Chemical peels are liquid acids that are applied to the skin to exfoliate and encourage new cell growth. The result is a regenerated more youthful looking skin with improved texture, brighter and better hydrated.
Although chemical peels are well known for their exfoliation property, there are a number of different acids that target specific issues in different layers of the skin. We use the the Ameson Mesopeel range of organic Alpha Hydroxy and Beta Hydroxy acids aimed at rejuvenating the skin and making it glowing, bright and soft. They have superficial to mild penetration with minimal downtime and adverse reactions, so you can have a treatment at your lunch break and have perfect skin for that special event.
Chemical peels can be used on their own or combined with other treatments for better results. A series of 4-6 treatments 2-4 weeks apart is recommended for progressive enhancement of the skin.
Chemical Peels Options
A simple and quick yet very effective treatment with an acid to address your skin concerns. During your consultation we will discuss your goals and skin conditions to prescribe the best product for you. Your treatment will consist of 4 stages: peeling, preparation, neutralization and regeneration. A full treatment is about 15min and results are astounding and last longing.
This is an ideal treatment for more sensitive skin with the 4 stages of a regular peel (preparation, peeling, neutralization, regeneration) with the application of an anti-inflammatory mask to soothe and deeply hydrate the skin.
Our combination of acid peel and IPL photorejuvenation helps reduce the signs of ageing, pigmentation, rosacea, acne, vascularity (eg. broken capillaries, thread veins, spider nevi), and collagen remodeling for a brighter and tighter skin with reduced fine lines and wrinkles.
The Red Carpet Facial is one of our signature treatments and is perfect just before a special event. It is a combination of microneedling with Dermapen, mesotherapy and acid peel. It is suitable for all skin types and gives your skin an instant boost making it brighter and tighter with improved texture and a more even tone.
Acid Types and Uses
Glycolic acid is a very versatile AHA (Alpha Hydroxi Acid) for skin regeneration with a keratolytic effect, it is ideal for reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, discolouration, tightening, glow enhancement, keratosis, acne marks and photoaged skin.
Lactic acid is a AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) from milk. It is great for sensitive and dehydrated skin and a good choice for skin that undergoes peeling for the first time. It targets keratosis, fine lines, photoaged skin, acne and rosacea, stimulating cell regeneration and improving skin hydration.
Mandelic acid is an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) that normalises the keratinisation process and enhances skin exfoliation. It has a mild peeling effect, which helps prevent irritations and makes it suitable for all skin types. We use it as part of most other combination treatments and it can be used on a weekly basis for faster results.
Salicylic acid is a BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) derived from the bark of the willow tree and has a potent keratolytic action. ITs astringent, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties regulate sebum secretion and reduce the oilness of oily-acneic skin. In combination with Azelaic acid it is excellent for active acne and to reduce scarring, discolouration and brown spots due to acne.
Chemical Peels FAQ
You can expect a slight prickly, tingly sensation on the skin but this all depends on individual skin types.
The skin looks immediately rejuvenated and glowing. By shedding the upper layer of the skin the treatment reduces redness and blemishes. You may experience some flaking of skin in the days following your treatment but this is completely normal.
During your initial consultation, your practitioner will go through all peel options and treatment combinations with you to make sure you are getting a treatment suitable for your skin type and skin needs.
During your initial consultation the practitioner will recommend you a treatment plan. Usually a course of chemical peels is between 3-6 treatments, depending on your skin type, skin condition and the results you want to achieve. If you just want to refresh your skin then a single treatment may be suitable.
Ameson Repair Gel and SPF 30 or 50 factor is strongly recommended throughout the duration of your treatments. Avoid sun exposure and sunbeds post treatment. Your practitioner will advise the best aftercare according to your treatment and lifestyle.