Chemical Skin Peel

A Chemical Acid Skin Peel is generally used to remove surface dead skin cells and encourage new healthier skin cells to grow; however chemical skin peels are so advanced they provide a positive benefit within the skin.

This skin peel process will almost instantly achieve a rejuvenated, clearer skin without any of the side effects associated with invasive surgery.

There are various types of acid peels and strengths, we will select the most suitable for your skin type, skin condition and skin care improvement goals.

Are You A Suitable Candidate?

Please read the information below carefully to evaluate if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure.

Please consult with your practitioner or GP if you are in any doubt.

A consultation is essential prior to taking this treatment.

A complimentary telephone consultation is available, which will enable your practitioner to assess your medical history, your concerns and your personal goals. We can then discuss the desired treatment/s options.

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Pre Treatment

Note:
Some of the conditions listed below may only be relevant if treating in the same area.
If in doubt check with your practitioner or with your GP.

Contra-indications
Diabetes Type 1 & 2
Kidney Disease
History Skin Cancer
Cancer Less than 5 years remisssion
Keloid Scaring
Auto Immune Disorders
Pregnancy & Lactating – wait 3 to 6 months
Pregnancy – No Retinol or Salacylic Acid Ingredients
Blood Disorders
Viruses (such as colds)
Bacterial infections (such as impetigo, boils, conjunctivitis, styes)
Fungal infections
Undiagnosed lumps or swelling
Broken bones
Unstable blood pressure

Precautions

Asthma
Allergies
Gluten Intolerence (Azelaic Acid is from wheat)
Lactose Intolerence (Lactic Acid is from milk)
Herpes Simple (Cold Sores)
Psoriasis / Eczema / Dermatitis
Rosacea
Hypersensitve
Scars / Burns / Skin Grafts
Tattoos / Moles / Warts
Mole Removal – 6 months

Medication Precautions
Some medications have to be out of your system for a certain amount of time before we can treat.
Check with your GP if you are taking prescription medication.

Antibiotics – 4 to 12 weeks
Natural remedies / St John’s Wort – 4 to 12 weeks
Contraception / HRT
Roaccutane  – 6 to 12 months
Prescription Vit A – 6 months
Cortisone – 2 to 4 weeks
Steroids – 4 to 12 weeks
Anti depressants
Photo Sensitive Medication – 4 to 12 weeks

If you’ve had any of the following treatments we advise to wait
This time can vary depending if you have had the treatment with Emporium Aestheticians.

IPL & Laser Hair Removal – 2 weeks
Laser Skin Resurfacing – 4 weeks
Micro-pigmentation – 4-6 weeks
Anti-Wrinkle Injections- 2 weeks
Mesotherapy – 2 weeks
Filler, Collagen, Threads – 2 weeks
Blue Peel & Deep Peels  – 1 months
Cosmelan Peel – 12 weeks
Green Peel Classic – 12 weeks
Green Peel Energy / Melawhite – 2 weeks
Green Peel Fresh Up – 2 weeks
Microdermabrasion – 2 weeks
Radio Frequency – 1 week
Micro-needling – 2 to 6 weeks
HIFU Face Lift – 2 weeks
Plasma Skin Corrector – 12 weeks
Waxing, Threading, Electrolysis – 2 weeks
Hair Bleach, Hair Dye – 2 weeks

Advised to avoid prior to the treatment:
Sauna / Steam Room – 24hours
Sun, Sunbed – 14 days
Cardio Exercise – 24hours
Alcohol – 24 hours
Smoking Cigarettes – 2 hours
Coffee – 2 hours

More FAQs

What will it involve?
Your skin care practitioner will complete a detailed consultation to establish your skin type, condition and skin care improvement goals, all of which will decide the best Chemical Peel treatment to suit your skin.

The acids we use are:
•    Lactic Acid – Fine lines, Ageing, Rosacea, Sensitive, Dehydrated Skin
•    Glycolic Acid – Ageing, Loss Elasticity, Fine Lines, Wrinkles and Acne Scar
•    Mandelic Acid – Uneven Skin Tone, Photo-ageing, Pigmentation, Seborrhoeic skin
•    Salacylic Acid – Acne, Acne Scars, Oily, Congested highly porous skin
•    Melanostop Tran3x – Uneven Skin Tone, Photo-ageing, Pigmentation
•    Azelan Acid – All phases of Acne, Acne Scars, Oily skin
•    Modified Jessner – Uneven Skin Tone, Ageing, Pigmentation
•    TCA Acid – Ageing Skin, Scars, Pigmentation

Why have the procedure?
Mesoestetic professional Chemical Peels are the most technologically advanced and scientifically formulated available for skin improvements, ideal for all skin types and ethnic origins.

