G & T
The 'no down time' Glycolic & Taurine skin peel, leaving your skin bright and refreshed. A course of 6 is recommended with a home skin prep (£50.00)
When looked after, your skin is beautiful. It's what others use to form an opinion of your age and well-being, and as a result, can give you great self-confidence. It's also your primary barrier against external challenges, so it's important that you take good care of it for your health as well as your appearance.
It's no wonder, in that case, that ageing and problem skin conditions such as pigmentation and acne often have a significant impact on confidence - particularly when skin on the face and neck are affected.
Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) peels increase exfoliation giving outstanding results in skin rejuvenation and problem skin resolution, without the inconvenience of downtime, and with the reassurance of an excellent safety profile.
HOW DO AHA PEELS WORK?
Glycolic acid is the most effective, clinically-proven AHA. It has several effects on the skin that can help to rejuvenate it, awakening the complexion and leaving skin soft with a more youthful appearance. These include:
- Exfoliation; bonds between older skin cells in the epidermis are broken down, allowing them to fall away1
- Hydration; our natural moisturising factors are reinvigorated, causing us to produce more2
- Stimulation; the entire epidermis is stimulated causing the generation of new, fresh skin cells and normalising the structure and function of the skin2
- Firming; the density of collagen and elastin in the dermis (the fibres that make skin appear firmer) is increased, helping to improve the elasticity of the skin3
Glycolic acid can also help to address more specific skin conditions such as pigmentation and acne by:
- Clearing and closing pores, and improving the appearance of spots4
- Reducing the amount of melanin in skin cells; melanin is what darkens the skin, so any reduction in its presence will help to lighten darker areas5
The AesthetiCare® Exfoliating Peels are highly advanced because not only do they contain high levels of glycolic acid, but they also contain taurine to make them more comfortable for you. Taurine is an amino acid that helps to mitigate the potential negative effects of a glycolic peel6, such as redness and irritation, without impacting on the positive work that the glycolic acid is doing.
Your practitioner will decide on the best course of treatment depending on the condition of your skin, but in-clinic peels are usually offered as a course, building in intensity towards the end.
An exfoliating gel of a lower concentration for use at home should be used before the first in-clinic peel to prepare the skin. They should then be used throughout the course as advised by your practitioner to enhance overall results.
Each in-clinic peel will take approximately 20 minutes and you may feel some discomfort during the first few minutes while the peel takes effect.
After the treatment your skin may be a little red, but this will subside quickly.
POST TREATMENT ADVICE
During the following days you may find that your skin feels dryer and begins to exfoliate. It's important to wear high-level UV protection throughout your course of peels - we recommend a product from the Heliocare® range which provides broad-spectrum SPF50 protection as a minimum, as well as powerful anti-oxidants.
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2. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1996 Feb;34(2 Pt 1):187-95.
3. Dermatol Surg. 2001 May;27(5):429-33.
4. Dermatol Surg. 1997 Jan;23(1):23-9.
5. Dermatol Surg. 2004 May;30(5):756-60
6. J Cosmet Sci. 2006 Jan-Feb;57(1):1-10.
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