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Medical-grade Skin Peels
A medical grade skin-peel is an in-clinic aesthetic treatment that improves the appearance of the skin and can help make it appear younger, smoother and firmer.
At London Real Skin we offer three types of skin peels- NeoStrata glycolic peels, NeoStrata Clarifying peels and the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance. The peel used will depend on your skin type and your skincare goals.
What are the Benefits of Medical-grade Skin Peels?
Medical-grade skin peels exfoliate the top layer of skin; not only does this reveal the younger, fresher looking layer underneath, but it also stimulates the production of elastin and collagen within the skin to result in a fresher and brighter appearance.
Skin peels provide long-lasting results all over the treated area, improving the look of discolouration while reducing the look of fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.
Skin peels are an ideal choice for anyone wanting to improve the look of their skin, and because we offer a range of chemical peels at London Real Skin we are able to help patients achieve a number of skin goals.
Whether you want to treat a specific skin issue or just want to rejuvenate the look of tired skin to achieve a more youthful appearance, a chemical peel is a safe and effective way to achieve the look you want. Immediately after treatment there is a noticeable improvement in skin texture.
Skin peels can help address the following cosmetic conditions;
- photo-damaged and ageing skin
- rough texture
- acne (comedones, papules, cysts, shallow scars)
- fine lines/wrinkles
What is involved in having a Medical-grade Skin Peel?
During your initial consultation, one of our experienced Aesthetic Practitioners will assess your skin type, condition and your overall medical history, before discussing your skin goals and recommending a suitable treatment plan.
They will advise on the most suitable skin peel or combination of peels, number of treatments, time between each treatment, and what follow-up skincare regime will give you the best results. At the end of the consultation, a test patch may be conducted to rule out adverse reactions.
Our Aesthetic Practitioner may recommend some skincare products for you to use, to prepare your skin for the peel to ensure the best results. When you return for your peel, the Practitioner will cleanse your skin and prepare it for the chemical peel with a pre-treatment. They will then apply the peel and leave it on the skin for a period of time.
A neutralising agent is normally applied at this point to prevent any further exfoliation or reaction to the skin. The practitioner will remove all of the peel active ingredients and normally apply a moisturiser and sunblock prior to you leaving. Treatment will last 30-45 minutes.
During the treatment, you may feel a slight heat or tingling sensation, but this is completely normal, and will eventually subside. There is no downtime or recovery period associated with the treatment, so you can return to your normal routine immediately following a chemical peel.
Some patients report some minor skin peeling in the two to five days following treatment, after which tangible results can be seen. For the best results, we recommend sessions of 3-6 treatments carried out every two to four weeks.
Types of Skin Peels
Obagi Blue Peel Radiance Skin Peel
The Obagi Blue Peel Radiance Skin Peel is a non-invasive, gentle chemical facial peel designed to improve skin appearance without any down time.
Using a combination of salicylic, lactic and glycolic acids applied to the face, neck, décolletage or hands this Obagi peel can help the skin become tighter, smoother and appear brighter.
The peel will improve skin tone and texture helping to minimise skin ageing by targeting fine lines, and photo damage and reducing pores.
NeoStrata Clarifying Peel
The NeoStrata Clarifying Peel is a combination of 30% mandelic acid and citric acid and is suitable for oily and acne-prone skin.
NeoStrata Glycolic Peels
The NeoStrata Glycolic Peels contain 20%, 35% or 50% glycolic acid and are designed for clients with multiple skin concerns including rough texture, fine lines, wrinkles, dry skin and irregular skin pigmentation. Higher strengths can also help to reduce the appearance of acne scarring and certain pigmentation problems.
Our experienced aesthetic practitioners will be able to advise which medical-grade skin peel will be most suitable for you. Our skin peels use medical-grade strength ingredients and are supported by clinical evidence to prove that they work.
You will see an immediate result of rejuvenated, brighter skin following a skin peel. For best results we recommend a course of six skin peels. Results depend on the individual, but can last for up to six months
What aftercare is required for Medical-grade Skin Peels?
The following aftercare is recommended to improve the treatment results and to minimise side-effects from the treatment:
- You may gently apply mineral make-up post treatment, or apply your normal makeup once any redness has calmed.
- A cold compress will soothe the skin, and in extreme cases an antihistamine from your pharmacy may help.
- Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 7 days and use sunscreen SPF50+ at all time during the course of treatment
- Avoid hot water and saunas for 7 days post treatment.
- Avoid exfoliation and skincare products including acids or retinoids for 7 days pre-treatment and post treatment
- Refrain from exfoliation and do not pick at peeling skin. The dead skin will naturally slough off
- Avoid skincare products that contain alpha- and beta-hydroxy acid products, retinoids, retinols and skincare products that contain fragrance for seven days before and after treatment.