Glycolic Peel AG
Concentrations: 20%, 35%, 50%,70%
Suited for intense care of skins with photoageing, skin blemishes, the imperfections caused to skins with acneic tendencies or other causes.
In the cell renewal process, Glycolic_peel AG by Mesoestetic® promotes the elimination of skin toxins and helps to oxygenate and energiee the skin. The humectant capacity of this acid helps to keep skin fresh and avoids its premature ageing.
Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA)
The TCA is excellent to treat skins with actinic damages. It presents low risk for complications. It removes the superficial layer of the skin or even the dermis, stimulating the emergence of new tissue. It enhances the production of elastin and collagen fibres – substances that guarantee the elasticity and firmness of the skin.
TCA has no known systemic toxicity, or reports of allergic reactions. It also does not present melanotoxicity associated with phenol and has good stability.
The usual concentrations range from 10 to 75% in aqueous solution and can be applied with a brush. When the treated lesion acquires a white colour, (frost) it means the precipitation of proteins. It is neutralised with alkaline solution.
The peeling TCA Security allows to perform a superficial desquamation in the most external layers of the skin activating a biological mechanism that stimulates the cell renewal and growth resulting in a more healthy and brighter look. This increases the thickness of the epidermis, reduces the amount of melanin and increases the production of collagen fibers.
After the application, the skin may present redness, a slight inflammation and a fine and abundant scaling that comes off easily across the treated area.
The scaling and redness disappear with the application of the Regenerative Gel, applying as many times as it is necessary for the day.
The Regenerative Gel contains sevaral important active ingredients that allow the regeneration of the tissues. Indicated for attacked or aged skins, increasing the cellular multiplication, speeding up the process of recovery of the irritated or attacked skin. Recommended in skins that are to be treated with acids.
It is advisable to start for the lowest concentration, which can be increased in function of the coetaneous tolerance.
It is of extreme importance that during the weeks that the peeling lasts, that the use of the Regenerative Gel, accompanied by the use of the Hydraface (Moisturizing Cream) during the night and the Pantalla (Sun Block Cream) during the day for a minimum period of three months, to protect the skin against solar rays
Agera ® Rx Skin Peels
Agera skin peels are non glycolic so they do not require prepping of the skin. Agera skin peels are pain free, non-irritating and do not cause shedding or redness. Our skin peels are unique because they work deep within the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin and encourage cell renewal.
Your skin is thoroughly washed with a mild cleanser; a prepping solution is then applied to the skin. The peel is applied evenly to the skin by your therapist. Whilst the peel dries, the skin is kept comfortable with a fan, a second layer may be applied at this stage. Then, a layer of wet gauze is placed over the skin and the peel is activated by the application of cold water. The gauze is removed and the appropriate serum/recovery cream is applied to you skin.
The treatment takes 30 minutes and 45 minutes if you are having the medical Microdermabrasion as you can combine this treatment in the same day.
What is it and how does it work?
AGERA ® Rx is a peel for the face which gently removes the top layer of skin, stimulating new cell growth without discomfort or the lengthy recovery times associated with chemical peels. It is sometimes used in conjunction with medical Microdermabrasion for maximum effect.
There is a mild sensation of heat and stinging which will pass soon after the treatment.
There may be a little short-term redness at the site of the treated area.
How long does the treatment take?
Peels are given as a course, starting gently and gradually increasing in strength as the skin adjusts to the procedure. Several peels, usually on a weekly basis, are required to see the desired effect.
How long will the effects of the treatment last?
This treatment stimulates long-term increase in collagen turnover, helping to keep your complexion fresh. There are top up procedures for subsequent treatments. The nurse will advise and discuss your individual requirements at your initial consultation.
The revolutionary proliferative peels created by AGERA ® Rx are non-irritating, pain free and cause no down time from skin shedding, redness or irritation. These unique treatments cause significant stimulation of the fibroblasts deep within the skin to produce new collagen and elastin. This proliferative effect on the skin’s cells delivers many anti-ageing benefits without any unsightly skin shedding or redness. After only one session, the skin will look clearer, smoother and brighter. For maximum results a course of AGERA ® Rx skin peels can be combined with medical Microdermabrasion.
