Medik8 Skin Peels: From £100
We would all like to stop or turn back the clock when it comes to our skin, wanting a more youthful, beautiful you? A skin peel can rejuvenate and refresh your skin that take years off you almost instantly with none of the side effects associated with invasive surgery. Chemical peels are a safe way to reduce the damage caused by ageing and over exposure to sun, amongst other things.
The practice of clinical chemical skin peeling can create amazing results and is not just about exfoliation – this can be a powerful skin regenerative tool that can be tailored very specifically to an individual skin condition and client requirement. It can be used effectively as a treatment on its own or it can be used to compliment a number of other procedures such as Laser and IPL, Skin Needling, Microdemabrasion and Radio Frequency, for a combined therapy approach.
How Chemical Peel Works?
A non-toxic chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the unwanted top layer or layers. This encourages collagen production and cell renewal, to reveal an age-defying healthier, younger-looking you. Treatments are mostly pain-free, though some peels can lead to light swelling of the affected area or peeling of the skin for a few days after the procedure. Your trained practitioner can give you the advice you need on the right type of peel for you, devising a tailored treatment plan to achieve optimum results!
About skin peels:
One of the many notable benefits of skin peels are their ability to adjust their depth of penetration to the problem being treated. A 10% solution is great for minor surface problems on young skin. For more substantial problems, higher concentration strength will be necessary. There are several types of skin peels and factors at play in the effectiveness: Your skin's preparedness and general health, medical conditions, diet, the amount of pressure you use when applying the peel, and the length of time the solution is allowed to act on the skin are all important factors as well as the after care. What really matters when it comes to peels is their PH level. This indicates how deep the peel will penetrate into your skin and how much irritation you will get. The thing to remember is; the lower the PH, the deeper the peel.The number of layers used is also important to peel results than the concentration strength selected. More layers mean a deeper peel.
What type of peel would suite my skin type?
Is the most common peeling agent. It comes in different strengths (30% – 90%) and different pH levels (levels of acidity) which will determine how deep it penetrates and how much peeling you get. It can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, improvement of skin texture, skin brightening.
This is unique amongst the hydroxy acids, in that it can penetrate deeper into the oil glands causing exfoliation even in the oily areas of the face and scalp, making it ideal for treating acne and oily skin.
Thisoccurs naturally in human skin and is also found in milk. It is less irritating than other AHAs and has a natural moisturizing effect on the skin. It is ideal for skin brightening. It can be used to treat pigmentation, dry or dehydrated skin, sensitive skin, Rosacea.
Mandelic acid peels:
These are a type of alpha hydroxy (AHA) peel, similar to glycolic acid and lactic acid peels. Because mandelic acid molecules are larger than both that of glycolic and lactic acid, mandelic peels are less penetrating and irritating, but still very effective for treating damaged skin. Mandelic acid peels are a great choice for a first-time chemical peel. Their antibacterial qualities also make them good for people with acne-prone skin. Because it is one of the gentler chemical peels out there, it is safe to use for people with Rosacea or darker skin tones.
Visible Results - Not suitable for sensitive skin, Moderate downtime - Moderate Peeling
A superior treatment designed to remove the epidermis (top layer of skin). Can be used to lighten areas of hyper pigmentation, treat aged, sun damaged skin, mild to severe acne, discoloration and moderate wrinkling.
- Moderate wrinkles and scarring
- Sun damage
- Hyper pigmentation
Who can perform a peel?
Beauty therapists are only qualified to certain peels and a high ph meaning low strength. Chemical skin peeling is a highly versatile and skilled practice, which gives the skin health practitioner immense scope to safely and successfully treat a wide range of skin complaints. At High Grade House, you can guarantee the quality and level of training, of our practitioners holding the nationally recognised IISHCA Award in the Physiology and Practice of Chemical Skin Peeling, which is a comprehensive autonomous training programme, which will enable your practitioner to chose and work effectively with the correct peeling systems for your needs. This training involves in the underpinning science behind the treatments, the peeling agents being used, the action of the peel within the skin or the variants of client adaptation. Peel procedures themselves are generally very simple to perform but working safely and effectively requires full understanding of the nature of the treatment by the practitioners.
What skin peel will be best for me?
With the vast variety of different peeling agents all having different pH and percentage strengths, different modes of action, methods of application and intended depth of penetration, chemical peeling is a complex skill with considerable risk to the client's skin. However if performed correctly, it is a very safe and efficacious remedial skin treatment for a wide variety of conditions including collagen loss and laxity, lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, acne and acne scarring. It may also be used in its lighter strengths for ongoing skin health maintenance and cosmetic enhancement - so something for everyone.
A though skin assessment will be taken out first by your practitioner to decide the best treatment method for you.
These peels contain;
Salicylic Acid - derived from aspirin, dissolves top layers of the skin, removes impurities, provides an antiseptic, antibacterial & fungicidal action
L-Mandelic Acid - derived from bitter almonds, powerful exfoliation without stinging, treats photoageing, hyperpigmentation and acne. Often compared to Glycolic Acid
L-Malic Acid - derived from apples. small molecular structure to penetrate deeper, evens out skin tone, regulates sebaceous activity.
L-Lactic Acid - derived from sour milk. Hydrates, treats hyperpigmentation and acne.
Lactobionic Acid- derived from the lactose in cow's milk. Exfoliating, normalizing, antioxidant. Water-retaining properties
Phytic Acid - antioxidant with exfoliating properties. An effective depigmenting agent, proven to reduce melanin formation.
Azelaic Acid - Highly effective against the p-acne bacteria responsible for inflammatory acne.