A quick, superficial salicylic acid-based facial peel that exfoliates and helps improve overall complexion. It provides tighter, smoother, brighter-looking skin after just 1 use.
A Chemical Peel is a minimally invasive procedure in which an acid-based solution is applied to the skin to remove dead cells. Superficial peels can help lessen rough skin texture, sun-damage, fine lines, blemishes, mild acne scars, age spots, melasma and irregular skin tone.
At Age Repair we use Obagi Blue Peel RADIANCE® which effectively exfoliates the uppermost damaged skin layers to reveal tighter, smoother, brighter-looking skin after just 1 peel.
A Chemical Peel is a quick and easy in-clinic procedure with little to no downtime which can be carried out on a variety of skin types, to achieve almost instant, glowing results.
This is a lovely treatment that can be carried out as frequently as every two weeks to keep the skin looking beautiful and radiant.
Skin complaints this treatment is most suited to
MILD ACNE SCARS
UNEVEN TONE & TEXTURE
"I couldn't be happier with this treatment..."
"My skin has never looked so good...."
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WHAT TO EXPECT WITH BLUE PEEL RADIANCE® CHEMICAL PEEL
How does a Chemical Peel work?
A chemical peel uses an acid-based solution, applied to the surface of the skin, which removes the top dead layer of skin cells and stimulates new skin cell growth.
The depth of the peel is determined by the amount of time it is left on the skin and can range from superficial (epidermis only) to medium depth (extending into the dermis).
The deeper the peel, the greater action it will have. As the new skin grows, it will have a thicker epidermis and new collagen in the dermis, resulting in a softer, fresher skin.
Are Chemical Peel's painful?
Skin peels are generally very safe, quick and easy to perform. The skin may feel a little warm and you may experience a tingling or stinging sensation during treatment.
Although skin peels are very safe, treatment is not recommended if:
- Recent cosmetic treatment (laser, microdermabrasion, waxing, electrolysis)
- There is any infection in the treatment area (including warts or cold sores)
- There has been use of Roaccutane (Isotretinoin) in the previous 12 months
- There are any underlying medical conditions that may affect treatment.
- You have skin inflammation, dermatitis, sunburn or previous radiation therapy.
- There is a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring.
- There are severe pigment problems.
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have an allergy to salicylates
Are there any after effects to be aware of?
Immediately after treatment, the face is usually a little pink or red and there may be some white discolouration or blotchiness which settles within a couple of hours.
Redness and dryness may last a couple of days and peeling starts to occur within 48 hours and lasts 2-5 days. Some clients do not experience peeling afterwards, although the treatment still has a beneficial effect.
Side effects of chemical peels include hyperpigmentation, so a high factor sunscreen should be used following treatment, such as Heliocare minimum 30 SPF. Sometimes a chemical peel can precipitate an outbreak of cold-sores in susceptible people.
Although rare, the face may be swollen after treatment and redness or blotchiness may persist for a few days. There may be some itching associated with peeling over the next few days.
For most people there is very little downtime and you would be able to return to work after treatment.
How many treatments will I need and how long until I see results?
Chemical skin peels often achieve instant, glowing results and tighter, smoother, brighter-looking skin after just one peel, although a series of 4-6 peels provides best overall results.
How much are the treatments?
£125 for one Obagi Blue Peel Radiance or 3 for £250. Or why not Mix & Match with our other Skin Rejuvenation treatments such as the new HydraFacial or EDS Micro - Needling.