What is a Skin Peel?
At Face to Face skin clinic we have a wide range of skin peels. There really is something for everyone, from the first timer through to the avid peeling client. Professional results require a professional touch. From a personal skin analysis to clinical-strength peels, Cosmedix skincare peels will help you achieve your healthiest complexion ever.
Most of our peels are progressive NOT aggressive treatments. Often inflammation is the underlying cause of many skin conditions we work to treat. Triggering irritation and inflammation in the skin with overly aggressive peeling treatments and products can worsen reactive, problematic skin conditions rather than correct them. While there is a place for more aggressive peels, this is not necessary for the majority of clients looking for the skin rejuvenating benefits of peels.
Professional treatments and products increase the skins natural skin cell turnover rate while combating the visible changes that come with ageing. As we age the speed of cell turnover slows. Collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, which comprise a large part of the skins extracellular matrix or support structure, also decrease with time leading to dehydration, fine lines and wrinkles.
If the goal is health, hydrated, beautiful, glowing skin a progressive ‘less is more’ approach is usually the best choice.
What are Skin Peels used to treat?
Peels have been clinically proven to significantly reduce the appearance of
- Fine lines and Wrinkles
- Pigmentation, sun spots, freckles
- Enlarged clogged pores
- Flaking and dry skin
Is the treatment painful?
No. Skin may feel prickly or warm during treatment, but once ‘neutralised’ the skin returns to feeling completely normal.
Are there any side effects?
Slight sensitivity for the first 3 days with some peels and possible dryness or mild flaking from days 4 to 5. After 1 to 2 weeks the skin will feel smoother and look brighter.
How long does it take?
A treatment takes 30 to 60 minutes.
Will my skin look dramatically different after 1 peel?
While some clients notice visible improvements after 1 treatment, it usually takes 3-6 treatments to see a dramatic change, like any treatment programme there is no magic wand, it takes consistency to obtain results.
A peel performed every four to six weeks gives excellent results for many clients and can also complement the regular use of other cosmeceutical products.
Will I breakout after a treatment?
You may. Some of the peels contain ingredients to deep clean the pores, which can lead to a temporary breakout.
Will wrinkles actually reduce?
Yes, as stated above our skins cell turnover reduces as we age. Clinical peels will speed up this natural exfoliation process, leading to smoother, more refined and younger looking skin allowing fresh health skin cells to appear.
Do they remove freckles?
Yes. Clinical peels are very effective in reducing pigmentation. There are several different types of pigmentation and Sarah will advise you what results to expect. Sun protection is essential when treating pigmentation! A sunscreen and pigment inhibiting products will be required to prevent future pigment returning.
CosMedix Today Peels
Today peels are suitable for most skin types and require no skin preparation. Using a blend of natural alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) to gently exfoliate the skin and promote skin renewal. Today’s Peels are beneficial for problem skin, oily, pigmented and aging skin. These peels provide an immediate improvement with minimal to no downtime, and will deliver a blend of nourishing and stimulating ingredients that include antioxidants and calming properties.
Blueberry Smoothie Peel $100
This delicious peel is the perfect combination of antioxidants, jojoba beads and blueberry extracts for an invigorating scrub. This is combined with lactic acid to gently exfoliate the upper layers of dead skin cells. Skin is left smooth, glowing and radiant.
This peel is the perfect introductory peel as no shedding of the skin is expected. This peel can be performed once a week to monthly to brighten and decongest.
Pomegranate Peel $100
This peel packs a nutritional punch. It is a concentrated antioxidant and anti-inflammatory peel that works beautifully to soften and exfoliate your skin. Combining L-lactic acid (an alpha hydroxyl acid derived from milk) with some of nature’s most effective free radical fighters, including red wine resveratrol, pomegranate seed oil and astaxanthin–a marine carotenoid 500 times more potent than vitamin E. Your skin is hydrated, clear and glowing.
Suitable for most skin types, even sensitive skin and no skin preparation is required.
These peels ideally require some skin preparation beforehand with cosmeceutical skin care, and some downtime is to be expected for the Timeless peel. Tomorrow peels are designed for skin concerns like scars, loss of tone, fine lines and wrinkles and pigmentation.
Benefit Peel – An antioxidant rich, brightening peel
This peel is designed to nourish and gently stimulate skin cell turnover in the deeper layers of the skin. It contains high levels of vitamin C, vitamin A, fruit enzymes and salicylic acid to deeply clean pores and clarify the skin.
Perfect for acne, pigmentation, sensitive skin.
Timeless Peel – Age-Defying
This age defying peel stimulates significant cell turnover, resulting in smoother, denser, more hydrated skin.
Perfect for fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation including melasma, acne scaring and acne.
VI PEEL – The anti-aging peel
This painless 7 day peel is suitable for all skin types and all ethnicities. It is designed to rejuvenate the skin and help prevent future damage. It doesn’t require any preparation however for some clients 4 weeks preparation on cosmeceutical skincare is recommended. It can involve significant peeling for some people around day 3, 4 and 5. The results are visibly noticeable after 7 days.
Perfect for fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, pigmentation, and improves the tone and clarity of the skin.
Purity Peel – Decongesting and clarifying
Designed to decongest the pores for clearer, healthier-looking skin.
Perfect for superficial scaring, oily skin, enlarged pores, acne.
Essential Peptide Peel – All purpose vitamin A treatment
Enhances cell renewal, improves hydration levels and protects the skin from future damage.
Perfect for sensitive skin, reactive skin, pigmentation and acne.