Skin Peels cause a PH action to the epidermis and/or dermis to stimulate new tissue with the aim of improving skin texture and tone.
Skin Peels treat most skin related issues such as signs of ageing including fine lines, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, pitting and acne. They can also help with improving skin texture and firmness, even out skin tone and reduce pore size appearance.
Skin Peels work by targeting different depths of the skin which are determined by the ingredients used. Superficial peels exfoliate to various levels of the epidermis. Medium-depth peels treat through the papillary dermis. Deep peels treat to the mid-reticular dermis and are known to have significant downtime.
Superficial peels work by decreasing the pH levels in the skin, which loosens the connections between dead skin cells, inducing exfoliation and stimulating new cell growth. This process causes superficial layers of dead skin to peel off, revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion. Skin peels can also thicken the epidermis, increase dermal volume and stimulate collagen.
At Dr Aesthetica, we use AlumierMD for both our Skin Peels and Homecare. AlumierMD is a medical grade range which can be hyper-customised and tailored to your skin concerns. AlumierMD’s range of Peels cover Superficial to Medium depth.
Skin Peel is ideal for patients who are keen on having non-invasive procedures and those who require more than a superficial Microdermabrasion.
This treatment is perfect for those that have suffered with acne or have other skin concerns around ageing, acne, hyperpigmentation, rosacea or sensitivity.
Skin Peel is most commonly done on the face though can be done on other areas such as the neck, décolleté (upper chest area), back and hands.
You can have Skin Peel whenever you feel you need to. A consultation will always be undertaken first to make sure that this is the correct treatment for you. Appropriate care advice will be given Pre and Post the treatment.
Skin Peels will need to be undertaken with a 4 to 6 week gap between each treatment. Usually 3 to 6 treatments are required though this depends on the skin concern.
Our Advanced Skincare Specialist, Kiran, can undertake this treatment.
Immediately after treatment, there may be redness to the treated area and a feeling of being very warm. This redness will diminish after the first few hours. You may feel tenderness in the treated area. These responses are all normal. Within the first 48 – 72 hours, you may experience an increase in the shedding of dead skin cells. These will flake away themselves. You will need to avoid touching and rubbing the treated area. Some patients may not experience any obvious shedding of skin.
Our Advanced Skincare Specialist, Kiran, will give you a Post Procedure Kit to take away with you to use at home as part of your home care regime. No other products should be used alongside this and Kiran will advise you accordingly.
This depends on the cause and/or symptoms being treated. Our Advanced Skincare Specialist, Kiran, will advise you accordingly in your Skincare Consultation & Assessment.
This depends on the cause and/or symptoms being treated though it is usually 4 to 6 weeks. Our Advanced Skincare Specialist, Kiran, will advise you accordingly.
Results from this treatment can be long-term though home care may need to be undertaken to help longevity.
Skin Peel can improve conditions such as rosacea, broken blood vessels, acne or skin pigmentation concerns.
Medium and deep chemical peels require more downtime and carry with them a higher chance of side effects including hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, infection and scars.
At Dr Aesthetica, we will provide you with your Post Procedure Kit which will help you to heal and prevent the chances of this happening.