Skin Peels

Glycolic, Salycilic and Lactic peels.

Tip- whenever you see the word anti-oxidant, think anti-ageing.

What are they and how do they work?

Glycolic acid is derived from the sugar cane plant. It is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) which exfoliates at a deep level in the skin and helps to remove the glue like substance which can stick dead skin cells together. It also stimulates new collagen production.

Salycilic is a lipid soluble Beta Hydroxy Acid that dissolves surface sebum and cellular debris . The two work synergistically together to penetrate to the dermis , accelerating the cell renewal process, stimulating collagen synthesis and improving elastin fibres.

Lactic acid is naturally occurring in the body and is a natural moisturiser as it increases Hyaluronic acid deposition in the skin. It also has an exfoliating effect.

How do they improve acne?

By removing dead skin cells which have become "glued" together by excess sebum, clogging up the natural exfoliation process. As the dead cells flake away, the new healthy cells come to the surface. Skin looks brighter and smoother. As collagen is stimulated in the deeper layers of skin texture and tone improves. Redness and inflammation reduces.

Am I suitable?

A consultation will determine which is the best peel for you. Most people are suitable except for if pregnant, breast feeding or you are on Roaccutane or other Retinol products. A 6 month period following Roaccutane medication is always advised before commencing most other skin treatments. Omnilux being the exception when only 2 weeks is needed.

Prior to commencing a course of advanced cosmeceutical peels, it is recommended to use the at home products for 2 weeks . This is to get your skin used to the active ingredients and to start the exfoliation process. The products contain from 10-15% glycolic, salycilic or lactic.Your in-clinic peel will be a minimum of 40%.

Priori AHA Peels

The latest AHA technological advances with LCA complex that combines Lactic Acid and a multi-functional essential skin vitamin complex (Vit A, Vit E, Vit C & Pro-Vit A) in a time-released formulation to enhance product performance and results. The first step in the PRIORI® skincare collection, designed to restore basic skin health and fitness that is the foundation of any anti-ageing regime.

PRIORI® Advanced AHA benefits:

• Multi-depth skin exfoliation

• Increases epidermal and dermal moisture levels

• Stimulates dermal proteins: collagen and elastin fibers

• Helps revitalize dry, mature and sun-damaged skin

• Ideal for problem prone skin and mature recurring acne

• Minimises fine lines and wrinkles, deeply hydrates and re-texturises

Idebenone Peels

Targets ageing at the cellular source – the mitochondria and provides the highest level of topical free radical protection - EPF® 95 (Environmental Protection Factor). Ideal for consumers who have reached a plateau with their current skincare regimen and want more: the "triathlon" of skin fitness. The second step in the PRIORI® anti-ageing skincare treatment program, after the skin health has been maximised with PRIORI® Advanced AHA

Idebenone is the most powerful man-made antioxidant . It is 1000 times stronger than Co-Enzyme Q10 and the molecule is 60% smaller. As the molecule is so small it can penetrate down to the dermis in the skin and work at a cellular level in the mitochondria of the cell to slow down the oxidization process. It is the only antioxidant that fights both extrinsic (external/environmental ageing) and intrinsic (natural ageing)

Idebenone delivers the highest level of skin rejuvenation of any skin care ingredient.

PRIORI® Idebenone Complex delivers multiple anti-ageing benefits:

• Helps prevent skin aging at its cellular source

• Decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

• Improves uneven skin tone and texture

• Brightens the look of skin

• Reduces the appearance of unwanted pigmentation

• Offers maximum protection against environmental stress – EPF® 95+

Cosmeceuticals Coffeeberry Peels

The fruit of the coffee plant is called the coffee cherry. As it grows high on mountain slopes it has developed it's own superior free radical defence compounds to protect it from hot sun and winds. These defence compounds are actually natural polyphenols which are very potent anti-oxidants. In fact the coffeecherry contains the strongest botanical mixture yet discovered. It has undergone many clinical trials to prove that it's natural anti-ageing effects are over 75% better than green tea at protecting skin cells from UV damage.

IAt almost 100% organic, this is a very effective peel for those clients who require a natural product. It also smells deliciously like chocolate !

  • Effects - Increase in skin smoothness
  • Decrease in wrinkles
  • Decrease in pigmentation
  • Decrease in redness

Please ask to see clinical data with percentages of skin improvement.