Skin Resurfacing; TCA Peel; Glycolic Peel; Salicylic Peel; SkinMed Enerpeel system; Mandelic Acid Peel; Pyruvic Acid Peel; Enerpeel Eye and Lips; Enerpeel Jessners
Queen Cleopatra is known to have used soured milk to make her skin look radiant; her secret was the Lactic Acid in soured milk that was rejuvenating her skin. At Reforme Medical you don’t have to be a queen to have glowing, fresh looking skin.
Understanding the nature of the skin and the skin cycle is key to great, glowing skin.
Easiest way to understand the skin is to imagine it is like your mattress, just like the fabric cover of your mattress, the skin has Epidermis. The Epidermis does the same function as the fabric of your mattress, keeping the dust, grime and stuff from getting into the mattress. The skin has a similar structure to the foam in your mattress this is called the dermis and it has all the collagen, elastin to give your skin the elasticity and bounce it needs, it is also the layer which provides the blood supply, nutrients and oxygen.
The skin cycle describes the process in which the top layer or fabric of your skin the epidermis evolves on a day-to-day basis. As a part of the skin cycle new skin cells are born at the undersurface of the fabric and then pass up towards the surface were they become a layer of dead cells that protects us from the environment.
As we age the skin cycle and the functioning of the dermis slows down and we start seeing dull, thick wrinkled skin which lacks the tonal uniformity and lustre of younger skin.
Chemical peels are essentially a way of using chemical molecules to achieve remodelling of the skin cycle and also the dermis of the skin to reverse the signs of aging, pigmentation, wrinkles and also reverse early precancerous changes like actinic keratosis.
At Reforme we exclusively used the SkinMed Enerpeel system as it has patented technology to deliver all the benefits of a chemical peel without prolonged downtime.
Chemical peels are however only one part of a three part answer to having great looking skin, the other two parts are avoiding Sun Exposure and Skin Stressors (Environmental, Nutritional, Psycological) and the use of a daily Medical Skin Care pack.
Given that the outer dead skin layer is acidic, good skin care is aimed at using Ph balanced (slightly acidic) products that will regularise your skin cycle, calm hyperactive pigment cells, exfoliate any build-up of dead skin, moisturise and repair the skin barrier and most importantly, protect the skin with a physical sunblock
Frequently Asked Questions
What molecules are used in Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are commonly used to correct and improve photoaging (sun damaged skin), hyperpigmentation (dark spots), rough skin, oily acne prone skin and fine lines or scars.
Depending on the type of chemical peel used, shedding of various layers of the skin can be achieved to give you a smoother younger looking lustrous skin
What are the types of Chemical Peels?
A Medium Depth peel is a superficial peel that has been designed to have minimal downtime, it will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth and feeling fresh. Done as a course of 6 peels it will improve to an extent skin pigmentation, fine lines and acne scarring. It will not correct deep coarse wrinkles or skin laxity.
A Deep Peel will generally use the TCA molecule that can be used to predictably peel to the level of the deeper (Dermis) layer of your skin.
Is chemical peel good for your skin?
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What is the best chemical peel for acne?
An accurate estimate of the costs is only possible after an in-clinic consultation with Dr Prashant. We charge a £50 deposit to secure your consultation with Dr Prashant, this amount will be deducted from the costs of the treatment you go on to have at our clinic.
The Enerpeel 40% Mandelic Acid or Party Peel costs £120/peel, most patients need 2 – 3 once a fortnight peels before transitioning to a maintenance peel every 3 – 6 months
The Enerpeel Jessners peel is an excellent acne peel and costs £150/peel, most patients need 2 – 3 once a fortnight peels before transitioning to a maintenance peel every 3 – 6 months
The Enerpeel 50% Pyruvic acid peel slows down oil production and is excellent at skin remodelling for treating skin aging and cost £150/peel, most patients need 2 – 3 once every 3 weeks peels before transitioning to a maintenance peel every 3 – 6 months.
The Enerpeel 25% TCA is great for skin scarring, photo aging and lines and wrinkles and costs £210/peel, most patients need 2 – 3 once every 4 weeks peels before transitioning to a maintenance peel every 3 – 6 months.
The Enerpeel Eyes and Lips (EL) peel is an amazing system that can be used to reduce pigmentation, dark circles and uneven skin tone around the eyelids and lips without much downtime and costs £180/peel, most patients need 2 – 3 once every 3 weeks peels before transitioning to a maintenance peel every 3 – 6 months.