A full consultation will be given on whether a Peel is suitable for you personally. Cold sores, pregnancy, use of hormones, recent facial surgery or recent use of Retin A or Accutane can prohibit treatment.
What is the process of a peel?
Firstly, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and sanitized and then an exfoliating prep will be applied to make doubly sure your skin is prepared for your Peel. Next a Woods-lamp (an ultra violet light) will be place over the treatment area to check it is completely free of residual oils and ready for the application of the product. The product is then applied onto your skin evenly and quickly. Duration and sensation of the treatment depend on the type of peel chosen. Some Peels deliver a mild tingling sensation whilst others are more intense. Your Therapist will explain the likely sensation of the peel being applied to you. Timing is essential and different peels require different amounts of time to penetrate and work on your skin. Generally, the product is left for around 3-5 minutes. Afterward, a calming product will be applied to the area, any relevant serums applied before finishing with a sunblock.
Will my skin peel off?
All Peels are different as are most results. Some Peels are designed to slowly slough off your skin over a period of time (maybe up to 5-7 days), others you will not visibly see any skin slough off at all. However, unlike the name suggests, they are not as aggressive or invasive as most people tend to imagine.
What type of skin is peel for?
There are different strengths and types of peels for different skin conditions. You will be given a complementary consultation on your first visit where your specific skin type and concerns will be analysed before discussing the most appropriate course of action.
What if my skin is oily?
Peels are perfect to help oily and acne prone skins. The Peel will ultimately cleanse and rid follicles of accumulated impurities and oils that form acne and at the same time minimize pore size. Peels are also an effective way to help with ongoing problems. The deeper the peel the better the results of dramatically reducing the visible signs of enlarged pores and acne. Your skin will become more balanced and it will help to control the oil and hydration content of your skin, which will ultimately help to control your breakouts and oil issues.
How many treatments will I need?
At the time of your consultation, the appropriate number of treatments required will be discussed. You can get a lovely result with one peel if your skin is in moderate-good condition. Usually we recommend a course of 6 to get optimal results. Your skin needs to be allowed a chance to build and strengthen its barrier so we introduce your skin to a mild peel and with each consecutive treatment we introduce a stronger peel so we can get the best results. Your 6th peel is complimentary when paying for a course up front.
What kind of results can I expect?
Results can be seen and felt immediately but the best results should be in about 5-7 days. We do recommend a course of Peels (spaced 2-4 weeks apart) for the best results which will be discussed at your consultation.
Do I need aftercare?
It is always recommended to maximise your results by using effective prescription skincare. Sun exposure should be avoided for 10 days, extreme exercise should be avoided for 24hrs and waxing of the Peeled area should be avoided for 14 days.
Can peels help with scarring?
Yes. Scarring can be helped with a deeper medical grade peel. Your skin will become more smooth and even with a healthier texture.
Can peels help with pigmentation and sunspots?
Yes. Pigmentation, brown sunspots, melasma, and the general texture of your skin can be greatly improved. Your peel will lift away the accumulated layers of skin discolouration and pigmentation and leave your skin lighter and brighter with more evenness and clarity. Deeper peels generally return better outcomes and this is why we usually recommend a course of 4-6 peels for pigment related concerns.
Can peels help with anti ageing, fine lines & wrinkles?
Yes. Anti-ageing, fine lines and wrinkles and the general texture of your skin can be greatly improved. Dis-engaging layers of dead cells leave you with a newer, fresher smoother surface with renewed clarity and radiance. Your skin will feel and look tighter, be visibly more hydrated and youthful. Deeper peels usually yield better anti-ageing outcomes.
Can peels be used on sensitive or rosacea?
Yes. We have specialised milder peels designed to calm skin and reduce irritation. These highly specialised products deliver incredible results for sensitive skin. Medical Grade, post-peel skincare is excellent to maximise the results in these clients.
What parts of the body can have a peel?
The most popular body areas to be treated are those most frequently exposed, face, neck, décolleté (chest), and hands, however, arms, back and legs can also be treated.
Can I just get one peel for a special occasion?
Yes. Any skin in any condition would benefit from even just one peel, your skin will feel smother, tighter, and look clearer and brighter.
Do I need to prepare for a peel?
Within two weeks of a Peel you need to discontinue waxing of the area, electrolysis or laser of the area and minimise sun exposure. We also advise you to avoid having your hair coloured the week of your Peel if possible.
Is there any down time?
The treatment generally takes around 30 minutes. Mostly there is no downtime and you can immediately return to normal daily activities – though there may be a slight redness to the treatment area. More intensive Peels may leave the skin with obvious redness and Clients undertaking these Peels advised to organise a time where you could avoid normal daily activities and return home. Most redness and any swelling will recede within 24 hours. Some of the deeper, stronger peels may produce peeling which can last for up to 5-7 days but is usually minimal and should not interfere with your day to day activities.
Are there any side effects?
Some people do feel a slight discomfort with application of the Peel, but this is only for a short period of time and we take measures to reduce discomfort during treatment. Some people also may experience slight swelling but this should also recede with in a short period of time.