With so many different skin peels available, which one do I choose?
Peels sound a lot more scary than they actually are because in the past they were pretty aggressive and irritating…remember the Sex In The City episode where Samantha had a chemical peel? Melanie , our aesthetic nurse discusses the appeal of the peel. As with all non surgical treatments ingredients and formulations have been refined and today peels are available in much milder strengths and require very little, if any downtime.
What do they actually do? Peels are chemical solutions that exfoliate the skin. They are superb at brightening the complexion, refining fine lines and generally restoring volume to the skin. A course is always necessary for the best results with regular maintenance treatments. The most important thing with peels is skin preparation at least two weeks prior to your peel. It’s a bit like preparing for a marathon. You wouldn’t try and run one without training! You need to strengthen your skin before you sprint off to the finish line!
Peels are available in different depths for varying requirements, so here is a breakdown of the best peels from mild to deeper strength.
Enzyme Peels : Enzyme peels are based on plant actives like Papaya, Pumpkin and Pomegranate. The naturally derived enzyme ‘digest’ dead skin cells which are the cause of a dull complexion. This enzymatic action ensures that skin is left radiant, with no peeling and minimal redness and downtime. Try PRIORI® CoffeeBerry® Botanical Enzyme Peel from £55 or combine with Pure Red Light Therapy for enhanced results for £90.
Lactic Acid Peels hydrate up to 95% more than Glycolic to increase skin volume and promote skin healing. Beta Hydroxy Acid Salicylic encourages the shedding of dead skin cells from within the follicle, helping keep the pores clear of cellular debris. In this way, it reduces the number of pore blockages and breakouts on the skin.
Superceutical Peels are formulated with Idebenone, the most powerful antioxidant yet known and now available in the world’s first Superceutical anti-ageing treatment. This peel combines the exfoliating benefits of AHA and BHA with the super antioxidant skin revitalising benefits of Idebenone. A course of treatments will have a dramatic impact on skin elasticity, fine lines, wrinkles, texture, tone and clarity. Ideal for mature, wrinkled skin and for the treatment of uneven skin tone and pigmentation.
TCA Chemical Peels: These are your medically led, medium peels for deeper treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and acne scarring. These peels stimulate skin peeling so expect your skin to flake for at least a day or two and it can feel hot and look red. A TCA Chemical Peel is £195 per treatment and is one of the leading medical peels.
For more information on any of the skin rejuvenation treatments carried out by the specialist team at Medi-Cosmetic, contact the clinic on 02890861186 for a free and confidential consultation.