Chemical Peels in Lancashire

PCA Retinol peels

PCA SKIN® is the leader in chemical peels with more than 25 years formulating the best and most innovative professional treatments in the industry. More than one million PCA SKIN peels are performed globally each year.

There are a myriad of benefits from regular chemical peel treatments. With formulations for all skin types — even those with sensitive skin — PCA SKIN peels improve skin concerns: acne, hyperpigmentation and aging. These challenging skin concerns are improved with our perfected formulas by increasing the skin’s cell turnover rate, bringing new skin cells to the surface, reducing signs of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and clearing breakouts.

PCA SKIN was the first company to develop and market the modified and enhanced Jessner’s peel, a solution that combines lactic acid, salicylic acid, kojic acid, citric acid and resorcinol. This revolutionary reformulation provides safer application, a more comfortable treatment and increased skin benefits. The PCA Peel® line of modified and enhanced Jessner’s peels is in medical and aesthetic offices all over the world. PCA SKIN line of peels has since expanded to include TCA and lactic blended peels, retinoid peels and boosters, and chemical peel alternatives.

Here’s everything you need to know before your first PCA SKIN chemical peel:

Peeling is exfoliation. When your skin peels or flakes after a treatment your skin is shedding dead or damaged surface cells and revealing new, healthy skin cells on the surface. This action is called cell turnover. Supporting the cell turnover process with chemical peels is what allows the skin to shed dead cells and bring new, fresh skin to the surface, free of signs of aging, sun damage, dirt and debris. The result is glowing skin.

You won’t necessarily experience visible peeling. That doesn’t mean your treatment was ineffective. Everyone experiences different levels of peeling, dependent upon skin type, resilience, type of peel and the number of layers applied. Some people experience ‘sheeting,’ when large portions of the skin peel off at once. Some experience ‘flaking,’ when small pieces of skin peel off, similar to dry, winter skin or mild peeling after a sunburn. Others experience exfoliation that is not visible. If you don’t peel, your skin is still exfoliating. In this case, the exfoliation is happening on a cellular level that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Typically, the deeper the peel you receive, the more extensive peeling you will experience. Talk to your PCA Certified Professional to find out what type of peel is best for your skin.

Peels are easy to work into a busy lifestyle. There is no downtime with PCA SKIN chemical peels — you’ll leave your appointment with a healthy glow and able to carry on with your regular activities. There are steps to ensure that your results are maximized. Following a post-procedure regimen recommended by your PCA Certified Professional following your treatment will enhance your results and keep peeling and redness to a minimum. You should also avoid anything that causes sweating for 48 hours after treatment. Your clinician will give you more detailed instructions after your procedure, catered to your skin’s needs.

‘You don’t have to peel with a peel’

Oxygenating Trio (Gentle Peel) with Retinol Booster  – £60

For all skin types.

No patient downtime.

This ‘Red Carpet treatment’ will smooth, brighten and promote a clear complexion.  The antibacterial properties reduce breakouts and inflammation.  It helps stimulate respiration and circulation within the skin,  promotes healing and rejuvenates sluggish, stressed skin depleted by toxins, pollutants, allergens, improper diet and solar damage.

Key ingredients include Fumaric Acid – to improve circulation and oxygen levels in the skin.  Niacin, Niacinamide, Wild Cherry oil, Pumpkin Oil – to hydrate skin, improve circulation and antioxidant.  Panthenol – Hydrating and Anti-inflammatory and then the added retinol booster (Vitamin A 10.5%) increases cellular turnover and reduces discolouration, resulting in a tighter, more even skin tone.

The Oxi Trio can be performed as a single treatment for skin rejuvenation will results lasting up to 10days, most suitable prior to any event where a quick fix is needed.  A course of 3-6 treatments 2-3 weeks apart is recommended.

Advanced Perfecting Peel (with Retinol Booster) – £80

For all skin types

This is a great choice for pigmentation clients or for clients who want a gentle peel with minimum downtime. Allow 3-5 days patient downtime.

This is a chemical resurfacing treatment, formulated as a unique peeling option effectively treating ageing, discoloured, breakout-prone and sensitive skin.  This gentle alpha hydroxy acid solution will improve surface texture and fine lines, while helping to promote even skin tone.  This multi-faceted and complexion brightening treatment is also an excellent option for patients with sensitive skin.  Advancing the treatment with the retinol booster will encourage a tighter, brighter and lighter appearance.