AGERA ® Rx peels represent a major advancement in the non-invasive treatment of ageing skin, acne and unwanted pigmentation. These unique, no down time peels provide visible results without unsightly skin shedding, redness or irritation. AGERA ® Rx anti-ageing peels stimulate cells deep within the skin to promote collagen and elastin production and help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles for a firmer, smoother and more radiant appearance.
AGERA® Rx acne peels rapidly bring acne under control and dramatically reduce the risk of future scarring. These revolutionary peels also reduce blocked pores and redness associated with acne conditions.
AGERA ® Rx pigmentation control peels penetrate the skin’s pigment cells to gently and effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted discolouration for a more even skin tone.
The daily use of AGERA ® Rx home care products in conjunction with AGERA ® Rx peels will enhance and maximise your results. Your Agera ® Rx specialist will advise on the appropriate combination of Agera ® Rx home care products to use in conjunction with the course of peels.
Aged skin with actinic damage due to solar exposure, hyperchromic spots and in general, melanic imperfections, are common problems nowadays. Only with an effective treatment that influences the production of melanin (melanogenesis), is it possible to remove spots and imperfections, giving back to the skin brightness and smoothness.
MELANOout is a rapid depigmentation agent that doesn’t produce peeling:
It is effective in all kinds of melasmas and chloasmas
It can be applied in any season
It is compatible with all types of skin
It permits sunbathing without the risk of spots appearing
It is completely safe
The spots disappear in one week
There are minimum side effects
There is a regularisation of sebaceous secretion
Skin becomes bright, rejuvenated and free from spots
95% of treatment results are excellent
Facial skin peels are a deep exfoliation procedure, removing the top layer of skin to reveal fresher, brighter complexion.
This simple, safe but effective treatment is used to reduce the visible signs of ageing on more mature skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, discolouration and blemishes for a fresher, radiant and more youthful look to the skin. Equally, they can be of great benefit in younger skin or treating acne; delivering a fresh, healthy, glowing complexion.
While a single peel will deliver a noticeable benefit, usually a course is recommended for optimum results. Your THERAPIST can advise on what’s right for your requirements.
Facial Skin Peels: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who does it suit?
It can be used on all skin types and does not require weeks of skin preparation. The chemical peel and treatment protocols can be tailored to suit the patient’s individual skin type and condition.
On more mature skin, the benefits are a younger-looking complexion with fewer fine lines and a radiant glow. However, peels are effective at any age in removing the top layer of dead skin for deep exfoliation. Younger patients will still have noticeably fresher skin. The treatment is also recommended for acne sufferers where it can deliver great results.
Q: What peels do you offer?
Our clinic offers ALL KINDS OF peels (see the list below). We are also pleased to introduce peels available in different strengths to suit differing requirements.
Q: What other treatments should I consider?
Dermal peels can be combined with many of our other treatments, both non-surgical and surgical (e.g. face-lifts).
Lactic Peel AL
Concentrations: 30%, 40%, 50%
Suited for the cosmetic treatment of minor wrinkles and skin photoageing. Stimulates the new formation of elastine and collagen fibres.
Lactic_peel AL increases the production of ceramides by the keratinocytes, moisturises the horny layer of the skin and stops its dehydration by a forming a barrier on it. Furthermore, it contributes to skin exfoliation, speeding up cell renewal. The bleaching properties of lactic acid help to achieve a more uniform skin tone, bringing back the lost luminosity and making the minor blemishes of melanic origin fade.
Photoaging/oily Skins – Mandelic Peel AM
Concentrations: 10%, 20%, 30%
Ideal for combating whiteheads. It is applied to lessen or eliminate imperfections on skins with acneic tendencies, the alterations of photoageing and wrinkles. Suited for skins which are greasy or have acneic tendencies.
The renewing process of Mandelic_peel AM acts on the hyperpigmentation of the skin caused by overexposure to the sun, thanks to its bleaching properties which lighten and unify skin tone. It has a humectant, exfoliative action which promotes the elimination of the surface layers of the skin, activating its regeneration.
Skins with acneic tendency
Concentrations: 30%, 40%, 50%
Particularly suited for skins which combine photoageing with skins which are greasy or with acneic tendencies.
