Skin Peels

Superficial chemical peels are among one of the most popular and widely recognised methods of improving the health and appearance of skin by removing dead skin cells and encouraging new ones to grow!

 

Perfect for treating:

Ageing skin, fine lines & wrinkles

Acne

Skin tone and enlarged pores

Hyperpigmentation

Sun Damage

Uneven skin tone and texture

Dull or lifeless skin

Frequently asked questions

How do skin peels work?


A chemical solution is applied to the surface of the skin. This action chemically loosens dead and damaged skin cells, causing exfoliation and encouraging regeneration and rejuvenation of new skin cells. Superficial peels can often achieve similar results to deeper peels, with less risk and shorter recovery!




The Peels:


We will always carry out a thorough skin consultation before booking in your skin treatments. Here's a description of our peels: PURE PEEL - Suitable for: - Blackheads and comedones - Inflammatory and non inflammatory acne - Rough texture, fine lines & wrinkles - Enlarged pores - Oily skin - Skin ageing GLOW PEEL - Suitable for: - Photodamaged skin - Hyperpigmentation - Rough texture, fine lines and wrinkles - Enlarged pores, dull, sallow skin colour - Ageing skin REFRESH PEEL - Suitable for: - Ageing skin - Photo damaged skin - Rough texture, fine lines and wrinkles - Enlarged pores, dull, sallow skin colour




Who can have this treatment?


If you have the following conditions, you CANNOT have this treatment: - Allergies to chemical ingredients (Glow peel - Nut allergies, Pure peel - asprin allergies) - Active cold sores, herpes simplex in area to be treated - History of keloid scaring - Treatments for cancer (6 months post) - Pregnant or breastfeeding - Skin cancers - melanoma - Rosacea if inflamed skin, pustules, or papules at the time of treatment - fine to treat if completely resolved - Skin infections: wounded, sunburned, excessively sensitive skin, inflammatory acne within the application area! - Oral retinoids ( Roaccutane) use within 6 months prior to treatment. - unrealistic expectations




Precautions


- Ablative dermal procedures - wait until skin has healed - Active acne, eczema, psoriasis - wait until inflammation has subsided - Botox, dermal fillers - wait 1 week or until skin has fully healed to use a clinicare peel treatment. - Herpes simplex - Retinoid - ensure no sensitivity before skin peel. Ensure UV protection - Roaccutane - 6 months post




SUNSCREEN:


The patient must use adequate sunscreen following treatment for at least a week. Sun exposure can cause the skin to not heal properly and may cause post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation!




What to expect after treatment:


- Following the peel, the patient's skin may be slightly dry and red for 1-2 days - Mild peeling should start to occur within 48 hours and last 2-5 days - Events should be planned around your peel treatments - The patient should not speed the peeling process with any physical exfoliation, but should treat the skin very gently during this time! Reactions from treatment include: - Skin redness and flushing - Peeling - Dryness - Irritation - Tightness - Itching - Tenderness - Accentuated lines & wrinkles due to dryness, stinging and swelling. Effects will usually resolve within hours and many people are able to return to their normal activities the next day. Some people may react differently and may expierence reactions for longer. However these reactions are temporary and typically resolve within 3-7 days as the skin returns to normal.




AFTERCARE:


It is advised to: - Refrain from touching or pulling at any loose peeling skin as this can cause an uneven result in pigmentation - It is recommended that the use of soaps, other than those recommended by your therapist, on the treated area is restricted until the skin normalises and where possible warm/tepid water and/ or gentle skin cleansers are used for cleansing. Do not scrub. Pat dry only. - Avoid the use of benzoyl peroxide facial skin care products for 2-3 days after treatment. - Avoid facial products containing fragrance for 5-7 days after treatment as these may irratate the skin. - Avoid the use of exfoliating agents, further peel agents, retinoids, retionals, and vitamin A products for 5-7 days after treatment. - Refrain from intensive sunlight, suanas, sunbeds and steam baths. - Use adequate sunscreen protection with a minimum of 30 SPF daily. - Avoid electorlysis, depilatory creams, waxing and laser hair removal for a minimum of 7 days after treatment. - Do not swim in chlorianted water for at least 2 weeks - Use of intensive moisturiser is advised for at least a week as your skin may feel drier or tighter after your treatment - this is quite normal. - Makeup can be applied once this skin has settled