Is your acne scarring bothering you? Fed up with the pigmentation on your face? Then this treatment could be right for you.
Mild peels are primarily used to freshen the appearance and give a glowing look that is relatively short lived. More powerful peels can strip off minor blemishes, brown pigmentation and reduce wrinkles significantly. They are also used to lessen the appearance of acne scarring. We use a variety of peels to achieve the desired result that’s right for you, whether it’s a glowing look for a wedding, or a more in-depth peel for more serious scarring.
Why Choose Zenith for your next Chemical Peel in Nottingham
- The Zenith Medical team of experts have over 15 years of experience
- Chemical Peels from as little as £50
- The only clinic in Nottingham offering a complete range of chemical peels
- Extensive portfolio of testimonials from our patients
- 98% of patients recently surveyed were extremely happy with their treatment
- Receive a personalised treatment plan from your clinician during consultation
- No waiting lists
- Car parking available
- Friendly caring team
- To discuss Chemical Peel options call our Nottingham Clinic
Peel away the age
Chemical peels are exactly what it sounds like, a chemical is used to peel away the skin removing the outer layers of the skin.
This freshens up the skin, can remove sunspots and other pigmentation, but it is more widely used to reduce fine wrinkles.
It is a treatment that has been around for decades and can help people who are looking to stop the ageing process.
What is a Chemical Peel?
The answer may seem simple, you put it on and it burns the skin off – does it not?? Well not quite, nothing is ever that simple.
1) Some provide a very gentle peeling effect, that may not even be noticeable as a peeling effect, except for a fine flaking. Some of the milder ones are incorporated in to cosmetics
2) Some chemicals work by burning the skin to a certain depth and then stopping automatically. These are often used in clinics for medical purposes. For example treating pigmentation or Acne
3) Some continue to burn the skin until stopped by the practitioner. These are used by more advanced practitioners to provide a deeper, effect.
What Does a Chemical Peel Do?
They range from peels designed to freshen the complexion, to those that remove significant pigmentation, right through to those perhaps applied under general anaesthetic because they burn the skin to a considerable depth until it bleeds, but they do flatten some of the worst scars.
How do they work?
Gentle Chemical Peels
We all know that most of the skin we see on each other is dead! The cell cycle lasts between 26-42 days.
As we age the cell cycle slows down and the dead cells that come to the surface (what we see) are therefore much older and perhaps a little lacklustre. The gentle chemical peels and certain techniques such as Medical Microdermabrasion cause minute injury to the skin thus speed up the cell cycle, resulting in the dead layer being composed of newer ‘fresher’ better looking cells.
In addition the injury to the skin encourages repair and the slight redness/ (inflammatory response) encourages the laying down of more collagen in the deeper layers of the skin, depending in the aggressiveness of the treatment. Multiple treatments every 2-4 weeks apart yield the best results and result in much improved skin texture, reduction in oily skin, reduction in flare ups of acne, reduced scarring, reduction in fine lines or open pores. We combine these treatments with Medical Microdermabrasion to get the best results.
Moderate Chemical Peels
Moderate Chemical Peels are often used to treat specific issues, such as pigmentation. They tend to cause damage to the dead skin layer and perhaps breech a little further down. They then stop working and as such cannot scar patients unless misused. Systems such as the ICP follow this methodology. They can effectively remove pigmentation in the superficial layers of the epidermis but not deeper.
Deep Chemical Peels
Deep chemical peels are now rarely used with the advent of reliable laser resurfacing technology. They continue to burn when applied until neutralised by the practitioner. They do give significant improvement to scarred skin, however there is a risk of scarring so they need to be used with care and not all of these peels are safe with all skin types.
Do come and talk to us at a FREE consultation where a doctor or nurse can discuss your condition or concern and give you the best advice.
Products available at Zenith
This Poly-Hydroxy Acid formulation will gently cleanse your skin and prepare for any skin treatment, cosmetic or anti-aging product.
Ideal for new users of Glycolic Acid, this antioxidant exfoliating cream moisturizes and restores a visibly smoother appearance to skin. Clinically proven to significantly improve firmness, mottled pigmentation and overall clarity when used with NeoStrata Ultra Daytime Smoothing Cream. Oil-free. Fragrance-Free. Dye-Free. Paba-Free. Non-comedogenic.
The NeoStrata Pigmented Problems Kit is an excellent and cost effective way to purchase all 4 essential products together. The 4-step programme will help to eradicate pigment problems, by the use of these superb face creams.
Oil-free, easy-apply, light to the touch formulation, with an elegance that encourages daily use. Heliocare Gel is ideal for all skin types and particularly suitable for oily and spot-prone skin.