Chemical Skin Peels

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Skin peels use naturally derived fruit acids and active ingredients to exfoliate the surface of the skin and improve the appearence of a range skin conditions by removing dead cells and exposing live cells.

Skin peels are used to reduce open pores, acne, blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles.

 The treatment involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin that removes the top layer of dead skin cells and encourages new cell growth to produce softer, brighter, more even skin.

What are the prospective results of a skin peel ?

  • Rejuvenated skin

  • Improved skin texture and tone

  • Visibly reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Removal of dead skin cells

  • Softer skin 

  • Eliminated pigmentation

  • Reduced effects of sun damage

  • Reduction of acne breakouts and inflammation 

  • Improved appearance of acne scars

  • Noticeably hydrated skin

  • Collagen production stimulation producing youthful and full skin

How do skin peels work?

The process by which skin peels work varies with different peels, though the process is similar for all. 

Skin peel treatments employ natural acids and enzymes to remove depleted layers of skin to reveal clearer, more youthful looking skin beneath the surface whilst additionally stimulating collagen production.
The intensive combination of ingredients within skin peels visibly reduces the appearance of open pores, removes dead skin cells, targets blemishes, acne, sun damage and pigmentation, and visibly smooths fine lines and wrinkles. 

Prior to treatment we prepare your skin, following which we gently brush on the peel solution. You may experience a slight tingling sensation or a warmth on your face, do not be alarmed this is the active ingredients getting to work. Following the peel, we will cleanse your skin, ensuring the complete removal of all active ingredients present on the skin. We will recommend an aftercare and product plan which we strongly recommend you adhere to. 

To achieve maximum results, we will most likely recommend a course of skin peels though this is dependent upon your skin type, tone and condition.

What to expect

Prior to your skin peel treatment we require you to attend an initial consultation to deliberate upon a suitable skin peel for you in addition to a treatment plan to impose the greatest results. We will take into account your skin aspirations whilst considering your skin type, condition and tone. 

At least 48 hours prior to your skin peel we will perform a patch test to ensure the treatment is suitable for your specific skin type and needs.
In order to support, enhance and protect your skin prior to and during your treatment we request all clients having a treatment to adhere to a tailored skin preparation regime for a minimum of two weeks depending on your skin type prior to their treatment. 

Skin peels are pain-free, though some can lead to light swelling or peeling of the skin for a few days after the procedure.

Moreover, skin peels are completely safe and undergo stringent testing on all skin types and tones. During treatment your eyes and hair will be protected. 

Each peel produces a varying level of chemical exfoliation to treat different conditions, classified as light, medium or deep.

Which skin peel is suitable for me ?

Salicylic Peel

A Salicylic Peel is ideal for treating uneven skin textures, fine lines and wrinkles. This is the perfect treatment for anyone suffering from mild to moderate acne since it aids in controlling breakouts, reducing inflammation, improving skin texture and decongesting skin to help prevent further breakouts. It is additionally suitable for all skin types.

This peel is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and also has the ability to reduce spots often associated with acne

Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid that penetrates into the deepest epidermal layers of the skin to stimulate cellular renewal and collagen production.  

Skin will appear much softer, even after treatment the effects will continue to reduce fine lines over the following weeks.

This type of peel aids in controlling sebum excretion, dead skin cell removal and acne by solely working on the surface of the skin.

Glycolic Peel 

A glycolic skin peel is a form of alpha-hydroxy-acid peel that penetrates beneath the skin surface to exfoliate dead cells, stimulate cell regeneration and collagen production and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This peel is suitable for all skin types and is used to treat sun spots, acne scars and blemishes.

The 30% glycolic peel requires prior skin preparation in order to enhance results. 

This peel is among the mildest of the peel formulas and is commonly used to treat areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation and acne.

Once the peel is applied to the face, the glycolic acid reacts within the epidermis by weakening the binding properties of the fats that support the structure of dead skin cells. This allows the outermost layer of the epidermis to be exfoliated, thus revealing fresh live skin cells.