Frequently asked questions
What is a chemical peel and how does it work?
Chemical peels are non-invasive (meaning no injections are used). They are treatments which are designed to enhance the quality of your skin.
A clinically approved chemical solution is applied to the skin area to be treated and it works by exfoliating the surface layer of the skin which then stimulates the production of cells underneath.
What is the treatment process like?
After cleansing and gently exfoliating the skin, the tailored peel solution will be applied to the area to be treated and this will be left to work for a few minutes. The peel is then neutralised and suitable skin care and sun screen SPF are applied to the skin. A cooling lymphatic ice globe facial massage completes the treatment.
A soothing, toning algae mask can also be applied to the skin at client's request for a small additional fee.
Dermaplaning can be added to remove the top layer of dead skin cells and vellus hairs prior to the peel application. This is recommended for to enhance results. Dermaplaning cannot be added for client's with active acne.
Does it hurt?
At most a mild, tingling sensation or warming of the skin may be felt.
What will I look like after the treatment?
Immediately after the treatment your skin may appear to be slightly more red than usual, however this will soon reduce. No down-time is required and you can resume your normal daily activities.
How many treatments will I need?
For best results, we recommend a course of 4 – 6 treatments, spaced out at 1 to 4 weekly intervals.
Every client's skin is different and unique, and a bespoke treatment plan will be made with you during your consultation.
What shall I do after the treatment?
After receiving a chemical peel it is important to avoid intense sunlight and high temperatures for 7-10 days. We recommend using a high factor sunscreen for this period as your skin will be quite sensitive after the peel.
Full aftercare will be provided.