A skin peel will dramatically transform problem skin conditions.
If you want younger healthier-looking skin, the use of skin peels will dramatically improve both the appearance and health of your complexion. Whether you want to treat a specific area or all over your face; arms, hands and neck, skin peels can be used to:
Skin peels are an accelerated form of exfoliation induced by chemical products. This highly effective method of skin rejuvenation works by removing the top layers of old, dead skin to reveal the fresh, younger, healthy cells underneath.
There are many different types of skin peels available and they vary in strength. These range from superficial ones that will allow you to return to normal daily activities immediately to deeper skin peels that require a few days off work. Sheridan France offers two leading productsfrom her London clinics: Jan Marini and Obagi®. The choice of peel will be made after a full skin consultation, tailored both to your individual needs and skin condition.
glycolic skin peels are available in 40% and 70% strengths, and are recommended as a course of peels with increasing strengths. They are not painful and there is no down time, but skin does need to be prepared for two weeks with glycolic home care products beforehand.
At ou Harley Street clinic we often recommend Obagi® peels. There are two types of peels in the Obagi® range and these differ in strength. The The Obagi Blue Radiance is the lighter of the two and requires no preparation. It is recommended that you have a course of 3 peels, three weeks apart. The benefit of this peel is that it gives a fresh radiance to the skin with no recovery down time, where the patient can put their makeup on and return to normal activity immediately after the peel.
The deeper Standard Obagi® Blue Peel® however uses Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) as the active ingredient mixed with Obagi’s patented Blue Base. This is a stronger one-off peel with a down time of five to seven days. Skin needs to be prepared for at least six weeks prior to treatment. This is an excellent treatment for sun damaged, aging or pigmented skin.
All the skin peels are performed in the clinic. Your skin will first be thoroughly cleansed, and then the practitioner will carefully apply the chemical solution and perform the peel. The whole procedure typically 30-45 minutes. Before you go home you will be given post-procedure instructions.
After the glycolic peel and the blue peel radiance you may experience mild redness and occasional swelling, but very little visible peeling or flaking.
After a stronger Obagi® Standard Blue Peel your skin may be a little red and slightly swollen during the first 24 hours. It will be dry and feel tight but should not be painful. The skin will peel between three to five days later, and must be left to come off at its own pace. Make-up may be applied over the new, pink skin as soon as it has healed.