At Hylagen, we offer four different skin peels:
The skin peel uses a combination of acids to remove skin layers. Depending on the result and condition on the skin there are different combinations of the acids used. The gradual release of the active principles and occlusive effect of the gel are the reasons why the peeling is so quick and intense and make a unique product, which is also particularly safe. These peels are not suitable for Medium to Dark Asia skin or Afro-Caribbean skin as pigmentation damage may occur.
A small amount of the product is applied to the surface of the skin and left on there until the skin shows signs of reaction to it. The acids will penetrate the skin causing a slight tingling/burning sensation to the area treated. The surface product is then removed and a mask applied which gives a soothing/cooling effect to the skin. A post treatment cream will follow which will become part of a post treatment program.
Whilst complications from this procedure are uncommon, they do sometimes occur. These include: Allergic reactions to the products. Immediately after the treatment and for up to 10 days the skin may look red/brown to dark brown in areas of past damage. The skin may break slightly, particularly if the post treatment cream is not applied enough, if this happens there is a slight, though rare chance of infection. You may experience a flushed slightly red skin with erythema (swelling). Sensitive skin may still have a slight burning sensation for up to 4 days. Excessive peeling for 2-10 days after treatment. Excessive dryness to the skin surface for up to 10 days. It is important to understand that for a period of up to 10 days post treatment you may wish to arrange your daily routine around the recovery of the treated area as the recovery of the skin is visual, in particular the 2nd to 5th day post treatment.
There is a risk of uneven pigmentation marks and/or darkening of pigmentation, which can be permanent.
Frequently asked questions
What is a Composition Base Peel?
Indicated for skin rejuvenation with rapid recovery. Improved skin brightness and texture. This peel is extremely popular for refreshing the skin and leaving a smooth fresh looking complexion.
What is a Composition Acne Peel?
To be used specifically for the treatment of active acne. This peel is for the use when acne is still active. It cannot cure the live acne alone, however, used with medication a dramatic improvement can be experienced. A minimum of two peels spaced 10 weeks apart will be required for optimum results.
What is a Composition Macula Peel?
This is specifically for reducing and removing various types of skin pigmentation marks. Often caused by sun damage, sometimes experienced after pregnancy. The only peel on the market with an active ingredient to suppress further pigmentation damage, which can be experienced with other peels.
What is a Composition Plus Peel?
The intense action of this formula makes it ideal for advanced photo ageing and helps reduce acne scarring. This treatment allows deep exfoliation. Fantastic results have been experienced with peel. Slightly deeper than the other three in the range. If treating scarring, ideally a course of two peels minimum will be required.
Are the peels good for scarring?
For the client who wants to improve scarring, such as caused by acne, the peels are very successful. However, it may take more than one peel for the optimum result and, therefore, a longer period of time is required for this treatment. It may be recommended that 2 to 3 peels are needed, spread over 6 to 18 months.
Will I be able to go out in the sun after a peel?
The peels do resurface the skin. It is always recommended that clients wear a sun protection cream afterwards, of at least SPF 25. The skin is more susceptible to damage for 4 weeks after a peel, therefore, it is not advisable to go into the sun during this period.
As we know that the sun causes so much ageing to the skin and damage, it is recommended to all clients that they wear sun protection permanently. If the client is going on holiday to a hot climate it is recommended that the peel be done on their return and not beforehand.
Will the peel get rid of pigmentation marks?
A lot of uneven pigmentation marks are caused by sun damage; these can be greatly improved by peel treatment. However, this is not always the case and, with all peels, there is a small risk of pigmentation marks as a result of the peel.
Dark skins such as Asian and black skins are more prone to this damage and therefore are not recommended for the treatment.