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Facial Peels

WHAT IS A FACIAL SKIN PEEL?

Advanced facial peels have revolutionised medical skin care. At Purity Bridge, we offer both courses of superficial peels that offer the benefits of little downtime, and no actual skin flaking, to medium depth TCA peels. We use both the ObagiTM system as well as the Skin Tech “Easy Peel” system, both of which have long track records, produce reliable and predictable results, and most importantly, have excellent safety records.

Superficial Peels

Superficial peels are provided by a Phytic peel solution, that is a complex AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid) formula, slowly released and self-limiting. This is ideal to treat the effects of skin ageing, sun damage and skin flaccidity. A course of 6-8 sessions is recommended, each 1-week apart. In parallel, the Obagi blue peel can produce excellent improvement in skin quality - please see the Obagi Skin Care page for more information.

Medium Depth Peels

A TCA (trichloroacetic acid) solution is used that penetrates to a greater depth than the complex AHA formula. This allows a faster action, and results in mild skin peeling around 3-days after the treatment. The peeling lasts for 2-3 days, and the skin is ready for the second treatment 1-week later. We recommend a course of 4 peels about 2 weeks apart to achieve the maximum benefit for your skin. Medium peels are suggested for more significant skin photo-ageing, pigment blotches from the effects of the sun, fine lines, enlarged pores and for those wanting to improve the overall quality of their skin. A course of facial peel treatments will improve the appearance and health of your skin by increasing cellular turnover and nourishing the skin for a fresher, healthier complexion. You will see the results after the first treatment and our treatments can usually be performed within an hour.

Other thoughts regarding customised facial peels

A facial peel is performed as an outpatient procedure without the need for any anaesthetic. After determining the right peel for you, the procedure is performed in our treatment room. Your face will be divided into treatment areas (forehead, cheeks, around the mouth etc.). The peel solution is then made-up and applied in circular motions under light pressure. “Frosting” (white crystals on the skin) is looked for to indicate the peel has reached the correct depth in the skin. If no frosting has occurred, further peel solution will be applied.

You will experience a light burning sensation which will be quickly soothed by the application of a post-peel cream. We recommend you also apply sun protection prior to leaving the clinic in the summer.

Please do mention if you have recently exfoliated, as this will make your skin more permeable to the peel and will require a more gentle approach.

The two most important measures to take at home are sun-protection and the application of the chosen post-peel cream (which will be most appropriate for your skin type). Sun protection should be performed regularly and you should avoid any length of time in direct sunlight for the week after you have had your facial peel.

Ideally you should where sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat as well as using high protection sun cream (we recommend the Skin Tech Melablock HSP sun cream). You should continue to use the sun protection cream for The post-peel cream should be applied regularly, washing your face before reapplication of the cream.

You should not apply make-up when your skin is actually peeling. Before you start to peel, you can put make-up on after you have applied the sun cream and post-peel cream

The facial skin peels we use at Purity Bridge are reliable products with low complication rates. Complications can include over-treatment in areas. Should this happen, further treatment with peels to blend in any differences may be required. If too much peel is applied to one area it can result in the loss of skin pigmentation in that area. Further treatments may be required to address this in the unlikely event this happens.

Should the peel solution get into the eyes, they must be washed immediately to prevent eye injury.

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