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CHEMICAL PEELS

CHEMICAL PEELS

The modern day peel is very much a lunchtime treatment. The peels used at Privée are superficial in depth, causing very little downtime which means the patient can resume their normal activities straight after treatment. Because they are superficial it also means that they are much safer to use.

CHEMICAL PEELS

The modern day peel is very much a lunchtime treatment. The peels used at Privée are superficial in depth, causing very little downtime which means the patient can resume their normal activities straight after treatment. Because they are superficial it also means that they are much safer to use.

There are many different types of peels available. The most common are Alphahydroxyacid peels (AHA) or betahydroxyacid peels (BHA). AHA peels are naturally organic acids and consist of lactic acid, glycolic acid, malic acid, tartaric acid and citric acid. The most commonly used from this group are the lactic and glycolic acid peels. They differ in that lactic acid is derived from sour milk and glycolic acid is derived from the sugar cane.

Salicylic acid is a common type of BHA peel. Typically a BHA peel penetrates slightly deeper than an AHA peel and works to control oil therefore is more effective on acne prone skin. BHA peels may also be more effective in treating pigmentation. They should not however be used in people with an allergy to aspirin.

WHAT CAN THESE PEELS DO?

  • Diminish Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce dull skin by sloughing off the superficial layer of dead skin
  • Reduce pigmentation and even out the complexion
  • Aid in the control of pimples and acne
  • Smooth rough skin
  • Improve the texture of sun-damaged skin
  • Decrease the appearance of pores

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?

  • Mild stinging sensation
  • Redness
  • Mild skin irritation
  • Dryness or flaking for the first few days
  • Blistering of darkening of pigmentation (rare)
  • Skin photosensitivity

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

Your skin will be examined and a history of your skin issues including your skin type will be taken into consideration. Based on this information the correct peel for your skin will be chosen.

Your skin will first be cleansed and degreased. The peel will then be applied. Occasionally two layers will be used. After the treatment, sunblock and a light mineral makeup may be applied if the patient prefers.

BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT

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02 8041 5725 between 9AM – 6PM, Mon – Sat.

Bookings by appointment only.

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