Skin Rejuvenation with Chemical Peels
For more than 3000 years, women have been improving their complexions by applying a range of substances to their skin, ranging from sour milk to mustard poultices. Today, different acids are used to remove the outer layers of the skin and improve its appearance.
Q. What happens during a consultation?
A. The consultation is very important. It is during this time you tell me what you would like to improve regarding your skin. I take all factors into consideration such as your skin type, lifestyle (important regarding any down-time that may incur) and whether I feel the treatment will give you the results you expect. A full detailed medical history is also taken. It is not usual for chemical peel treatment to be carried out at the first consultation as skin preparation may be necessary.
Q. What chemical peels do you offer?
A. I use 2 types of chemical peels, a very superficial peel (Easy Phytic) and a medium peel (TCA). Both peels are a medical grade treatment and cannot be applied by a Beauty Therapist due to the strength of the properties in the solution.
Q. What is the difference between the 2 peels?
A. Easy Phytic solution this is a slow release peel, it is best indicated for acne, for the prevention or treatment of photo ageing and hyper pigmentations. It evens out the complexion. It is for those who do not want visible flaking but want to achieve a tightening effect as well as a new glow. This peel is applied weekly until the desired effect is reached; however it can be used as a one off to give the skin a boost.
TCA - This is a stronger peel. It improves the appearance of fine lines due to sun damage, reduces skin roughness, evens out pigmentation, improves brilliance of the skin and reduces pore size. There is usually visible flaking with this peel. The peel is applied weekly for 4 weeks. During this time you are advised to use the moisturising cream supplied and a factor 50 sunblock (also supplied). You continue using these creams for a further 6 weeks.
Q. What happens during a treatment?
A. For each peel a detailed medical history is taken, a consent form signed and time allowed for questions. Neither peel requires skin preparation.
Easy Phytic Peel The face is washed with cleansing foam and dried. The peel solution is then applied. You may experience a tingling sensation during the application which may be repeated. Once the tingling sensation begins to fade a post peel cream is applied and the treatment is completed. These peels are self neutralising.
TCA - After washing the face with cleansing foam two coats of peel solution is carefully applied. Your skin will feel a sensation of warmth and a bearable stinging. After the application of the TCA solution a post peel cream is applied to the face, this neutralises the peel.
Q. How will I look after treatment and the next few days?
A. Easy Phytic Immediately after the peel you will look slightly red which will subside over the next few hours. The following few days your skin will feel slightly tighter and drier than normal and may flake very slightly. If you are an acne sufferer you may experience a breakout of spots.
TCA You will look red after the procedure which subsides over the next few hours. Your skin will feel tighter and drier than usual and will start to peel on the 3rd and 4th day. You can carry on with normal activities as usual. It is worth considering when to have the peel treatments knowing peeling takes place on day 3.
Q. Are there any dos and donts after treatment?
A. Easy Phytic on the day of treatment you must not wash wash your face. The next morning your skin can be cleansed normally. It is advised to use the moisturiser provided and the sun block must be applied at least daily as your skin will be more susceptible to sun damage.
TCA you must not wash your face until the next day. You can then wash as normal though it is advised to not use a high chemical cleanser. Use the moisturiser provided and at least daily applications of the sun block. It is advised to not expose your face to the sun during the course of treatment.
The course of TCA treatment lasts 10 weeks in all. The first 4 weeks you have weekly applications of the peel solution. The following 6 weeks you must continue to apply the creams supplied, refrain from sun exposure, swimming must be avoided due to the chemicals in the water and hair colour or the application of other face creams etc is not recommended.
Q. Are there any exclusions from having these treatments?
A. Yes. Pregnancy and breastfeeding, certain skin conditions such as rosacea, active herpes, roaccutane treatment (within last 6 months), hyperpigmentation and other skin conditions.
Easy phytic - £100 per peel (discount given if course of more than 3 required)
TCA - £600 for course of 4.
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