Skin PeelsFreshen your skins appearance - reduce Acne Scars and Wrinkles
Why have chemical facial peels?
Chemical skin peels are one of the most popular, non-invasive cosmetic procedures performed to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin and give the complexion a boost. They can be used on the face, neck, chest and hands
You may desire a glowing look for a wedding, or a more in-depth peel for a more problematic OR AGEING skin.
Over the years, your skin can gradually appear dull and lifeless. This can be caused by dead skin cells that accumulate and clog up your skin. Unbelievably, depending on our lifestyle, the effects of ageing can be visible in our 20’s. The underlying connective tissue and padding becomes less elastic and drier, hence the skin begins to sag, look less supple and wrinkles begin to form.
Additional damage can occur as a result of excessive sun exposure, smoking and alcohol..
For a long time leading dermatologists have appreciated the positive results of this form of treatment, Improvement is gradual and progressive, although the immediate affect can be remarkable, helping the skin to appear healthier, smoother, tighter and plumper.
Our specially trained aesthetic nurse will discuss the most suitable peel to achieve the results you want as part of your personalised treatment plan. This includes Glycolic, TCA and the perfect peel.to find out how a chemical facial peel could give you fresher and smoother looking skin BOOK AN APPOINTMENT NOW FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
How facial peels work
The acids within the peel used work by bringing the pH of the skin to an optimum acidity level. This action chemically loosens the “glue” that binds the dead and damaged cells causing exfoliation and allow the promotion of new cell growth.
Which chemical peel is right for me?
We offer a selection of medical formulation chemical peel treatments of varying strengths. Each is safe and designed to penetrate and exfoliate to a particular depth. These range from light peels such as glycolic, medium such as easy TCA and a deep peel such as the perfect peel.
Our specially trained aesthetic nurse will discuss the most suitable peel to achieve the results you want as part of your personalised treatment plan. To find out how a chemical facial peel could give you fresher and smoother looking skin BOOK AN APPOINTMENT NOW FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
Skin Peel Benefits
- An accelerated form of exfoliation to revitalise skin tone and improve texture
- Can be used to rejuvenate skin around the eyes and mouth and on the face, neck, hands, forearms and chest
Can help to reduce acne scarring, reverse skin damage, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, remove hyper-pigmentation, liver pots and other signs of ageing
Smoothes skin and reduces wrinkles
Each chemical peel has a different strength of active ingredients and therefore the treatment itself varies. Generally, a chemical peel involves the preparation of the area to be treated and the careful application of the chemical peel. It will be removed after a specific time and depending on the type of peel, a cream may then be applied.
What results can I expect?
Chemical peel treatment removes the layers of dead skin to reveal fresher looking, brighter and rejuvenated skin. The rejuvenated skin is smoother, less wrinkled and appears fresher than the old skin. While a single peel will deliver a noticeable benefit, a course is sometimes recommended for optimum results.
Duration and recovery
The whole process usually takes around 30 minutes.
Some chemical peels are single skin peel treatments and involve no downtime. Others require a course of treatments, some of which have little or no down time, others with a maximum of 7 to 10-day recovery period. You should always use sunblock post treatment as your skin can be quite sensitive. After any chemical peel you are free to leave the clinic as soon as you feel comfortable to do so.
You can buy AHA products in pharmacists and department stores, but these products are not permitted to contain AHA concentrations of more than 10 percent which is too low, really, to have much effect on the skin. Only trained healthcare professionals such as a nurse or doctor can use stronger concentrations. These are described as medical peels.
All our peel solutions are categorised as a medical strength. Therefore, only qualified healthcare professionals can use these peel solutions.
Types of peels available
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) Glycolic peel
(AHAs) such as glycolic acid is the mildest of the peel formulas and produces a light peel for treatment of fine wrinkles, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation and acne. Used to freshen the skins appearance and give a radiant look.
These acids essentially work by exfoliating the skin. They loosen and remove the layer of dead cells on the skin’s surface thus revealing the smoother, healthier-looking layer below.
This is excellent treatment to improve your complexion and boost confidence.
You may experience slight discomfort but not pain. There is no down time with this type of peel. You may be slightly red on the day of the peel. You can continue with your normal skin routine and wear makeup the day after.
Glycolic acid can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so you should wear a good sun block after having a glycolic acid peel.
Trichloroacetic acid peels (Skin Tech easy TCA)
Trichloracetic Acid (TCA) is a medical strength medium depth peel.
This is a highly effective medium peel to treat fine lines, discoloration and acne, The peel is applied to the face and you will feel a slight burning to the skin being treated .the skin will begin to frost ,and at this stage the neutralizer will be applied to stop the acid working any further. this will immediately stop the hot burning feeling. The treated area should not be cleaned on the evening of the peel. The skin will feel tight on the initial two days following the peel and will noticeably flake on the third and fourth day.
Following an Easy TCA peel, skin must be protected from the sun with a SPF 50+.
The TCA peel is beneficial in rejuvenating skin to reduce the visible signs of aging or sun damaged skin, fine lines and wrinkles. TCA is also useful for the treatment of various dermatological conditions including acne, dry skin, hyperkeratosis, hyper-pigmentation, keratosis, and melasma .