Skin peels are best performed after several weeks of preparation particularly for our deeper peels and especially so if you are skin type 4-6. Pre-treatment with skincare products prepares the skin for the peel and stops the peel burning and causing hyper pigmentation. The length of preparation recommended depends on your skin type and concerns.
When you and your skin are ready for a peel the area is cleansed thoroughly with a pre-treatment antiseptic, the peel is applied and after acting it is removed and deactivated. Post procedure a good spf must be worn. We recommend our Alumier SPF’s.
Skin peels do feel itchy and may sting the skin on application. Ideally they are left on the skin for 5 minutes but you must tell your doctor if it feels too strong for you. Pre procedure skincare specifically recommended for your skin type and with the peel in mind should be used for best results.
Treatment is a safe and effective way of refreshing and rejuvenating the skin as well as treating fine lines, texture, tone and wrinkles.
Any area of skin can be suitable for a peel from the face and back to the décolletage and neck. Arms and legs too, especially if there are scars and pigmentation problems.
Pre-treatment is essential in order to prevent the peel burning and causing damage to the skin. In some clients a good medical skin care regimen is better than a peel.
At Skintique Clinic we like to assess your skin thoroughly. Your journey will have started with a Visia consultation and we will use this amazing technology to track your skins progress. Before going ahead with a peel you are likely to be started on a pre peel treatment.
Preparation of your skin is vital to allow desensitisation and ensure your skin peel does not damage your skin.
Most patients can undergo a peel without any side effects. The treated skin is virtually normal in appearance. On rare occasions a patient may experience mild sloughing, weeping or scabbing. Some redness is temporary and normal. Redness may be covered with makeup.
If scabs are picked, scarring may occur or areas of hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation may result.
Side effects are minimal if any. Your skin may sting and look flushed or red.
Deeper peels cause crusting and peeling of the skin. This is normal and part of the peel process.
They are not suitable for irritated skin or if the skin has been laser resurface treatment within the last 6 weeks, if you are suffering from a viral infection or have used Roaccutane in the last 6 months.
Roaccutane thins the skin whilst drying out the oil in the skin and makes it more likely to be damaged.
It is essential to use a good quality SPF sun protection after skin peels.
Do not touch, rub or massage the area or apply makeup for at least 6 hours.
Your skin may sting or burn with some flushing or redness for 2-4 hours after a peel.
You must apply strong SPF (greater than SPF30) sun cream and can use a moisturizer, SPF is essential to avoid post procedure hyperpigmentation.
SPF is ESSENTIAL. We recommend using AlumierMD homecare if you are having AlumierMD peels.
For the next few days it may feel tighter and may feel warm to touch; this may last for 2-4 days.
Epidermolysis (whitening) and peeling may occur and could last up to 3 weeks. Depending on the peel strength and tolerance.
Do not put on normal make up until healed. Mineral make up may be applied.
Your skin specialist will recommend an Alumier MD homecare program for you to follow for best results.
It is advised to avoid sun, tanning and other cosmetic treatments and wait 2-4 weeks before fillers and injectable wrinkle treatments.
Beautiful skin doesn’t happen overnight, and treatments take time to show results. A single chemical peel can provide the immediate effect of bright and radiant skin; however, more significant results in treating textural issues, fine lines, pigmentation and inflamed acne could take up to eight weeks.
A course of skin peels will give you the best results and we have specifically designed course protocols to maximise the results whatever your skin concern.
Using homecare products consistently and as directed to achieve optimal results. Just as you take time to exercise, you need to take time for your “daily skin care workout regime”.