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Peel Information

Can you have a chemical peel performed after a laser treatment?

You should wait 2 weeks between peels and laser to allow your skin to heal in that time


Chemical burns associated with chemical peels

With peels, you must prep your skin before a treatment to allow your skin to get used to some of the products that will be used during a peel. This is essential to prevent injury during the peel. With all peels, there are strict protocols regarding the correct amount of time the product can be on the skin for. Correct nuetralization of the peel is essential also. It is important you let your therapist know if you still feel activity on your skin when the peel has been neutralized as this can sometimes result in a chemical burn on the skin.


When should I stop using retinol before my peel?

You should stop using retinol 3 days before your peel is carried out.


Are Chemical peels good for acne scarring?

Chemical peels are a great solution for acne scarring as it causes exfoliation of the skin and the production of new cells. For best results a course of peels is recommended along with correct home care.


Chemical peels for ageing skin

Chemical peels are great for an ageing skin as they can target fine lines, wrinkles, age spots. A chemical peel will cause trauma to the skin resulting in skin shedding. This allows the newer skin to heal and grow and for pigment to be scaled off, resulting in a younger skin.


Can I have a chemical peel if I am taking roaccutane?

No. Roaccutane thins the skin. You need to be off roaccutane for at least a year before having a peel.


Can I have a chemical peel if I am breast feeding?

Breast feeding should be treated the same as pregnancy and therefore due to some of the ingredients in a peel a chemical peel is not advised.


Can a beauty therapist perform a peel.

Absolutely. Your therapist will have undergone extensive training and is fully qualified to perform this level of peel.


How young can you start having chemical peels done?

A consultation will be needed first to decide if the skin is suitable. Home care preparation will also be essential if a suitable candidate, before the peel can be administered.


Is it normal to get blisters after a chemical peel?

If you are prone to cold sores, a course of anti-viral medication is recommended before a chemical peel is carried out. Herpes simplex lies dormant in your cells and can flare up after a peel as trauma is caused to the skin.


Is hyperpigmentation after a chemical peel normal?

The darker your skin is the more at risk you are of post-treatment hyperpigmentation. However, this is why correct preparation for the skin is essential before having a peel done to allow your skin to get used to the products that will be used on it.


How often should I have a chemical peel done?

We recommend a course of at least 4 peels for best results, every 2 -4 weeks.

Can chemical peels lessen facial hair?

Peels target the skin. They will not have an effect on hair growth.


Can a chemical help with Melasma?

A peel designed to treat pigmentation will work to lighten the pigment. Correct home care products to scale off the pigment and lighten/brighten the skin must be used also.


When can I wear make-up after a peel?

It is recommended to not wear make-up until the day after your peel so as not to cause any irritaion to the skin post-treatment.


Can I have a chemical peel on my neck as well as my face?

Our peels are carried out on the face only as the skin on the neck is much thinner and therefore can cause more trauma to the skin.


Can I combine mircrodermabrasion with a chemical peel?

Yes, however we recommend leaving 2 weeks at least between treatments to allow for proper healing of the skin.


Will chemical peels help with enlarged pores?

A Salicylic based peel will work best to temporarily reduce pore size. It was draw out any blockages and improve the appearance of the pores. Unfortunately, it is not possible to permanently reduce pore size.


What preparation is needed for a chemical peel?

Your therapist will advise you on home care products you will need to be using prior to having a peel done on your skin to allow your skin to get used to ingredients that will be used during a peel.

The more hydrated your skin is pre-peel, the less shedding you will experience on the skin and the less you will feel during the peel.


What aftercare products will I require?

Your therapist will advise you on the correct home care products suitable for you. An SPF is essential however to protect the skin post-peel.


Does a chemical peel hurt?

A chemical peel does not hurt. However, you will experience a pins and needles sensation on the skin. Your therapist will check with you on a scale of 1-10 how this feels and will monitor it for the time it is on your skin. It is important to pre-treat the skin first so that your skin is used to the ingredients used during the peel.


Who is a chemical peel suitable for?

A peel is suitable for everyone! Is is especially great for pigmentation, lightening/brightening of the skin, acne, congestion, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles.


What is the difference between a medical peel/chemical peel?

During a superficial chemical peel, a solution is applied to skin for a set amount of time. The purpose of the solution is to cause trauma to the skin resulting in skin shedding and skin rejuvination. Very little – no downtime.

During a medical peel a solution is also applied. This solution works at a much deeper lever in the skin and causes a second degree burn on the skin to cause shedding of the skin. In a medical peel you may feel it a lot more as it is workinf much deeper and sometimes pain relief is given.



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