Medical Peels Treatment

Chemical Peels at SkinSpirit

Chemical Peels offer impressive results when it comes to improving the appearance of acne and scarring. With a wide range of peels available at SkinSpirit, we will select the right treatment programme to suit your skin. Thanks to the powerful ingredients in our facial peels, skin is revived and renewed, achieving a healthier and clearer complexion. With leading medical peel treatments from DermaQuest and IS Clinical our therapists will tailor your treatments to support your goals.   

Often feared due to their name, chemical peels have come a long way in recent years. At SkinSpirit our medical peels can be tailored to your skin type and concerns to achieve the desired results. Your therapist will be able to answer any questions you may have during your consultation before deciding on the best treatment pathway for your skin.

Benefits

  • Specifically designed to treat acne and scarring
  • Safe and effective
  • Improves cellular turnover to reveal a healthier complexion

Treatment Details

Your appointment will begin with a consultation to assess your skin concerns and devise a bespoke treatment programme. Your therapist will explain which medical peel treatment they have selected, giving full details about the treatment and post-treatment care.

The skin is thoroughly cleansed prior to any chemicals being applied. The chemical solution is then gently applied to your face. This solution is left on the skin for several minutes. A neutralisation solution may then be used to neutralise the acids and to stop the chemical reaction. It is common to feel a mild burning sensation while the active ingredients are working. Your practitioner will fan you to help you remain as cool and comfortable as possible. This part of the treatment will only last a few minutes and your therapist will be present the whole time to monitor your skin’s reaction. Everyone’s skin is unique and therefore your reaction to your treatment will be too.

Results driven treatment at SkinSpirit

With all treatments, the results will vary depending on the individual. Medical peels are prescribed specifically to your skin type, concerns and aims. Recovery time can vary depending on the type of facial peel. It is important to follow the post-treatment guidance provided by your therapist to expedite the healing process.

After just one chemical peel treatment, your overall skin tone and texture will appear smoother, fresher and more radiant. There will be a noticeable reduction in breakouts, blemishes, acne, hyperpigmentation, and /or scarring. Results will vary depending on the severity of the skin conditions. Multiple treatments may be required to achieve optimum results and your therapist will devise the most suitable treatment programme for you.

To optimise results, it is essential that your skin is maintained with good quality skincare products as recommended at your initial consultation.

Why choose SkinSpirit?

At SkinSpirit we pride ourselves on offering a unique medispa experience with exceptional attention to detail applied to every aspect of your care.

We combine world-leading skincare and supplement brands, the latest technology and an incredible team to deliver results-driven programmes that are tailored to our clients’ needs. Whatever your aesthetic and wellbeing goals, we’re here to help you achieve them.

Our beautiful clinic provides a place for you to come and relax. Enjoy a pre- or post-treatment drink in our client lounge and browse our retail boutique at your leisure. Our therapists are available to answer your questions and provide expert advice, enabling you to get the most out of every visit to SkinSpirit

In safe hands…

At SkinSpirit, safety comes first. Our therapists and aesthetic Doctors are selected due to their qualifications, experience, reputation and incredible results. Our team all benefit from continuing training and development, furthering their skills and knowledge.

Our clinic is a COVID-safe environment with strict hygiene and safety protocols in place to safeguard our clients and our staff.

You’re in safe hands at SkinSpirit.

What our customers are saying?

What’s the difference between a chemical / medial peel and a resurfacer?

A. Whilst both treatments can benefit a variety of concerns, including acne/problem skin, congested skin, visible signs of ageing, pigmentation issues and more – resurfacers and chemical peels work at different depths.

Resurfacing treatments are a milder version of a chemical peel, only working on the top, superficial layers of the skin. They use enzymes and acids to exfoliate the skin, leaving your skin looking and feeling soft, smooth and more refined. Resurfacing treatments usually require very little or no post-treatment downtime, enabling you to show off your improved complexion within a matter of days.

Chemical peels, however, delve deeper into the epidermis, accessing the mid to lower layers of the skin. Peels are ‘stronger’ than resurfacing treatments and can, therefore, result in up to 10 days post-treatment downtime while the skin ‘peels’ and heals. Often people try a resurfacing treatment before moving on to chemical peels.

Treatment time can vary depending on the specific skin peel used and the condition of the skin being treated. Usually a medical peel treatment lasts between 30 and 40 minutes. 

Everyone’s skin type and condition is unique and therefore the number of treatments required to reach your desired results could vary. For acne / problem / scarred skin, the number of treatments may vary, spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart. Up to 6 treatments can be performed within the year, taking a break after the third treatment.

Contraindications
Your therapist will discuss the contraindications that could affect your suitability for a chemical peel treatment at SkinSpirit. Contraindications may include:

  • Aspirin Allergy
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Pregnancy or Lactating clients
  • Kidney Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • History of Radiation treatments to the treated area(s)
  • Keloid Scarring
  • Roaccutane, Accutane within the past year (no advanced treatments)
  • Hypopigmentation 
  • Infections / Disease
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Ingredient Allergy (Identified with patch test)
  • High blood pressure medications and diabetic medications can cause photosensitivity 
  • The unusual tendency to scar
  • Unusual hyperpigmentation disorders
  • HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis (Refer to MD)
  • Open or suspicious lesions
  • Eczema, Psoriasis or extremely irritated skin
  • Obsessive picker
  • Current use of antibiotics (Antibiotics may cause photosensitivity)

Additional medical advice from your GP or specialist may be required before a treatment can be conducted.

If due to health reasons you are not able to have a Chemical Peel at SkinSpirit, we will be able to suggest alternative treatments to help you achieve your desired results.

Chemical Peels delve deep into the epidermis, accessing the mid to lower layers of the skin. Peels are ‘stronger’ than resurfacing treatments and can, therefore, result in up to 10 days post-treatment downtime while the skin ‘peels’ and heals. Often people try a resurfacing treatment before moving on to Chemical Peels.

Your Medical Peel may include combinations of the following ingredients:

Glycolic Acids, Salicylic Acids, Mandelic Acid, Phytic Acid, Madonna Lily Plant Stem Cell (Lilium Candidum Leaf Cell Extract) THIS SUMS UP THE MAIN INGREDIENTS.

 

Pre & Post Treatment Care

Chemical Peel treatments may require up to 10 days post-treatment downtime and home care. Skin will look worse before it looks better.

To support, enhance and protect your skin prior to and during your treatments, it is important to follow the instructions provided by your therapist as this routine is designed to achieve the best results. 

For 2 weeks prior to your treatment, please avoid the following:

o   Sun exposure or the use of sunbeds

o   Waxing on the treatment area

o   Other active treatments on the same area such as Laser/IPL, Peels, Fillers, Injectables

For 1 week prior to your treatment please avoid the following:

o   The use of Retinol or Vitamin A on the treatment area

Immediately after a Chemical Peel treatment your skin may feel warm, red and tight. Chemical Peels induce a significant peeling of the skin usually on days 2-7 after treatment, which usually resolves itself by days 8-10. 

Following each peel treatment, aftercare products are applied to promote healing. Aftercare  advice will be provided along with recommended home care products to ensure the best possible results are obtained and skin heals as quickly and effectively as possible.