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    Chemical Skin Peels

    • Improve your skin’s tone, texture, hydration and radiance
    • Manage your acne and prevent future breakouts
    • Rejuvenate your skin, tackling signs of ageing

    At your initial free consultation, our expert practitioner will examine your skin so they can help you find the ultimate Skin Peel to suit your complexion

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Our Skin Peels are derived from natural fruit acids and are used to exfoliate and brighten the skin tone. By removing dull, dead cells from the skin’s surface, our peels immediately lift your face’s complexion. Skin Peels are commonly used to reduce to appearance of open pores, blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles.

By combining a range of active ingredients in our Skin Peels, it allows you to combat stubborn skin conditions. Whether you’re a first-timer or a regular, every treatment keeps you on the path for healthier, better looking skin.

You can learn more about active ingredients in our A – Z skincare glossary!

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What are Chemical Skin Peels?PlusMinus

Skin Peels are made from a solution of natural, anti-ageing exfoliants and is applied to the facial area. This solution works to leave your skin feeling radiant and younger after just one session and is suitable all sensitive skins. If you are looking for a quick fix for brilliant and healthier skin, or to treat acne, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles – look no further. Make room for Skin Peels on your skin care essential list… They’re already at the top of ours!

How do Skin Peels work?PlusMinus

At DestinationSkin we have many types of Skin Peels and each one works in a unique and specialised way. The application process remains similar for each service we offer and during the treatment, you can expect your specialist to start by prepping your skin. They will protect your delicate areas, like your eyes and mouth before beginning to gently apply the solution, brushing it carefully across your face. It may feel slightly tingly and warm to begin with, but this will assure you that the natural ingredients – like the lactic, hyaluronic and glycolic acids – are all working to remove any impurities and toxins. All these ingredients are beneficial to the skin: the lactic acid works to treat hyperpigmentation and age spots – anything that contributes to a dull or uneven complexion. Then, the beta hydroxy acids (BHA) work together to soften any fine lines or wrinkles with its anti-ageing properties and the glycolic acid works to stimulate collagen production. All the elements contribute to boosting the firmness and elasticity of the skin to give you brilliant, natural looking results.

Once the treatment is complete, your practitioner will fully cleanse your skin, leaving no residue of the solution used, and then apply a formulated neutraliser. This ensures your skin is ready to then be moisturised. By using products that will complement your recent treatment, your specialist will protect your skin, soothing and hydrating the skin as they do. They will then recommend an aftercare routine, one personalised to your skin. This routine will including a cleanser, advanced B5, anti-oxidants and always – an SPF.

What are Prescription Facials?PlusMinus

Prescription Facials contain pharmaceutical-grade, active ingredients. This means the ingredients used are of the highest purity and have the power to reach the deepest skin layers. A Prescription Facial has high benefits when treating acne, acne scarring or correcting congestion within the skin. Or, if you are looking to simply give your skin some extra care, they have great reviving, soothing and hydrating effects. This treatment is suitable for most skin types and skin tones. If you have sensitive skin, you can discuss this treatment option with your medical professional.

What are Skin Resurfacers?PlusMinus

DermaQuest® Pumpkin Peel and Epionce Lite Refresh are our gentlest, kindest treatments; ideal for your first peel. These peels work to enhance your complexion, giving your skin a brightening and glowing lift immediately. The have deeply cleansing and anti-ageing properties. The Skin Peels use lactic acid to improve skin tone and texture, and other natural ingredients to soften the appearance of acne, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, reduce redness and pigmentation. As each treatment is unique, we can adjust your peel based on your skin tone and your final expectations. By tailoring the level of active ingredients in the peel we can upgrade your peel, giving you an more advanced treatment if preferred.

