FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – GLYCOLIC PEEL & CLARIFYING PEEL & BRIGHTENING PEEL
Chemical peels offer controlled and predictable removal of the dead skin cells on the surface revealing clearer, brighter skin instantly. However, there are long term benefits too as the process stimulates skin cell renewal for improvements that build over the following weeks.
Results can be seen in:
- visibly diminished fine lines and wrinkles
- smoother, softer, more supple skin
- brighter complexion
- reduced pigmentation, sunspots and hyperpigmentation
- tighter pores
- better hydration
- improvements to irregular skin tone
- improvements to oily/acne prone skin
- higher strengths can help to reduce acne scarring and pigmentation problems
- It can also be used safely and effectively on all skin types
- Glycolic peels can be used on the face, the neck, the chest and the hands.
- How it works
Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). The Glycolic peel uses alphahydroxyacids (AHA’s) to improve signs of aging and sun damage. The AHA’s also work to loosen and remove surface layers of skin. During the treatment a high concentration of glycolic acid is applied to the skin for a short period of time. The glycolic acid is then chemically neutralized to complete the treatment. Glycolic acid works to remove the damaged layer of surface skin cells revealing fresh skin and rebuilding the deeper skin layers. Different concentrations of glycolic acid are used depending on the patient, for example, concentrations usually consist of 20%, 35%, 50% and 70%. The concentration used on a patient will vary depending on their age, lifestyle, skin condition and the number of treatments they have had in the past.
Clarifying peels are combined with glycolic peel, they include 20% mandelic peel (derived from almond) and 10% citric acid Both peels are combined to target oily and acne prone skin.
Brightening peels are combines with glycolic peels, they include 30% citric Acid. Both peels are used to target uneven pigmentation and discolouration such as photo ageing induced dyschromia, sun spots and melasma.
· WHAT SIDE EFFECTS SHOULD I EXPECT?
Glycolic Acid Skin Peels have the benefit of no (or minimal) “down time” or recovery period and are perfect for leaving your skin rejuvenated, with a softer, smoother texture
These are mild to medium peels. Patients may experience some temporary redness after treatment and there might be some peeling or flaking of skin in the following days. These side effects can normally be covered with make-up.
· HOW MANY PEELS WILL I NEED?
A course of 4 to 6 for best results