EnerPeel® Pyruvic Acid (PA)
EnerPeel® Pyruvic (PA) utilises a patented carrier technology, to transport 50% Pyruvic Acid, which has a lower pKa than Glycolic Acid.
It is an Alpha Keto acid, and therefore shows a sebostatic effect and hence is used in acne and for reducing superficial acne scars
‘Ageing’ can mean many things. We focus on fibroblasts; cells in the dermis that produce fibres of collagen and elastin for structural integrity and elasticity.
With anti-ageing, there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all, therefore a flexible protocol that can be tailored to each individual’s skin is needed for success in targeting the keys signs of ageing.
EnerPeel® PA is the next most active acid to a TCA, but with a much greater safety profile. As a keto acid, it has a sebum slowing effect like the beta hydroxyl acid Salicylic Acid, but it penetrates much deeper than an EnerPeel® SA.
It can be also used in conjunction with EnerPeel® JR for a deeper peel especially when sun damage combined with lines and wrinkles is the target.
EnerPeel®: Patented Carrier Technology
EnerPeel® uses a patented carrier solution which restrains the activity of the acid until it is absorbed. This is not buffering the acid and thereby reducing its activity; it is restraining it and then releasing it to accelerate through the skin. EnerPeel®s carrier system enhances its activity for uniform and enhanced absorption of the active ingredients; with two to three times improved skin penetration.
Using the EnerPeel® PA
Enerpeel® Pyruvic Acid should always be neutralised and not extended, it is too powerful a peel to be extended.
Normally a layer is applied for 1 to 3 minutes. If frosting is seen during this time then neutralisation should be carried out immediately. If no frosting and discomfort scores are low (below 5/10) then the clinician may decide to apply another layer at three minutes and leave this for up to another two minutes and then neutralise.
This doubling of the solution volume will increase discomfort scores and can lead to frosting, although the Enerpeel® carrier system reduces this. If discomfort scores reach 7 or 8 during this 2 minutes then we recommend immediate neutralisation. The two layer technique increases results considerably but also increases post procedural downtime and PIH risk.
Enerpeel® PA is a version of the frequently used pyruvic acid chemical peel in a patented Enerpeel® skin remodelling solution. It is commonly used to treat a wide range of skin issues, including fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation issues as well as oily skin. As it is contained in an Enerpeel® solution, any redness and erythema are much less in severity and duration, compared to many other chemical peels.
Post Treatment Products Overview
- Anti-Ageing Protocol: Tebiskin® Hyal, Tebiskin® Gluage, Tebiskin® EGF, Tebiskin® Reticap & Tebiskin® Cera-Boost
- Additional Vitamin C Boosters: Tebiskin® Gly-C, Tebiskin® SOD-C & SkinVital®
- Acne and Oily Skin Protocol: Tebiskin® OSK Clean, Tebiskin® OSK Cream, Tebiskin® OSK Lotion and Tebiskin® UV-OSK
EnerPeel® PA works with these protocols
EnerPeel® PA works synergistically alongside our all-encompassing Acne TripleLock® products to create the complete protocol, targeting all visible symptoms and invisible underlying causes of acne, by reducing oil production, killing acne-causing bacteria and reducing inflammation.
EnerPeel® PA works synergistically alongside our all-encompassing Anti-ageing TripleLock® products to create the complete anti-ageing protocol, boosting Hyaluronic Acid levels in the skin, enhancing new structural fibre production and supplementing skin lipids.
EnerPeel® PA combined with TripleLock® on Pigmentation completes the pigmentation protocol, and is based on removing the inflammatory stimulus, normalising melanin production and creating a healthy skin environment.