A chemical peel is a treatment in which an acid solution is used to remove the damaged outer layer of the skin.
Your therapist will apply alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) such as glycolic acid or beta hydroxy such as salicylic acid.
There are also other acids available like TCA which is medical grade & can not be used by a therapist.
How can a chemical peel help my skin?
A peel will enhance & sooth the texture of the skin. It is an effective treatment for blemishes, wrinkles & uneven skin pigmentation. They exfoliate the outer layers of dead skin, revealing a new skin layer with improved tone, texture & colour. Certain peels can also help with acne skin & to remove stretch marks.
The chemical peel is one of the eldest cosmetic procedures in the world, & was preformed in ancient Egypt, Greece & Rome to help people achieve more smoother beautiful skin.
Benefits of a peel
* Exfoliates the skin
* Decongest pores helping with acne
* Controls excess oil production
* Encourages skin cell turnover which boosts collagen production & reduces fine lines & wrinkles
* Removes blackheads
* Helps reduces the appearance of acne scarring, sun spots, pigmentation marks.
Any reason I can’t have a chemical peel?
You must have a patch test 24/48 hours before the treatment.
Not recommended if pregnant, broken skin, allergy to nuts (mandelic peel), diabetes, skin cancer, recent waxing, facial surgery, auto immune disease, recently had microdermabrasion in the last week, botox or fillers within the last 2 weeks, under 18 years olds unless parents consent.
How often can I have a peel?
Our peels require ideally 6 applications which would equal one strong medical grade peel.
You would ideally have a peel once a week to benefit the most.
LED light therapy works wonderfully with the mandelic peel but the other peels can not be used with this treatment.
Speak to your therapist about your concerns & she will come up with a plan for you.
Some people just have a peel before a night out so their skin is glowing & fresh & do not require a course of treatments.
The skin may turn pink but this will not last more than 24 hours & most people go down with the hour.
It is normal for skin to peel & appear flaky 1-2 days after use. This means the product is working. This is the dead skin shedding, allowing the healthy layer to come through to the surface. Not all people will experience this.
If you are using the product to control acne, remember it may look worse before getting better. The reason is that the dead skin layers are peeled from the face, the acne will be brought to the surface. This is accelerating the healing process. Do not be discouraged, things will improve.
What peel would be good for my skin?
A brilliant peel to start with if you’ve never had one & it can be used with the LED light therapy after.
Mandelic is derived from bitter almonds, it’s a type of hydroxy (AHA) peel, similar to glycolic acid peels.
The molecules are much larger than other peels so they are not so penetrating & irritating, but still very effective at treating damaged skin. Their anti bacterial qualities also make them perfect for acne prone skin & the best choice out of the peels if trying for the first time.
It is also great if anyone has hyper pigmentation of the skin, it is safe with rosacea & darker skin types.
This peel stimulates the new growth of skin & collagen by clearing the superficial layer of the dead skin that forms the top layer & creates a dull completion. You will see rejuvenated skin & a healthy glow to your complex. It stimulates collagen production & is good for anti ageing.
A good peel for acne prone skin once they’ve tried the mandelic peel first.
This is the strongest peel & will help with acne scarring providing deep exfoliation & decongestion of the pores.
It helps to eliminate blackheads, control excess oil & keep the pores clear.
This peel is also brilliant for anti ageing & resurfacing.
The main benefits include, exfoliation, encouraging skin cell turnover & boosts collagen production.
It controls excess oil production, decongests the pores reducing the possibility of spots & kills bacteria.
TRY NOT TO TOUCH THE SKIN AFTER A PEEL
REFRAIN FROM USING MAKE UP FOR 24 HOURS
DRINK LOTS OF WATER
DON’T USE SUNBEDS
DON’T USE HEAT TREATMENTS SUCH AS SAUNAS
USE A GOOD MOISTURISER AS ADVISED
Isopropyl alcohol, propylene glycol, glycerine, triethanolamine,
Allanton, panthenol, sodium hydroxide, water, hydroxyethyl-cellulose, edta
Mandelic acid, malic acid, water, propylene, glycol glycenne, hydroxyethyl cullulose,
Glycolic peel, glycolic acid, water, glycenne, sodium hydroxide, hydroxyethyl cellulose.
- Facial Peels – £40
Mandelic Peel with LED light therapy – £60