All medical grade skin peels involve applying a chemical solution to remove the outer layers of skin so that a smoother, more evenly pigmented, glowing layer of skin can appear. These chemicals change the composition of the skin, essentially delivering a very controlled type of superficial tissue destruction.
A chemical peel can restore a more youthful appearance to wrinkled, unevenly pigmented, sun-damaged, or blotchy skin.
The wide-use of skin peel treatments in television make-over shows makes it one of the most requested medical cosmetics treatments in the UK.
Many skin problems are associated with an excessive build up of dead skin cells, which make the skin thick and dull, usually clogging the pores. Skin peels can offer a revolutionary way to effectively treat ageing skin, acne, reduce sun damage and hyper pigmentation. This procedure can also help the skin to appear smoother, healthier, plumper and tighter.
Skin peels are ideal for anyone who wants to reduce their sun damage, fine lines, shallow acne scars, dry or rough skin, dull skin tone, hyper pigmentation, acne and enlarged pores. I have a range of skin peels to treat different conditions and as a fully qualified aesthetic nurse practitioner I will assess your skin and recommend the best skin peel for you. Skin peels, in varying ranges of strength are able to treat a variety of skin conditions.
AGERA® Rx skin peels represent a major advancement in the non-invasive treatment of ageing skin, acne and unwanted pigmentation. These unique no down time peels provide visible results without unsightly skin shedding, redness or irritation. AGERA® Rx anti-ageing peels stimulate cells deep within the skin to promote collagen and elastin production and help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles for a firmer, smoother and more radiant appearance.
Glykopeel® is a glycolic based range available in differing strengths from 20-70% and is specially adapted to treat wrinkles, loss of elasticity, lack of radiance, hyper-pigmentation, micro cystic acne and skin irregularities.
Filorga Glykopeel® is suitable for anyone at anytime and all skin types, even the most sensitive skin. It can be done all year round and not just in winter time. You can return to work and daily activities immediately without any recovery period needed. With 7 major active ingredients Glykopeel offers:
- A powerful exfoliant – glycolic acid
- 2 depigmenting agents – kojic acid & bearberry
- An anti-inflammatory and vascular protector – white mulberry
- Vitamins A, C and E that re-enforce their power
Lactic acid peels are also used here at ReWonder and can help to increase new skin collagen and elastin production, resulting in diminished fine lines and a more even skin tone.
TCA peels (trichloracetic acid) is most commonly used:
- to reduce brown spots and age spots
- to improve the texture of leathery, sun damaged skin and impart more glow
- to improve melasma
- to treat some types of acne
- to reduce fine lines
What is a TCA peel?
TCA is a non-toxic chemical (trichloracetic acid), which has been used to perform skin peels for over 20 years. It is a relative of vinegar (acetic acid.) When TCA is applied to the skin, it causes the top layers of cells to dry up and peel off over a period of several days to one week. When the old skin is peeled off, it exposes a new layer of undamaged skin, which has a smoother texture and more even colour.
TCA peels can be done at different depths from shallow to deep. Lighter TCA peels are usually done in a series of 2 or 3 for best results. This is similiar to other light peels that usually involve hydroxy acids such as glycolic, salicylic, or a mixture of other hydroxy acids. Medium depth TCA peels are usually done once or twice a year and do require some downtime - usually about a week - when the peeling is obvious.
The Perfect Peel™ is a revolutionary peel that will transform your skin into looking younger, healthier and clearer in just one week. Kind to all skin types, The Perfect Peel™ requires no pre-peel skin preparation and the virtually pain free process takes less than 15 minutes.
This peel blends glutathione, kojic acid, TCA, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, phenol and a combination of minerals and vitamins including vitamin C which delivers fantastic results to all skin types. The aim of The Perfect Peel™ is to:
- Smooth, tone and texture
- Lighten and brighten
- Remove or reduce sun damage and age spots
- Shrink pore size, soften lines and wrinkles
- Reduce or eliminate hyperpigmentation and acne scars
- Improve acne skin conditions andmelasma
- Stimulate collagen production resulting in firmer skin
- Slow the ageing process and prevent wrinkle formation
Prior to a skin peel treatment
Prior to your treatment you will have a consultation where all your questions are answered and you are assessed for your suitability to proceed.
Please contact me if you want further information.