Chemical Skin Peels
What are Cosmetic Skin Peels ?
Cosmetic Skin Peels are the most gentle form of stimulating the skin’s natural healing process. It is an amazing alternative for needle phobic Clients ! Also known as a Chemical Peel, skin peels treat the skin using AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids). Chemical skin peels are an advanced form of exfoliation as they stimulate the dermis and epidermis and support skin renewal.
Cosmetic Skin Peels can be used to treat:
- Sun damage
- Dry or flaky skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dull/ lackluster skin
An advanced aesthetic treatment such as a cosmetic skin peel can help remove dull, unhealthy skin cells and boost the formation of healthy cells underneath the skin. Glycolic Acid chemical peels as well as Other AHA peels are available at a strength and depth to best suit your individual needs and the use of technology including LED Light Therapy for optimal results and no down time.
The cost of your treatment will depend on the peel and the area treated.
Prices from £75 including mask.
LED is also available as an add on to treatment. Please contact the salon to discuss your specific needs and your ultimate skin peel treatment plan for optimal results.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are cosmetic skin peels ?
Cosmetic Skin Peels are treatments used to improve the appearance of the skin on your face, neck or hands.
Each chemical peel uses a specially formulated solution with approved acids to exfoliate and peel off the top layers of your skin to stimulate skin cell renewal and reveal new, regenerated cells underneath.
After your treatment, you should see a visible improvement in problems such as fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, brown spots, red spots, sun damage, acne and dry, flaky skin.
How do I know which chemical peel is right for me?
Chemical peels work at different depths. Superficial peels will only remove the outer layer of your skin and gently exfoliate. A superficial peel is much gentler on the skin and can be used to enhance another aesthetic treatment such as mesotherapy or as standalone procedures that can boost the health and appearance of your skin.
We do not offer medium chemical peels (normally TCA Peels). At Studio 8 we only want to provide treatments with zero-minimal down time with maximum results.
Are chemical peels painful?
Superficial peels that use, for example, glycolic or alpha-hydroxy acids are much gentler to the skin yet are very effective for the majority of most Client’s needs.
When a chemical peel is applied it can cause a slight sting or small measure of discomfort but it is very manageable.
Some Clients may experience some stinging, redness, irritation (and whilst very rare) crusting. This is perfectly normal and your skin should adjust so that these issues resolve themselves.
Do I need to prepare my skin for treatment?
- No waxing 36/72 hours pre treatment
- No sun exposure 2 weeks prior
TIP – Advanced treatments are an investment in your skin. We highly recommend that you book a skin chat in advance of your treatment to discuss products that will prepare your skin in readiness for your treatment. Our expert skincare professionals can recommended professional products that will work in correlation with your treatment and ensure optimal results with least risk of down time
Is there any Aftercare?
Yes, correct aftercare should be followed after treatment to maximise results.
- No heat 24/48 hours only warm water to gently cleanse
- Do not wax 36/72hours post treatment
- No excessive exercise for 24 hours
- Minimum Spf 30 48 hours post treatment but ideally always to preserve results
- We recommend applying only our recommended professional
- No swimming 48/72 hours as chlorine can dry the skin and because of the risk of infection
- Mineral make up only 12-24 hours post treatment
- Always ensure your hands are clean before applying products to avoid infection
- No sun exposure 2 weeks before/after treatment
TIP – Advanced treatments are an investment in your skin. We highly recommend that you book a skin chat in advance of your treatment to discuss products that will prepare your skin in readiness for your treatment and that you can use post treatment to enhance results. Our expert skincare professionals can recommended professional products that will work in correlation with your treatment and ensure optimal results with the least risk of down time are achieved.
How many treatments are recommended?
Results can be obtained by a single treatment but a course of 4-6 treatments are recommended for Clients seeking ultimate results. These can be done weekly to fortnightly depending on the specific Client’s skin type and needs such as pigmentation. Your skincare professional will advise on your specific skin concern.
What can I expect after a chemical peel?
All skin peels require some follow-up care. With a superficial peel, you may find that life can carry on as usual, although it can still take between one and seven days for your skin to heal and as long as the correct aftercare followed.
Our peels and treatments are carefully selected to keep any redness or skin flakiness to a minimum.
We will always recommend suitable aftercare products to manage your skin after your peel. You should expect to wear a high factor SPF sun cream for at least 48 hours post treatment as your skin will be more vulnerable to sun damage. Make-up can usually be worn the day after your treatment and we highly recommend mineral make up such as Mii Minerals.
Don’t worry if you cannot remember everything we have explained following your visit as we will give you written aftercare instructions for any treatment to look after your skin before and after.
We may recommend that you use specific skincare products before or after your chemical peel treatment to prepare your skin for the procedure and maximise the results.