Popular with celebrities, skin re-surfacers and chemical skin peels offer a far more effective solution to targeting the deeper layers of your skin and addressing your concerns than high street products. Individually tailored to you, the techniques and chemicals used will specifically target your concerns and the deeper layers of your skin. Suitable for all skin concerns.
Salicylic acid skin peels are an effective treatment for acne-prone and congested (oily) skin. The peels are based on salicin, which has long been valued for its medicinal and antibacterial properties. It can also reduce pain, fever and inflammation. The acid solution breaks down the oils and fats (lipids) in the outer layers of skin, and has a cleansing effect on clogged pores. Because it only works on the epidermis, damage is more superficial and recovery time is therefore quicker. Salicylic acid skin peels may also help to reduce scarring as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
Medical-strength skin peels will address the following skin concerns: uneven skin pigmentation, brown spots, age spots, melasma, rough or uneven skin texture, sun damage, acne, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, rosacea, superficial blood vessel damage and pre-cancerous growths.
Skin peels are suitable for various areas, including: face, eyelids, neck, décolletage, bald head, torso, hands, arms and legs.
The strength of the peel solution affects the depth of the treatment and the degree of exfoliation.
Superficial peels penetrate the top layer of the skin known as the Stratum Corneum. A mild peel will instantly refresh the skin, cleanse pores, soften fine lines, improve skin texture and superficial pigmentary changes such as age spots.
Medium-strength skin peels penetrate the full level of the epidermis including the basal layer (Stratum Basale). These peels will resurface sun damaged skin, improve on texture roughness, large pores, dullness, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring and most pigmentation disorders.
Full-strength peels penetrate past the papillary dermis into the reticular dermis. These deeper treatments are effective in improving on pronounced hyperpigmentation, deep acne scarring, thickened and sun-damaged skin as well as resistant lines and wrinkles.
The Icons Clinic recommends the following skin peels.
Icons Clinic selection of chemical peels:
Our selection of chemical peels range from a light exfoliation right the way through to deep resurfacing and scar correction, after all, every face presents a different case.
With 7 perfect peels to choose from, we're prepared for anything. So, what can we help you with today?
Enzymes serve to speed up natural skin renewal, helping to improve skin texture, tone and clarity.
Offering a gentle solution to cell regeneration, these peels are great for all skin types, carefully buffing away dead skin cells through naturally stimulated chemical reaction.
Glycolic peels are perfect for freshening up dull, tired and worn out looking ‘city skin’, deeply exfoliating while gently resurfacing. They are suitable for all skin types - including sensitive skin - leaving the treatment area brighter, smoother and more hydrated. A course of 6 treatments, spaced one week apart, is recommended for best results.
Jessner peels can be customised in strength by applying multiple layers and therefore are fantastic at treating deep scarring and pigmentation. In addition to this, they are a fantastic remedy for clearing blocked pores, reducing redness, soothing inflammation and even reversing skin laxity.
Multimask peels are incredible for correcting pigment problems, such as those caused by hormone imbalances, pregnancy (particularly Chloasma sufferers) and sun damage. This is a comprehensive, one peel miracle treatment which comes with a 28-day course of melanin-suppressing skin creams.
Salicylic is fantastic for treating acne and oily skin, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. A peel using Salicylic will help strip the skin of debris and oil leading to breakouts, blackheads, inflammation and irritation; drastically improving the complexion overall.
TCA peels are the crème de la crème of resurfacing treatments; softening acne scars, pigmentation, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles and skin laxity*. TCA peels come in a variety of strengths and treatment for deeper scarring may require application of an anaesthetic cream.
The VI Derm Peel is a collagen stimulating peel, extremely popular among the stars. VI Peels are incredibly effective for ageing and pigment concerns (such as Melasma etc.), as well as skin suffering from scarring and a general lacklustre. Skin following VI treatment will appear clearer, firmer and far more radiant.
Customised facials (single treatment)
A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger looking. Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, skin discoloration and scars - typically on the face. Single treatment.
Customised facials (course of 3 treatments)
A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger looking. Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, skin discoloration and scars - typically on the face. Course of 3 treatments.
Chemical Peels Facial Aftercare Advice
- Depending on the peel being used, you will be given a priming cream to apply every day for a few days before treatment.
- With many of the peels you will also be given a special cream to use concurrently with your peel treatments optimising the effects of the peel.
- After treatment with any of our peels, you must avoid sun exposure for 3-4 weeks.
- You need to use a sun protection factor cream every day for several weeks after the chemical peel, as you should anyway throughout the year.
- After any of the peels, your skin will be red and flaky for a few days afterwards, and in the case of the easy TCA peel, your skin will peel off after 3-5 days. So with the procedure on a Monday, your skin will peel during the week, whereas a Wednesday procedure will mean that you peel over the weekend.
- In the case of the ICP peel, you should remove the ICP mask after 2-8 hours after the peel, as instructed at the clinic.
- If there is anything which is not clear, if you feel that you are getting any side effects or if you are not sure that results have come up to your expectations, do contact us and we can try to address your worries over the phone or arrange a follow up appointment.