To begin, your Skin & Laser Therapist will use a few drops of aromatherapy essential oil to promote a state of relaxation and signal the start of the treatment.
The first part of your facial will be to cleanse the skin, preparing it for the next steps. Your therapist will double cleanse the skin with a medical-grade cleanser and hot towel.
Your therapist will perform a gentle facial massage designed to de-puff the skin, using dermatological ice globes for a mild lymphatic drainage.
Now it’s time for the chemical peel. Your dermal therapist will apply peel prep solution to your skin to remove excess oils. This ensures your skin will at its most receptive to the benefits of the peel.
To protect delicate or vulnerable areas of the face such as the corners of the eyes, nose and lips, your therapist will apply a small amount of protective barrier cream to these zones.
Next, your therapist will apply the resurfacing peel, which will have the consistency of a coarse paste, and will feel slightly rough against your skin.
The key to this peel is its penetration into your skin; the physical exfoliant particles reach the deeper layers of your skin to cause a controlled microdamage – very much like a skin needling treatment – which triggers a healing response that kickstarts collagen production and the renewal of your skin.
For the peel to achieve this, your therapist will massage the paste into your skin for a duration of anywhere between 1 and 10 minutes per section of your face. The duration will be determined by your therapist, based upon their assessment of your skin’s condition, type, sensitivity, and the depth and severity of your pigmentation.
You may feel some discomfort as the coarsely textured peel is massaged into the skin, which enables it to reach and work at a deeper level.
Your therapist will gently remove the peel using a soft towel moistened with cool water and then cleanse any residue from the skin using a soft dry cloth.
This peel treatment will be finished with the application of a soothing and protective balm, which will calm any sensitised sensation you may experience.
You therapist may also add any skincare steps they find suitable for your skin, such as a hydrating product and a UV protectant.
Sun protection after a peel is vital, as the skin becomes more sensitive to UV damage post-treatment. We will recommend a suitable UV protectant if you do not already have a high-factor physical sunscreen as part of your skincare regimen.