Skin Peels are suitable for everyone looking for a skin refresh. As we age, the skin of the neck and face begins to loosen and sag. It’s texture changes and it can start to look weathered. Factors that contribute to this include sun exposure, poor diet and stress. Our therapists will discuss with you all of your skin concerns before your treatment and advise which peel is best for you.
Why should I get a Skin Peel?
Superficial peels promote even, controlled and accelerated exfoliation (shedding) of old skin cells. Although the skin naturally replaces these old skin cells with new ones that process slows down as we age. Skin peels are very beneficial for rejuvenating the skin and stimulating the growth of new skin cells. All these signs of ageing can be improved with one of these treatments.
Lactic Acid Skin Peels
Lactic acid is widely used for the treatment of pigmentation; although it is beneficial in the treatment of acne particularly acne rosacea and treatment. It treats fine line’s and will brighten the skin. Lactic acid is derived from sour milk and is a member of the alpha hydroxyl family. It works by loosening the chemical bonds that hold the skin together which leaves the skin lighter, brighter and clearer.
The benefits of having a lactic resurfacer are:
- It lightens pigmentation giving clarity to the tone of your skin.
- Rejuvenates treats fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen.
- Suitable for sensitive skin making it a great treatment for Acne Rosacea
Glycolic Skin Peels
Glycolic Peels are suitable for most skins and produce an instant brightening effect on the skin. These peels are the most popular rejuvenating peels because of their ability to immediately improve the appearance and condition of several skin types.
Benefits of a Glycolic skin peel include:
- Skin will look refreshed and glowing
- Dullness is removed
- Improvement in the texture and condition of the skin
Salicylic Skin Peels
Salicylic Peels are suitable for skin types that are congested or have active acne. Salicylic acid is able to dissolve sebum and unblock the pores in acne prone skin.
Salicylic peels are milder than other skin peels which make them a great choice for your first peel. The benefits of a Salicylic peel include:
- Brighter and softer skin
- Improvement in blackhead and acne
- Reduction of sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles
What should I expect after my Peel?
You need to stay out of the sun for 24 hours after your peel, and continue to rinse your face with cool water if tingling reoccurs. Avoid putting anything on your skin for 4-6 hours after your peel, and do not use any active ingredient products on your skin for 24 hours after your peel. The skin will immediately feel fresh and youthful.
Some skin shedding will occur after 2-3 days and this can last for 3-4 days depending on your skin and the peel you have received.
How does the treatment feel?
Your skin will feel tingly during the treatment and you may experience some tightness. This will depend on your skin type and the strength of your peel. Your therapist will monitor your treatment closely throughout.
How many treatments will I need?
This will depend on your skin type and the improvements you wish to see from your skin peels. You will see a difference after your first treatment but for conditions such as acne, several treatments may be needed. Your therapist will be able to advise you on the best course during your consultation.
Is there any downtime with this treatment?
Depending on the type of skin peel and the strength of it, you will notice your skin shedding after 2-3 days and this normally lasts for around 3-4 days.
You will need to avoid the sun after a skin peel and take extra care when cleaning your skin. Your therapist will be able to provide you will full aftercare instructions that are tailored to the treatment you have received.