Chemical peel
About:
A chemical peel is a type of exfoliation treatment. Exfoliation means removing the dead skin, debris, and pore-clogging to revel newer brighter skin. A chemical exfoliation rather then a physical exfoliation (face scrubs) works on a cellular level using acid to break down the debris and dead skin. It works by penetrating the upper layer of the epidermis, weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold dead skin cells together. This allows the dead skin to dissolve and leave you with brighter fresher skin. 

Pre-treatment advice

  • Do not use glycolic acid products 12-24 hours before treatment

  • No retinal products 14 days prior to treatment 

  • Please let us know if you have an active cold sore, sunburn or broken skin prior to treatment. 

 

Aftercare advice

  • If redness persists do not go back to using glycolic acid until it is resolved.

  • Skin may feel tighter and drier – this is quite normal. Use extra moisturiser.

  • Do not use a sunbed, sunbathe, sauna or steam room for 7 days after treatment.

  • Always use a recommended sun protection (SPF 30 or higher).

  • Avoid electrolysis, waxing or bleaching for 3-5days.

  • Do not swim in chlorinated water for 3-5days.

  • No excessive exercise immediately after treatment.

  • Make up can be applied, mineral is recommended

  • Take direct advice if undergoing laser or IPL treatment. 

Please be aware of all facial treatments your skin can go through a phase of skin purging. This means some products contain active ingredients that speed up your skin's exfoliation rate (cellular turnover). This can feed existing spots below the surface causing a once-off purge. It's your skin kicking out the dirt that was hiding in your skin. In other words, the pimple would have appeared anyway. Purging made them show up faster. Once the purge is over, the breakout will be gone. This only happens to a very small amount of people. 

We offer a 40% and 70% glycolic peel range with treatment plans and packages available.

Treatable conditions are:

  • Acne: papular, pustular and cystic 

  • Improve the appearance of pores

  • Pigmentation

  • anti-aging – improving fine lines, skin laxness, tone, and texture.

  • Regulation of oily and dry skin