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Facial Chemical Peel Treatment in Margate, Kent

What is a chemical peel?
Facial chemical peels help to remove the old, dead layer of skin cells on the skins surface to reveal the healthier, plumper, younger skin cells underneath. We offer superficial and medium skin peels to provide different levels of potency and address different concerns:

Superficial peels work on the outermost layers of skin, minimal peeling is experienced with this treatment. Medium Strength peels penetrate more layers of skin to deliver powerful ingredients at a deeper level. Mild peeling usually occurs. They target damaged skin cells, moderate to severe scarring, deep wrinkles, and skin discoloration.

How does a chemical peel work?
AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) which can include glycolic acid (from sugar cane), citric acid (from citrus fruits), lactic acid (from sour milk) and malic acid (from apples), promote the exfoliation of the upper most layer of the skin allowing healthier cells to come to the top and improving the texture and feel of the skin. Salicylic acid promotes exfoliation, unclogs blocked pores by breaking down oils, and is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory so is particularly appropriate for acne prone skin. This can also be useful for the back and chest.  We use other ingredients such a retinol which act in very similar ways.

Is a chemical peel painful?
Chemical facial peels sound much scarier than they are! You will always be commenced on a superficial peel at the start of your treatment course to ensure your skin has time to become used to the increased exfoliation, so this means very little downtime, redness or peeling, if any at all, after your first peel.  With our stronger strength peels, you may experience a light tingling sensation and warmth which quickly settles.

Are there any potential side effects?
With some of our stronger strength peels, your skin may begin to feel a little tight and dry, any peeling usually begins on day 2/3 and may last up to 7 days. A superficial peel should not result in any visible peeling. There is a small risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation which can be reduced by following the correct aftercare.

Am I candidate?
Peels are not suitable:

  • If you are suffering from any skin infection near the treatment area or if you’re feeling unwell (even a cold).
  • If you have any allergies to any ingredients within the solutions used.
  • If you are taking medications that cause photosensitivity.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are currently or have recently completed a course of Roaccutane (acne treatment) in the last 18 months.

Chemical peels can trigger the cold sore virus, if you are a sufferer, you must advise your practitioner in advance.

The whole process will be discussed with you at your initial free consultation at our Margate clinic, and your Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner, Lucia, will carry out an in-depth assessment to ensure you receive the best possible treatment.

How many treatments do I need?
A course of 6 or more is recommended, however even a one off will leave your skin healthy and glowing!

Chemical peels we offer at Effortless Aesthetics:

Retinol Peel
Contains 3 % Retinol plus Retinol boosting complex to exfoliate.
Most suitable for- Acne, improving skin laxity, dull/uneven skin. Includes a post procedure cream. £168
(This peel is left on and washed off at home)
Glo Level 1 (Mild Exfoliation and Hydration)
Luxurious facial with mild chemical exfoliants, non-irritating and gentle.
Includes-Cleanse, scrub, exfoliation, treatment mask, massage, eye cream, serum, hydration and SPF.
Most suitable for-first time peels, sensitive skin. £56
Glo Level 2 Enzyme Exfoliation
This is the same as our level 1 peel with an added Enzyme mask which revitalises the skin to gently remove dead skin cells.
Most suitable for-Slightly sensitive skin (Flower Enzyme mask) congested/oily skin (Salicylic Acid Enzyme mask) £67
Glo Level 2 Glycolic 30% Resurfacing peel
Hydrates, brightens and smooths.
Most suitable for-fine lines, dull skin, pigmentation and dehydrated skin. £70
Glo Level 2 Hydra Radiance Peel
Using 20% Latic acid this peel will help smooth, hydrate and brighten whist improving the appearance of fine lines and pigmentation.
Most suitable for-combination skin and dry skin concerned with hyperpigmentation, aging and uneven skin texture. £67
Glo Level 3 Beta Clarity Salicylic
Deeply cleanses by breaking down and removing dead skin cell build up and clear blemishes. Repairing Niacinamide increases collagen production, combined with antioxidants to provide anti-inflammatory benefits.
Most suitable for-blemish/acne-prone/congested skin. £89
(Level 3/4/5 will require either a prep product to use at home for 3/4 weeks or prep in the form of 2/3 milder peels first.)
*Will usually cause some visible peeling
Glo Level 3 Glycolic 60% Power Peel
A deeper peel which results in significant improvement in the appearance of blemishes and uneven skin tone. This peel may feel tingly/warm, but the recovery is minimal with redness lasting up to 6 hours.
Most suitable for-acne scarring, open pores, fine lines, blemishes, uneven skin tone and lines and wrinkles. £89
(Level 3/4/5 will require either a prep product to use at home for 3/4 weeks or prep in the form of 2/3 milder peels first.)
Glo Level 3 Layered Peel
Combine the enzyme exfoliation with either the glycolic 30% or 60% to maximise results and deepen the level of exfoliation, skin will appear instantly smoother, brighter.
Most suitable for-improving texture and fine lines. £89
(Level 3/4/5 will require either a prep product to use at home for 3/4 weeks or prep in the form of 2/3 milder peels first.)
Glo Level 4 Triple transformation modified Jessner
A synergy of effective acids (14% Latic, 14% salicylic and 14% resorcinol) designed to have transformative results, providing a strong level of exfoliation, creating dramatic change of the skin.
Most suitable for- acne/acne scarring, age spots, dull complexion, fine line, sun damage and rough feeling skin. £100
(Level 3/4/5 will require either a prep product to use at home for 3/4 weeks or prep in the form of 2/3 milder peels first.)
Glo Level 5 AB Clinical Renewal
Our strongest Glo peel combines Alpha and Beta Hydroxy acids to refine skins surface and texture.
Most suitable for- reducing the appearance of uneven skin tone, clearing congestion and blemishes. £123
(Level 3/4/5 will require either a prep product to use at home for 3/4 weeks or prep in the form of 2/3 milder peels first.)
Obagi Blue Peel Radiance
The Obagi Blue radiance peel combines salicylic, lactic and glycolic acid to decongest, brighten and smooth the skin. We can increase the strength of this peel by adding layers as tolerated/suitable.
Most suitable for-oily and acne/blemish-prone skin, dull, sallow, mature skin with fine lines. £110
**Book and pay for 3 Blue peels to receive 10% off, or buy 5 and get the 6th peel free**
Professional Neostrata Retinol Peel
This high-performance peel contains 3% retinol plus retinol boosting complex. The chemical peel will usually cause visible full-face peeling.The peel also contains:
– NeoCitriate® – For collagen production & to smooth the skin for an anti-ageing effect
– Aminofil® – a derivative ingredients to boost collagen & hyaluronic acid production and smooth visible lines & wrinkles
– Bisabolol – derived from chamomile to calm the skin
– Vitamin E – A boost of Antioxidant to protect the skin against free radicals

How to Book a Chemical Peel Treatment

If you would like to book a treatment please fill out your details in the appointment booking form and we’ll be in touch to arrange a suitable time and date.  Alternatively, you can contact us to speak to Lucia, our expert Cosmetic Nurse, who will be happy to take your booking and answer any queries you may have.

* Information and prices accurate at the time of publishing but are subject to change and will vary for each individual.

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