The exclusive Salicylic Peel formula allows its mixture with the grease to be found on the epidermis and also with the sebaceous material which is stuck in the follicles. Itt is particularly recommended for caring for skin with impurities or acne as by introducing it into these lypidic zones, it brings about the exfoliation and scaling both of the skin’s surface and of the interior of the pore.
Obagi Blue Peel
This leading skin peel treatment helps get rid of blemishes, acne scars, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and sun damage. The effective non surgical procedure improves the appearance and health of your skin. Using a low concentration of chemical trichlororoacetic acid (TCA) mixed with a special blue base the Obagi Blue Peel allows the doctor to regulate the depth of the peel and remove surface layers of aged and damaged skin. These dead cells are replaced by healthier ones, allowing the skin’s own clarity and tightness to resurface. The procedure is performed by a doctor, who has specialised training and experience with this highly effective peel.
A chemically superior peel that achieves optimum skin resurfacing alone or in conjunction with CO2 laser or dermabrasion. The good news is that using Blue Peel in conjunction with CO2 laser can help you make every laser treatment as perfect as possible.
Formulated by internationally renowned dermatologist and chemical peel expert Dr. Zein Obagi, Blue Peel safely and effectively expands your powers of skin rejuvenation.
A well-tolerated procedure, Blue Peel rarely produces erythema or inflammation. Patients can thus resume their normal lives more quickly after Blue Peel than after CO2 lasers or dermabrasion. Blue Peel healing is relatively painless and occurs within seven to ten days.
Blue Peel Is More Comfortable Than Other Skin Resurfacing Procedures
Skin that’s been Blue Peeled heals faster than skin that’s experienced other procedures. For example, after lasers or dermabrasion, skin can take two weeks or more to heal and may stay red for three to six months. After Blue Peel, there is light peeling as after a sunburn. After Blue Peel, skin may exhibit a slight blue tint or redness which fades within seven to ten days.
In a series of 100 patients who underwent one to four Blue Peels, no serious complications were observed. Scars and permanent skin colour changes were not observed in any patients.
What is the Obagi Blue Peel?
The Obagi BLUE PEEL is a one to four step application of blue solution mixed with TCA (Trichloracetic Acid). These applications will lead to the removal of thin surface layers of aged and damaged skin. Layers of dead skin cells exfoliate and are replaced by healthier ones allowing the skin’s own clarity and tightness to resurface.
It is designed for anyone who wants to look better and reverse the appearance of the ageing process. Those who have blemish-prone skin, wrinkles, pigmentation problems, sun damage, or general poor skin quality will benefit the most. If you are pregnant, please consult with your physician first.
The Obagi BLUE PEEL represents a breakthrough and significant improvement in skin rejuvenation. Using slow acting TCA, instead of glycolic acid, the Obagi BLUE PEEL enables the physician to control the peel process and its depth. The process is tailored to the nature of the problem to be corrected: wrinkles, scars, laxity or pigmentation problems.
Peeling the skin lightly in a controlled manner will not cause any damage to the skin. There are no internal toxic effects (TCA is not absorbed through the skin). Your doctor will determine how many peels are necessary to achieve the desired result. In most cases the procedure takes 25-30 minutes.
Depending upon the condition of your skin, 1-4 coats of the Obagi BLUE PEEL solution will be applied. Most people will not require sedation. If the doctor indicates sedation, you will need someone to drive you home.
At each level, you will experience a mild burning sensation that lasts 2 to 3 minutes. The doctor may use an electric fan to minimize this sensation. A bluish tint remains on your skin: it will usually wash off in 12 to 24 hours. Your skin will begin to peel within 2 to 3 days and should be healed in an average of 7 to 10 days. This peeling should not disrupt your regular lifestyle.
The Obagi BLUE PEEL can be performed on the neck, chest, hands, back, arms and legs using the same technique as for the face. Discuss the benefits and process with your physician.
The Obagi BLUE PEEL is a medical procedure and MUST be performed by a physician or a properly trained specialist working under his/her supervision.
Obagi BLUE PEEL treatments can be performed in 4 week intervals until the desired correction is achieved. Annual Obagi BLUE PEELS assist in the long-term maintenance of skin health and fitness.
NOTE: Deep scars and hyperpigmentation may need deeper peels and/or other treatment modalities.
Generally, make-up is not recommended for the first 7 to 10 days or until the skin has completely peeled. More specific information will be supplied by your health care professional.