What other Chemical Skin Peels do you offer?PlusMinus

We offer the following peels at DestinationSkin:

Obag®i Radiance Peel is popular choice for a quick burst of brilliance. It’s suitable for sensitive skin types and works to quickly exfoliate, tighten, refresh and brighten your skin tone. You’ll also notice an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, and in many cases, the appearance of pigmentation

DermaQuest® Salicylic Peel is a perfect first time treatment for anyone that suffers from acne or acne scarring. It works to clear your skin and control outbreaks, whilst reducing redness and smoothing your skin’s texture. By penetrating and decongesting the layers of the skin, it helps prevent further breakouts.

Dermaquest® Retinol Infusion Peel is our most versatile peel. It’s specially formulated blend of Vitamin A and other vitamins, targets dull or ageing skin. It tightens the pores, reduces oil within the skin and restores the skins naturally smooth texture. It’s anti-ageing and collagen producing properties immediately work to brighten the skin, leaving you feeling fresh, confident and youthful.

Do you offer more Advanced Skin Peels?PlusMinus

These are the Advanced Skin Peels that we offer at DestinationSkin:

DermaQuest TCA peel is one 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 the new skin cells underneath. This peel immediately leaves your skin feeling ultra-soft, smooth and fresh with visible, fast results.

DermaQuest Modified Jessners peel is designed to manage acne and acne scarring. It’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties prevent reoccurring breakouts and soothes current ones. By using salicylic and lactic acids, it calms the appearance of blemishes and lifts dark spots made by acne scarring. Using resorcinol, it exfoliates away dead skin cells, excess oil and debris, establishing your cleaner and clearer complexion immediately.

Learn more about the different active ingredients in skincare with our skincare glossary.

Which Skin Peel is right for me?PlusMinus

During your free consultation with your practitioner, they will help you decide which Skin Peel is right for you. Sometimes a combination of different peels will give you the best results and work as an effective to method to treat multiple conditions simultaneously. We love how versatile Skin Peels are which is why they are always a skin care essential.

Preparing your skin for a Skin PeelPlusMinus

Which Skin Peels require prior preparation?

Our Introductory Peels and customised facials, including Microdermabrasion, Epionce Lite Refresh and SkinCeuticals Gycolic & Lactic Peel, do not require any pre-treatment preparation, unless otherwise advised. For 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 tone, 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 as this will reduce any side effects you may 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 faster after treatment. Preparation is crucial to achieving the best results possible, and minimising any rest time you may experience.

Why do I need to buy products before a Skin Peel?

If your practitioner has recommended you products to use prior to treatment, this is to make your skin stronger and well prepared for the Chemical Skin Peel. By using specific products that contain smaller amounts of the acids that are in your peel, your skin will become stronger and respond better to the treatment, giving you the optimum treatment results.

Why can’t I have a Skin Peel straight away?

Before some peels it is necessary for you to prepare before the treatment, this is because we want to ensure your safety at all times. Some peels require you skin to be in its maximum condition and strength before a peel and we may aid this by recommending you use a certain product for a period of time. Our practitioners are highly trained and always follow protocols ensure that we can give you the safest, most effective results. So do not be offended if you cannot get it done straight away, it is just procedure.

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.

How much do Skin Peels cost?PlusMinus

TREATMENTSingle treatment

Course of 3 treatments

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.

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 £79From £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 £129From £299

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 £89From £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 a small tingling and your face will get warm, but it should not be an uncomfortable sensation.

Q: Won’t my skin, well, peel?
A: The name ‘Chemical Skin Peel’ can fill people will worry and dread, but the actual ‘peel’ part of the treatment is at a cellular level. The peeling you will experience is very mild and rids the skin of any dead skin cells. Larger amounts of peeling can be expected with more Advanced Peels such as the Dermaquest TCA and Modified Jessners Peel. If you are worried about this, you can discuss it with your practitioner at length during your first consultation prior to the treatment. They will reassure and inform you of any side effects you may experience.

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 beforehand. In all cases, they’ll recommend an aftercare routine to keep your skin looking and feeling amazing.

Last edited: 30/06/2020

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