Skin peels are one of the most valuable, underappreciated and cost-effective treatments in any skin care regime, especially when concerned with fine lines, wrinkles, dry skin, acne scars and so much more. Skin peels is a far superior treatment than a facial as it accelerates the skin turnover, providing a spotless, lineless, and flawless complexion.
Chemical skin peels have been used in ancient Egyptian medicine to treat disorders of pigmentation, acne and fine lines. Cleopatra is famous for bathing in sour cream to improve the look and texture of her skin. The milk contained lactic acid a natural occurring alpha hydroxy acid. Other civilizations like the Greek, Romans and Geisha’s in Japan have been using skin care for beautiful complexion, porcelain and soft skin.
Skin peels are misunderstood as patients tend to associate a peel with skin hanging from their face, trauma, and possible down time. The other word that creates fear is acid. An assortment of skin peels exist that vary in depth of treatment and skin types.
Peels act by casting off dull dead skin on the surface revealing new “baby skin” beneath. In minutes the acid lifts away the dead skin and triggers a lovely reaction. The reaction that follows is that the once the dead skin is moved, it signals to the skin below to multiply and move up to the surface and also increase collagen production. The result is that the skin acts younger and looks more radiant. It also helps your skin care products work better.
If you are not sure about any treatments – first start on skin peels. It starts to improve skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles from the outset. The skin also gets a healthy glow and
feels great. It is advised to consider a skin peel 6 weekly or a couple of times a year for best effect.
COST: £75.00 FOR MOST PEELS £250.00 FOR PERFECT PEEL (ADVANCED PEEL AT MEDIUM DEPTH)
|Skin peels (Acids) and How They Work
|Salicylic Acid (SA) – willow bark, winter green leaves and sweet birch
|Salicylic acid easily enters the skin membrane but not too deep.
It exfoliates dead skin and protects against UVB radiation. Which in turns protects against photoageing.
It also helps reduce pigmentation.
It improves fine lines & wrinkles
|Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA)
Glycolic Acid (GA) – fruits, sugar cane and milk
|GA is alpha-hydroxy acids which are hydrophilic (water soluble) and can penetrate deeper into epidermal membrane.
It has a high pH and functions as keratolytics (it loosens the outer layer of the skin making it easier to shed). Keratolytics removes wars, calluses and other lesions.
Keratolytics detach keratinocytes (outside dead layer of skin) from superficial skin.
Promote more collagen.
Diminish thickness of the outer layer.
It exfoliates dead skin on a deeper level.
Decrease photodamage – caused by sun – freckles and pigment.
Created smoother skin texture.
Reverse abnormalities in dry skin.
Produce glycosaminoglycans (GAG) which draws fluid and improve skin hydration and thickness.
Promotes cell growth – resulting in younger looking skin.