The outer layer of the skin is compacted multiple layers of cells. This layer has a specific and important role to protect against environmental damage, protection of the deeper tissues and prevent dehydration. The layers of cells naturally shed daily and this process as we age slows down holding onto the old dull cells. Acne skins have a thicker skin also not shedding as rapidly resulting in congestion and breakouts.
A chemical peel will speed up the skin renewal process by exfoliating the surface and triggering a chain reaction that sends signals to the living cells below to move up, revealing new fresh cells which give an instant glow, address subtle signs of ageing and help combat acne and breakouts and speeds up the removal of pigmentation.
The range of peels I offered treat the following:
· Mild breakouts
· lines and wrinkles
· Premature ageing
· Age spots
Ameson MesoPeels £60.00
Thanks to the specific organic acids used, their concentration in combination with the pH of the peeling products, as well as the targeted application protocols, the AMESON MESOPEEL series is superior when it comes to meeting the needs and addressing the problems of different skin types, under different climatic conditions.
Mandelic Acid 40%: Mild peel treating all skin conditions, ideal for starter peel.
Mandelic acid is a member of the family of alpha hydroxy acids, its commercial name is revealing of its natural origins, as it’s found in bitter almonds (mandel=almond), as well as apricots and peaches. As a result of its macromolecular structure it has a mild chemical peeling effect, which helps prevent irritations and makes it suitable for all skin types. It hydrates the skin, enhances cellular remodelling and reduces skin discolouration. Its antimicrobial action makes Mandelic acid ideal for fighting acne.
Salicylic (20%) & Azelaic (17%): Ideal for Acne and Acne Scarring
Salicylic is a BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) with astringent and keratolytic properties. Moreover, it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that regulate sebum secretion and reduce the oiliness of oily/acne prone skins.
Azeliac acid is a dicarboxylic acid that is derived from cereals and has a significant effect against acne. More specifically, it has comedolytic, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial action effects (it neutralises Propionibacterium acnes of the pilosebaceous follicle) that help fight acne and pigmentation thereby reducing discolouration and in particular brown spots due to acne.
Glycolic Acid 50%: Anti-Ageing, Pigmentation, Tightening & Glow Enhancement
Glycolic acid is an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) that is derived from sugar cane. It is one of the most popular anti-ageing active ingredients. Its small molecular structure – it has the smallest molecule of all AHA’s – allows penetration into skin cells.
Glycolic acid cleaves the bonds between keratinocytes on the horny layer and weakens the bonding properties the lipids that retain the skin’s dead cells, thus removing them. This results in the immediate and intense exfoliation of the horny layer, and simultaneous regeneration of cells.
The systematic use of high concentrations of Glycolic acid interacts with the fibroblast receptors, thus significantly stimulating the production of intercellular material (collagen, elastin, fibronectin, hyaluronic acid).
Lactic Acid 50%: Great for dehydrated sensitive skins, ideal for Rosacea
Lactic acid is gentler than Glycolic chemical peels. Unlike a glycolic acid peel or a salicylic acid peel, a lactic acid peel is extra gentle and good for even the most sensitive skin.
Lactic acid peels have many benefits for the skin. They exfoliate the surface of the skin, while deep cleaning the pores. They stimulate natural collagen production, even out the skin tone, help to treat rosacea, improve hyper pigmentation of the skin, and will fade dark spots. They can brighten and lighten the skin, and improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Lactic acid peels can help to improve acne and dry up oily skin. A lactic acid peel will also remove dead skin cells, toxins, and debris that are on the skin. They will help the skin to maintain the ideal PH level.
Timings for treatments:
Post laser/skin rejuvenation treatments 4-6 weeks
Post Physical depilation/electrolysis/IPL 2 weeks
Post filler/botox 4 weeks
What to avoid before treatment
2 weeks before:
– Depilatory Creams
– Laser hair removal
1 week before treatment:
– AHA/BHA/Benzyl peroxide (unless otherwise directed by your practitioner)
– Any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating