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Skin Peels use naturally derived fruit acids to exfoliate the surface of the skin and improve a number of skin concerns. By removing dull, dead cells from the surface of your skin, skin peels immediately reduce problems such as open pores, blemishes and fine lines.
Whether you’re a beginner, regular or pro-peeler, the combinations of active ingredients in our skin peels allows you to tackle persistent skin concerns.
What are skin peels?
Skin peels are the low maintenance answer to flawless, decongested skin – you’re just one peel away from brighter, smoother, younger-looking skin! Skin peels are ultra-effective treatments; there’s a reason they’re the beauty industry’s first choice when it comes to our own skincare essentials.
If you’re like many people who’ve never tried them before, you might be a little bit scared to try a peel. In reality, peels are a powerful, flexible addition to your beauty regime, whether you want to cleanse deeply or effectively treat everything from fine lines to acne.
How do skin peels work?
Different skin peels work in different ways, though the process is similar for all. After prepping and protecting delicate areas, such as the region around your eyes, your specialist will gently brush on the peel solution. You might feel a little tingly and it will feel warm on your face – this is the active ingredients getting to work.
After your skin peel, your practitioner will cleanse away every trace of the solution used, and then – to be sure there’s nothing active left on your skin – they will use a specially formulated neutralising solution. They’ll then moisturise, soothe and protect your treated skin with appropriate products, and recommend an aftercare routine tailored to your skin, including cleanser, advanced B5, anti-oxidants and the ever-essential SPF.
What skin peel is right for me?
It’s best to have a chat with your practitioner about what will suit your skin best, and you’ll get a chance to do that at your free consultation. But did you know that different skin peels can be combined? In this way, you can target different problems simultaneously for beautifully radiant results! Your practitioner will discuss with you which peel or peel combination is right for your skin type and what kind of results you can expect.
Your practitioner might suggest one of several different types of skin peel to you, such as a prescription facial, a skin resurfacer or an advanced skin peel. You can learn more about each of these below.
About Prescription Facials
Prescription facials contain pharmaceutical-grade active ingredients that are proven to penetrate the skin to the deepest layer. They’re great if your skin needs a little extra care to revive, hydrate, or soothe, or if you’re looking to correct a skin concern such as acne or congestion. Prescription facials are tailored to your skin’s exact needs, and are suitable for almost everyone.
About Skin Resurfacers
DermaQuest® Pumpkin Peel and Epionce Lite Refresh peels are our gentlest options, ideal for your first peel. They offer a really deep cleanse, for a fresh, glowing complexion. You’ll see an improvement in tone and texture, reduced redness and pigmentation and an improvement in acne and fine lines. Even though these peels are gentle they are also powerful and you can see the results in an instant. These peels can also be tailored to your skin type and level of active ingredients can be increased to make it a more advanced peel.
About Skin Peels
Here are a few of the skin peels we offer at DestinationSkin:
Obag®i Radiance Peel is a great ‘all-rounder’. It’s suitable for most skin types, and works very quickly to exfoliate, tighten, refresh and brighten skin. You’ll also notice an improvement in fine lines and on many cases, pigmentation.
DermaQuest® Salicylic Peel is the perfect entry level treatment for anyone that is suffering from mild to moderate acne. It helps to control breakouts, whilst clearing out your skin, to reduce redness and improve skin texture. It also penetrates and decongests to help prevent further breakouts.
Dermaquest® Retinol Infusion Peel is the most versatile peel. It contains Vitamin A to tighten pores, reduce oil, renew skin texture, and provide an immediate burst of radiance to your complexion. It’s suitable for ageing or dull skin that needs a boost.
Learn more about the different active ingredients in skincare with our skincare glossary.
About Advanced Skin Peels
These are the advanced skin peels that we offer at DestinationSkin:
DermaQuest TCA peel is an advanced option, perfect for deeper pigmentation and comedonal acne. It gently dissolves the top layer of the stratum corneum (very top layer of the skin), revealing fresh, new skin cells underneath, leaving your skin soft and smooth with flaws visibly improved.
DermaQuest Modified Jessners peel is designed to manage acne, preventing persistent breakouts and calming current blemishes with Salicylic Acid. Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, it also employs Lactic Acid to lift dark spots due to acne scarring, and resorcinol to exfoliate away dead skin cells, excess oil and debris to establish your clean and clear complexion.
