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A chemical peel is a treatment designed to refine and improve a range of skin conditions. A chemical solution is applied to outer layers of the skin with the aim of either removing damaged outer layers, or stimulating their turnover.
The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled or pigmented as a result. Peels can be combined with other treatments such as medical needling, home care and laser for greater effect. Peels are most commonly applied to the face, neck/décolletage, back or hands
Uses of Peels and Commonly Used Types
There are many conditions which can be helped with a peel, below is a list of some of the more common indications:
- Skin Rejuvenation/anti-ageing
- Wrinkles and lines
- Sun Damage
- Acne and acne scarring
- Uneven texture
- Effects of smoking
Some of the peels used are a singular type of peel, and some of the superficial peels are a combination of a cocktail of active inherent
Levels of Exfoliation
There are 3 acknowledged levels of chemical exfoliation:
Very superficial peels are designed to remove only the very superficial surface of the epidermis ( outer layer of the skin). They cause very light peeling after the treatment, with very little downtime. These can be used regularly and have minimal risk. Theses are used commonly to maintain skin health. These can be delivered by trained therapists in an aesthetic setting
This type of peel creates a slightly deeper wound in the epidermis, and there is a mild flaking for a day or two post procedure. These are usually delivered as part of a treatment program aimed at correcting an issue.
This type of peel penetrates to the mid layer of the skin ( dermis), and is more aggressive in it’s action.
There is more downtime as it acts on the areas of concern. Usually there are a few days of peeling/sloughing of skin and crusting, which is normal.
This should be applied by a registered nurse or Dr in a clinical setting with follow-up to be expected and often patients have a list of post-procedure instructions and home care to enable the best results and reduce the risk of infection or damage during the healing phase.
There are very few reasons that a patient is unsuitable for a peel. A few of these are listed below.
All patients are required to complete some simple health Questions and a skin health analysis to enable the practitioner to select the best course of treatment.
- Active acne ( this may need calming before some treatments, but may benefit from more superficial peels ahead of a more aggressive program)
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Some long term health conditions that affect healing
- open or unidentified lesions in the area to be treated
- Immune system deficiencies
- Recent laser resurfacing or surgery
- High blood pressure
- Exposure to sunlight imminent ( including use of sunbeds)
- Allergies to any active ingredients
- Active Herpes Simplex ( cold sore virus) or recent cold sore
- DNA test, skin analyser etc depending on the pathway selected
- Following consultation your practitioner will prescribe your treatment pathway
- In some cases activity ingredient may be applied in a small area if the practitioner deem that necessary
- After cleansing we can protect the sensitive areas (eye area, lips, nose)
- Your personalised or selected peel will be applied.
- After the time of exposition, peel will be removed, neutralizing spray applied and removed
- Apply serum to improve the results, depending on the treatment pathway
- Apply moisturizing mask, depending on the treatment pathway
- Mask removal and application of facial tonic
- Post treatment cream will be applied
- SPF 50+ will be applied
Where can I get the treatment?
There are a variety of clinic sites that you may attend across the UK. The level of peel available will depend on the skill set of the practitioner and level of training received. Only Skin.London approved practitioners are able to provide the treatment, and will have this denoted on the clinic web page and the practitioner will have a certificate.
What is used?
The type of peel will ultimately be selected based on your required outcomes, budget and the most appropriate peel for maximum effectiveness. You may be offered a variety of choices and our practitioner will explain these to you.
What is the downtime?
This will be determined by the type of peel you have, and your ability to recover, and adherence to post procedure instructions. Most of the superficial peels are a matter of days, whereas the advanced procedures may be days.
Is a peel painful?
Depending on the active ingredient there are a variety of sensations to be expected. Some include tingling, a feeling of heat, and tightness during and after the treatment. It is important that any discomfort be reported to the practitioner. More discomfort does not always mean more effectiveness.
How may treatments are needed?
Typically programs of treatment are 4-6 sessions spaced either days or weeks apart.
What effects can I expect?
Expected effects depend on the reason for attendance and examples include:
Acne/Congestion: Refined appearance of pores, decreased blemishes, control of outbreaks
Ageing Skin: Increased elasticity, fine lines minimised
Dehydration: Increased ability of skin to absorb products
Photo ( UV) damage: Reduced appearance of superficial Hyperpigmentation
Rosacea: Decreased inflammation and redness
Sluggish “grey” skin: Improved skin texture and tone
Are peels safe?
What makes us unique?
Silvery Blue aims to reshape the healthcare and aesthetic industry with innovative ideas & technologies while preserving the essence of natural health and well being of human being. Our strategy is to empower medical and aesthetic professionals around the globe with a holistic approach to treatment and care. We provide a complete one stop solution from training, treatment, equipment supply, product delivery to quality control and compliance; all under one umbrella – “Silvery Blue”.