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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are available at Hull and York clinics

Many skin problems are associated with an excessive build up of dead skin cells, which make the skin thick and dull, usually clogging the pores.

Skin peels can offer a revolutionary way to effectively treat aging skin, acne, reduce sun damage and hyperpigmentation (brown spots). This procedure can also help the skin to appear smoother, healthier, plumper and tighter.

At Skinboost different types of peels are used from a light nourishing peel to the more powerful TCA peel depending upon your skin type.

Single peels are available as a single treatment with great results however, a course is recommended for achieving the optimal results.

Chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck back arms and hands.

You can improve:

  • Acne or acne scars
  • Age and liver spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Irregular skin pigmentation
  • Rough skin and scaly patches
  • Scars
  • Sun-damaged skin

There are many peels available at Skinboost, below is information of some of the most popular effective treatments.

Skinceuticals Gel Peel 

 

The skinceuticals Gel Peel SM is a superficial chemical peel that uses a combination of salicylic and Mandelic acid which work together to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells, while decongesting pores and reducing irritation. Mandelic acid penetrates the skin evenly to help prevent inflammation and irritation that can sometimes occur with chemical peel use. Salicylic acid penetrates the pores to dissolve oily skin coating and remove excess dead skin cells and skin debris. This peel is recommended for skin prone to acne or breakouts, sensitive skin, aging skin, darker ethnic skin, sun damaged skin and excessive pigmentation.

What’s involved?

While you are laying down on a comfortable treatment couch, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and prepared for the peel with a solution.

The thin, gel-like peeling solution will be applied with a brush to your entire face.

The peel will remain on your skin from 2 -5 minutes. You may feel some tingling, temporary stinging and itchiness. After about 1 min, these sensations begin to subside and your technician will provide some fanning to lessen the tingling and make you more comfortable.Your technician will then rinse your face and apply moisturizing products and sunblock.

How long will it take?

About 20 minutes

What will I look like after?

Your skin may be slightly pink, tender or itchy. Over the next few days you may notice some minor flaking but should be fine to go back to your regular routine.

How many treatments will I need?

This varies depending on the amount of skin damage you are attempting to correct. A single treatment provides improvements you can see and feel. A series of 4 – 6 peels (every 1-2 weeks) will achieve a significant skin improvement. Maintenance treatments to keep your skin looking its best should occur at four to six week intervals.

Patients should avoid use of the following products and procedures on the area to be peeled for 5-7 days prior to the peel:

Laser hair removal
Waxing
Depilatory creams
Electrolysis


There are certain products that may increase skin sensitivity and/or cause a stronger reaction to the peel if used up to the day of the peel.

Patients should avoid use of the following products for the 3 days prior to the peel:

Topical retinoids and tretinoin (such as Retin-A®, Renova®, Differin®, Tazorac®, and Refissa®)
Other topical acids or exfoliants that may be drying or irritating to the skin (such as alpha hydroxy acids [AHAs], beta hydroxy acids [BHAs], exfoliating masks, retinols, hydroquinone, and benzoylperoxide acne products)
CAUTION: Patients who have recently had any medical aesthetic facial treatments or procedures (laser treatment, microdermabrasion, etc) should wait to have any acid-based peel until all lingering skin sensitivity has subsided. Avoid using BHA-containing products on infants and children.

You are not suitable for the peel if you have any of the following:

Active cold sores, herpes simplex, or warts in the area to be treated
Wounded, sunburned, or excessively sensitive skin within the application are
Currently pregnant
Dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea within the peel application area
Accutane® use within 12 months prior to the peel application (acne treatment prescriptive)
History of radiation therapy in the application area
Allergies to salicylates/aspirin

Obagi Blue Peel Radiance 

What is a Blue Peel Radiance?

Blue Peel RADIANCE is the new addition to the Obagi medical range It contains a unique blend of acids to provide a gentle but effective peel, resulting in tighter, smoother, brighter-looking skin immediately after just one use. Salicylic acid–based peels are used to improve patient outcomes for a range of skin conditions, including acne scarring, photo damage, and melasma. Blue Peel RADIANCE effectively exfoliates the uppermost damaged skin layers, leaving your skin fresh, renewed, and radiant.

What results can I expect?

Obagi Blue Peel RADIANCE can improve your skin’s look, texture, and feel in a matter of minutes.
Superficial exfoliation, with little to no downtime
Provides instant radiance—tighter, smoother, brighter-looking skin after just 1 use although a series of 4 to 6 peels provides best overall results. It is particularly effective, in the treatment of photo damage, and results in an overall improvement in texture and tone It may also be beneficial in the treatment of darker skin with pigmentary changes.

What does the procedure involve?

Skin is cleaned and prepped for the peel.

The Blue Peel Radiance Prep Solution is then applied to clean, dry skin, and the skin is left to dry completely.

