Skin chemical peels

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Clinicare AHA/BHA* Skin Peels
*AHA – alpha hydroxy acid / BHA – beta hydroxy acid

The chemical peel is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world. Today chemical peels are among the most popular and widely recognised methods of improving the health and appearance of skin by removing dead skin cells and encouraging new ones to grow.

Chemical peel depth can range from very superficial to deep, although several light depth peels can often achieve similar results to one deeper peel treatment, with less risk and shorter recovery time.

CLINICARE superficial peels contain a mixture of Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic Acids to remove the upper layer of the epidermis encouraging regeneration of new skin cells. The result is the improved clinical appearance of skin with fewer fine lines, a brighter complexion, improved skin tone and a more youthful appearance. The Clinicare peels come in 3 targeted ranges for specific skin indications and are extremely well tolerated with minimum side effects.

Superficial peels, penetrating only the epidermis can be used to enhance treatment for a variety of conditions including:
• Acne
• Acne, chicken pox and surgical scars
• Ageing skin, fine lines and wrinkles
• Enlarged Pores
• Hyperpigmentation
• Photo / sun damage
• Uneven skin tone
• Uneven skin texture


Targets hyperpigmentation, age spots and dull tired skin.

Main active ingredients:
• Glycolic Acid 28% – Derived from Sugar Cane, it exfoliates the epidermis, has a mild peeling effect and stimulates the growth of new skin.
• Mandelic Acid 6% – Derived from bitter Almonds, it has depigmenting properties, inhibits melanin synthesis, exfoliates and rejuvenates skin.
• Kojic Acid 4% – Derived from a variety of fungi and organic substances, it is used to diminish dark areas resulting from excessive pigmentation in the skin.
• Arbutin 2% – Acts by reversibly suppressing melanosomal tyrosinase activity.


For troubled and/or sensitive skins and acne-like conditions.

Main active ingredients
• Salicylic Acid 20% – Derived from Willow Tree bark, this has keratolytic, comedolytic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
• Lactic Acid 12% – Has water binding properties and stimulates collagen synthesis.
• Glycolic Acid 12% – Derived from Sugar Cane, it exfoliates the epidermis, has a mild peeling effect and stimulates the growth of new skin.


For fine lines, wrinkles and skin rejuvenation.

Main active ingredients:
• Glycolic Acid 48% – Derived from Sugar Cane, it exfoliates the epidermis, has a mild peeling effect and stimulates the growth of new skin.
• Phytic Acid 4% – Protects against inflammation by blocking free radicals and increasing antioxidant functionality.
• Kojic Acid 4% – Derived from a variety of fungi and organic substances, it is used to diminish dark areas resulting from excessive pigmentation in the skin.

Am I a suitable candidate for a chemical peel?

Chemical Peels are considered safe for most people who are in overall good health. However, chemical peels are not safe for the following conditions:

• Active cold sores, herpes simplex, in area to be treated.
• Allergies to chemical ingredients.
• History of keloid scarring.
• History of radiation therapy within the application area (6mths post chemo & radiotherapy).
• Oral retinoids (Roaccutane) use within 6 months prior to treatment.
• Pregnant or breast feeding.
• Rosacea if inflamed skin, pustules, or papules at the time of the treatment – fine to treat if completely resolved.
• Skin cancers – melanoma.
• Skin infections; wounded, sunburned, excessively sensitive skin; inflammatory acne within the application area.

Are they safe?

The CLINICARE AHA/BHA Peels are superficial and are not medical grade so whilst they yield great results over time, they are designed to be a “no downtime treatment”. Whilst no cosmetic procedure comes without any risks, it is generally considered to be a safe treatment if your general health is good and you have no contra indications. Whilst very rare, infection or scarring are the risks from chemical peel treatments.

How many peels will I need, and how often?

Treatment intervals for peels vary from 1-4 weeks during a series of 4-6 treatments, and the interval is determined by the treatment intensity and sensitivity of the patient’s skin. Very superficial peels are commonly performed at the beginning of a series and treatment intervals are usually every 1-2 weeks, as the skin recovers rapidly from these treatments.

More intense superficial peels are associated with a greater degree of exfoliation and require more time for skin regeneration.

What to expect during a Chemical Peel?

Prior to a chemical peel, the skin is analysed to decide which peel blend is suitable. The skin is then cleansed and a gentle enzyme peel is applied to thoroughly remove all dirt and dead skin. This is then followed by a skin antiseptic to create a sterile environment before the peel blend is applied to the skin, and left for 2-7 minutes.

The peel blend is then removed by cleansing the skin three times with CLINICARE HYAL+ SKIN TONER. At this stage your skin should be mildly red, and may feel tight but nothing uncomfortable. We then apply an EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) Skin booster which will nourish the skin and enhance the peel results.

Following this, a calming and soothing CLINICARE EGF sheet mask, containing high levels of Hyaluronic Acid is applied for 20 mins.

It is recommended the treatment is finished with a 20-minute Dermalux LED light therapy treatment. This kick starts the healing process, meaning less downtime and calms the skin further leaving you more comfortable when you leave.

What to expect after a chemical peel?

Reactions from treatment include: skin redness, peeling, dryness, irritation, accentuated lines & wrinkles due to dryness, and swelling.

Effects will usually typically resolve within days and many people are able to return to their normal activities the same day. Some people may react differently and may experience these reactions for longer. However, these reactions are temporary and typically resolve within 7-14 days as the skin returns to normal.

What aftercare should I follow?

It is advisable to:
• Refrain from touching or pulling at any loose peeling as this can cause an uneven result in pigmentation.
• It is recommended that the use of soaps, other than those recommended by your practitioner, on the treated skin area is restricted until the skin normalises and where possible warm / tepid water and / or gentle skin cleansers are used for cleansing. Do not scrub. Pat to dry only.
• Avoid the use of benzoyl peroxide facial skin products for 2-3 days after treatment.
• Avoid facial products containing fragrance for 3-5 days after treatment as these may irritate the skin.
• Avoid the use of exfoliating agents, further peeling agents, retinoids, retinols, and vitamin A products for 5-7 days after treatment.
• Refrain from intensive sun light, saunas, sunbed, steam bath, and use adequate sunscreen protection with a minimum of 30 SPF for at least 1 week after treatment.
• Avoid, electrolysis, depilatory creams, waxing, and laser hair removal for a minimum of 7 days after treatment.
• Do not swim in chlorinated water for approximately 14 days.
• Use of intensive moisturiser is advised for at least a week as your skin may feel drier or tighter after your treatment – this is quite normal.


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