Cosmetic Surgery

Chemical Peel Skin Remodelling

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.

Skin care

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?

These treat­ments use molecules like Glycolic Acid, Salicylic acid, Pyruvic Acid, Mandelic Acid, TCA amongst others, that will exfo­liate your skin at different levels.

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?

Peels are classed as Medium Depth or Deep depending on whether the exfo­li­ation is only of the dead skin or if it goes down to the level of the dermis.

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?

After the age of 30 years, the skin loses its ability to repair and renew that it had when it was younger. A chem­ical peel can deliver predict­able exfo­li­ation and renewal of skin, returning it back to how it was earlier.

How long do chemical peels last?

The dura­tion of the results you get from a chem­ical peel will vary from a few weeks to a few months, based on the depth of peeling. Almost all peels are done as a series of treat­ments separ­ated either by a couple of weeks to a month apart.

Are chemical peels safe?

When performed by an expert, chem­ical peels are a very safe procedure, with predict­able results, that will restore the glow and smooth­ness of your skin.

Can I do a chemical peel at home?

In the age of Amazon and other e‑commerce portals, you can access any peeling molecule and use it from the comfort of your home. Having said that it is a dangerous thing to do. Your doctor has spent years perfecting his know­ledge about the whole science of peels and there­fore can deliver a more consistent and safe result.

What is the best chemical peel for acne?

Salicylic acid peel is best for acne, jess­ners peel is also used in cases of more resistant prob­lems. Acne scars can be treated with TCA peels.

Real Results

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Approximate Costs

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.