Chemical Peels

The use of chemical peels to soften and improve the appearance of the skin, dates back to the ancient Egyptians, little did they know that they were benefiting from the superficial skin peeling effects of hydroxy acids; lactic acid in the milk they were bathing in and tartaric acid in the grape skins they rubbed on their skin.

Chemical Peels

Today, scientists have identified numerous forms of acid which can be used to induce beneficial changes for our skin, including salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and phenol. Chemical peeling involves the application of a chemical solution to the surface of the skin to produce the careful removal of its outer layers. The amount of skin removed will depend on the type of chemical used, the strength of the product (superficial, medium depth and deep) and how long it is left on the skin. They can be used on most areas of the body, but are commonly used on the face or the backs of the hands to improve rough skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, blemishes, scars or acne and actinic keratosis (precancerous skin growth).

Obagi Blue Peel Radiance The Obagi Radiance Peel is a Salicylic Acid based peel, which works to decongest, brighten and smooth the skins texture. By targeting spots at the very source, as well as providing surface exfoliation, this peel is able to target your deeply clogged pores and reduce any post-inflammatory spots that have been left by breakouts, so it’s a great treatment if you suffer from acne-prone skin. Also ideal for those with surface sun-damage, the Salicylic Acid within this peel will help you shed sun spots and areas of pigmentation to reveal a brighter, newly refreshed complexion.

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The active ingredient in this peel is Salicylic Acid, Salicylic Acid is an oil-soluble ingredient, which means it will get deep into your pores, clean them out and improve your overall complexion. The Obagi Blue Peel Radiance is very effective, especially at treating acne because it tackles the problem at its origin, by starving the acne of its fuel. The Radiance peel removes comedones (blackheads), deep-cleanses pores and provides an anti-bacterial action.

The Obagi Radiance Peel has been created by Obagi to work on decongesting, brightening and smoothing the skin for texture. It contains 20% Salicylic Acid, 2% Glycolic Acid and 2% Lactic Acid.

Aftercare

Now it’s time to ensure maximum, lasting results. Blue Peel Radiance effectively exfoliates the uppermost damaged skin layers, leaving your skin fresh, renewed and radiant.

While Blue Peel Radiance Is formulated to be gentle you may experience mild peeling and redness on your journey to revealing fresh, glowing skin. In fact, you should see noticeable results after just 1 treatment. You should try and avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks after the treatment and use a broad-spectrum SPF daily. Avoid sauna’s, steam rooms, swimming and the gym for up to 48 hours after treatment, and also try not to use acid-based products for up to 1 week after treatment. Mineral make up can be applied after having the treatment performed.

Skin Tech Easy TCA Peel

An Easy TCA Chemical Peel is used to improve the texture of your skin by removing the damaged surface layer. The chemical used is a trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and is used in a concentration that must be applied by a healthcare professional, but it is a safe and effective treatment.

This skin peel is a highly effective medium depth peel that is well tolerated by the skin which is applied in 4 weekly sessions, there is some downtime and this would be discussed in full during the consultation process.

An Easy TCA Peel can improve a whole range of skin imperfections, including:

  • Acne or acne scars
  • Age and liver spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Irregular skin pigmentation
  • Rough skin and scaly patches
  • Scars
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Enlarged facial pores

A chemical peel is a great non-invasive way to brighten up skin tone, and can be used on the neck, décolletage and hands, as well as the face. It works well on everybody, and only takes about 15 minutes. Younger skins only need one or two peels to look brighter; older skin with more surface problems may need a course of four treatments, at least one week apart to allow healing between each treatment.

How does the Easy TCA Peel Work?

Most of the unsightly problems, the dark spots; fine lines, rough skin etc are on the top layer of your skin. The Easy TCA Peel will gently peel away that top layer of damaged skin and stimulate collagen and elastin production. The new regenerated skin underneath is usually smoother, less wrinkled and more even in both tone and colour.

What Can I Expect After a TCA Peel?

The skin is usually a bit red for half an hour after the treatment, it’s important to stay out of the sun, and to wear sun protection factor as your skin will be quite vulnerable afterwards. The actual peeling process, when the damaged skin starts to slough off, starts about 3 days after the treatment and is usually finished by day 7. A full consultation and assessment will be carried out prior to any treatment and any risks or side effects discussed in detail. An individual treatment plan will be developed to meet your specific needs.

Frequently asked questions

How are chemical peels performed?

There are numerous chemical peels and each one is performed differently. In general, chemical peels usually begin with vigorous cleansing of the skin, followed by application of the appropriate peel.

How many peels will I need?

Generally chemical peels are done once every 2-3 weeks, until the desired results are achieved. Maintenance peels can then be performed once a month.

How long do the results last?

With good sun protection, results can last months, even years. This is dependent upon the depth of the peel. The deeper peels generally provide a long-lasting effect.

How long after a chemical peel before I can return to normal activities?

Light Peels- The light peel takes approximately three to five days to complete the shedding process. No downtime required.

Medium Peels- Medium peels usually persist for five to seven days. The skin may or may not flake and fall away. AHAs can produce some redness with little or no flaking, depending on the individual.

Deep Peels- May take several weeks to fully recover. This type of peel is usually effective in treating hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles.

Obagi blue radiance peel

£80.00

Per single treatment
Course of 4 = £275.00 – 15% saving, must be paid in advance.

Skin tech Easy TCA peel

£160.00

Single peel
Course of 4 = £575.00, inclusive of all skincare creams.

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