Agera peel treatments – what are they like, and what can they do?

The Agera peel - advanced chemical skin peel treatmentChemical peel. The words make you feel a bit nervous don’t they?

‘Chemical’ is scary enough by itself, but add ‘peel’ into the mix and you’ve got yourself a horrific-sounding combo!

It doesn’t help when articles like this one in the Daily Mail try their best to make peels seem like medieval torture.

But the truth – of course – is that skin peels are nothing to be frightened of.

The real deal with peels

Peel treatments use a dilute solution to encourage shedding of the outer layers of skin – and most of them are pretty mild. Not the stuff of nightmares, we promise!

There are various peels that can be used to treat an array of skin complaints, including blackheads, pigmentation problems, wrinkles and sun damage.

One of the most popular brands is the Agera peel, which is commonly used to treat acne and scarring, pigmentation and ageing skin.

What’s an Agera peel made of?

The peels contain a carefully balanced combination of dilute stable acids – Salicylic, L-ascorbic and Lactic acid.

What does it do?

There are various different strengths of peel, and the effects depend which one you choose.

The anti-ageing peels stimulate your skin to produce collagen and elastin, helping eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.

The acne peels help to unblock your pores, reduce redness and bring acne under control, as well as reducing the risk of future scarring.

The pigmentation peels penetrate your skin’s pigment cells to reduce unwanted discolouration and even out the skin tone.

What does a peel feel like?

It will feel warm and tingly when the peel solution goes on, but it shouldn’t be more than you can handle!

A cooling fan will usually be used to make it more comfortable, and you’ll be asked how it feels throughout.

Depending on the purpose of the peel, it’ll either be applied once or – for a deeper peel – in several layers. Each layer is only left on for around 5 minutes.

In your first peel, you’ll usually have just one layer of solution applied to treat one layer of skin. In your next treatment, this may be increased to two layers, and so on. Treatment will be carefully tailored by your practitioner to meet your specific needs.

How is your skin after an Agera peel? Is there any ‘down time’?

There’s no down time as such. You’ll probably be red and blotchy for a little while, and need to avoid make up for the rest of the day, but you’re fine to wear mineral make up the next day.

About three days after each peel, you may find a few dry patches appear on your skin, but everyone’s skin reacts differently. Some people won’t visibly peel at all.

Are peels suitable for everyone?

While they’re suitable for most, there are certain circumstances where Agera peels aren’t recommended.

If you’re already having a course of different peels, are pregnant or breastfeeding, allergic to any of the listed ingredients, or taking a course of Roaccutane, Agera peels should be avoided.

How many peels do you need?

It depends on what you’re using them for, and the degree of improvement required. A course of six to ten Agera skin peels is usually recommended for the best results – once every fortnight, with ongoing maintenance treatments once or twice a month.

Want to find out more about the Agera peel or skin peels in general? Aurora Skin Clinics offer skin peels at clinics in Northampton, Bucks, London and Essex. To book a free consultation to speak to one of our expert aestheticians, give us a call on 01844 318825 or email info@aurora-skin-clinics.co.uk.