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Are Chemical Peels worth it?

Are Chemical Peels worth it?

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If you are looking for a relaxing treatment then this is not the facial for you!!!  This is a results based treatment – Customer testimonials over the years have been fantastic and we have a huge base of customers who return for this treatment on a regular basis.

If you have any of the following conditions you might be a good candidate for Chemical Peel.

  • Pigmentation, such as sun spots or blotchy skin, often a result of sun damage.
  • Scaring such as acne scars or chicken pox scars.
  • Fine lines or wrinkles.

Like other resurfacing treatments, a chemical peel is effective in treating wrinkles, blotchiness or age spots, and scars from acne or other causes. It can be used on the entire face or specific areas. Certain other characteristics of your skin, such as its thickness and texture, may influence whether you are a good candidate for chemical peel.

What is involved in the treatment?

A chemical peel is a skin resurfacing technique in which a chemical solution is applied to the face to remove the outer surface layers of skin, allowing new, healthier skin to emerge. Chemical peels come in a range of strengths, from a deeper Phenol Peel to more superficial peels, such as a Glycolic Acid peel.At Beauty Haven we use mesoestetic peels, the range includes glycol, lactic, salicylic and mandelic acids to the use of premixed combined peels.

The peel involves the application of a solution to the entire face or to specific areas to peel away the skin’s top layers. Several light to medium-depth peels can often achieve similar results to one deeper peel treatment, with less risk and shorter recovery time.

Peel solutions may contain alpha hydroxy acids, tricholoracetic acid (TCA) or phenol, and peel “depth” or the number of skin layers removed, is determined by both solution ingredients and concentration.

Generally, the most superficial peels are those using alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) such as glycolic acid. Often just a single treatment with an AHA peel will give your skin a fresher, healthier appearance and a radiant glow. Repeated treatments can help to further improve the texture of your skin. AHA peels can reduce the effects of aging and sun damage including fine wrinkling and brown spots. Your surgeon will recommend a maintenance program using AHA products that you can apply at home on a regular basis.

No anesthesia or sedation is needed, and you will only feel a tingling or mild stinging sensation when the solution is applied to your face. Immediately after the procedure, you generally will be able to wear makeup. approximately 3-5 days post peel the skin can feel dry and tight and may become a bit flaky, the key is to keep nourishing the skin and ensure you are wearing an SPF 50 on a daily basis as the treatment can cause photosensitivity.

Flawless skin doesn’t have to be for the rich and famous. The treatment costs £65 for a single session however for optimum results we recommend a course of 6. (Pay for 5 and get one free)  The results of this treatment can include:

  • Rejuvenated and brighter skin
  • Revival of dull skin
  • Removal of dead skin cells
  • Even skin texture and tone
  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smoother, softer skin
  • Eliminated pigmentation and reduced effects of sun damage
  • Reduction of inflammation and breakouts caused by acne
  • Hydrated and nourished skin
  • Stimulated collagen production for plump and youthful looking skin

If in doubt our experienced therapists are on hand to discuss the right treatment plan for you and advise on which acid would best suit your skin concerns.

In most cases we use the following acids for specific skin conditions:

Best for Hydration

Lactic Acid is particularly suited to flaky skins and/or those displaying early signs of wrinkles and skin raging. This acid will brighten and add luminosity to the skin.

Best for problematic skin

Salicylic acid Available in concentrations of 10%, 20% and 30% it is particularly recommended in the care of skins with impurities or acne problems as salicylic acid is a sebo-regulator, containing antiseptic, bacteriostatic and fungicidal properties.

Best for anti-aging

Glycolic Acid -Intensive care for skin, anti-aging treatment to reduce wrinkles or expression lines as well as nourish and hydrate.

Hopefully we’ve given you an insight into this fantastic treatment, please call for further advice.

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