The first layer of Blue Peel Radiance is applied in a systematic pattern of application in order to achieve even results. The patient may experience mild tingling for the duration of the application. This is normal. For a very light peel, only 1 layer of product is applied. For incremental desquamation of the stratum corneum, up to 2 layers are applied. If, after waiting 30-60 seconds, the skin has tolerated the first layer, a second application is applied in the same pattern.

If significant reactions (strong burning or stinging, significant discomfort, erythema) arise and do not subside after 3-5 minutes, a second layer of the peel is not applied The peel remains on the skin for up to 10-12 minutes after application of the first layer. The peel is then removed by applying Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser with a sponge or gauze and then rinsing with water.

A sunscreen is then applied

How do I prepare my skin prior to the peel?

Patients should avoid use of the following products and procedures on the area to be peeled for 5-7 days prior to the peel:

Laser hair removal
Waxing
Depilatory creams
Electrolysis
There are certain products that may increase skin sensitivity and/or cause a stronger reaction to the peel if used up to the day of the peel. Patients should avoid use of the following products for the 3 days prior to the peel:

Topical retinoids and tretinoin (such as Retin-A®, Renova®, Differin®, Tazorac®, and Refissa®)
Other topical acids or exfoliants that may be drying or irritating to the skin (such as alpha hydroxy acids [AHAs], beta hydroxy acids [BHAs], exfoliating masks, retinols, hydroquinone, and benzoylperoxide acne products)
CAUTION: Patients who have recently had any medical aesthetic facial treatments or procedures (laser treatment, microdermabrasion, etc) should wait to have any acid-based peel until all lingering skin sensitivity has subsided. Avoid using BHA-containing products on infants and children.

How do I care for my skin post peel?

While Blue Peel RADIANCE is formulated to be gentle, you may experience mild peeling and redness on your journey to revealing fresh, glowing skin. In fact, you should see noticeable results after just 1 treatment. Follow these important steps to help keep your skin protected and healthy while your peel takes effect:

Use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 at all times for at least a week. Ideal options include: Nu-Derm® Sun Shield SPF 50, Nu-Derm Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35, Nu-Derm Physical UV Block SPF 32, or Rosaclear® Skin Balancing Sun Protection SPF 30. It is recommended that you continue to use these products to help protect your skin and maintain the benefits of the peel even after the initial week.

Avoid direct sun exposure. Too much sun exposure may cause improper healing and in some cases may reverse the benefits of the peel.

Treat the skin gently—DO NOT exfoliate—though you may experience mildly dry, red, or flaking skin for several days or more after your peel. Do not pick at peeling skin. The dead skin will naturally slough off.

Avoid alpha- and beta-hydroxy acid products, retinoids, retinols, and facial products containing fragrance for a few days after the peel. Instead, use Obagi Therapeutic Moisturizer or Hydrating Complexion Corrector.

Please consult with your physician prior to returning to your normal skin care regimen (usually 5-7 days after application of Blue Peel RADIANCE).
 

You are not suitable for the peel if you have any of the following:

Active cold sores, herpes simplex, or warts in the area to be treated
Wounded, sunburned, or excessively sensitive skin within the application are
Currently pregnant
Dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea within the peel application area
Accutane® use within 12 months prior to the peel application
History of radiation therapy in the application area
Allergies to salicylates/aspirin

The Perfect Peel

5-ACID BLENDED PEEL WITH GLUTATHIONE, VITAMINS AND MINERALS
 

The Perfect Peel is a revolutionary peel that will transform your skin into looking younger, healthier and clearer in just one week. The Perfect Peel can be used on all skin types and requires no pre-peel skin preparation. The process takes less than 15 minutes and is virtually pain free.

WITH GLUTATHIONE

The Perfect Peel founds itself on a key anti-aging ingredient never before used in a peel: Glutathione. Glutathione is the ultimate antioxidant, penetrating deep into the cellular level of the skin to fight oxidant damage and is the anti-aging answer to premature wrinkling. Our bodies naturally produce glutathione but as we age, our levels deplete due to sun exposure, air pollutants, environmental stress and the aging process itself. Glutathione is also proven to reverse melanin’s metabolism, lightening dark pigmentations.

The Perfect Peel blends glutathione, kojic acid, TCA, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, and a blend of minerals and vitamins, including vitamin C. Kojic acid is a powerful lightening agent and proven to increase collagen and elastin production, resulting in skin that is brighter and tighter. TCA, phenol and retinoic acid reduce wrinkles and correct pigment problems, while salicylic acid exfoliates the skin and reduces inflammation. Alone the ingredients are powerful, but in combination they produce results that are astonishing.

To follow The Perfect Peel, you are given an individual home treatment pack. This pack contains retinol wipes and a vitamin C moisturiser to assist the peeling process and enhance your results

key benefits

Improve the overall tone and texture of your skin
Lighten and brighten your skin
Remove or reduce sun damage and age spots
Reduce pore size and soften fine lines and wrinkles
Reduce or eliminate Hyperpigmentation and acne scars
Improve acne skin conditions and Melasma
Stimulate the production of collagen resulting in firmer skin
Slow down the aging process and prevent wrinkles

Treatments available at Hull and York clinics