Facial Treatments

Peels FAQ

Yes they are safe, As long as your skin is suitable, prepared with the correct skincare and aftercare instructions are followed.

Slight sensitivity for the first 3 days and possible dryness or mild flaking from days 4 to 5 (for a salicylic peel). After 1 to 2 weeks the skin will feel smoother and brighter.

Normally 3-5 days depending on the type of peel. Sometimes you may experience flaking for up to 7 days.

Yes, there are several types of peels and the milder AHA or Vitamin A, B or C peels are the most suitable for finer skins.

Yes peels  are very effective in reducing superficial hyperpigmentation, sun damage and uneven skin colour and tone. There are several varieties of pigmentation and some very challenging to eradicate. Your skin therapist will advise you on what sort of results to expect. Sun protection is essential when treating skin discoloration disorders. A sun block will be required during and after the treatment as well as a pigment inhibiting product for ongoing prevention of future hyperpigmentation.

No, Our peels have an ablative effect. The epidermis (upper layers of the skin) is partially or completely removed and the skin will take about 2 weeks to heal.

Clinical Peels initiate an exfoliating response which occurs over several days whereby your epidermis is still intact. You may experience some mild redness but it normally resolves within the hour.  

No. It takes at least 3-6 treatments to see a significant change. Depending on the skin condition it can take up to 12 treatments along with ongoing maintenance treatments.

Yes. The exfoliation assists with removing dead skin cell build up that can be clogging and congesting pores.

It is possible. It is more common for problematic skin types to experience some breakouts after a peel. This is due to the purging of the pores as the skin exfoliates and rejuvenates. Sometimes it has to get worse before it gets better.

Yes. As we age and with sun damage our skin doesn’t exfoliate and renew as efficiently and leads to a build-up that gives the appearance of uneven superficial fine lines and wrinkles. Clinical Peels will speed up the exfoliation process leading to a smoother, more refined looking skin allowing new healthy skin to appear.

Deep wrinkles and lines will be be softened. For superior results it is strongly advised to follow a carefully selected treatment program

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