In our latest “What you can expect…” series anti-ageing specialist Lorraine Scrivener, founder of London’s Eden Skin Clinics, explores the science behind facial peels and banishes a few myths along the way.
Why choose a skin peel?
With the media awash with the latest aesthetic innovations it’s easy to overlook the undoubted benefits of the classic non-invasive facial peel in revealing a younger, more beautiful you.
A skin peel can rejuvenate and smooth your skin giving a more youthful appearance instantly, without any of the concerning side-effects linked to invasive surgery.
How does a non-surgical facial peel work?
Skin peels work by removing the dead skin cells and encouraging new ones to grow, revealing smoother, fresher and brighter skin.
“After careful research and years of experience we only offer the revolutionary Agera® peels,” explains Lorraine.
“Why? Because they are non-irritating, pain-free and cause no downtime from skin shedding, redness or irritation.”
She continues, “These unique peels stimulate the fibroblasts deep within your skin to produce new collagen and elastin, without any unsightly skin shedding or redness. For Sex in the City fans who remember Samantha’s sore red post-peel face I can assure you science has advanced considerably and our peels are neither painful nor unsightly.”
Choosing the right facial peel for you
To ensure the very best anti-ageing results our Agera® Skin Peels are available in four strengths.
During your pre-treatment in-depth consultation we analyse your skin type, the condition being treated and then recommend the optimum peel strength for you.
What results can you expect from an Agera® facial peel?
A facial peel helps reduce:
- sun damage
- uneven pigmentation
- reduces the visible signs of ageing
- fine lines
- acne scars
- brightens skin
For the increased results Lorraine often advises clients to combine a course of Agera® skin peels with microdermabrasion.
What to expect during and after your skin peel treatment
Following an in-depth consultation, the peel is carefully applied with a brush, then your face is lightly covered with a wet gauze to activate the peel.
“Your peel treatment takes about 30 minutes, it’s then removed and we apply moisturiser and sun protection,” she explains. “ It is important to wear a high protection sun factor at all times after the peel as the newly exposed cells are delicate and easily damaged by the sun.
“With no redness or irritation, there is little or no downtime, so a peel can be fitted in around your normal daily routine. However, I would advise avoiding a facial peel pre-holiday as the treated skin must not be exposed to strong sunlight.”