What are chemical skin peels?
A chemical peel uses an acid solution which causes a peeling effect on the treated area. It can reduce or eliminate fine lines, correct uneven skin pigmentation, treat acne and soften the appearance of scars caused by acne. The procedure can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by sun damage as well as skin blemishes common with age.
What can be treated?
Mild peels can be used for simple rejuvenation. Moderate to deep depth peels are used to reduce or eliminate fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, correct uneven skin pigmentation, treat acne and soften the appearance of scars caused by acne. These peels can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by sun damage as well as skin blemishes common with age.
Types of peels
Obagi Blue Peel Radiance (mild to moderate peel) – Exfoliates and helps improve overall complexion. Provides a tighter, smoother and more instantly radiant skin.
TCA Peel (moderate depth) & Unideep peel (deep depth) – These peels can improve surface wrinkles and blemishes, provide skin regeneration for sun damage (photo ageing), treat acne scarring and skin pigmentation problems.
Alumier Radiant 20/10 Peel – (mild depth)- A powerful combination alpha and beta hydroxy acid resurfacing peel that both rejuvenates skin and reduces the signs of acne. Targets and minimises acne pimples and large pores.
Alumier Radiant 30 Peel – (mild depth)- An alpha hydroxy acid resurfacing peel containing lactic acid to decrease the visible signs of ageing and hyperpigmentation. Improves skin texture and tone and targets multiple skin concerns.
Alumier Glow- (moderate depth)- This is an intense brightening and resurfacing peel that improves the signs of ageing and hyperpigmentation issues with minimal downtime. This peel can be customised in strength to suit individual needs.
The Alumier peels can be customised to treat all skin types and conditions.
What happens during treatment?
The skin is cleansed and a prep solution is applied, next the acid solution is carefully applied in layers directly onto the skin being treated. Once certain end points are achieved this completes this peeling aspect of the treatment. Your practitioner will then apply the necessary post peel creams including SPF to protect the skin following treatment.
What can be expected after treatment?
This is dependent on the chemical peel used and can range from slight ‘tingling’ sensation to slight redness. For mild peels there may be little or no visual peeling, with moderate and deeper peels the peeling effect is generally greater. We use peels that are the most effective with the least ‘down time’ so you can resume normal work/activities following the procedure.
How long do the effects last?
A number of factors can affect the longevity of the treatment, these include the indication for the peel, strength of peel and on the patient’s post peel skin care and maintenance. Some of the effects can be permanent or last between 1-2 years. However, for ongoing anti-ageing or rejuvenation purposes it is recommended to have regular treatments which your practitioner will tailor to your specific needs.
How much does it cost?
Treatment cost start from £45.
*Results can vary from person to person. We cannot guarantee results