Chemical Skin Peel
Chemical Peels – Peel Or No Peel?
Chemical peels are a major advancement in the treatment of ageing skin and blemishes. Many skin problems are due to an excessive build up of dead skin cells, which make the skin thick and dull, and can clog the pores. Chemical peels can stimulate cells deep within the skin to promote collagen and elastin production and help eliminate lines and wrinkles for a firmer, smoother and more radiant appearance. Treatment takes only a few minutes and visible results are immediate.
Skin peels not only effectively treat the fine lines of ageing skin. Specific peels, by reducing blocked pores and redness, can rapidly bring acne under control and dramatically reduce the risk of scarring. Peels can also be used to gently and effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted discolouration or pigmentation for a more even skin tone. They can also be effective in the treatment of sun damage. There are treatments for both the face and body.
At Temple Aesthetics, we use Priori products because Priori is the “Anti-Ageing Authority”. Founded in 1979 by two cosmetic chemists, Priori is at the forefront of cosmeceutical technology. Priori products are designed for all skin types and conditions.
During a free consultation in the Temple Aesthetics Aberdeen clinic, we will advise you on what types of peel are most suitable for you and how many peels you would require.
The distinct advantage of the PRIORI® peels are that they can give instant results and there is no downtime, which means they can really be undertaken in your lunchtime.
All clients must have acclimatised their skin using homecare products, with no sensitivity reaction for 2 weeks prior to first peel.
Priori® Advanced AHA Peel – Designed to deeply exfoliate the skin and increase its natural ability to hold moisture. Skin becomes visibly smoother, firmer, younger looking and brighter. This will then be tailored to deal with any specific problems such as acne, rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles.
Price per peel £55
Book 6 treatments inclusive of products £425
Priori®Idebenone Superceutical® Peel - Designed to help achieve serious skin rejuvenation with improved elasticity, texture, tone and clarity as well as a visible reduction in the look of fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment offers effective age management by encouraging the growth of healthy new skin cells, increasing skin density, removing layers of dead skin, and increasing skin moisture content. This will then be tailored to deal with pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. An ideal treatment for instant skin boosting effect.
Price per peel £60
Book 6 treatments inclusive of products £550
Priori®Coffeeberry®Natureceuticals Peel – Visibly retextures the skin, smoothes fine lines, makes wrinkles less noticeable and leaves the skin hydrated, soft and supple.
Price per peel £60
Book 6 treatments with products £550
For optimum results we recommend the Omnilux light therapy after each peel.
What are AHAs?
AHA is the acronym for Alpha Hydroxy Acid. AHAs are low molecular weight water soluble organic acids that are found naturally occurring in various fruits and foods; e.g. lactic acid from milk, glycolic acid from sugar cane
Why are AHAs effective for the treatment of Ageing Skin?
AHAs have a dual purpose mechanism of action that is extremely beneficial in the treatment of aging skin. First, AHAs are not like typical moisturisers that act as a barrier on the skin. AHAs “signal” to the skin cells to increase the natural ground substance found in Hyaluronic acid (HA) – the water cells. This means they moisturise from the inside out!
Secondly, AHAs are natural skin exfoliators. Our skin is constantly renewing itself by a natural process of new cell division, migration of cells to the skin surface, and ultimately skin shedding of dead cells or exfoliation. As we age the process slows down. As dead cells clog up in our outer skin layer, the skin becomes dull, sallow, coarse, and this shows itself in fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tones. AHAs exfoliate the skin because they have the unique ability to dissolve the cellular cement that holds dead cells together. AHAs return skin cell exfoliation to its natural youthful rate resulting in improved appearance in fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and restoring a more youthful radiant glow to the skin.
Why is lactic acid the AHA of choice?
Several reasons led PRIORI scientists to choose lactic acid as the AHA of choice in the PRIORI Advanced AHA skincare line. First and foremost, new clinical research has shown that lactic acid is superior to all other AHAs, including glycolic, in its ability to signal the skin cells to increase HA deposition in the skin. In essence, lactic acid is a better skin moisturizer than all other AHAs for this reason. Scientists have now mapped out the sequence of events (mechanisms of action) of AHAs in skin moisturisation. The process is closely related to wound healing; in which cells are signaled by the presence of lactic acid to start making HA, the increase of HA in the skin directly results in dramatic increased skin moisturisation levels. Lactic is better at this than all other AHAs because it is natural to the human body
What is MFAS?
PRIORI’s unique Multi-Functional Antioxidant Sequence (MFAS) contains the essential vitamin antioxidants necessary for optimal skin health –
The MFAS is combined in a liposome delivery system that is time released, self regenerating and stable in formulation. The human body recycles its antioxidants in order to get maximum benefits in a delicate balance of sequential regeneration. PRIORI’s unique MFAS antioxidant combination is designed to best enhance the natural cell process.
What is LCA Complex?
LCA Complex is a unique blend of pH balanced lactic compound (lactic acid + sodium lactate) with a Multi-Functional Antioxidant Sequence (MFAS) that delivers optimal anti-ageing results. LCA COMPLEX = Lactic Compound + MFAS Because AHAs are acids, proper formulation is essential to deliver the desired benefits without unnecessary irritation. Lactic Compound a buffered mixture of Lactic Acid and Sodium Lactate, pH balanced to 3.8 – 4.4 (close to the pH of normal skin) by partial neutralization of the acid. Buffered Lactic Compound creates a reservoir of lactic acid molecules, allowing a slower time released delivery to the skin, thus making higher concentrations of lactic acid safe and non-irritating to the skin for optimal results.
