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Chemical Peels

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Intensive exfoliation with LED to boost healing and cell renewal.

How it works

The science behind chemical peels

Chemical skin peels work by dissolving the connection which holds dead cells together on the surface of the skin. This removes the dead later of cells, revealing the smoother, healthier skin beneath.

A skin assessment will be required in order to assess each patient’s individual skin condition and to recommend the appropriate skin peel. This will be done during the initial consultation with our Skin Care Therapist.

Selected for your skins concerns these superficial peels will combat a multitude of skin problems. They can offer exceptional results on a range of common conditions and concerns including:

  • Pigmentation
  • Ageing
  • Rejuvenation
  • Acne
  • Poor radiance, texture, and tone
  • Sun damage
  • Smokers Skin
  • Oiliness

Which peel is right for me?

SkinViva Complexion offers a variety of peels to suit your individual skin concerns and desired results. Superficial peels are a no-downtime approach for quick results, while deeper peels can give a more dramatic transformation, but with a little downtime involved. We offer a range of fabulous professional peels from top brands, chosen for great results.

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    Superficial peels

    Ideal for quick results with minimal downtime

    Superficial peels overview:

    Can improve texture, brightness, fine lines and mild acne with minimal downtime.

    • Delightful double cleanse
    • Instant painless peel (application 3 to 7 mins maximum built over appointments)
    • Soothing and moisturising treatment mask
    • 15 mins LED Light therapy
    • 45 mins treatment time
    • Results last for: 1 month
    • A course of 6 is recommended for best results

    Superficial peels at SkinViva Clinic:

    • Glow
      • Brightening, pigmentation, dull and sallow skin
    • Refresh
      • Anti Ageing and rejuvenation
    • Pure
      • Acne, oiliness, rosacea and congested skin

    Glow Peel

    Glycolic acid and Mandelic acid peel effective in treating hyperpigmentation, age spots, sun damage and dull, tired skin.

    Glow Peel
    • Removes upper layer of epidermis
    • 3 strengths available when mixed with Blender
    • Targets melasma, hyperpigmentation, sun damaged & de-hydrated skin
    • Inhibits melanin synthesis
    • Highly tolerable with minimal side effects
    • No skin prep required leading up to the day of the treatment
    • Suitable for all Fitzpatrick skin types
    • 100% vegan and cruelty free
    • Photo damaged skin
    • Hyperpigmentation
    • Melasma (darkening of the skin)
    • Rough texture, fine lines and wrinkles
    • Enlarged pores, dull, sallow skin colour
    • Ageing skin

    Purified Water, Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Glycerine, Kojic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Alpha-Arbutin, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol.

    Glycolic Acid 28% The Glow Peel contains the smallest and most effective alpha hydroxy acid, derived from sugar cane. It . It safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells, bringing fresh, new skin to the surface. Mandelic acid 7% This alpha hydroxy acid is derived from bitter almonds. It has depigmenting properties, inhibits melanin synthesis, exfoliates and rejuvenates skin. Kojic Acid 5% Kojic acid is derived from a variety of fungi and organic substances and is used to diminish dark areas resulting from excessive pigmentation in the skin. It inhibits the activity of tyrosinase and prevents the formation of melanin. Alpha-Arbutin 3% Alpha-Arbutin acts by suppressing melanin tyrosinase activity and thus prevents the synthesis of melanocytes. It works synergistically with Kojic acid to enhance the brightening effect.

    Glow Peel stimulates cell renewal, inhibits melanin synthesis, brightens the skin, evens out discolouration and is safe to use on all Fitzpatrick skin types.

    Pure Peel

    Suitable for oily/acne prone skin types, rosacea & other inflammatory problems.

    Pure Peel
    • Removes upper layer of epidermis
    • 3 strengths available when mixed with Blender
    • Targets acne, skin texture and keeps pores clear!
    • Comedolytic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and keratolytic properties
    • Highly tolerable with minimal side effects
    • No skin prep required leading up to the day of the treatment
    • Suitable for Fitzpatrick skin types 1 to 4
    • 100% vegan and cruelty free
    • Inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne
    • Blackheads and comedones
    • Rough texture, fine lines and wrinkles
    • Enlarged pores

    Alcohol, Azelaic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Glycerine, Salicylic Acid.

