Peels are useful for an improvement in the skin tone and texture that you can see and feel.
They are also used as treatment for acne and acne scarring. Peels essentially strip away the outer layer of dead skin cells in an intensive exfoliation, leaving the skin looking fresher and more radiant. This has a long term benefit too, as the peel stimulates production of new skin cells.
We use the following peel regimens:
The 3-Step Peel is a relatively new addition to our range. It is a more aggressive peel than some of our gentler options and is based on salicylic acid, lactic acid and TCA, so the results will be more pronounced than with Agera Rx peels. Therefore there will be a little downtime in the form of redness and dryness with some peeling after a few days.
The 3-Step Peel is carried out as a course, and the effects build with each treatment.
ZO Controlled Depth Peel is a peel that gives younger, healthier looking skin. It helps with sun damage, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and acne scars.
ZO Controlled Depth Peel is unique because it allows us to accurately control the depth and speed that the peel penetrates. This is done by combining the peeling solution, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), with a special blue base (this is similar to the ‘blue peel‘ offered by other brands).
Like the Blue Peel, the Controlled Depth Peel is a “Designer Peel”, tailored to each person’s individual needs, both in terms of the improvements they are looking for and the time they can spare for skin recovery to take place.
The peel process itself takes 20-30 minutes during which a series of layers of solution are applied to the skin. With each coat a hot sensation will be felt for a couple of minutes, and this can be controlled with a fan.
By the end of the procedure the face appears blue – much of this colour is washed off with cleanser.
Afterwards the skin may appear reddened, and after 2-3 days some peeling will start. Following a lighter peel this process is mild and will be finished within a short time, after a deeper peel the peeling can take up to 7 or 10 days to complete.
After the process has finished the dead skin cells will be replaced by healthier ones so that the skin will appear and feel smoother, clearer and tighter.
Depending on the effects you wish to achieve the Blue Peel can be repeated. You may decide to have a series of lighter peels to create the same effect as one or two deeper ones.
Dr Obagi himself is good evidence that by using OBAGI Nu-Derm and having a peel once a year your skin really does not need to age!
These are vitamin C and fruit acid peels that exfoliate and stimulate the skin from within, rather than burning through the outer skin layer. Given as a course, the strength of peel can be increased as the skin gets used to the treatment. These peels do not interfere with day-to-day life, as they cause minimal or no redness afterwards.
A popular peel for all skin types which can be used on non-facial areas (e.g. neck, decolletage) as well as facial. The Easy TCA Peel causes the top layers of cells to dry up and peel off over a period of several days which reveals a new layer of undamaged skin with a smoother texture and more even colour.
Phenol is a strong and deep skin peel which has been shown to deliver long lasting effects and dramatic improvements in the patient’s skin.
Mulberry House Clinic offer both Easyphenol and Phenol peel for eyes and lips, which is gentler for these sensitive areas.
We have a number of clients who have had such an improvement in their complexion that they no longer wear make-up, and have had compliments from people who didn’t know they had had any treatment.