Are AHAs irritating to the skin?
AHAs are not irritating to the skin if formulated properly at the correct pH levels, above pH 3.5. Many years ago in the early 90’s we established the relationship between AHA product’s pH & concentration and the effect on skin irritation and sensitivity. AHA product irritation is a function of pH and not concentration. Therefore, if AHA products are formulated at pH 3.5 or greater they produce very little skin sensitivity or irritation. By raising product pH levels through the process of partial neutralization of the AHA we can deliver higher concentrations of AHA, needed for the most dramatic anti-ageing benefits, without unnecessary skin irritation. PRIORI Advanced AHA products are formulated in this manner with products pH’s ranging from 3.8-4.4 much closer to the natural pH of the skin.
Do AHAs cause sun sensitivity?
Yes, AHAs do increase skin sun sensitivity and should therefore always be used in conjunction with an SPF 15 or greater sunscreen. Additionally, wearing a hat with a wide brim at least 4 inches wide, wearing lightweight sun protective clothing, and staying out of the sun when its rays are the strongest, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., are additional measures that can be taken.
Does AHAs thin the skin?
One might think that AHAs thin the skin because they increase skin exfoliation or dead cell sloughing.. However, this is only a very superficial effect, and to the contrary, AHAs actually increase skin epidermal/dermal thickness due to the increase in Hyaluronic Acid deposition in the skin associated with AHA use (see Q. 2). An increase in HA in the skin leads to a dramatic increase in the moisture retention properties of the skin –actually plumping the skin, making it thicker through increased moisturization.
Do AHAs cause skin inflammation?
AHAs do not work by a mechanism of plumping the skin as a result of skin inflammation. AHAs plump the skin through moisturization (see Q. 8). AHAs if formulated at the correct pH level, 3.5 or greater, do not cause skin inflammation.
Are AHA useful to treat any skin conditions?
AHAs can be used to help a variety of skin conditions. AHAs are useful for managing problem prone skin, since they dissolve dead cell build up, promote exfoliation, improve cleansing and reduce follicular plugging. AHAs are also used to help balance skin tone through exfoliation, ultimately eliminating the accumulated surface melanin. AHAs are also widely used to improve the appearance of sun damaged skin. They dislodge corneocyte or dead skin cell build up and enhance the normal exfoliation process, which is slowed in sun damaged skin.
Can AHAs be used on all skin types?
Yes, AHAs can be used on any skin type.
Are there any side effects with AHA use?
AHA-based products may cause mild stinging or irritation when first applied however, the sensation should disappear within several minutes and usually subsides after several uses.
Are PRIORI Advanced AHA products irritating?
PRIORI Advanced AHA products contain an optimal balance of pH and acid concentration to yield maximum results with little or no irritation to the skin. On initial use of PRIORI Advanced AHA, individuals with sensitive skin may experience a mild tingling sensation, which usually disappears quickly. If redness or irritation occurs, the product should be washed off and use discontinued for one to two days. Treatment may be resumed carefully and gradually.
Where can PRIORI Advanced AHA products be purchased?
PRIORI Advanced AHA is a prestige line of skin care available to purchase directly through skincare professionals at Temple Aesthetics ensuring an individualised regimen specific to skin type with maximum results.
Does it take long to see results from PRIORI Advanced AHA use?
Within a few weeks of using PRIORI Advanced AHA products on a regular basis, skin should begin to look and feel smoother, younger and healthier. The look of fine lines and wrinkles will begin to diminish and complexion and texture will appear more even. An average of 2 to 6 weeks should be allowed for visible results, depending on the condition of the skin prior to using PRIORI Advanced AHA products.
Can PRIORI Advanced AHA be used in conjunction with other products?
PRIORI Advanced AHA is a comprehensive skin care line designed to enhance the outcome of any skin care regimen, and can be used in combination with other skin care products as well as with make-up. It is important to choose skin care products that are non-irritating, non-comedogenic and dermatologist tested for optimal skin health.
How does PRIORI Advanced AHA work in comparison to other Glycolic acid based products?
PRIORI Advanced AHA products are based on lactic acid, MD formulations skincare products are based on glycolic acid. New research has shown that lactic acid is the AHA of choice because it’s the human body’s natural cell signaling moisturizing agent (see Q .3). Glycolic acid is not natural to the human body. In general, expect superior moisturizing properties, increased epidermal/dermal thickness, and improved appearance of photo-damaged skin compared to MD formulations and other Glycolic acid based product ranges.
Have the products ever been tested on Animals?
No, the products are not tested on Animals. All clinical testing is performed on human subject volunteers.
Can I use PRIORI Advanced AHA Skincare products if I am pregnant or lactating?
Cosmetics, Cosmeceuticals and most Prescription Drugs are not tested for reproductive toxicology. PRIORI Advanced AHA skincare products have not been tested and it is a personal choice between the client and his/her physician if any products should be used during pregnancy. Clients should always refer to their doctor for this answer.
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