Why Use Skin Peels?
A series of skin peel treatments can help to treat acne, blemishes such as large freckles, age, sun and liver spots, break down hyper-pigmentation (darker areas or brown patches on the skin), dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as giving the skin a smooth and healthy glow.
How Skin Peels Work
Collagen production slows down as we age, as does the production of our skin cells. The reason we lose that “youthful glow” is because we have several layers of dead cells sitting on the surface. The knock on effect of this is the ‘glow’ disappears, to be replaced with ‘dull and lifeless’ looking skin and the face creams we use never make it past the dead cell layers. Skin peels remove these dead layers, unblocking pores and hair follicles, encourages the collagen production to speed up and we regain that youthful glow.
Skin Peels Can Be Used For:
|Acne: Superficial gel peels will exfoliate the skin, allowing dead skin cells and excess oils to be removed more effectively. When these dead cells and oils are removed the hair follicles and pores are unblocked which reduces the appearance of spots and pimples and improves the skin texture that has been damaged by acne|
|Reducing fine lines and wrinkles: Especially under the eyes and around the mouth in sun damaged or ageing skin|
|Rough skin Texture: Skin peels can improve rough skin texture by increasing the amount of collagen in the upper layer of the skin|
|large freckles (Lentigines) which appear as dark spots on the skin (also known as liver or age spots): Large freckles can develop as a result of sun exposure and are present on sites which are exposed to excess sun such as face and arms and neck. A course gel peel treatments can lighten freckles and improve the appearance of the sun damaged skin|
|Melasma: Are dark patches on the skin, occurring most commonly in women who are taking hormonal treatment (HRT), contraceptives pill and pregnant women. It mainly occurs on the cheeks, nose, lips, upper lip, and forehead. A course of skin peel treatments can lighten the appearance of these patches|
The Programme and Procedure For Skin Peels
While a single gel peel treatment will give some very minor benefits to get a ‘youthful glow’ that lasts, a course of 4 treatments every week to 2 weeks is required. This is because skin peels are quite a gentle treatment and several treatments are required to remove the many layers of dead skin cells and encourage the quicker production of collagen. A follow up treatment every 3 months is recommended to maintain the result.
During the peel your skin will be cleansed, toned and the skin peel gel will be applied to your skin using a gentle brush The gel peel will be left on the skin for between three and five minutes and often lightly massage into the skin. You may experience a mild tingling or a slight burning sensation during this time. However this is perfectly normal. The skin peel gel is removed using sponges and cool water. Your skin will be moisturised, then an antioxidant and a sun screen will be applied to the skin.
Am I A Suitable Candidate?
All skin types, including ethnic skins are suitable for a course of skin peels.
To maintain a healthy glow to your skin no matter your age, it’s vital to cleanse, protect and nourish your skin on a daily basis. Our Skin Care Consultant can advise you on your skin care regime and on which products are most suitable for your skin type.