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What Are Face Peels?
Face peels are cosmetic treatments that involve the application of a chemical solution to the face. These “chemicals” are often derived from botanicals for a gentler peel.
The solution works to exfoliate and remove the outermost layers of the skin, revealing fresher, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin underneath. Face peels can be performed at different depths, depending on the specific needs and goals of the individual receiving treatment.
What Can Face Peels Treat?
The main purpose of a face peel is to improve the overall appearance and texture of the skin. They can effectively address a variety of skin concerns, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles: Face peels stimulate collagen production, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leading to a more youthful complexion.
- Uneven skin tone and texture: Peels help even out skin tone by fading hyperpigmentation, reducing the appearance of acne scars, and improving overall texture, resulting in smoother and more radiant skin.
- Acne and blemishes: Face peels can help unclog pores, reduce acne breakouts, and improve the appearance of acne scars, promoting clearer and healthier skin.
- Sun damage and age spots: Peels can effectively target sun-damaged skin and age spots by gently exfoliating the damaged layers and revealing brighter, more even-toned skin.
What Are the Different Kinds of Face Peels?
There are different types of face peels available, ranging from mild to more potent treatments. The intensity of the peel is determined by the type and concentration of the chemical solution used, as well as the duration of application. Some common types of face peels include:
- Superficial peels: These peels are milder and typically use alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) to exfoliate the outermost layer of the skin. They require minimal downtime and are suitable for treating mild skin imperfections.
- Medium peels: These peels go deeper into the skin, using stronger acids such as glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to target moderate skin concerns. They may involve a longer recovery period, with some peeling and redness expected.
- Deep peels: These peels penetrate several layers of the skin and are usually performed using phenol or a high concentration of TCA. Deep peels can effectively address severe skin concerns but require a longer recovery time and may involve more significant peeling and redness.
Our qualified skin care professionals will help you determine the most appropriate type of face peel for your specific needs and skin condition.
Our Rejuvenating Face Peels
At Wimpole Aesthetics, we offer a range of cutting-edge and innovative facial peels from leading product companies. As well as producing an all-over skin rejuvenation, these treatments can also target a wide range of solutions for face skin concerns, including sun damage, age spots and rosacea.
Cosmedix Peels are a revolutionary approach to skin rejuvenation, utilising chirally correct botanical ingredients and potent actives to repair the skin’s natural barrier function. Unlike harsh chemical peels, Cosmedix peels provide transformative results without causing damage or irritation.
The treatment stimulates the skin’s repair process, promoting the production of new, healthy skin cells, resulting in improved texture, tone, and overall skin health. Whether you want to rejuvenate tired-looking skin, reduce fine lines, or improve complexion, Cosmedix Peels offer a highly effective and gentle solution.
Dermamelan Peels are renowned for effectively addressing pigmentation issues, making them ideal for conditions like melasma, chloasma, and lentigo. These peels target overproduction and uneven distribution of melanin responsible for pigmentation irregularities.
By utilising a unique combination of active ingredients, Dermamelan peels inhibit melanin production, break down existing melanin deposits, and even out skin tone. The peel also helps reduce photodamage effects caused by sun exposure, revealing a fresher and more even complexion.
GlycoAla Peels provide a gentle and non-invasive alternative to traditional chemical peels. Combining glycolic acid with photodynamic therapy, these peels effectively target fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, uneven texture, and acne scars.
The hyaluronic acid component ensures intense hydration, promoting plumpness and elasticity in the skin. GlycoAla peels stimulate collagen production, enhancing skin firmness and reducing signs of aging. With minimal downtime, this treatment rejuvenates the skin, leaving you with a radiant and refreshed appearance.
Dr Joshua Berkowitz, Dr Natalie Hammer and their Professional Team
All treatments provided by Wimpole Aesthetics are overseen and approved by Dr Joshua Berkowitz who holds multiple medical degrees and has been at the forefront of anti-ageing procedures since 1997.
Dr Natalie Hammer has an extensive resume with over a decade in aesthetic medicine. If you have any questions concerning face peels, she will have the answers.
At Wimpole Aesthetics, our highly trained professionals will assess your skin concerns and recommend the most suitable peel for you. Whether you are looking to improve overall skin tone, reduce pigmentation issues, or enhance your skin’s texture, our range of peels, including Cosmedix, Dermamelan, and GlycoAla, can help you achieve your desired results.
1. Get In Touch
If you’ve been considering an aesthetic treatment to rejuvenate your skin or reshape your body, then the first step is to get in touch with the clinic to arrange a consultation with our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz or one of his team, depending on your requirements.
2. At The Clinic
The consultation is an essential part of the patient journey as it gives us the opportunity to discuss your objectives and the outcome you’re hoping to achieve. We will talk you through the procedure or treatment plan, clearly explain any possible risks and the results you can expect, as well as answer all of your questions.
3. Your Treatment
Procedures at Wimpole Aesthetics are carried out under the direction of our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz and his team. We aim to deliver practical, safe and effective medical aesthetic alternatives to cosmetic surgery whilst always respecting a patient’s privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
4. Post Treatment
Our care and support continues after you leave the clinic. You are provided with comprehensive aftercare advice appropriate to the treatment you have received and we welcome patients getting in touch if they have any questions regarding their experience and results.
At Wimpole Aesthetics, we provide a wide variety of medical treatments and non-surgical rejuvenating procedures in the field of anti-ageing and aesthetic medicine. Our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz stays abreast of the latest developments in this field, but always ensures that any treatment we offer can deliver safe and effective results.
We love to hear our patients tell us that we have the feel of a local clinic right in the heart of London’s medical district.
Dr. Josh, a respected figure in cosmetic health, oversees various treatments and personally trains his staff. Known for honest assessments and a risk-minimizing approach, he believes in tailoring treatments to individual needs, not cost.
Dr. Natalie Hammer, a GMC-registered doctor and Aesthetic specialist from the USA, boasts 14 years of medical experience, with eight years dedicated to aesthetic medicine. Armed with a medical degree and a bachelor’s in Biology, she moved to Europe in 2011. Completing her medical residency at Mater Dei Hospital in Malta.
Does getting a face peel hurt?
During a face peel, you may experience a tingling or mild burning sensation as the chemical solution is applied to the skin. However, discomfort is generally minimal and well-tolerated.
Can anyone get a face peel?
While face peels are generally safe for most individuals, not everyone is a suitable candidate. People with certain skin conditions, such as active infections, open wounds, or sunburned skin, may need to postpone the treatment. It is important to consult our skincare professionals to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a face peel now.
Can I undergo a face peel if I have a history of cold sores or fever blisters?
If you have a history of cold sores or fever blisters, it is important to inform us before undergoing a face peel. We may recommend antiviral medication prior to the treatment to minimise the risk of a herpes simplex virus outbreak.
Can I go out in the sun after a face peel?
After a face peel, it is crucial to protect your skin from sun exposure. The newly revealed skin may be more susceptible to sun damage. Use sunscreen with a high SPF, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure during the healing period.