SKIN PEELS

WHAT IS SKIN PEELS
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A skin peel uses a chemical agent to exfoliate the outer layers of the skin, and stimulate cell turnover revealing fresh, radiant skin. Skin peels are ideal for refreshing and revitalising skin that looks tired, dull and lacking in radiance. They can also be used to treat acne, sun damage, pigmentation, fine line and wrinkles, and scarring.

HOW IT WORKS

They work by removing damaged outer layers of skin to reveal smoother, younger-looking skin beneath. Skin peels and agents used vary depending on the depth of the exfoliation required, which depends on the skin concern being address. 

Depending on the depth of the peel, we can use glycolic acid, trichlororoacetic acid (TCA), salicylic, mandelic acid and lactic acid based skin peels.

HOW IS THE TREATMENT ADMINISTERED

Following a full consultation, assessment and diagnosis the correct peel will be prescribed for you depending on your skin type and skin concern. The skin is cleansed and prepared, before the peel is applied. The peeling agent will remain on the skin for 5-15 mins depending on which peel is being used, before being washed off. Your skin is then moisturised and protected with a broad spectrum SPF.

SIDE EFFECTS

After the peel it is normal to experience some redness. The dead skin then starts to peel 3-7 days post treatment. Some peels are considered ‘no downtime’ peel where brighter skin is revealed without any visible peeling at all.

SUMMARY

Treatment Time

30 mins

Results Duration

Depends on depth of peel

Pain

Mild

Price

From £80

Results

Radiant smoother skin, clears Acne and Pigmentation, lines and wrinkles.

FAQS

Which peels do you offer?
Dr Yusra offers a range of skin peels including the Obagi blue peel radiance, the TCA blue peel, Enerpeel, the 3 step peel by ZO medical and the controlled depth peel. This means we can offer you the right peel for your skin condition.

What do I need to do to prepare for a peel?
Some peels are so superficial that they require no preparation and have no downtime, like the obagi blue peel radiance. Others that are deeper may require you to first prepare you skin with appropriate skin care 6-8 weeks before hand. Dr Yusra will discuss this with you at your consultation.
Are they safe?
Yes, used correctly they are safe.

What are the contraindications?
Peels are not suitable whilst pregnant and breastfeeding. Some skin types are not suitable for deep skin peels.