Facials, Peels & Resurfacers 2017-02-08T22:54:02+00:00

Facials, Peels & Resurfacers

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Skin Peels Using The Award Winning Dermaquest Product Range

Dermaquest skin peels can treat a range of common skin issues from acne and oily skin to premature ageing and dryness. They offer a gentle, non-invasive solution to a range of skin concerns, resulting in very little down-time and giving fast, noticeable results. The chosen skin care brand of many top medi-spas, the award-winning Dermaquest product range contains active ingredients that penetrate deep into the layers of the skin – rather than just sitting on its surface – to give fast, visible results. For more information on Dermaquest skin peels in Orpington at The Avalon Laser & Beauty Clinic please contact us or read on below.

Glycolic acid is a natural constituent of sugar cane and is the smallest molecule in the ‘alpha hydroxy acid’ family. Being a natural substance, there is a minimal risk of complications from the procedure, which stimulates production of elastin and collagen in the skin. Treatment loosens the glue-like attachments of cellular cement that is characteristic of many skin conditions (such as ageing, acne, skin discolouration and course texture), and then exfoliates the dead surface area of the skin to produce a smoother, healthier, plumper and tighter complexion. Glycolic peels address age-related skin problems and non-inflammatory acne, help to clear blocked pores, assist with the release of comedones, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and improve skin tone and texture – with the plant extract soothing inflammation and supporting the skin. The treatment also includes extraction to remove blackheads and blocked pores if needed, giving the skin a thorough deep cleanse to allow for a clearer, calmer complexion.
This slightly more intense peel is ideal for clients with particularly oily and acne-prone skins. With salicylic acid to reduce and calm inflammation along with antimicrobial ingredients to release hardened sebum (the oil that leads to blocked pores and blemishes), this treatment multi-tasks to calm and clear even the most difficult of problem skins. The treatment also includes extraction to remove blackheads and blocked pores, giving the skin a thorough deep cleanse to allow for a clearer, calmer complexion. Your therapist will also provide you with expert aftercare advice and will be on hand to recommend Dermaquest products that can help keep your newly cleansed skin clear and under control.
A lightening, brightening treatment designed to fade uneven pigmentation, age spots and darkened marks caused by acne scarring as well as brightening and refreshing the entire complexion. This gentle peel is mild enough to allow very little recovery time, with the only after-effect being some light peeling of the skin that should last no more than a few days. The peel contains a combination of Lactic, Mandelic and Phytic Acids which work together to brighten skin and create an even skin tone. Ideal for darker skin tones that are prone to dark, dull-looking patches of skin as well as fairer skin tones prone to age spots caused by sun damage, this rejuvenating treatment will also give clarity and radiance to anyone hoping to give their complexion a healthy looking boost.
This fantastic all-rounder treatment is an advanced exfoliation peel designed to target a number of common skin issues from uneven pigmentation and acne to fine lines and wrinkles. The unique combination of acids and vitamin-rich pumpkin pulp create a strong heat response in the skin which then works to hydrate, nourish and exfoliate dull complexions. Lasting only 30 minutes, the Power Pumpkin Peel is a fast and effective way to give all skin types a boost. Clients should be able to see results instantly, with pigmentation (age spots) appearing lighter, fine lines looking softer and more diminished and blemishes calmed. What’s more, the peel can also help to prevent further breakouts in acne-prone clients by preventing new lesions from forming. As with all of our treatments at The Avalon Laser & Beauty Clinic, your therapist will provide you with specialist aftercare advice, including how best to maintain your new, glowing complexion.
This is an advanced option, perfect for treating the more advanced signs of ageing as well as deeper pigmentation and comedonal acne. It works by gently dissolving the top layer of the skin, sloughing off dead cells to reveal fresh, new skin cells underneath. Your therapist will provide you with all the information you need regarding after care and what to expect in terms of down time. The peeling will last a few days longer with this treatment than with our other peels but the results are more dramatic – think smoother, younger, tighter skin that glows with health and vitality.
This treatment is one for the dryer skins out there; the expert formula, containing Sodium Hyaluronate, is unrivalled in its ability to lock in much-needed moisture to lack-lustre complexions. Also ideal for sensitised skins conditions such as rosacea, this resurfacing peel gently exfoliates to reveal newer, fresher looking skin whilst providing deep, lasting moisturisation. As always, your therapist will be able to give you personalised advice on how to care for your skin and will provide you with expert aftercare advice to keep cheeks looking dewy, bright and super-smooth.
Patients undergo an initial consultation before treatment. During the consultation your Dermaquest Skin Peel specialist will examine the areas of concern and explain the various treatments on offer, as well as gathering some medical history details. They will also answer any questions you may have regarding skin peels and run through the products you will need to use prior to treatment to prepare your skin.
Preparing the skin using specialist Dermaquest products one to two weeks before treatment is sometimes recommended. It gives the therapist the chance to assess for any adverse reactions – and to exfoliate the skin superficially to allow the peel to penetrate deeper. Your therapist will explain the preparation process, if needed, during the initial consultation.
Specialist Dermaquest products are used for all Dermaquest Skin Peel procedures.
Anaesthetic is not required.
Depending on the strength used, once the peel is applied to the skin you may experience a mild stinging and tingling effect. This sensation subsides as soon as the peel is neutralised.
Your Dermaquest Skin Peel therapist will advise on the correct and suitable aftercare products to use following treatment, especially for the initial two to three day period during which your skin may start to flake or peel; you should not pick or scratch your skin while it is flaking. After a peel it is advisable to use a high factor sunscreen, to help prevent any unwanted pigmentation marks that may occur during the course of treatments. As this is a chemical exfoliating process patients are advised not to use any home exfoliating products e.g. scrubs, abrasive sponges or masks. Note that patients who are prone to cold sores must use preventive medicine for up to five days before each peel, as this may help stop a flare up of the condition.
Immediately following treatment, the skin may appear slightly pink, and in some cases a sunburnt sensation may be experienced for an hour or so, but this depends on the peel. After a few weeks the skin looks brighter, clearer and dry skin becomes hydrated and smooth.
Best results are generally achieved from a course of six sessions. However, for more severe pigmentation damage or acne scarred skin, further treatments may be required. Intense Pulsed Light treatments may also be combined with Dermaquest Skin Peels to further improve the appearance, quality and texture of the skin. Your therapist will make recommendations after assessing your skin during your initial consultation.