The depth, intensity and effectiveness of the peel change with the increase of the concentration of the acid used and it’s PH.

Concentration – The higher the % of the chemical peel, the greater the classification of depth and agression in the treatment.

PH – The lower the PH the deeper the chemical peel will penetrate.

Chemical Peels suitable for the Face, Neck, Chest, Back and Hands and produces outstanding results in the treatment of:
•    Acne, Acne Scars
•    Blackheads, Spots, Pimples
•    Fine Lines & Wrinkles
•    General signs of ageing skin
•    Dull looking skin
•    Pigmentation
•    Dark Patches
•    Sun damage
•    Ingrown hairs
•    or simply maintain a clear healthy skin

If you are undertaking a course of Chemical Peel treatments, it is very common for underlying deep congestion to work to the surface of the skin. It is advised to add Steam & Pore Extraction, which will enable us to remove any blockage as it appears.

Does it hurt?
Some mild discomfort may be experienced during the time of the Chemical Peel application; care is taken to make it as comfortable as possible.
A sensation of sensitivity and skin tightening may be experienced immediately post treatment and depending on the type of Chemical Peel applied can last up to 2 days; it may be followed by skin dryness whilst the dead skin is peeling; the severity of these symptoms will depend on the strength of the Chemical Peel taken.

Chemical Peels with a higher PH are best used where no down time is requested, this must be discussed with your practitioner prior to the treatment.

How many treatments do I need?
A single treatment provides outstanding brightening results. However depending on your skin condition and your skin improvement goals, you may need further treatments to achieve desired results.
A course of 6 treatments taken every 2 to 3 weeks is advised.

How quickly will I see the results?
You will see skin brightening results immediately. However, if you opt for a stonger Chemical Peel there is a 1 to 2 day peeling process where the skin can appear dry and flaky until the completion of the peeling, then the true results become visible.

How long will the results last?
Commencing a single treatment the skin will appear clearer and brighter for several weeks and up to several months commencing a course of treatments. However this depends on many factors such as how one cares for one’s skin post treatment, the severity of one’s natural oil production, diet, stress, hormone influences and lifestyle.

After Care

Side Effects & Aftercare Post Peel Treatment
There is a recovery and healing period post Peel treatment; therefore treat as a hyper sensitive skin.

During the first 48 hours it is advised to only use the products provided by your skin care practitioner.

After 48 hours you can use a mineral base make-up.

Avoid the following for the next 14 days:
Waxing, hair removal/bleaching, hair dye, AHA’s, BHA’s, Retinol, self-tanning lotions; swimming, exercise, massage, heat treatments, sauna and steam.

It is strongly advised to avoid sun, sunbed, UV exposure whilst on the program to ensure the best possible effect and prolong results.

Do not peel, pick, scratch or scrape the skin, or any loose skin resulting from the treatment, this must come off in its own time with no assistance; ignoring this advice can lead to scarring.

At any point if the skin feels irritated and in need of some calming; apply Fast Skin Repair and or Anti-Stress Face Mask. If the skin requires more moisture, apply Hydra Factor K Moisturiser.

It is a MUST to wear Sun Protection SPF 50+ daily.

Price & Practitioner

1/2hr Treatment £75.00

Emporium Practitioner:
Angela Taffinder – Senior Aesthetician

Reviews

Angela is simply the best.
She has completely turned around my skin – I really couldn’t be happier with the results. Angela has so much experience, and so much advice – there are always different options and avenues to explore.
I really couldn’t recommend more

Alexandra

Angela is simply the best. I’ve been one of her clients for nearly 7 years and I can’t recommend her more highly. She has tailor made me a bespoke milia removal/ face rejuvenation treatment and I wouldn’t be without it! She has so much experience and knowledge and never fails to work her magic. Her treatments are so much more than your bog standard facial, she knows exactly what your skin needs and explains everything along the way. I promise you won’t find any one better.

Imogen

Angela has been caring for my skin for the last 25 years. Her treatments are bespoke, addressing whatever is currently going on with my skin. I have a monthly triple treatment which seems to be exactly what my skin needs at the moment. During lockdown, my skin missed her amazing treatments & careful attention.

Leila

I went in having let my milia run riot during lockdown and I was super impressed to leave the treatment not only without a mark but with totally revived skin after the facial. I also love that there is no “paint by numbers” approach to the treatment, you feel that you’re getting an experience tailored to your skin’s needs. I have and would continue to recommend.

