel and how do I know if its right for me?
As mentioned above, the Aqua Peel treatment, achieved through the Aqua ST system, delivers the simultaneous action of a gentle mechanical exfoliation as well as an infusion of specially designed topical solutions. This is a non-invasive gentle procedure that does not use crystals or other abrasive particles that can irritate the skin.
So, if you’re looking for a quick and painless way to cleanse, exfoliate, extract and hydrate the skin, this treatment is definitely for you!
The main benefits of this treatment include:
- Deep cleansing for the skin
- Smoother skin texture
- Unclogging of pores, removal of dead skin cells
- Brighter, softer skin
- Skin rejuvenation and repair
It is suitable for treating:
- PhotodamageAcne/Brown Acne Marks
- Dehydrated/Dull Skin
- Uneven Skin Tone
If these are some of the facial skin issues you are facing - pun very much intended - then there is no further doubt that this is the treatment worth trying.
Spending a decade practicing Aesthetic Medicine, and performing non-invasive treatments such as Lasers, Fillers, Botox and Thread Lifts, Dr Siew is the right physician to consult if you’re keen on getting an Aqua Peel.
Disclaimer: The photos of treatment and patient in this article are for illustrative purpose and does not reflect the actual treatment images.