A layer of AHA is first used to move all the dirt, blackheads, whiteheads and dead skin cells from where they are locked on to your face. Once the AHA does this, a suction machine can be used on the face to suck up these impurities off the surface of the face and in the pores. BHA works in the same way but for the areas that have more oil as explained above.
Once the skin has been cleaned with this procedure, the next part is to moisturise the skin with a mixture of ingredients that is unique to each clinic. Most clinics use hydrating chemicals like hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and other nourishing solutions. This will ensure the skin is left feeling soothed and protected.
This treatment is usually paired with other treatments in Korea. A popular one it is coupled with is the hydrating injection which is an injection that injects hyaluronic acid in your skin. This acid makes your skin look and feel very moisturised. It also makes the skin healthy and repairs skin conditions like large pores, dryness and facial lines. This treatment can be booked on the Jivaka Beauty site as well as the aqua peel (Link).
Quick facts on Aqua Peel in Korea
Procedure time: 30 mins
Recovery time: Immediate
Maximum effect: 2 to 5 days
Duration of effect: 4 to 6 weeks
Side effects: In some cases, there has been some swelling and redness reported
Pain: None reported
Benefits of doing the Aqua Peel in Korea:
This is a treatment that goes one step further than simple facial. It is recommended to have this done for big events such as weddings, graduation and other big celebrations. This will give that glow that people want to have on these big days. Also, as the effects of this treatment last a up to a month, it would be great to have it done before holiday so the skin looks radiant in all the holiday pics.
Also, this treatment is known as a 'lunchtime treatment' because of how short the treatment time is and there is no downtime needed. This would make it perfect for tourists who want to get beautiful skin for their stay in Korea. The price is also lower than peels like this in other countries because of the number of clinics offering it in Korea which keeps the price low and is great for customers.
One point of precaution is that the AHA/BHA will make the skin more sensitive to sunlight, therefore it is recommended to always wear sunscreen and take extra care of sun exposure.
To learn more about the importance of AHA in our bodies
This explains further details about chemical peels.