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Acid Skin Peels

Chemical Acid Peels are generally used to remove surface dead skin cells and encourage new healthier skin cells to grow; however some are so advanced they provide a positive benefit within the skin.

This process will almost instantly achieve a rejuvenated, clearer skin without any of the side effects associated with invasive surgery.

There are various types of acid peels and strengths, we will select the most suitable for your skin type, skin condition and skin care improvement goals.

Pre Treatment

Diabetes Type 1 & 2
Kidney Disease
History Skin Cancer
Cancer Less than 5 years remisssion
Keloid Scaring
Auto Immune Disorders
Pregnancy & Lactating – wait 3 to 6 months
Pregnancy - No Retinol or Salacylic Acid Ingredients
Blood Disorders
Viruses (such as colds)
Bacterial infections (such as impetigo, boils, conjunctivitis, styes)
Fungal infections
Undiagnosed lumps or swelling
Broken bones
Unstable blood pressure

Gluten Intolerence (Azelaic Acid is from wheat)
Lactose Intolerence (Lactic Acid is from milk)
Herpes Simple (Cold Sores)
Psoriasis / Eczema / Dermatitis
Scars / Burns / Skin Grafts
Tattoos / Moles / Warts
Mole Removal - 6 months

Medication Precautions
Some medications have to be out of your system for a certain amount of time before we can treat.
Check with your GP if you are taking prescription medication.

Antibiotics – 4 to 12 weeks
Natural remedies / St John’s Wort – 4 to 12 weeks
Contraception / HRT
Roaccutane  - 6 to 12 months
Prescription Vit A - 6 months
Cortisone - 2 to 4 weeks
Steroids – 4 to 12 weeks
Anti depressants
Photo Sensitive Medication - 4 to 12 weeks

If you’ve had any of the following treatments we advise to wait
This time can vary depending if you have had the treatment with Emporium Aestheticians.

IPL & Laser Hair Removal – 2 weeks
Laser Skin Resurfacing - 4 weeks
Micro-pigmentation - 4-6 weeks
Anti-Wrinkle Injections- 2 weeks
Mesotherapy – 2 weeks
Filler, Collagen, Threads - 2 weeks
Blue Peel & Deep Peels  – 1 months
Cosmelan Peel – 12 weeks
Green Peel Classic - 12 weeks
Green Peel Energy / Melawhite - 2 weeks
Green Peel Fresh Up - 2 weeks
Microdermabrasion – 2 weeks
Radio Frequency - 1 week
Micro-needling – 2 to 6 weeks
HIFU Face Lift - 2 weeks
Plasma Skin Corrector - 12 weeks
Waxing, Threading, Electrolysis – 2 weeks
Hair Bleach, Hair Dye – 2 weeks

Some of the conditions listed may only be relevant if treating in the same area.

Advised to avoid prior to the treatment:
Sauna / Steam Room – 24hours
Sun, Sunbed – 14 days
Cardio Exercise – 24hours
Alcohol - 24 hours
Smoking Cigarettes - 2 hours
Coffee – 2 hours

More FAQ's

What will it involve?
Your skin care practitioner will complete a detailed consultation to establish your skin type, condition and skin care improvement goals, all of which will decide the best Acid Peel treatment to suit your skin.
The acids we use are:
•    Lactic Acid - Fine lines, Ageing, Rosacea, Sensitive, Dehydrated Skin
•    Glycolic Acid - Ageing, Loss Elasticity, Fine Lines, Wrinkles and Acne Scar
•    Mandelic Acid – Uneven Skin Tone, Photo-ageing, Pigmentation
•    Melanostop Tran3x - Uneven Skin Tone, Photo-ageing, Pigmentation
•    Salacylic Acid - Acne, Acne Scars, Oily, Congested highly porous skin

Why have the procedure?
Mesoestetic professional Acid Peels are the most technologically advanced and scientifically formulated available for skin improvements, ideal for all skin types and ethnic origins.
This treatment is suitable for the Face, Neck, Chest and Hands and produces outstanding results in the treatment of:
•    Acne, Acne Scars
•    Blackheads, Spots, Pimples
•    Fine Lines & Wrinkles
•    General signs of ageing skin
•    Dull looking skin
•    Pigmentation, Dark Patches
•    Sun damage
•    Ingrown hairs
•    or simply maintain a clear healthy skin.
If you are undertaking a course of peel treatments, it is very common for underlying deep congestion to work to the surface of the skin. It is advised to add Steam & Pore Extraction, which will enable us to remove any blockage as it appears.

Does it hurt?
Some mild discomfort may be experienced during the time of the Acid Peel application; care is taken to make it as comfortable as possible.
A sensation of sensitivity and skin tightening will be experienced immediately post treatment for up to 2 days, followed by skin dryness whilst the dead skin is peeling; the severity of these symptoms will depend on the strength of the Acid Peel taken.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?
A single treatment provides outstanding results. However depending on your skin condition and your skin improvement goals, you may need further treatments to achieve desired results.
A course of 6 treatments taken every 2 to 3 weeks is advised.

How quickly will I see the results?
You will see results immediately. However due to the 1 to 2 day peeling process the skin can appear dry and flaky until the completion of the peeling, when the true results become visible.

How long will the results last?
Commencing a single treatment the skin will appear clearer and brighter for several weeks and up to several months commencing a course of treatments. However this depends on many factors such as how one cares for one’s skin post treatment, the severity of one’s natural oil production, diet, stress, hormone influences and lifestyle.


Side Effects & Aftercare Post Peel Treatment
There is a recovery and healing period post Peel treatment; therefore treat as a hyper sensitive skin.

During the first 48 hours it is advised to only use the products provided by your skin care practitioner.

After 48 hours you can use a mineral base make-up.

Avoid the following for the next 14 days:
Waxing, hair removal/bleaching, hair dye, AHA’s, BHA’s, Retinol, self-tanning lotions; swimming, exercise, massage, heat treatments, sauna and steam.

It is strongly advised to avoid sun, sunbed, UV exposure whilst on the program to ensure the best possible effect and prolong results.

Do not peel, pick, scratch or scrape the skin, or any loose skin resulting from the treatment, this must come off in its own time with no assistance; ignoring this advice can lead to scarring.

At any point if the skin feels irritated and in need of some calming; apply Fast Skin Repair and or Anti-Stress Face Mask. If the skin requires more moisture, apply Hydra Factor K Moisturiser.

It is a MUST to wear Sun Protection SPF 50+ daily.



Acid Skin Peel


Emporium Practitioners:
Angela Taffinder - Senior Aesthetician
Elisabetta Iannelli - Senior Aesthetician


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