Jade

I have been going to Angela for years and she really knows my skin and what treatments to give … I totally trust her and have recommended her to many of my friends who also love her . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED XXX

Hannah

Transformed my acne!
I have been coming to Emporium Treatments for almost a year and each time I leave, I’m even more in love with my skin. When I had my initial treatment with Angela, my skin was suffering from active acne and scarring. Angela provided a tailored treatment plan for myself, explaining every step clearly and since then my skin has improved dramatically. She has really helped with my overall confidence. I would highly recommend.

Chantelle

Angela always provides the best service, no matter which of the many treatments you choose. Booking is a breeze, and punctuality is proven. My chosen treatment was conducted quickly, professionally, and thoroughly. The results consistently exceed my expectations! I always look forward to my next appointment.

Lauren

Angela at Emporium is amazing!
I have recurring milia so I’m constantly coming to see her for extractions. Before my first visit she answered all of my questions and made me feel like she really cared before I’d even met her.
I have hundreds of milia and every session she has the patience of a saint, removing each one by hand.
It’s a bit of a painful procedure but she’s so lovely and friendly that I feel at ease the second I step through the door and she always works her magic quickly and carefully, using lots of cooling and soothing aftercare to help calm down my skin.
Over the years, she’s put so much time in to helping me work out what’s causing them and how to prevent future flare ups.
I have been to other places for milia removal in the past but Angela is by far the best (and more reasonably priced than some of the bigger companies). I wouldn’t even dream of going anywhere else now.

Sian

Emporium is my go to for facial treatments – Angela is one of London’s best kept secrets. Her technique is superb, far beyond what any branded beauty salon can do.

Anna Marie

I have been going to Angela (Emporium) around 6 years now and she always manages to clear my skin and keep me looking youthful with her up to date advance treatments,My personal favourite is the Green peel and Microneedling facial as well as various body treatments I have had here to .I always leave with a glow and get compliments highly reccomend x

Carmel

Five-star experience!
Couldn’t recommend Angela (Emporium) more highly! I’ve be going for bespoke facials for a number of years and have always felt a truly pampered. The facials are tailored to your skin type and she is *the best* at milia removal. Angela has always been able to accommodate appointments around my work schedule, and at short notice, and I’ve been more than happy to recommend to friends.

James

I’ve been going to Angela for the last 25/30 years. In between I’ve tried other places and practitioners but always end up going back to Emporium. Angela understands my skin, right from the beginning when I had acne and pigmentation to now where my skin needs are different. I appreciate her experience and knowledge, my skin looks and feels great. Highly recommend.

Kalyan

Angela’s facials have literally transformed my skin. I met Angela back in October last year, and my only regret is not going to see her sooner. My skin was ruined by a couple of badly chosen laser treatments earlier in the year and after my first facial with Angela I felt so much better about myself, she cleared my skin completely and made me love it again! I think I’m a little addicted to her treatments now, she knows a lot about skin care and tailors the facial to exactly what your skin needs. I’m so happy to have found her. 5/5 review from me!

Aneke

Excellent Milia Removal
Attended Emporium Treatment Clinic for milia removal. Great experience – friendly, well-priced and effective. Will definitely be recommending to friends.

Jamie

Angela is a fantastic practitioner and a lovely person. I’ve had many successful facials and treatments with her over the past few years. I trust her advice completely. She’s never pushed any treatments or products, but is always open to suggesting new solutions.

Colleen

Before & After

What our customers say

Angela is simply the best. I’ve been one of her clients for nearly 7 years and I can’t recommend her more highly. She has tailor made me a bespoke milia removal/ face rejuvenation treatment and I wouldn’t be without it! She has so much experience and knowledge and never fails to work her magic. Her treatments are so much more than your bog standard facial, she knows exactly what your skin needs and explains everything along the way. I promise you won’t find any one better.

Imogen

What our customers say

Angela has been caring for my skin for the last 25 years. Her treatments are bespoke, addressing whatever is currently going on with my skin. I have a monthly triple treatment which seems to be exactly what my skin needs at the moment. During lockdown, my skin missed her amazing treatments & careful attention.

Leila

What our customers say

I went in having let my milia run riot during lockdown and I was super impressed to leave the treatment not only without a mark but with totally revived skin after the facial. I also love that there is no “paint by numbers” approach to the treatment, you feel that you’re getting an experience tailored to your skin’s needs. I have and would continue to recommend.

Jade

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