Jade's Chemical Skin Peel Experience
Welcome back to our client diary experiences and thank you to Jade for allowing us to share her story :-)
Jade came to us a few months ago suffering with severe acne. After some discussion we decided to begin her treatment with 6 sessions of superficial chemical skin peels using glycolic acid and NEOSTRATA home-care products.
If you’re wondering what is a chemical skin peel?
Well…This is a process where medical grade glycolic acid is applied to the skin for 5 minutes to dissolve dead skin cells and unclog pores. This should only be carried out by medical professionals!
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Chemical skin peels are great to help with acne, acne scarring, pigmentation, sun damage, fine lines & wrinkles, uneven skin tone and generally to give you a brighter skin complexion!
The best thing about these superficial skin peels is that there is no downtime! No days off work needed! Your skin may be a little red for a couple of days and there may be some flaking of the skin during the first week after your treatment.
We asked Jade how she felt before treatment and she said…
“I would say a mixture of nervous and excitement as this was all very new to me but I was excited to see the outcome!”
We started off with 30% clarifying acid (containing citric acid + mandelic acid which is great for acne prone skin) This skin booster is applied for 2 minutes before applying 20% glycolic acid for 5 minutes The percentage of glycolic acid was then increased every 2 weeks until 70% was reached.
Jade noticed her acne drying out after the first peel. The cystic acne had reduced significantly and the skin was beginning to look a lot clearer. During the treatment she was also using a glycolic acid face wash x2 day to boost her results further.
Glycolic acid works by exfoliating layers of the skin to encourage new skin cell growth and remove dead or damaged cells. This also helps to prevent new acne breakouts!
We asked Jade how she felt during her treatment?
“I couldn’t be happier with the results, its everything I expected and more!”
I'm now on my 4th skin peel, and I cannot fault anything! The ladies are so friendly and have offered me great advice. My skin feels amazing. Got plenty of sessions booked for the future.
Jade completed her 6 sessions and as you can see from the pictures below her skin was looking much better!
Less redness, reduced active acne, reduced large pores and the skin was less oily. Jade decided to book in another 3 chemical skin peels before moving on to medical microdermabrasion to help with the acne scarring.
Thank you for taking the time to read our clients experience with chemical skin peels. Are you suffering with acne or past acne scarring?
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