Chemical Peel

Prices from £50

About Chemical peels

Chemical peels remove the very top layer of skin and have been used effectively and safely for more than 40 years. The choice of chemical used depends on the intended result.

We will assess your needs, your skin type and provide you with a treatment plan to achieve the desired result. It is important to note that chemical peels are not intended to be a one stop solution but rather a staged process achieving natural results over time while reducing downtime and the risk of burns and scarring.

At Rookery Aesthetic, we offer NeoStrata superficial peeling system treating;

  • fine lines and wrinkles,
  • certain types of acne,
  • medium dynamic wrinkles,
  • age and sun damaged skin
  • some darker pigmentation due to age or hormones

A series of 4 – 6 peels is recommended at monthly intervals as this is the time it takes for new skin cell production and regeneration. After the initial series of peels, maintenance peels can be scheduled 3 – 4 times a year as desired.  Following a series of peels the benefits we expect to see are;

  • Plump and firming effect improving appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skins increased ability to hold moisture
  • Evening of skintone
  • Diminished appearance in size of pores
  • Increased skin smoothness
  • Enhanced natural skin glow
  • Reduced blemishes to acne prone skin

We don’t offer the strongest peels that cause blistering and dramatic peeling as these should be reserved for extreme conditions and used with great caution under the supervision of a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.  Similar results can be achieved with the above methods over time.

Chemical Peel

Risks and side effects of superficial peeling system

These can include

  • Redness
  • Scarring
  • Infection, including re-activation of cold sores (Herpes Simplex infection)
  • Differences in pigmentation of the treated areas
  • Healing time (requiring the use of suncream for up to 2 weeks)

Chemical peels aren’t suited to everyone and we generally wouldn’t recommend them for those individuals that;

  • Have taken the acne medication isotretinoin in the past six months
  • Have a very dark skin
  • Have red hair and a pale, freckled complexion
  • Have a history of ridged areas caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue (keloids)
  • Have a history of connective tissue disease (scleroderma, CREST)
  • Have pemphigus or pemphigoid bullous disease
  • Have abnormal skin pigmentation
  • Have facial warts
  • Have a history of frequent or severe outbreaks of cold sores

Aftercare

The skin may be red, dry and sensitive following chemical peel but this will usually resolve in 1 – 4 days.  An aftercare kit will be given to you to use at home but full size products can be ordered upon request.

  • Immediately after the peel your face will be cleansed and moisturized and a broad spectrum SPF will be applied.
  • Once home, avoid products with glycolic acid or exfoliating treatments immediately after peel as these will be irritating to the skin
  • If the skin is red or uncomfortable use a bland, unfragranced moisturizer such as E45.
  • Avoid heat such as saunas and steam rooms for 24 hours
  • Do not use sunbeds for 2 weeks
  • Use a broad spectrum sun screen when outside
  • Avoid face masks and tight head bands
  • Avoid picking, peeling, scraping or scratching the skin.

NeoStrata chemical peel treatment

Please get in touch to arrange a consultantion or appointment. This allows us to assess your suitability for the peels and provide any possible pre-treatment advice as necessary.

 

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