PCA Chemical Peels
‘Believing in a progressive not aggressive approach when treating skin’
PCA peel is a specific brand of chemical peel who’s exfoliating solutions are customised for each Individual. The practitioner is able to tailor the type of peel according to the client's skin type and desired results.
What are professional peels?
A chemical peel is a solution applied to the face to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new cells with the aim of improving the appearance of the skin - reducing signs of acne, hyperpigmentation, and ageing.
Why do we use professional peels?
As we get older, cellular regeneration slows down and our skin becomes discoloured, as well as loosing laxity - which is what makes us look aged.
We are able to increase cellular turnover, improve the skins health and appearance by causing minor trauma to the skin - which repeated over time will result in brighter, tighter and a more youthful complexion. Depending on the solution used, the chemical peels will also help strengthen the skins barrier which reduces sensitivity, they can also help lift and fade discolouration, as well as help control sebum and remove build up in the pores making them an ideal choice for acne patients,
How do I know which peel is best for me?
Not everyone will be suitable for a Chemical Peel, so like all treatments, you will have a consultation with Dr Becky beforehand to decide the best peel for you - and some peels may require some preparation work 2 weeks prior to the treatment.
There are 3 types of peels – Superficial, Medium and Deep.
A Superficial and Medium PCA peel may appeal to those who are curious about chemical peels but wary of the recovery period and side effects.
However, if you want to correct more serious skin irregularities, you may want to consider a deeper peel. These types of peels are prescribed, and can only be carried out by a medical professional.
After your treatment you will need to care for your skin to maximise and maintain results. The single most important thing to remember after any chemical peel is to wear a sun protection (SPF 30/50) at all times.
Avoiding direct sun exposure is advised, as too much exposure may cause improper healing and in some cases may reverse the benefits of the peel.
Treat the skin gently. You should not wash your face for at least 10 hours afterwards, and do not exfoliate, even though you may experience mildly dry, red or flaking skin for a few days or more after your peel. Do not pick at peeling skin. The dead skin will naturally slough off. Also avoid alpha- and beta- hydroxyl acid products, retinol and facial products containing fragrance for 3 days after the peel.
Keep your skin as cool as possible for up to 14 days post treatment, and do not undergo any other facial treatments for at least 2 weeks post peel.
Prices range from £70 - £175