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Advanced Resurfacers

Advanced Resurfacers at SkinSpirit

Advanced Resurfacing treatments can be a great way to tackle acne, breakouts, spots, pimples, congestion, problem skin and scarring. People often opt to try an Advanced Resurfacing treatment ahead of a full chemical peel. At SkinSpirit we offer a range of Advanced Resurfacers from DermaQuest and IS Clinical to treat the causes and appearance of acne and scarring. Your therapist will select the most suitable resurfacing treatment to help you achieve your desired results. Advanced Resurfacers are an ideal and incredibly effective way to treat acne prone and problem skin, and our DermaQuest and IS Clinical treatments deliver impressive improvements in skin health and appearance. The intense exfoliation leaves skin feeling instantly renewed and revived. Benefits continue after the treatment with further improvements to skin tone and texture.



  • A great introductory treatment to facial peels
  • Incredibly effective at improving the signs of acne and scarring
  • No post-treatment downtime

Treatment Details

Advanced resurfacing treatments work on the outer superficial layers of the skin, using acids and enzymes to exfoliate the dead and damaged skin cells that often cause problems. Pores are unclogged, inflammation is calmed, and excess oil production is regulated. An advanced resurfacing treatment reveals a healthier and brighter complexion immediately after your treatment. Results may continue to improve over the days following your treatment due to the stimulation of new healthy cells beneath the skin’s surface.  

Suitable for sensitive skin types too, although post-treatment downtime may be increased, advanced resurfacers can be an ideal steppingstone to more intense chemical peel treatments that exfoliate the mid and lower layers of the epidermis for superior results. Often more than one treatment is required but your therapist will discuss the most effective treatment plan for your skin during your consultation. 

Acne and acne scarring can be a frustrating and upsetting skin concern to tackle, but at SkinSpirit our expertise, exceptional treatments and specialist home care products will help you solve the problem of problem skin. 

Results driven treatments at SkinSpirit

As a results-driven clinic, we only offer proven treatments using the most effective products. We have selected DermaQuest and IS Clinical resurfacers at SkinSpirit due to their scientific research, superior ingredients and impressive results. These brands enable us to select the most suitable resurfacing treatments for your skin, tailoring every appointment to achieve optimum outcomes. 

As specialists in treating problem skin, acne and scarring our therapists will create a bespoke treatment programme to improve the appearance and health of your skin. Additional treatments such as LED Phototherapy may be recommended to provide further improvements. 

As an independent clinic we can prescribe the most suitable home care products, choosing what’s best for your lifestyle, budget, concerns and skin type. Our holistic approach to skincare delivers the very best results in the best timeframe.

What our customers are saying?

Q. What’s the difference between a chemical / medical peel and an advanced 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. Downtime may be increased for more sensitive skin types.

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 resurfacing treatment used and the condition of the skin being treated. Usually an advanced resurfacing 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, number of treatments may vary, spaced 2 - 3 weeks apart followed by regular maintenance treatments.



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

  • Aspirin Allergy
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Pregnancy or Lactating clients
  • Kidney Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • History of Radiation treatments
  • High blood pressure medications and diabetic medications can cause photosensitivity
  • Keloid Scarring
  • Roaccutane, Accutane within the past year (Absolutely no advanced treatments)
  • Hypopigmentation 
  • Infections / Disease
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Ingredient Allergy (Identified with patch test)
  • History of Radiation to the treated area(s)
  • High blood pressure medications and diabetic conditions cause photo
  • 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 resurfacing treatment at SkinSpirit, we will be able to suggest alternative treatments to help you achieve your desired results.

Advanced Resurfacers use cleverly formulated acids and enzymes to exfoliate the outer layers of the skin. These treatments are non-invasive, safe and effective. 

Your resurfacer may include combinations of the following ingredients:

Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acids, Mandelic Acid, Phytic Acid, Madonna Lily Plant Stem Cell (Lilium Candidum Leaf Cell Extract)


Pre & Post Treatment Care

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 improve your skin to its fullest potential. 


o   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


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

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

Courses 1 3 5 8
Lactic Acid £75  £203 £300 £450
Mangobrite Resurfacer £75  £203 £300 £450
20% Salicylic Acid Resurfacer £75  £203 £300 £450
30% Glycolic Acid Resurfacer £75  £203 £300 £450
40% Glycolic Acid Resurfacer £75  £203 £300 £450
Peptide Resurfacer £75  £203 £300 £450
Power Pumpkin £75  £203 £300 £450
Primary Pumpkin £75  £203 £300 £450
Fire & Ice Resurfacing Treatment £95  £257 £380 £570