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Target specific concerns eg pigmentation, acne, sun damage
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Chemical peels (Peeling) is the application of a chemical – typically an acid – to aid removing the most superficial layers of skin, the epidermis.
As the epidermis renews itself, it does so in a more orderly fashion:
- Creating a more effective barrier (a primary function of the skin)
- leaving the skin feeling smoother and looking brighter
- assisting in removing pigmentation
- permitting deeper stimulation to aid in the production of new collagen and elastin; the proteins responsible for skin quality and elasticity.
We combine peels with topical skincare products to optimise effectiveness and maintain safety.
The adage of Cleopatra bathing in ass’s milk makes for a good reference point. Milk contains lactic acid which would work very superficially to leave her skin feeling smoother.
These peels work strictly within the epidermis and often within its most superficial layers, depending upon the concentration. Known as the alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s) they are derived from fruits e.g. citric acid, sugar – glycolic acid and others such as lactic or mandelic acid.
Usually a course is required for optimal results but they have the advantage of little or no downtime. We use the Neostrata® system for proven safety and effectiveness.
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) can achieve greater results more quickly, by reaching the full thickness of the epidermis and into the uppermost level of the dermis. It comes in several concentrations, the lightest of which is our most popular peel.
We use the Skintech® system of TCA peels.
These peels come into their own for the treatment of wrinkles, by reaching deeper into the dermis. Phenol, with options at various concentrations, can deliver significant results, quickly. It does however require the commitment of several weeks’ downtime.
Please call 01684 566789 to arrange a consultation for further information on chemical peels.
£80 to £200 (packages available for courses)
From 30 minutes to several days for AHA and TCA peels.
10 to 15 minutes for AHA and TCA peels.
Can be many years, depending upon continued skin protection and care.
Mr Andrew Rankin
Andrew not only has the knowledge and experience to achieve the result you’re looking for, he takes the time and care to listen and to understand. For continuity of care, you will always be seen by Andrew so that you can be confident of the same high standards consistently.
Andrew is at the forefront of the industry in terms of standard setting for education, for clinical practice and ultimately for patient safety in cosmetic medicine.
Our clients most common questions
Do chemical peels hurt?
They’re more irritating than painful. The discomfort is short lived – 10 to 15 seconds with TCA – and stops almost immediately with the application of cream at the end of the treatment.
Which peel should I have?
I would need to see you for certain indications, however, all things being equal, the decision can involve weighing up how quickly you want to see results versus how much down time you can accept.
How much skin will I lose?
With AHA peels there is often nothing noticeable. With TCA peels you can expect approximately 2 days of noticeably peeling skin. The amount varies but please be prepared to stay indoors for a day or two.
What will I look like immediately after the peel?
A little red initially, settling to a mild pink glow within minutes, lasting for half an hour or so. Any peeling usually starts after 48 hours. For this reason TCA peels are often performed on a Wednesday or Thursday.
Will a superficial or TCA peel get rid of lines?
In short, no. They do stimulate collagen production which, over the longer term, is beneficial as part of a skin health regime.
Can you treat areas other than the face?
Yes, we can treat anywhere on the body. The most common areas are those exposed to the sun – neck, décolletage and hands. However, peels on the extremities and on the back for acne are not unusual.
What sort of pigmentation can you treat?
Melasma, that diffuse pigmentation that often occurs after pregnancy, responds well to both AHA and TCA peels, when used in combination with creams that inhibit melanin production. Age spots, the sort that typically occur on the back of the hands, respond best to local treatment with deeper TCA peels.
How many chemical peels will I need?
This depends on various factors, and can be discussed at consultation. Sometimes a single peel is all that’s required, in other instances a course of 4 may be appropriate.
Whether it's a wedding, holiday or a big social event in the diary, at Regenix we understand how important it is to feel at your best. We would love to speak to you about an individualised treatment plan to help you prepare for that special occasion.
Call Angela on 01684 566 789 or send her a message, just click here to open our contact form and let her know what you have planned.
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