Our skin peels at a glance – could they improve your skin?
Like most non-surgical treatments, skin peels aren’t ‘one size fits all’. Just like our lovely patients, they’ve become more sophisticated over the years…
The new generation of skin peels are more nuanced than before. Rather than using the same peel solution for every patient, different types and strengths are blended to suit individual skin types.
At Aurora, we use NeoStrata Prosystem skin peels in our clinics. If you’re thinking about a skin peel (and the colder months are a great time to have them), here’s a quick guide.
> What are NeoStrata Prosystem skin peels?
A superficial peeling system to loosen and remove the dead outer layers of skin. As well as exfoliating and smoothing, the peels can also provide deeper anti-ageing effects.
> What are they made from?
They use three different Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) – glycolic acid, citric acid and mandelic acid.
The idea of acid on your skin might sound daunting. But don’t worry – they’re mild, naturally occurring food acids! Glycolic acid is from sugar cane, citric acid from citrus fruits, and mandelic acid from almonds.
> How many different peel solutions are there?
There are six types of peel in total:
- 4 x Rejuvenating peels of varying strengths (20%, 35%, 50% and 70% glycolic acid)
- 1 x Clarifying peel (30% mandelic and citric acids)
- 1 x Brightening peel (30% citric acid)
Depending on the results you’re looking for, we can use the different solutions in a combined programme to give you the best improvement for your skin.
> What can the skin peels treat?
The Rejuvenating peels can improve rough skin, fine lines, wrinkles, mild acne scarring and other blemishes.
They’re also good for skin conditions including keratosis pilaris (characterised by permanent goose pimples), and pseudofolliculitis barbae (‘razor bumps’, or ingrown hairs).
The Clarifying peel is ideal for unclogging pores, making it best for oily and acne prone skin. And the Brightening peel can improve uneven skin tone, age spots and hyperpigmentation.
If you want to treat multiple concerns, the peels can be used in a series, layered, or combined with other non-surgical treatments (particularly microdermabrasion).
> Are they safe?
Absolutely. AHA peels are non-toxic, affect only the superficial layers of skin, and need little recovery time. They can often produce similar results to some deeper peels – without the complications.
We’ll carefully assess your skin before any treatment, and during the peel we’ll ask you how it feels. Most people experience heat and tingling, so it’s reassuring to be able to give and get feedback during treatment!
> How much do skin peels cost?
The cost for one treatment starts from £75, but you may need a course to get the very best results.
Find out more
At Aurora, we offer safe, clinically proven peels at all of our clinics. Find out more on our skin peel page, and take a look at our 6 reasons to try skin peels. To book a free consultation, give us a call on 01844 318825 or use our quick contact form and we’ll be in touch.