Skin Peels / Microdermabrasion
What is a Peel?
A clinical treatment that removes the top layer of the skin, leading to visibly improved appearance. Chemical peels produce controlled injury to the skin, which promote growth of new skin and improved appearance. A variety of chemicals can be used as peeling agents and include glycolic, trichloroacetic (TCA), salicylic and resorcinol. The different chemical solutions produce different degrees of injury to the skin.
Peels are often categorised by their depth: superficial, medium and deep. The deeper the peel the more dramatic skin improvement can be achieved. However, there is also an associated higher risk of complications, increased pain and longer healing time.
Chemical peels can treat a wide variety of skin ailments (including acne) and skin complaints: superficial lines & wrinkles, age spots, pigmentation, rosacea, light stretch marks, dull complexion, uneven skin texture and many more.
Skin peels cause an exfoliating action by breaking up the bonds between skin cells which bind the dead skin cells to the surface. The peel solution induces exfoliation of the epidermis. This causes a mild sloughing (peeling) action leaving behind a smoother, softer skin. In addition, AHAs help to clean pores by killing bacteria causing acne, at the same time stimulating the production of collagen and elastin in the epidermis and smoothing out imperfections in darker complexions.
Your skin will be cleansed professionally and a pre-peel will be used. The peel will be applied, then neutralised (if needed). Serums, moisturiser and SPF protection will be applied. You will be given aftercare recommendations to follow. The treatment usually takes 30 minutes.
Superficial chemical peels are likely to cause a tingling sensation in the skin after the peel has been performed but they are unlikely to cause pain. Medium depth peels are likely to make the skin slightly sore but this slight discomfort can be alleviated by a cool fan or compress to the area of skin.
At Garden of Aesthetics we use a range of skin peels depending on the best we deem suitable for the condition we are treating. The Award winning eneerpeel range.
At our clinic you will have a free consultation where a trained aesthetician will firstly ascertain if you are suitable for treatment, and then decide which skin peel would target your skin concerns best. A patch test would then be carried out before carrying out your first treatment, and your skin may have to be primed with certain products beforehand to achieve the best effect of the peel.
Depending on the peel, this can range from none or up to 7 days. Some redness, (like sunburn) and mild to moderate peeling or flaking may also occur. Your therapist will advise you at your consultation.
A course of peels is usually recommended and the number and frequency will vary according to the skin condition being treated. Your Aesthetician will advise you of this at your consultation.
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure that gently removes dead skin cells on the uppermost surface of the skin.
A small stainless steel head which contains miniature diamond grain creates a very light abrasion and, as the head moves across the skin’s surface, a mild vacuum suction disposes of old skin cells. This suction also helps stimulate cellular renewal and collagen production.
Abrasion levels can be adjusted according to individual skin colour and type. The emergence of newer cells results in a more youthful-looking and brighter complexion.
Ideal for treating:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne Scarring
- Enlarged pores and dull skin
- Congested skin
- Stretch marks
Garden of Aesthetics use the highly regarded Duo Diamond Peel/ Cristal Dermabrasion machine which provides a less abrasive yet more effective and superior treatment than other machines.
This is an incredibly popular and effective treatment, best-loved for its immediate and long-lasting results.