Chemical Peels

What are Chemical Peels?

 

Chemical peeling is a centuries-old practice, rooted in ancient Egyptian medicine.  In particular Cleopatra, was famously known to bathe in sour milk to improve the look and texture of her skin.  Chemical peels can be used to treat of a variety of skin conditions including sun damage or photo-aging, fine lines and wrinkles, superficial scarring and acne.

 

A limited and controlled injury to the outer layers of the skin is the effect of the chemical peel.  The result is the growth of new skin with an improved appearance.  While that sounds scary and makes us think of Samantha from ‘sex in the city’, chemical peels have very much changed since then.  The modern approach to use milder peels that produce maximum results with minimal down time.

 

I only use peels available to medical professionals, this ensures maximum safety and results.  I use BioRePeel Cl3, the rich composition of which sets it apart from its competitors.

 

The combination of active components allows it to effectively prevent the ageing of the skin.  It decreases damage from UV light, pigmentation or acne.  The essence of the treatment lies within its mild exfoliation.  In addition, the powerful stimulation of bio-synthetic processes, restore the structure of the skin.  Furthermore, the treatment is suitable for young skin during acute stages of acne, black heads, with recent or “fresh” scaring, as well as treating fine wrinkles.

 

Peels are used to to treat the face, neck and décolletage to treat fine lines & wrinkles but can also be used on hands, feet and back acne.

 

What to expect during a Chemical Peel?

 

If you are wearing make-up, this is removed.  I then cleanse the skin with a degreasing solution to allow good penetration of the chemical peel.  The BioRePeel Cl3 is then applied all over the skin we are treating.  This stimulates the skin to trigger a healing process that rejuvenates it.  The peel is left on for around 5 minutes, before it is neutralised with water.  A mineral based SPF is applied and you are good to go with beautiful skin!

 

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Chemical Peel Frequently Asked Questions


A chemical peel is solution applied to the face to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new cells.

The aim is to improve the appearance of the skin.  Chemical peels can reduce the appearance of pigmentation such as age spots, even out skin tone, improve acne and uneven skin texture.

 

A chemical peel removes damaged skin cells, allowing healthy skin to grow in their place. But there are different types of chemical peels.

 

There are 3 types of peels, called superficial, medium and deep.

 

Superficial and medium peels are usually safe, as long as they’re done correctly. These type of peels are not permanent and they need to be repeated.

 

Superficial and medium chemical peel is usually used for:

 

  • fine wrinkles
  • uneven skin tone
  • acne
  • dry skin
  • wrinkles
  • acne scars

 

You may need several treatments to get the results you want.

 

Deeper peels are more risky. They’re longer-lasting and do not usually need to be repeated.  Due to the risk I do not offer these peels in my clinic.

 

BioRePeel Cl3 is an innovative medium depth chemical peel.  This chemical peel is unique due to its patented 2-phase technology what provides bio stimulation, revitalisation and no peeling!

 

BioRePeel Cl3 is multifunctional and is suitable for all ages and all skin types. It has an anti-ageing function that results in brighter, tighter, lighter skin and the reduction of fine lines. It is also suitable for young skin during acute stages of acne, blackheads, with recent mild scaring.

 

The main peel ingredients that deliver a medium depth peel include:

 

  • TCA 35%
  • Lactobionic acid
  • Salicylic acid
  • Tartaric acid
  • Citric Acid

 

The secret to BioRePeel Cl2 tolerability are the inclusion of biostimulatory ingredients such as Vitamin C and revitalisation ingredients including Gamma-aminobutyric acid, Arginine and Riboflavin.

 

This results in a peel with no downtime, despite containing 35% TCA!

 

The treatment is quick and delivers instant results with  no visible traces of the procedure. The result is skin that feels soft, refreshed and revitalised.

Chemical peels are considered very safe for most people when performed by a trained medical practitioner.

 

Successful outcomes are based on a careful patient selection as well as appropriate use of specific peeling agents.

 

BioRePeel Cl3 is a chemical peel with a high margin of safety and is suitable for all ages and most skin types.

Chemical peels vary in their level of discomfort. BioRePeel Cl3 is different to other medium depth peels. The sensation is just a noticeable tingle, a feeling of “activation”.  If asked, my patients never score the sensation as more than a 3 on a scale of 1-10.

 

You will not get the exfoliation and shedding you get with other TCA peels as this product skips the epidermis and performs deeper penetration to the dermis.

 

You don’t have downtime, scarring or pain. Other peels can often be unpleasant and painful. This product has no peeling afterwards despite all the benefits!

Chemical peels are an effective treatments for getting your skin into shape.  But it is just as important to take care of your face after a chemical peel to maximise your results.

 

Aftercare Instructions

 

  • Use tepid water for the initial 24 hours to wash the treated area.  Your skin could be more sensitive than usual.
  • Use a gentle cleanser to cleanse the face for the following 48 hours and gently dry the treated skin.
  • Avoid make up for 48 hours post treatment
  • Use a gentle moisturiser
  • Avoid sun exposure 
  • Keep the area clean 
  • After the initial 24 hours, apply sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 for at least two weeks.
  • For at least 14 days avoid ‘active’ skincare.
  • Avoid waxing, bleaching or hair removal for 14 days post-treatment.

As discussed before not all peels are equal, they can be superficial, medium and deep in nature.

 

Medium chemical peels such as BioRePeel Cl3 remove skin cells from the epidermis and from portions of the upper part of your middle layer of skin (dermis). This means they can treat wrinkles, acne scars and uneven skin tone.

 

You might need to repeat the procedure to achieve or maintain the desired result and home care is essential to prevent further pigmentation, acne and support your skin.

Chemical peels are great for active acne. They effectively exfoliate away the top layer of dead, dull skin and help to kill the skin bacteria, P.acnes, that is a major cause of acne.

But sometimes after, you can get more acne.  This is know as a ‘skin purge’. This makes the skin appear temporarily worse, but it is sometimes part of the process, so don’t loose faith!  Because of the rapid cell renewal, old cells, cellular debris, dirt and oils are also brought to the surface of the skin.

The results can be a dramatic improvement to your skin.  Results are however not permanent.

 

As we age and accumulate more sun damage, we can develop new lines and skin pigment changes.  All treatments must be maintained, this can be supported by good home care and daily sunscreen application.

Peels can be combined with other treatments to maximise results. However, not every type of peel can be in the same appointment as other treatments.

 

BioRePeel Cl3 can be combined with the following treatments;

 

For best results with BioRePeel Cl3, I recommend a treatment every 7-10 days for 3 to 6 sessions.  This is not the same for all peel types and is due to the unique technology in this peel.

BioRePeel Cl3 costs £50 or £70 when combined with Dermalux LED light therapy.

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