You asked, we're answering; Everything you need to know about Resurfacing peels!
What is a peel?
A peel is a treatment combining liquid solutions that resurface and target different layers of the skin. It stimulates new collagen and gives a smoother, more luminous texture, creating a slightly firmer appearance.
What can a peel treat?
Peels can treat anything from active acne, sun damage and pigmentation issues, to open pores, superficial fine lines, and general brightening.
What peels do you offer?
We offer an extensive range of peels at the clinic that all have different benefits and results.
- Radiance, by Obagi, is a one-off peel for those looking to brighten their skin for that special occasion.
- Definisse, by Relife, is a course that has specific solutions for brightening. This is a classic peel for everyone and anyone.
- SkinBetter, by Neostrata, is a course of peels that are for various conditions and are suitable for men and women.
- Retinol, by Neostrata, is a course that focuses on anti-ageing.
- Obagi Blue Peel is for very damaged skin and deeper lines. This is not a course, but it does require a two-week downtime as it contains Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), which goes into the deeper layers of the skin.
Can anyone have a peel?
Anyone can have a resurfacing peel treatment, however, special care must be taken when treating darker skin types. On occasions, we may recommend some preparation with specific products in order to obtain optimum results. We also only treat those aged 18 and over at A New You.
How many peels will I need, and how long do they last?
A course of peels involves 3-4 treatments over four months. You would usually have a peel every four weeks. Depending on the depth of the peel, they can last up to a year. However, in some cases (such as skin conditions), you can have a course of peels every four months.
What is the aftercare?
It's imperative after receiving the peel to try to avoid the sun and any excessive heat, such as saunas or steam rooms. You should also try to avoid swimming and use sun protection every day for at least two weeks. Sun cream helps the effects of the peel last longer.
When is the best time to have a peel?
You can have a peel all year-round, however, the most recommended time is September to March, as this avoids the heat and sun affecting your skin.
Can I do them at home?
Medical grade peels should never be performed at home. A trained and qualified practitioner should always perform these peels.
What is the cost?
This varies as to which choice of peel is selected for your skin type or condition. The guideline is £75 to £150 per peel.
If a course is recommended, then it is purchased at a reduced package price.
If you have any more questions surrounding peels, check out our website and get in touch for a consultation today.