What is Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are also known as chemoexfoliation or derma peeling. They are used to help improve the appearance of the skin. Sun exposure, acne and ageing can cause the skin tone to not only become uneven but also scarred and wrinkled.

Chemical Peels are Recommended For

Chemical peels improve the general appearance of the skin, acne or acne scars, sun damaged skin, fine lines and wrinkles, rough skin and scaly patches, age and liver spots and also irregular skin pigmentation and scarring. It results in a more even tone, tighter and more youthful looking skin.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are all your clinician’s fully qualified?

Yes! All of our clinicians are fully certificated.

How long does the treatment last for?

Most treatments last for up to 60 minutes including consultation.

I’m running late for a booking, what shall I do?

Please Contact Us as soon as possible.

Do you require a deposit?

There is a 40% deposit charged for a treatment at the time of booking. There is a £40 deposit charge to book an initial consultation which is redeemable against a treatment done or refunded if a client does not
wish to go ahead with a treatment.

What happens if I need to cancel an booking?

We require 24 hours notice where possible. If a treatment or consultation is not cancelled within 24 hours then any booking deposit or the treatment deposit paid is forfeited.

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The NaturaSKIN Treatment Journey: Your Steps to Perfection!

At NaturaSKIN our aim is to enable our clients to achieve the results they want and get the look they desire.

During the initial free consultation a NaturaSKIN clinician will not only address any questions that you have but also discuss the possible treatment options available following which, a NaturaSKIN bespoke treatment plan will be designed to ensure you achieve the results you want and arrange and appointment for your treatment.

On the day, you will be met by one of our friendly NaturaSKIN clinicians who will escort you to the treatment room.

At NaturaSKIN, our aim is to ensure that the client is given the best service possible and is aware of what to expect during and after the treatment. Therefore, prior to any treatment, a clinician will discuss the procedure with you and answer any questions that you have regarding it. Following this and with your consent, the NaturaSKIN clinician will proceed with the treatment in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

After the treatment, our clinician will discuss the aftercare of your treatment and provide an aftercare leaflet. During an initial consultation, the clinician if the skin is required to be prepped before the treatment, the clinician will provide you with the appropriate serum(s) to do so.

During a chemical peel treatment, the NaturaSKIN clinician will start by cleansing the skin. Once the skin has been cleansed and the area is dry, the peel will be applied. Whilst the peel is being applied, it is very common to notice a tingling sensation along the area that is being treated.

Each peel is different and some are left on the skin overnight whilst others are removed after a few minutes. The clinician will discuss this with during the treatment.

After the treatment, the clinician will discuss the aftercare and also arrange a follow up appointment as is appropriate. The whole treatment will take approximately 40 -60minutes.

During a chemical peel treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the face that enables the dead skin to slough off or eventually peel off, removing the damaged outer layers of the skin. Once the dead skin has been removed, the regenerated skin is smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The skin looks smoother and also younger.

Chemical peels can be used not only for the face but also to improve the skin of the neck and hands.

There are different types of chemical peels e.g. glycolic peels, tricholoroacetic peels (TCA), combined acid peels.

During the initial consultation, a NaturaSKIN clinician will discuss the chemical peels available and also establish the appropriate bespoke peel to ensure our clients achieve the result they want.

Chemical peel treatments improve the overall appearance of the skin.

Initially the treated area may appear red. This can last up to 4 hours and then subside. However, following the initial peeling or flaking stage of the peel, you will gradually notice the skin appearance improve. The best results are seen 10 days after the initial treatment and peeling phase.

During the peeling phase of a peel, the NaturaSKIN clinician will contact you regularly to check progress. If there are any queries during this time do not hesitate to contact us via email at aftercare@naturaskin.co.uk or use the advice line provided on day of treatment.

At NaturaSKIN, we value our clients and understand how important the pre and post aftercare management is following a treatment.

After the treatment, the clinician will contact you regularly during the peeling phase and also arrange a 2 week follow up consultation to see how you are getting on.

However, if during the post-treatment phase there are any concerns or questions, contact via email at aftercare@naturaskin.co.uk or call us using the advice line provided by the clinician or on 0845 261 3706.

At NaturaSKIN, we routinely review our patients after their initial treatment to check how they are getting along post procedure. During the peeling phase the clinician will contact you regularly to check on treatment progress.

During the treatment, the clinician will also discuss and arrange with you, a date and time for the follow-up to take place once the peeling has resolved.

If there are any concerns or queries following the treatment, our team is always willing to help and can be contacted via the advice line provided by the clinician or by email aftercare@naturaskin.co.uk.

Following a chemical peel treatment, the NaturaSKIN clinician will discuss the aftercare with you and also provide you with an aftercare information leaflet.

Once a chemical peel treatment has taken place, the skin is photosensitive and so, it is VITAL that you use sun protection at all times. Due to the increased photosensitivity, you should also avoid direct sunlight for up to 4 weeks after the procedure.

To avoid any further complications, it is important that during the peeling phase you do not use your own regular skin care routine. The NaturaSKIN clinician will advise you of how to care for the skin during this phase.

During the initial consultation, a NaturaSKIN clinician will discuss if you are suitable to have a chemical peel treatment.

Clients that are not suitable for the treatment are:

o Clients with a known sensitivity to any of the peeling agents used.
o Clients who have recently had facial surgery.
o Clients that have recently had laser procedures of the area being treated.
o Clients taking Roaccutane.
o Clients known to have an allergy to the peel
o Clients who are currently experiencing active skin lesions form conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or skin cancer.
o Clients that have recently shaved, waxed or had electrolysis of the treating area.
o Clients that are pregnant or breastfeeding. Following the treatment, you may notice:
o Redness and irritation of the treated area which can last up to 4 hours
o Slight swelling of the treated area which can last upto 72 hours post-procedure.
o Increased sensitivity of the treated area.
o Itching is very common after medium to deep chemical peels and can last a couple of weeks after the treatment
o Photosensitivity increases following treatment.
Other potential side effects are:
o Hyper and hypo – pigmentation
o Scarring, although uncommon is a potential complication of the procedure.
o Infection of the treated area but this is rare as most peeling agents are bacteriocidal.
o In some clients with active acne, a chemical peel can exacerbate a break out.
o In some clients who have a prior history of herpes simplex outbreaks, a recurrence can be triggered by a chemical peel treatment.
To try and minimise the side effects, the clinician will discuss the aftercare routine with you.