Medical Skin Peels
Medical Skin Peels
This is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment but is also a treatment option for a number of conditions. A chemical, when applied to the surface of the skin after appropriate preparation, causes the top layer of the skin to separate from the deeper layers. The top layer of skin peels back to reveal new skin underneath. The amount of skin removed depends on the type of chemical used, the strength of the product and how long it is left in contact with the skin. The result is a much thicker healthier skin that will grow in its place. As the new skin is very sensitive good sun protection must be worn post peel to protect it from harmful UV rays.
Medical Skin Peels are a recognised treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. It is a very quick and effective way to get rid of dull skin to reveal a glowing skin. Although there are noticeable changes seen after just one peel, repeated courses are recommended to achieve optimal results.
At a Glance
|NUMBER OF TREATMENTS||Usually 3-4 treatments 2-4 weeks apart with maintenance programme afterwards. The number of treatments depends on the condition being treated.|
|PROCEDURE TIME||30 mins
|BACK TO NORMAL||Usually immediate however some may experience some warmth, redness and the skin might feel tighter than usual. Mild skin peeling may occur after 2-3 days for up to 1 week depending on the depth of peel.|
|FINAL RESULTS||Varies but some noticeable improvement after 1 treatment|
|DURATION OF RESULTS||Up to 6 months|
|POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS||Soreness, redness, skin irritation, infection, scarring, pigmentation.|
|PRECAUTIONS POST PROCEDURE||Avoid for 24hrs: strenuous exercise/ swimming/makeup.
Avoid for 7 days: active/prescriptive skincare. Avoid emollients, dyes/colouring agents.
Avoid for 14-28days: Direct sun exposure
|Contraindications||Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.|
|What conditions is this suitable for?||Acne scars (not active acne), Acne scars (not active acne), Hyperpigmentation, Fine lines and wrinkles of face and décolletage, Dull skin, uneven skin tone.|
|Any pre-treatment necessary?||For some skin types, a pre-peel skincare routine is required 2 weeks prior to prepare for the peel. Anyone suffering with cold sores would be advised to have prophylactic treatment.|
Disclaimer: Each person is unique so there will always be variation in individual response to treatment, recovery, and downtime following treatment. Please bear in mind that the above are estimates. Please book an appointment with Dr Tash for your tailor-made treatment plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens during a Medical Skin Peel?
What can I expect after the treatment? How much peeling will I get?
What product is in the Medical Skin Peel and could this harm my skin?
Obagi® Medical have a Blue Peel Radiance which is superficial salicylic acid based peel (light peel) and can be performed without any specific preparation. This is a great skin peel to have before starting on your Obagi® Medical skin journey.
AlumierMD offer a range of peels which are lactic acid based and can be customised to target specific skin concerns. They all require specific aftercare products to gain optimum results.
ZO® SkinHealth have a range of peels some of which can be performed by you at home with Dr Tash’s guidance and some which have to be performed in the Clinic. The ZO® Stimulator Peel does not need any prior preparation but the ZO® 3-Step Medical Peel requires preparation and the length of preparation depends on your skin type.
Neostarata® Prosystem Peels offers a highly effective, superficial peeling system that is clinically proven to achieve outstanding and predictable results for skin rejuvenation. It offers the flexibility of a range of peels for different skin concerns.
What type of peel should I have?
How long will the treatment take?
I am planning a holiday in the sun when should I have my Medical Skin Peel treatment?
Do Medical Peels get rid of scarring?
Does it work for pigmentation?
How do I maintain a blemish free skin?
Medical Skin Peels Offered
The following Medical Skin Peels are offered at Skin Enhance Clinic after a consultation.
AlumierMD Medical Skin Peel Treatments
At Skin Enhance Clinic, all AlumierMD Medical Skin Peels are hyper-customised to the patient’s skin type and condition and offer a totally bespoke treatment for optimal results. Please note that everyone’s skin is unique and may respond differently, therefore, treatment is adapted accordingly.
AlumierMD Medical Skin Peels
AlumierMD Radiant 30 Medical Skin Peel
(Hyperpigmentation, Uneven skin tone, Dull skin, Fine lines and wrinkles.)
Radiant 30 Resurfacing Medical Skin Peel is an alpha hydroxy acid resurfacing peel containing lactic acid to exfoliate dead skin cells, Boost cell turnover and stimulate collagen, improving skin texture and tone. This multifunctional peel targets multiple skin conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, discolouration, sun damage and large pores.
AlumierMD Radiant 20/10 Medical Skin Peel
(Acne, Hyperpigmentation, Uneven skin tone, Congestion, Open pores & oiliness)
With lactic and salicylic acid, Radiant 20/10 Resurfacing Medical Skin Peel contains a powerful combination of them both which improves skin tone and texture by exfoliating dead skin cells and speeding cell turnover. The multipurpose resurfacing peel reduces acne pimples and minimizes the appearance of fine lines, large pores, hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
AlumierMD Premium Glow Medical Skin Peel
(Dry, Normal, Oily, Dehydrated, Acne, Hyperpigmentation & Ageing)
This half Jessner Peel combines Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Resorcinol, creating a multipurpose resurfacing solution effective in minimising the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation issues like age spots, discolouration and uneven skin tone. This formula exfoliates dead skin cells and stimulates cell renewal. For some skin types, pre-treatment with Combined Conditioning is required with Eventone Brightening Serum and Intellibright serum for at least two weeks prior to having The Glow Peel.
Obagi® Medical Blue Peel Radiance
This is a quick superficial salicylic acid-based facial skin peel that exfoliates and helps improve the overall complexion. It can produce tighter, smoother, brighter-looking skin after just 1 peel. A series of 4-6 peels provide optimum results. It is most useful for
Disclaimer: Each person is unique so there will always be variation in individual response to treatment, recovery and downtime following treatment. Please book an appointment with Dr Tash for your tailor-made treatment plan.
NeoStrata® ProSystem Retinol Peel
This is an advanced physician-strength peel containing 3% Retinol plus Retinol Boosting complex™ to exfoliate and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and plump and firm skin while promoting a bright, even, and clear complexion. Peels can be repeated every 6-8weeks.
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Here are five reasons why you should choose us when you are considering cosmetic treatment.
- The guiding principle of Skin Enhance And Wellness is to deliver exceptional patient care and Dr Tash always has her patient’s welfare at heart.
2. You start with a face-to-face consultation and there will be plenty of time to consider all your options, and ask any questions you might have before you decide, together with Dr Tash, what treatment is right for you.
3. Dr Tash will work with you to identify the correct solution for you, one that is appropriate for your needs and meets your expectations.
4. Dr Tash only ever uses the best products that are sourced for her clinic through official UK Pharmacies eliminating, as far as is possible, any risk to her patients and assuring the quality of the treatments given.
5. While Dr Tash knows that to most people having cosmetic treatment is all about being more confident, she firmly believes that consultation can also help to reduce any emotional and psychological effects that a patient might be experiencing with some skin conditions. There are many other things that Dr Tash can advise you on, and these include professional skincare products and maintaining healthy skin and wellbeing.