Cosmetic chemical peels are exfoliating treatments which create impressive changes in the tone and texture of your skin. Peels are ideal for maintaining an even and radiant complexion. The result is an improvement in the health of your skin: better skin elasticity, wrinkles and fine lines are reduced, pigmentation levels are normalised, pore size is reduced, spots and pimples reduce and the skin is smoother and more radiant.
Exfoliating the skin with chemical peeling is nothing new. More than 5,000 years ago Egyptian royalty bathed in sour milk or lactic acid to improve their complexion. In other parts of the world, wine with tartaric acid from fruits and acids derived from sugar cane which produced alpha-hydroxy-acids were used.
Different peel types are designed to improve specific skin concerns such as:
- Fine lines and Wrinkles
- Loss of elasticity
- Lack of radiance
- Hyper pigmentation
- Skin irregularities
- Open pores
What is a cosmetic/chemical peel?
An peel is a non-invasive, superficial chemical treatment that breaks down the outer surface of your skin so that it can naturally come away, just like it normally would, but a little quicker. This rejuvenates and improves skin condition.
Am I suitable for a peel?
If you are interested in improving some mild to moderate skin conditions, and having brighter, more radiant skin peels are highly recommended. Low level chemical peels are gentle, so if you can tolerate some dryness or a small amount of residual peeling, a peel will be a good option for you.
How will I benefit from a peel?
The peel is indicated for mild skin conditions. These are a few of the benefits:
- Increase skin glow and radiance
- Improves clarity, colour and skin texture
- Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces pigmentary irregularities and the effects of sun damage
- Tightens the skin to restore a more youthful appearance
- Removals old skin cells and evens texture
- Reduces inflammation and breakouts caused by acne
- Stimulates collagen production for plumped, youthful looking skin
What can I expect during the treatment?
After cleansing and preparing your skin, the peel solution is applied to the treatment area. You may experience a slight tingle or a warm prickle sensation, however; there should be very little discomfort. After a few minutes the peel solution is neutralised, hydrating cream and then high factor sunscreen are applied.
How much downtime should I expect?
There is no downtime from a gentle cosmetic chemical peel. You can carry on with your day, however. it is advisable to leave your skin without make up for 12 – 24 hours.
What should I do after a chemical peel?
You will receive post care instructions after the treatment. It is crucial to the success of the chemical peel that those guidelines are followed.
Are there any contraindications for a cosmetic chemical peels?
- Active acne breakout
- Uncontrollable diabetes
- Skin cancer
- Viral lesions, active herpes simplex
- Blood or skin thinning medication
How often and how many peels are needed?
The type of peel used and the recommended number of sessions will vary depending on your skin condition and concerns. For optimal results, a course of treatments over 4 – 8 sessions, spaced 7 – 14 days apart is recommended. Maintain results according to your skin type monthly or bimonthly.
Cosmetic Peel £40
Course of 4 £140
Course of 6 £200