Medik8 Professional Peels
Professional Peels are fast-becoming the number one clinical skin treatment worldwide. At a fraction of the price of laser, they can significantly reduce the appearance of blemishes, wrinkles and pigmentation with less discomfort and downtime. Just 60 minutes in our beautiful clinic room can visibly rejuvenate skin to provide a softer, smoother, more youthful-looking complexion.
What is a Professional Peel?
Medik8 Professional Peels are professional-grade exfoliating acids that help resurface and re-texture the skin. They use a powerful blend of ingredients to penetrate the skin and visibly reduce the appearance of blemishes, fine lines, acne scars, dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Discover below our extensive range of Professional Medik8 Peels.
A targeted formulation that helps to promote collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
A brightening peel targeting sun damage, hyperpigmentation and dull, uneven skin. Helps to restore a more oven and radiant complexion.
A powerful blend of acids that sink deep into pores to effectively clarify and decongest the complexion. Rapidly brings blemishes under control and dramatically reduces the risk of future breakouts.
Suitable for everyone and any skin concern, it visibly brightens, smoothes, decongests and revitalises the skin. Ideal for a first time peel or to maintain results from other peels.
A new addition for extremely sensitive or redness-prone skin to visibly smooth skin texture and help promote stronger skin barrier.
Medik8 also offers single-acid peels for extra-tailored care. Your Medik8 professional can choose from a range of different strengths. They will determine the layers of actives you need following a skin consultation.
Can I just have 1 peel to improve my skin or do I have to have a course?
It is possible to just have a single peel, but we recommend a course of 4-6 to really see the long-term skin benefits. It's a little like going to the gym; you can go occasionally but the real results will come when you commit to an ongoing programme.
Are peels right for everyone?
Professional peels are suitable for almost everyone and at Medik8 we have a varied range from our Sensitive PHA Peel which is suitable for very sensitive skins right through to our mono peels which use high-strength single acids that can even be layered to target stubborn concerns. Certain skin conditions / people may be 'contraindicated' and therefore shouldn't go down the peel route until skin is normalised. However, there are lots of other treatment options we offer.
What's the downtime?
By definition, the application of acids to the skin may cause redness, skin flaking and mild peeling; but every skin is different. We recommend not to wear makeup for the first 24 hours post-peel to ensure the skin remains bacteria-free. You will be recommended a comprehensive aftercare routine to continue with at home to ensure your skin recovers and rejuvenates correctly. As a general rule, expect flaking from around the 3rd day post-peel for a maximum of 5 further days. You should avoid direct sun exposure during these recovery days and always wear a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
What results can I expect?
24 hours post-peel your skin will likely feel a little tight and appear slightly flushed. Within 3 days your skin will start to flake but within the week you will start to see clearer, more uniform skin tone. Over a course of 4-6 peels, results will be even more visibly profound.
Dos & Don'ts
-Don't pick at any flaky skin.
Your skin is naturally turning over after your peel and picking may create soreness and even scarring. Don't use any harsh exfoliants (AHA/ BHA cleansers / toners) or physical (grainy scrubs) for at least 3 days post-peel. Don't spend extended periods of time in direct sunlight. Always wear a broad spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin (minimum 30).
Stick to the aftercare regime recommended by your trained therapist. This will ensure that your skin recovers and rejuvenates as quickly as possible post-peel.
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