    Azelaic acid 16% Azelaic acid has been shown to be effective in the treatment of acne and rosacea. It kills acne bacteria in existing blemishes, it’s an OTC option for treating cystic acne and prevents future whiteheads and blackheads from forming. Azelaic acid also lightens acne scars as well as melasma, and its anti-inflammatory properties calm rosacea and redness. Safe for all skin types. Lactic acid 14% The mildest of alpfa hydroxy acids, it has water binding properties and stimulates collagen synthesis. Glycolic acid 14% This exfoliates the epidermis, promotes epidermolysis, disperses basal layer melanin and stimulates the growth of new skin. Glycolic acid also reduces the amount of surface skin oil. Salicylic acid 2% Derived from willow tree bark, this has keratolytic, comedolytic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Its lipophilic properties enable the salicylic acid to penetrate and dissolve sebum, making it a highly effective therapy for acne. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory properties which make it suitable for sensitive skin conditions, such as rosacea. Salicylic acid has a mild anaesthetic effect compared to AHAs.

    Pure Peel stimulates cell renewal and is suitable for treating acne, congestion, blackheads, comedones and the improvement of skin texture. It helps keep pores clean, unclogged and has keratolytic, anti-blackhead, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

    Refresh Peel

    Gycolic acid peel suitable for an anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation.

    Refresh Peel
    • Removes upper to medium layer of epidermis
    • 2 strengths available when mixed with Blender
    • Targets fine lines and wrinkles, signs of ageing and rough texture
    • Stimulates collagen synthesis and helps strengthen skin
    • Highly tolerable with minimal side effects
    • No skin prep required leading up to the day of the treatment
    • Suitable for Fitzpatrick skin types 1 to 4
    • 100% vegan and cruelty free
    • Targets fine lines and wrinkles, signs of ageing and rough texture
    • Stimulates collagen synthesis and helps strengthen skin
    • Highly tolerable with minimal side effects
    • No skin prep required leading up to the day of the treatment
    • Suitable for Fitzpatrick skin types 1 to 4
    • 100% vegan and cruelty free

    Glycolic Acid, Purified Water, Kojic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol

    Glycolic Acid 50% The Refresh Peel contains the smallest and most effective alpha hydroxy acid, derived from sugar cane. It exfoliates the epidermis, promotes epidermolysis, and stimulates the growth of new skin. It safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells, bringing fresh, new skin to the surface. Kojic Acid 5% Kojic acid is derived from a variety of fungi and organic substances and is used to diminish dark areas resulting from excessive pigmentation in the skin. It inhibits the activity of tyrosinase and prevents the formation of melanin.

    The Refresh Peel removes the upper layers of the epidermis (pH 1.55) and has a strong anti-aging effect on the skin. It strengthens the skin and stimulates collagen synthesis.

    Advanced/intensive peels

    There is some downtime involved when you choose a deeper peel, but results can be more dramatic and longer-lasting

    Advanced/intensive peels overview:

    Medium/deep peels can improve lines/wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation. Expect downtime up to 7 days.

    • Delightful double cleanse
    • Retinol peel (application time is increased over successive appointments)
    • Soothing and moisturising treatment mask
    • 30 mins treatment time
    • Longer-lasting results
    • A course of 4 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart is recommended for best results

    Advanced/intensive peels at SkinViva Clinic:

    • Retinol –
      • With 3% Retinol, NeoCitriate and Aminofil

    Neostrata Retinol Peel

    Created by the world-renowned dermatology brand Neostrata, you can expect a results driven peel with an excellent safety profile.

    Neostrata Retinol Peel

    This treatment is pain free, and the level of peel can be tailored to your requirements by our skin therapist.

    This medical level peel offers amazing results on:

    • Acne
    • Fine lines and wrinkles
    • Pigmentation
    • Collagen production
    • Loss of firmness
    • Poor texture and tone
    • Skin lacking in radiance

    This treatment is pain free, and the level of peel can be tailored to your requirements by our skin therapist. Post peel, client’s should expect mild skin flaking for 3 to 5 days upon individual skin types.

