Chemical peels are a popular, easy way to brighten your complexion and solve common skin problems.
Chemical peels dissolve your skin's topmost layers of dead skin cells.
One thing to note: just because these are called peels doesn't mean your skin will actually peel. The acids break down the dead skin cells, but the shed skin is so small, you won't be able to notice. You will know the peel is working when it's brushed on your skin because it should tingle a little.
All chemical peels help with fine lines and wrinkles and can help reduce the appearance of acne blemishes and pocked skin. Glycolic peels are great for skin brightening while salicylic peels are best for acne-prone skin.
Peels are easier on the skin than scrubs, which can create microscopic tears in the skin.
The benefits are also immediate. Once the peel is washed off, you'll be left with glowing skin. But just one peel won't solve your acne problems or fix your dull skin forever. You'll need a series of peels to get the best results.
Our chemical peels can be combined with other treatments such as dermaplaning, mesotherapy, skin needling, microdermabrasion, and Led light therapy. Treatments can be adapted to your personal requirements.
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No, you shouldn’t feel pain whilst having a skin peel. Your skin may feel a tingling sensation when the active ingredients are applied but this sensation is normal and won’t last for more than a few minutes. If the treatment feels very uncomfortable your practitioner can stop it at any time with neutralising solution.
Not all skin peels will cause your skin to flake or peel away, We recommend a course of superficial skin peels which arecosmetic rather than surgical level. This means they work on the top layers of the skin (epidermis) but don’t penetrate to the deeper layers (dermis). What that means is that raw skin cells won’t be exposed, but the top dead layers will be removed revealing a smoother surface.
Everyone’s skin will respond differently to treatment and the type of treatment recommended will depend on the desired outcome. But for optimal results we recommend committing to a course of 6 - 8 treatments. Depending on the strength of the peel these can be spaced 1-4 weeks apart. Our skin experts will be able to design a treatment plan for you to help achieve your skin goals.
No, in fact regular treatment will help to strengthen sensitive skin
It will take around 30 minutes to perform this treatment.
One must-have product is SPF which should be worn for 5-10 days following treatment when your skin will be more sensitive to UVA & UVB damage. It is also important to keep skin hydrated whilst having treatment, we recommend B5 Hyaluronic Acid. It is important to refrain from using any harsh exfoliants such as retinols and AHAs for 5-7 days before having treatment.