Skin Peels

Would you like to turn back the clock revealing a more youthful, beautiful skin? Do you have problems with acne that just won’t budge – leaving you with damaged and discoloured skin? Have you got brown patches from over exposure to the sun or hormone changes? A skin peel can rejuvenate your skin and take years off your face within weeks and without any of complicated side effects associated with laser resurfacing procedures.

Treatments Available

Peeling Treatments Available                         

TCA peels
Lactic                               Salicylic
Arginine                         Jessner
Phenol                            Ferulac
Alumier 20/10             Power Glow
Power Glow Plus

What is a chemical peel?

What is a chemical peel?

There are many misconceptions surrounding chemical peeling – it’s safety and understanding of how they work as well as the benefits being amongst the highest. Not all chemical peels result in layers of skin being removed. Light chemical peels are not designed to “remove” surface layers.  They are formulated in a gel consistency and contain peptides, amino acids and vitamins to nourish and “feed” the skin. Gel formulas lay on the skins’ surface and penetrate the skin at a slower rate allowing for the ingredients to work on the surface layers. Medium to deep chemical peels are formulated in a “liquid” and will penetrate the skin upon contact. These formulas generally induce a peeling of the surface dead layers. Either of these formula do not cause “acid burns” and they do not damage the skin.  The skin they are treating is in fact dead and only serves in making the skin look dull, damaged and aged. Chemical peels are a safe and highly effective way to revitalise the skin, reduce damage caused by over exposure to the sun, removing unsightly pigmentation, acne scars and to reverse the signs of ageing. Removing these layers of dead cells will reveal a healthier more vibrant skin.

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How Do Skin Peel Works?

Skin Peels work by the application of a chemical with a lowered p.h to remove dead skin cells, and encourage new cells to grow and move to the surface. This results a fresher, smoother and more radiant skin. These treatments are widely used all over the world to treat skin problems such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation, and sun damage. Results can transform your skin so whatever your skin dilemma, there’s sure to be a peel to suit.

At The Beauty Centre we are able to offer many types and brands of chemical peels,  each one prescribed specifically to treat the extent of skin damage and the desired results. Chemical peels work by gently lifting dead skin cells with a non-toxic chemical solution to remove unwanted surface layers of dead and damaged skin.  This will stimulate the collagen and elastin production, speed up cell renewal and reveal an age-defying, healthier, younger-looking complexion. Treatments are pain-free although there may be a light swelling in the area treated. Medium to deep peels may result in the skin shedding for a few days after the procedure. Our highly experienced and trained skin experts will advise and guide you need on the right peeling treatment for you with a specifically tailored treatment plan to achieve optimum results.

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How will I feel during my skin peel treatment?

How will I feel during my skin peel treatment?

All peels are applied in a similar manner with the solution being applied to the surface of the skin and allowing it to penetrate. Depending on the peel applied you can expect to feel anything from a slight prickly sensation to a bearable heat. Any discomfort felt resolves almost immediately.  Your comfort both during and after treatment is a priority to us and this will be considered during the entire treatment.

 Light chemical peeling treatments are so gentle that they can be used without any risks of complications on the delicate areas around the eyes and lips and very little sensation is felt.  With deeper peels these are a little more intense although bearable.  Application is an extremely quick process and they are applied in a controlled manner to minimise any anxiety or unpleasant sensation during the treatment.

Is a skin peel the right treatment for me?

Is a skin peel the right treatment for me?

Chemical skin peels can be used to treat a vast range of skin types and conditions. The most common conditions treated are fine lines and wrinkles, advance ageing, acne and acne scarring, age spots and pigmented areas, sun-damage and enlarged pores. At The Beauty Centre we are able to treat all skin types including darker skins such as skin Type 6.

Clients new to skin peeling often express concerns stemming from sensationalised stories in magazines and the internet.  Skin peels have been used for centuries and provide a successful solution to a wide range of skin conditions- effectively and quickly with little to no discomfort and minimal downtime.

One of the key benefits of skin peeling is that while we may be using a specific peel to treat pigmentation, acne scars or rosacea etc  ALL skin peels have an anti ageing effect –  simply by removing dead, dull and dried out layers of the skin sitting on the surface.

All of our peeling treatments are performed by experienced and highly qualified therapists who regular training  ensuring you receive the correct treatment and guidance throughout your journey to skin perfection. Skin peels are ideal if you are looking to quite literally give your skin a fresh start.

What happens to my skin after receiving a skin peel?

What happens to my skin after receiving a skin peel?

Below is a guide as to how your skin may be after receiving your peeling treatment.  This is simply a guide and your therapist will advise you personally of what to expect specifically regarding your skin.

Superficial peels: A slight redness immediately after your treatment with a “tighter” feeling to the skin.  You may experience minimal peeling that should  not interfere with work or social activities. This is a normal effect and should not cause anything to be concerned about. A mild itching is normal as the skin sheds.

Medium peels: A mild redness may be visible and the skin will will tighter. Pigmented areas may appear to be darker. If the skin is going to lift away, the peeling normally starts within three days and peeling is completed at around 7 days.  A mild itching sensation is normal. The peeling will be noticeable but can be disguised by using a recovery balm and mineral make up. The new skin revealed will appear pink at first.

Deep peels: Skin will be red immediately after your peeling treatment and pigmented patches may appear to be darker. Your skin will feel tight and can be made to feel comfortable with regular use of the recovery balm.  Shedding occurs within three days with thicker flakes and may continue for up to 1 week.  Peeling commonly starts around the mouth area moving upwards until complete shedding. Your new skin will be pinker and require the correct aftercare products to keep hydration levels to a maximum. Itching is normal and the new skin may be slightly sensitive to your normal daily home care products. A visible improvement will be noticed after your initial treatment. Your skin will  look fresher, feel softer and look subtly younger. Following your course of treatments your skin will have an obvious transformation revealing a newer and healthier skin.

What do I have to do during and after my course of treatments?

What do I have to do during and after my course of treatments?

Depending on the type of chemical peel you receive there will be some simple steps that you will need follow to do to ensure good results. Some chemical peels do not require the skin to be prepared prior to receiving treatments however we would always recommend that you follow a home care regimen to optimise your results. This should include an SPF to protect your skin. With medium to deep chemical peels home care products and following your aftercare instructions is imperative in obtaining excellent results. Maintaining the skins’ hydration levels, wearing an SPF daily, (especially when exposed to the sun) and paying attention to what you put on your skin will help determine and maintain the results.  We will guide you through what home care products will improve the health of your skin, improve your skin condition and maintain the results of your in-clinic skin treatments.