Dr. Jack offers state-of-the-art bespoke skin resurfacing chemical peels at his Harley Street clinic. His signature peels, including Perfect Peel,The Egyptian Facial and Dermaplaning are designed to resurface the face revealing a beautifully fresh, clear complexion. Certain peels can be used to target specific skin issues, such as acne, rosacea or pigmentation irregularities, so a consultation is always offered prior to these treatments being performed, where your skin will be assessed and a treatment schedule advised.
WHAT ARE PEELS?
With skin peels, for those never having experienced the procedures before, the automatic assumption is that your skin will be falling off in chunks and you will be left with red skin for weeks afterwards. In reality this is (more often than not) very far from the truth. A peel is essentially a product that exfoliates the skin, i.e. strips back some of the layers of the skin.
As it happens, most chemical peels are fairly gentle and offer a great way to refresh your skin brightening areas of dullness and targeting specific skin conditions, such as acne, rosacea or melasma. In-clinic peels include acids such as AHAs (glycolic, mandelic, lactic or azelaic acid), retinols and vitamin C, for example. Deeper peels, such as TCA and Phenol, as well as strong AHA peels should only be performed as an in-clinic procedure.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Peels help to create a smooth, radiant complexion with an even skin tone. They remove dead skin cells, resurface the skin, smooth out fine lines and improve the appearance of acne and pores. They help stimulate cell renewal and increase the effectiveness of skin care products.
HOW DO PEELS WORK?
Peels work by loosening and exfoliating the layers of dead skin cells and stimulating the process of cell renewal. Dr Jack uses a variety of premium grade products including superficial peels such asglycolic acid, mandelic acid, lactic acid and azelaic acid, as well as deeper peels such as TCA (Trichloroacetic acid) and phenol.
Dr. Jack recommends a course of three peels to achieve the best results.
You will see results over the first few days following a superficial peel with the optimum results seen after the initial redness has subsided. Peels such as the Perfect Peel with reveal their final results after one month.
Superficial Peels may sometimes cause initial redness but the results are well worth it and the initial effect doesn’t last long. Dryness can occur in the first few days following a superficial peel but this can be easily treated by use of an aftercare protocol. It is advisable that anti-ageing skincare products are used in the initial post-peel period to optimise the final results.
The peel itself is usually a very short treatment, taking usually 15 minutes. Aftercare will be given at the time of the peel.
Yes - superficial peels can be used in combination with most other treatments, with the exception of some laser treatments. Deeper peels such as the Perfect Peel cannot be done at the same time as other treatments.
Dermaplaning is recommended once every skin cycle (4-6 weeks) although many people do this treatment once every 3 months.
No - categorically not! Dermaplaning does not affect the growth of the fine vellus hairs and does not cause them to transform into darker, terminal hairs. Because of the sharpness of the blade used for dermaplaning there is no risk of the development of stubble also - this differs hugely from home razors!
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