About Skin Peels
We all know that skin peels can be great to treat a range of conditions including acne, sun damage, pigmentation, fine line and wrinkles, scarring as well as refreshing thick, tired and dull looking skin.
However the world of skin peels can be a confusing one. There are exfoliators, resurfacers and peels, all work to different strengths and perform differing tasks, which can mean it's hard to know which one to choose.
Exfoliators are the gentlest way to refresh the skin. Working on the top layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum, it removes the dead skin cells revealing the new, healthy skin below. Exfoliators are topical and have no down-time.
Resurfacers, sometimes referred to as mild peels, are superficial treatments, meaning that they work on the very top layers of the epidermis and use enzymes and acids to refine and exfoliate. Resurfacers generally have little-to-no downtime following treatment.
Skin peels treat the top layers but also penetrate the mid to lower levers of the epidermis, delivering stronger, extended results. Because chemical peels are so active and deeply penetrating, downtime of up to 10 days can be expected.
We offer a range of skin exfoliators, resurfacers and peels, as well as an extensive range of homecare options to ensure you get the best, long-lasting results. To learn more meet with a member of our expert team at your local clinic.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Skin Peels - Are they right for me?
Skin peels are ideal for anyone who wants to reduce any sun damage, fine lines, shallow acne scars, dry or rough skin, dull skin tone, uneven pigmentation, acne or enlarged pores and achieve better appearance of their skin. Prior to your treatment you will have a free consultation where all your questions are answered and you are assessed for your suitability to proceed.
What happens when I have my treatment?
After having a consultation with a nurse counsellor to assess your suitability for a Skin Peel, you will undertake a complimentary Computerised Photo Imaging Skin Analysis test prior to your treatment. Your skin will be cleansed prior to the prepping solution being applied. The Peel strength suitable for your skin type will then be applied evenly with a brush, whilst it dries and your skin is kept cool. A layer of wet gauze is placed over the skin which activates then Peel. Moisturiser and SPF are then applied to your skin following the treatment. We recommend any of our moisturisers and Enhanced Performance SPF 25 from The Harley Medical Skincare range. After your treatment, your skin will be clearer, smoother and radiant. You can go back to work and carry on with your usual daily routine, as there is no redness or flaking to your skin. It is important to wear sun protection cream at all times.
How long does a Skin Peel treatment take?
The average time for a treatment is 30minutes if done alone, or 45minutes if performed with Microdermabrasion.
How often do I need to have treatment for Skin Peels?
We recommend that you book the course of six peels every two weeks and maintain with top-up treatments every 4-6 weeks to keep skin looking clearer, smoother and brighter. When you have completed your course, you will have another Computerised Photo Imaging Skin Analysis test to see the subsequent results.
Are The Harley Medical Groups clinics registered?
All of The Harley Medical Group's Cosmetic Surgery and Non Surgical Solutions clinics in the UK are registered with the Care Quality Commission.
The Harley Medical Group has always been at the forefront of promoting initiatives for legislation of good working practice and patient safety within the cosmetic surgery industry. We are heavily involved with the continual improvement and regulation of the cosmetic surgery industry.
We are pleased to be able to announce that The Harley Medical Group has successfully completed the registration and certification process for the Independent Healthcare Advisory Service Register of Injectable Cosmetic and can be found on the website: www.treatmentsyoucantrust.co.uk
Please explain what happens in a consultation?
It's essential you attend one of our Registered Clinics and are consulted prior to your treatment by a nurse counsellor so a tailor made treatment programme can be started. Your nurse counsellor will be able to advise you on the treatment plan which is most suitable for you to achieve your desired results. Your nurse counsellor will run through all of this information in thorough detail with you at your consultation and will assess your suitability for this treatment.
If you have any concerns or further questions relating to Skin Peels, please feel free to contact your nearest clinic, where our friendly Nurse Counsellors are on hand to answer any concerns or queries that you may have.