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Sun damage? Pigmentation? Uneven skin tone or breakouts?
Our range of proven advanced skin peels can be tailored to your individual skin needs.
Medi Aesthetic Peels, sometimes also called chemexfoliation or derma-peeling, are techniques that are used to improve the skin texture and tone. There are many forms of peels that range in intensity from very mild to very strong.
Our Medi Aesthetic Peels include the Pigmentation Peel, Ageless Peel and our Epi-Cleanse Peel.
Medi aesthetic peels do literally cause your skin to peel. The strength of the peel determines the number of layers of skin peeled, the length of the downtime and inevitably the final result.
Regular mild peels such as our epi-cleanse peel can improve your skin over time, but higher strength peels will provide a faster result.
After a strong peel, the new, regenerated skin is usually smoother, more even in colour and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin also is temporarily more sensitive to the sun.
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Pre and Post Care
We normally ask you to prepare your skin for 2-4 weeks prior to your medi-aesthetic peel. Pre-treatment strengthens the skin, prepares it for the best possible treatment result and also firms the basis of your ongoing skin care routine. After all, once you have improved your skin you will want to maintain it as long as possible.
Your pre-peel preparation may include our Institut pack combination of Retinol, vitamin C, a tyrosine inhibitor and glycolic products. After the medi-aesthetic peel, it is important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day.
On the day of treatment, your skin will be cleansed thoroughly to remove excess oils. The medi-aesthetic peel, (which may include several layers) will be applied. Depending on the peel type, your face may feel very hot. Depending on the peel, a fan or cold air will be available to make the treatment more comfortable.
The medi-aesthetic peel produces a controlled wound, enabling new, regenerated skin to appear.
What to expect after the medi-aesthetic peel
Depending upon the type of medi-aesthetic peel, you may experience a sensation similar to mild or moderate sunburn. Peeling usually involves redness, followed by scaling that lasts three to seven days. Mild peels may be repeated at one to four-week intervals until the desired effect is achieved.
Medium-depth and deep peeling may also result in swelling, as well as water blisters that may break, crust, turn brown and peel off over a period of 7 – 14 days. Medium-depth peels may be repeated in six to twelve months, if necessary.
It is important to avoid exposure to the sun because the new skin is fragile and more susceptible to complications. We strongly advise you to wear sunscreen.
What conditions does a medi-aesthetic peel treat?
- Reduces fine lines under the eyes and mouth area.
- Treats wrinkles caused by sun damage, ageing, and family history.
- Improves the appearance of mild scarring.
- Treats some types of acne.
- Helps to reduce Melasma, Chloasma, age spots, freckles and dark patches caused by birth – control pills, pregnancy or other hormonal changes.
- Improves the look, feel and brightness of skin that is dull and looks tired.
Who is a good candidate for a medi-aesthetic peel?
Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are the ideal candidates for medi-aesthetic peels.
Darker skin types may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated although the risk of an uneven skin tone after the procedure is increased.
What are the possible complications of medi-aesthetic peels?
In some skin types, there is a risk of developing a temporary or permanent colour change after a medi-aesthetic peel. Subsequent pregnancy, contraceptive pills, or a family history of brownish discolouration on the face may increase the possibility of developing abnormal pigmentation.
There is a low risk of scarring although some individuals may be more prone to scarring. If scarring does occur, it can usually be treated with good results.
If you have had a cold sore in the past, there is a small risk of reactivation. This can be avoided by taking medication pre-treatment.
If you have any if the following you should let your practitioner know prior to treatment;
- history of keloid scarring
- history of abnormal scarring
- history of x-rays to the face
- previous cold sores