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Peel – Pumpkin Resurfacing
Pumpkin Resurfacing Peel

Everyone knows that fruit and vegetables are good for you – and their benefits extend into the world of cosmetic skincare. Pumpkin has the highest concentration of vitamin A of any vegetable – and it’s a great secret weapon when it comes to beautiful skin.

 

The pumpkin peel resurfacing treatment is an intensive way to rejuvenate your skin. Glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid and pumpkin pulp work together to combat ageing and acne.

The most important thing about any cosmetic treatment is that it looks entirely natural. Our goal is that you'll look like the best version of yourself, not a different person. The wrinkles we choose to leave are as important as the ones we reduce.

Sarah Hart
Appearance Medicine
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About

Pumpkin’s high vitamin A content makes it a great secret weapon in appearance medicine. Vitamin A (beta carotene) is a highly active antioxidant; it targets the parts of skin cells responsible for kicking off cell turnover and, by extension, growth of the base layer of the epidermis. This helps to boost the structural integrity of all layers of the skin.

Proteolytic enzymes are another useful component of pumpkin pulp, helping to break down the bonds between dead cells. This means that a pumpkin peel can help slough away the dead outer skin cells without damaging the rest of them. Pumpkins also contain vitamin C, which is another antioxidant that helps to ward off free radicals.

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) penetrate the layers of the skin to help the turnover of the cells in both the epidermis and the follicles. This helps younger cells come to the surface of the skin – enhancing a smooth appearance and taut feeling – as well as cleansing the follicles of debris and dead cells.

This particular combination of ingredients will strengthen your skin’s defences against free radicals, which, in turn, helps to combat the signs of ageing. Your skin will look and feel rejuvenated, courtesy of the AHAs stimulating collagen and elastin renewal.

 Here’s what you can expect from this treatment:

  • Increased cell turnover
  • Increased epidermal and dermal hydration
  • Reduced likelihood of acne breakouts
  • Assisted release of comedones
  • Stimulated production of collagen and elastin
  • Decreased fine lines and wrinkles
  • Lightened pigmentation
  • Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits
  • Significantly smoother and tighter skin
Treatment

Skin Institute’s pumpkin peel treatments are fairly comfortable and last for around 30-45 minutes. The mask will be warm – some patients describe it as ‘warm and prickly’ – when it’s first applied to your face, and the sensation will last for a few minutes. Soon, it will change to a pleasant tightening feeling.

Depending on your needs, you may be best served by a series of six or more weekly treatments. After each of them, you can get straight back to your daily life, with a vibrant new glow in body and in mind.

Why Skin Institute?

Feeling confident and looking the best you can are things we all aim for. Skin Institute has over twenty years of experience in skincare, and we pride ourselves on keeping at the forefront of developments in appearance medicine. Our expert teams are helping Kiwis across the country show the world their best face – and you could be one of them.


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