Chemical peels are a highly effective way to improve the overall appearance of your skin. The main concerns targeted by skin peels are fine lines and wrinkles, acne, acne scarring, pigmentation (dark spots, melasma, sun damage), rough skin and dull complexions. They can be used on the face, hands, neck and décolletage.
We recommended a course of six treatments taken two weeks apart. Prepay for five treatments and receive your sixth FREE.
|Course of 6 Treatments||£375|
|A Skin Consultation is required one week prior to treatment, which includes a patch test||£20|
Light Peel 19%
A mild peel treatment for acneic and lightly wrinkled skin, the Medik8 Light Peel performs by effectively diminishing excess sebum, signs of ageing and light scarring. The carefully selected gentle BHA salicylic acid performs the requisite exfoliating action, unblocking pores and clearing away dead surface skin to reveal an instantly renewed complexion. Areas of sun damage can be visibly improved, such as pigmentation and age spots thanks to L-Lactic acid. With in L-Mandelic acid and Lactobionic acid, it is the perfect peel to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin & can be used around the eye area.
Acids: Salicylic (wintergreen), L-Mandelic (almond), L-Lactic (milk), Lactobionic (milk)
The most effective way to achieve a brighter and more even skin tone, free of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. This eliminates skin cells rich in melanin and prevents the darkening of new skin cells.
Acids: L-Mandelic (almond) 10%, L-Lactic (milk) 25%, Salicylic (wintergreen) 10%, Phytic (rice) 5%.
Rapidly brings acne under control and dramatically reduces the risk of future scarring. This targets blocked pores, comedones (whiteheads) and skin inflammation.
Acids: L-Mandelic (almond) 5%, L-Lactic (milk) 20%, Salicylic (wintergreen) 14%, Azelaic (barley) 10%.
Please note: Not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding; has active cold sores or history of herpes simplex; skin with open wounds ; sunburnt skin, excessively sensitive skin ; dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis ; inflammatory rosacea ; history of allergies; rashes or skin reactions ; sensitive to any of the components of this treatment ; allergy to salicylates (ie, aspirin) ; who has taken Roaccutane or Accutane within the past six months; had chemotherapy or radiation therapy ; who suffers keloid scarring.
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What are the acids used and what do they do?
L-Mandelic Acid (AHA) is extracted from almonds and is very gentle on the skin while providing effective deep-pore cleansing. It helps to unblock hair follicles, preventing blackheads, whiteheads and breakouts.
L-Lactic Acid (AHA) is extracted from sour milk and is used to increase hydration levels. It also helps block the signals for new melanin production.
Salicylic (BHA) is extracted from the wintergreen plant, which is also used to produce aspirin. It helps to dissolve sebum and debris in the pores that cause blackheads, enlarged pores and acne breakouts. It also helps to reduce oil production and provides a gentle exfoliation. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
Lactobionic (PHA) is extracted from milk sugar and has great anti-oxidant and water-retaining properties, making it a very hydrating.
Azelaic Acid (BHA) is extracted from barley and is used to treat mild to moderate acne, both comedonal and inflammatory. It works by killing the p-acne bacteria that infects the pores, and also decreases the production of keratin (excess keratin promotes the growth of p-acne bacteria). Those prone to acne tend to have more thickened skin as the excess sebum that is produced ‘glues’ the dead skin cells together, creating a perfect breeding ground for p-acne bacteria.
Phytic Acid (AHA) is extracted from rice and inhibits the production of new melanin while exfoliating superficial melanin-filled cells, therefore removing superficial pigmentation marks.