    • Ageing
    • Skin of Color – Photodamage
    • Adult/Teen Acne
    • Melasma

    With 3% Retinol, NeoCitriate and Aminofil, it’s a real powerhouse of active ingredients.

    Retinol is a proven ingredient among physicians. Features patented Aminofil and NeoCitriate for additional benefits. Formulated with Bisabolol to help calm the skin.

    Created by the world-renowned dermatology brand Neostrata, you can expect a results driven peel with an excellent safety profile.

    What do chemical peels cost?

    SkinViva Prices

    Treatment Price 3 Monthly Payments Deposit
    Superficial peel - 1 session £75 N/A N/A
    Superficial peel - course of 3 sessions £200 £50 £50
    Superficial peel - course of 6 sessions £395 £115 £50
    Retinol peel - 1 session £120 N/A N/A
    Retinol peel - course of 4 sessions £450 £133.33 £50

    Chemical Peels Video

    Watch a demo of chemical peel treatment from our training course

    Got a Question?

    How do Chemical Skin Peels work?
    Skin peels dissolve dead skin cells on the surface to reveal the fresher and healthier skin underneath. As there are number of different types of peel available, the skin specialist will discuss which option is best for each patient at consultation. Light or superficial peels are relatively gentle and are usually made of natural ingredients such as sugar or fruits. They work by gently exfoliating the skin, smoothing the surface. They also stimulate collagen growth, which reduces wrinkles and gives the skin a fresher, more youthful appearance.
    What is a Skin Peel?
    A Peel Treatment works by removing dead skin cells, encouraging cellular renewal as well as collagen production. Often products that we buy in stores will make skin appear smooth and soft however the product will only reach the top layer of the skin. When a skin peel is applied it essentially removes the top layer of skin and reveals the smoother new skin that lies beneath.
    Results
    Skin Peels deliver visible results after just one session with clients noticing their skin feeling softer and appearing smooth and glowing. A course of 3 to 6 treatments is usually recommended depending on the skin type and condition.
    How will I know what Skin Peel is right for me?
    Prior to your treatment you will have a consultation with our experienced Skin Care Therapist. During this consultation you will be able to discuss your concerns and what you are hoping to achieve from treatment. We will carry out a skin analysis to determine your suitability for treatment and decide which Peel will be suitable.
    How long does a Skin Peel treatment take?
    The length of time a Skin Peel takes is dependent on the skin type and condition as some Peels may be left on the surface of the skin longer than others. Usually, we recommend a series of 6 peels and depending on your skin type we may build up the length of time the peel is left on the skin.
    Are Skin Peels safe?
    Peels are used worldwide on a daily basis and are safe to use on the skin.
    Are there any risks or side effects?
    A Skin Peel is not painful however clients may experience a mild tingle, heat or some discomfort throughout treatment it is therefore important to communicate with your Practitioner any sensations or if you are feeling uncomfortable. • The face is often pink after the solution is removed and there may be a faintish white discolouration in some areas or a blotchy appearance to the skin that usually fades within a couple of hours. • In the week following treatment skin will begin to ‘peel’ this is normally a light shedding of the skin to reveal fresh renewed skin underneath. • Some patients do not experience any visible peeling of the skin after treatment, but the treatment still has a beneficial effect like a very good exfoliation. • Redness is one of the most common side effects of a Skin Peel. This usually subsides within 24- 48 hours. • Skin may have faint white discolouration in some areas after treatment however this usually subsides within a few hours. • Peeling and itchiness are also a common side effect that will occur in the week following treatment. Skin will begin to flake away from the treatment area, this is completely normal, however some clients may find the skin also itches. • A Skin Peel can cause skin to change colour. It may become darker (Hyper-pigmentation) or lighter (hypopigmentation). Hyper-pigmentation is common with superficial peels. Hypopigmentation is common after a deep peel. Changes to skin colour are more common in those with darker skin. It is important to note these changes can be permanent. • A Skin Peel can cause a flare up of the Herpes virus which is responsible for cold sores. On rare occasions Skin Peels can lead to a bacterial or fungal infection.

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