Peels come in all manner of types, containing many different ingredients at many different strengths and multiple layers of application. The type of peel you have determines the length of downtime you’ll need to recover, if any. The depth of your peel will depend on the PH and the strength of the ingredients, and the number of layers we apply.
These days we achieve the same results as a deep peel with a gentler course that doesn’t involve either excessive peeling or lots of down time.
Some of the most popular peels are:
Glycolic, made from sugar cane, is very common and comes in varying strengths. It’s often used in combination with other peel ingredients.
Salicylic is extremely effective for treating acne.
Mandelic peels are used on darker skin safely, without the risk of hyperpigmentation.
Retinol is a high strength purified form of Vitamin A which can result in a significant improvement when you complete the recommended course.
TCA, Tricichloric Acid, is another common ingredient. Depending on the strength used it can deliver anything from a light to a deep one for severe skin problems.
Cosmetic peels are designed to remove different layers of the skin. The layers removed depend on the skin condition we’re treating, providing a renewed, healthy-looking complexion. These areas can be treated:
Skin peels are suitable for a range of conditions including:
Peels can work on every type of skin but they vary in strength according to the condition being treated. The results can be maintained by following the skin-care programme we recommend.
We offer a comprehensive variety of bespoke peels for individual skin conditions:
This peel contains glycolic acid. A great peel for freshening the skin up, especially for a special occasion, it rarely results in any peeling or flaking but gives a nice glow to the skin on the second day.
You can have this peel as a course of three or just as a one-off. It’s often used just before a deeper peels or programme of peels.
The Alumier Glow Peel combines lactic acid, salicylic acid and resorcinol, creating a multi-purpose resurfacing solution that’s highly effective in minimising the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation like age spots, discolouration and uneven skin tone.
These peels consist of glycolic, citric and mandelic acids. Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and exfoliates the skin, evening the distribution of pigmentation. Citric acids are powerful antioxidants which help to correct the effects of ageing and sun damage. Mandelic acid, found in almonds, has natural antibacterial benefits, and can reduce oiliness over time without drying the skin.
These peels are administered in a structured programme starting with a two-week preparation programme. The level of acid applied is gradually increased to optimise the overall results and reduce side-effects.
We recommend three initial peels, usually spread two to four weeks apart, but you may need more depending on the condition being treated.
Predominantly used to treat active acne, this is the most effective peel for both men and women. The peel works by breaking the bonds between the cells on the surface of the skin so that old and dead cells can be lifted away. Salicylic peels for acne are very effective at penetrating oily skin and breaking down the excessive amounts of the fatty substance (sebum) that clogs pores.
You may need a course of antibiotics in conjunction with the peel to achieve the desired result. Slight peeling may occur after three to five days.
This involves a course of peels spread a month apart, anything from 3-6 treatments depending on the condition being treated.
This type of peel is one of the newer types and is proving more popular thanks to the Vitamin A content, a proven anti-ageing treatment.
This is a TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) peel for sun-damaged skin, suitable for men and women who have pigmentation, age spots, rough skin and lines.
TCA peels are available in different strengths to penetrate the different layers of the skin, according to the condition being treated. More than one peel may be required, depending on the amount of damage and the skin condition we’re treating.
Peeling or flaking starts on the third day and can last up to seven days, depending on the number of skin layers we have penetrated.