DermaQuest Hibiscus Flower Mandelic peel is a unique pairing of Hibiscus Alpha Hydroxy Acids with Mandelic Acid that works synergistically to deeply exfoliate and liberate undesired hyperpigmentation from the skin. Amino acids provide the building blocks to support the skin’s restructuring process, resulting in a healthier and brighter complexion.
Learn more about the different active ingredients in skincare with our skincare glossary.
Preparing Your Skin
Which skin peels require prior preparation?
Our introductory peels and customised facials, including Microdermabrasion, Epionce Lite Refresh and SkinCeuticals Gycolic & Lactic peel, unless otherwise advised, do not require any pre-treatment preparation. However, the more advanced skin peels we offer such as Dermaquest Pumpkin Peel, Obagi Radiance, and Dermaquest TCA, require you to prepare your skin for a minimum of two weeks prior to treatment, and the products recommended will be tailored to your skin type and concern.
Why do I need to prepare my skin before a skin peel?
Preparation for skin peels is a vital aspect of your treatment plan. It’s key to achieving the best results possible, and minimising any down time you experience. By preparing with the products your practitioner has recommended, your skin will be brought to its maximum health prior to treatment, which will minimise the likeliness of any reactions and allow you to heal more quickly following treatment.
Why do I need to buy products before a skin peel?
If your practitioner has recommended products to use prior to treatment, this is to make your skin stronger and best prepared for treatment. By using specific products that contain smaller amounts of the acids that are in your peel, your skin will become stronger and therefore respond better to the treatment, which will mean your results are more effective.
Why can’t I have a skin peel straight away?
If during your initial consultation you have been advised that you need to go home and prepare for a period of time prior to your treatment this might be because you either need to address other concerns before beginning any peels, or that your skin needs strengthening in order to have the peel. All of our practitioners are expertly trained to recognise when clients may need pre-treatment preparation, and it is important that we follow safety protocol to ensure all of the treatments we carry out are done so safely. Therefore, if you are recommended to prepare prior to a peel, this is purely for your safety and to ensure you get the very best results possible.
For further information on specific skin peels and what preparation is needed, please use the ask a question box at the bottom of the page to ask us more.
Before and After
Before and AftersBeforeAfter
|Course of 3 treatments
|CUSTOMISED FACIALS |
A thorough cleanse of your skin using cosmeceutical grade products specifically tailored to treat your concerns.
An exfoliating treatment to brighten dull, tired skin and smooth away signs of lines or wrinkles. Great for fine scarring, congested skin and blackheads.
|SKIN RE-SURFACERS & CHEMICAL SKIN PEELS|
Popular with celebrities, skin re-surfacers and chemical skin peels offer a far more effective solution to targeting the deeper layers of your skin and addressing your concerns than high street products. Individually tailored to you, the techniques and chemicals used will specifically target your concerns and the deeper layers of your skin. Suitable for all skin concerns.
|From £79||From £209|
|MICRO-NEEDLING (Genuine Dermaroller and Electronic Dermastamp)|
A minimally invasive treatment using a handheld device triggering the body to rapidly produce new collagen and elastin. A Great for reducing scars, stretch marks and improving uneven complexions and skin texture.
|From £129||From £299|
|INTENSE PULSE LIGHT (IPL) & LASER TREATMENTS|
Using light and laser, these well known and proven techniques correct a variety of concerns including broken veins, sun damage & pigmentation spots,
acne breakouts and ageing concerns.
|From £89||From £259|
Q: Will it hurt?
A: Absolutely not. Many customers say they really enjoy their peels – the process has been described as ‘a bit like an intense facial’. Whilst the solution gets to work, you might feel tingling and your face will get warm, but it’s not uncomfortable.
Q: Won’t my skin, well, peel?
A: The peel bit of the peel is at a cellular level, so depending on what level peel you go for there might be some mild peeling. This generally occurs with the more advanced peels such as the Dermaquest TCA and Modified Jessners peel. This will all be fully discussed with you during your initial consultation and prior to treatment, so if you have any concerns you can talk over these with your practitioner.
Q: Will I be able to go to work?
A: All our peels are ‘no down time’, and there’s no need to worry about skin shedding, redness or irritation. In the case of intermediate and advanced peels, your practitioner will prescribe products to prepare your skin before hand. In all cases, they’ll recommend an aftercare routine to keep your fresh new skin looking and feeling gorgeous.
What our clients say
The key for me was having an advisor I could trust, home care tailored to me and treatments that really worked. I would advise anyone wanting to improve their skin to book in for a consultation and find out how simple changes could transform your skin forever.