Chemical Peels

All chemical peels at SarahLouise Aesthetics are apart of the Alumier MD medical grade skincare range. Chemical peels are designed to gently resurface the skin by removing dead skin, stimulating new collagen and cell production, as well as, reducing fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, pigmentation, and uneven skin tone. Each peel ingredient is designed for different skin conditions and problems. Acids used in our chemical peels include; lactic acid, salicylic acid and All peel procedures include a consultation prior to treatment to discuss your suitability to a specific peel or treatment. Once your peel has been completed you will receive a take home recovery skincare pack to use for the following 5 days post treatment at no additional charge.

The “Age Defyer”

This peel is designed for people with ageing or pigmentation concerns, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. The procedure begins with an enzyme retexturing treatment to exfoliate dead skin cells leaving a brighter and lighter complexion. The multifunctional chemical peel is then applied to resurface and rejuvenate the skin by boosting cell turnover and stimulating collagen and elastin production, while improving overall skin texture and tone. Redness can be visible immediately post procedure, however minimal downtime can be expected.

The “Congestion Cocktail”                

This peel is designed for people with oily and congested skin who suffer from oily T-Zone, large pores, blemishes, acne, problematic skin and uneven skin tone. The procedure begins with a refining clay mask that draws out oil, dirt and toxins from the skin leaving a brighter and clearer complexion. The chemical peel is then applied to resurface and rejuvenate the skin through the powerful ingredients of Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids. Redness can be visible immediately post procedure, however minimal downtime can be expected.

The “GLOW” Peel

Alumier MD “Glow” Peel is a medium depth MEDICAL grade peel. It is a combination of lactic acid, salicylic acid, and resorcinol, creating a multipurpose resurfacing solution for pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, post pregnancy mask, discolouration, and uneven skin tone. Redness can be visible immediately post procedure, minor peeling can be expected 3-5 days post treatment.

How does a chemical peel work?

When applied to the skin these acids interact with proteins causing exfoliation and peeling of the skin. Different acids cause peeling at different depths allowing us to perform superficial, medium and deep peels. Chemical peels can be used to improve acne, pigmentation, rosacea, freckling, wrinkles, skin tone and texture. It can be applied to the face, neck, décolletage, hands, feet and back.

How is the procedure done?

A full assessment will be carried out by our practitioners ensuring you are a correct candidate for the procedure. From there your face will be cleaned appropriately to apply the peel solution. The solution is painted onto the face and neutralised or left to self neutralise. Depending on the type of acid used in the chemical peel will determine the exact procedural steps. Following the application of the peel you will be sent home with either SPF on or a moisture rich cream to sleep in. Usually you cannot wet your face for 8 hours following our chemical peels. 

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes 30-45 minutes depending on the area treated. There will always be 45 minutes allocated to the appointment time to ensure a complete medical history and consultation has taken place, as well as enough time for clinic before photos to be taken.

What is the downtime, side effects and risks?

Downtime varies from each chemical peel, however as a general rule you will experience dry and tight skin the following day. Light shedding occurs anywhere from day 2-4 and usually is completely healed by day 7. As the new layer of skin appears there is strict advice to apply the appropriate SPF following the procedure to ensure optimal results.

How long does it last?

Effectively the results continue to work over the next 2-3months with new cell regeneration. Like all cosmetic procedures, results are not entirely permanent as the ageing process continues to happen following the procedure. The requirement for a subsequent treatment will be based on age, skin integrity, depth of scarring, ethnicity and environmental factors. We generally advise a course of three. Note. You can have chemical peels in the summer months.

What is the cost?

The cost of chemical peels within SLA start from £69. Please click here for ourprice Brochure May 2019 HR