 Key ingredients include : Mandelic Acid (20%) – an alpha hydroxy acid found naturally in bitter almonds, it dissolves the bonds (desmosomes) between cells to allow for easier exfoliation of dead skin cells. Studies have shown that it is effective in treating melasma and other types of pigmentation, including sun damage and photoaging.  Lactic Acid –  (TCA) (10%) – an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) naturally found in milk and sugars, this is part of the skins natural moisturising factor (NMF) and moisturises the skin.  Phyllanthus Emblica – a botanical also known as Indian gooseberry or malacca tree, it contains a high concentration of tannins, which have been shown to reduce discolouration and the visible signs of aging.  Silymarin – found in milk thistle plant and is a powerful antioxidant.

The Advanced Perfecting Peel can be performed at 4 week intervals.

Pure Retinol Peel ( 4% £140/6% £160)

This prescription only peel is an active pure retinol peel suitable for those with normal to resilient skin who have more dramatic wrinkling, sun damage and acne scarring. Or those in need of a good shed!

Allow up to 10 days patient downtime.

 The 4% and 6% Pure Retinol Peel will provide a dramatic and rapid rejuvenation of the skin.  By providing antioxidants with the formula, the skin is further protected from free radical damage. Skin is visibly smoother, brighter and more even toned.  Effectively treating signs of ageing, pigment disorders, smokers skin, photodamaged skin, acne scarring and active acne.  This peel is unique because the it has the highest amount of pure retinol in a professional treatment on the market with additional ingredients that maximise penetration and promote healthy, deep exfoliation.  The well stabilised and delivered retinol has an approximate conversion rate of 10-fold, making the efficacy of 6% pure retinol equivalent to that of 0.6% retinoic acid.

Key ingredients include: Pure retinol (4/6%) to promotes a clear complexion and even skin tone.  Calendula Offcinalis Flower Extract – a skin calming antioxidant that aids in skin rejuvenation. Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract – a powerful antioxidant that helps fight free radical damage.  Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil – an antioxidant that also aids in delivering other actives within the formula deeper into the skin.  Tocopherol (Vitamin E) – an important antioxidant that also provides emollience.

The Pure Retinol Peel can be performed as a singular treatment for skin rejuvenation.  A course of 2-4 treatments 4-6 weeks apart is recommended for more serious indications starting at a 4% and then increasing to 6%.

Perfecting Retinol Peel – £185

Ideal for those wanting or needing a more dramatic result.

Allow up to 10 days patient downtime.

A deep rejuvenating treatment which provides skin with a fresher, tighter and more even appearance.  Visibly reducing active acne, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles.  Revives a dull complexion, lifts pigmentation to leave the skin more even toned.  Reverses photodamage.  The highest amount of pure retinol in a professional treatment on the market and alpha hydroxy acids are used in combination to give targeted and dramatic results for the ultimate resurfacing treatment.  The well stabilised and delivered retinol has an approximate conversion rate of 10-fold, making the efficacy of 6% pure retinol equivalent to that of 0.6% retinoic acid.

Key ingredients: Mandelic Acid (20%) – an alpha hydroxy acid found naturally in bitter almonds. It dissolves the bonds (desmosomes) between cells to allow for easier exfoliation of dead skin cells. Studies have shown that it is effective in treating melasma and other types of pigmentation, including sun damage and photoaging. Lactic Acid –  (TCA) (10%) – an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) naturally found in milk and sugars, this is part of the skins natural moisturising factor (NMF) and moisturises the skin.  Pure retinol (4/6%) – equivalent to 0.4 / 0.6% retinoic acid to promote a clear complexion and even skin tone. Tocopherol (Vitamin E) – an important antioxidant that also provides emollience.

Post Treatment: LED Phototherapy

After your treatment you will receive Dermalux LED Phototherapy to accelerate your results.  This will provide further improvements in skin tone, hydration and overall radiance which will continue in the following days.  LED Therapy also calms any redness and irritation post treatment.

Dermalux is a non-invasive treatment that uses clinically proven therapeutic light energy to trigger the skins natural rejuvenation and repair processes without pain or downtime.  Dermalux instantly boosts the complexion to restore vitality and glow.

Dermalux LED Phototherapy can be combined with many of our procedures, such as our injectable treatments to enhance the results, stimulate cell renewal and collagen production.    It is a safe and pain free treatment .

Perfecting Retinol Peel can be performed as a singular treatment for intense skin rejuvenation.  A course of 2-4 treatments 4-6-8 weeks apart is recommended for more serious indications.

Chemical Peels at our spa in Lancaster, Hest Bank
Chemical Peels at our Salon in Lancaster, Hest Bank

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