The Green Room UK offering Facial Peels – Bournemouth, Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire
AHA Facials are what is commonly known as Skin Peels. The reason I do not call them Skin Peels on this page title is because it often puts people off, and gives them the illusion that they will be left with their face peeling like a snake. This is not the case. Peels are a method of exfoliation, helping to give a brighter and fresher appearance to the skin. They can also help to reduce the signs of ageing, treat acne, eliminate blemishes and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, which also helps to create healthier, firmer looking skin without the need for surgery.
As we get older, the metabolic rate of the skin slows down and it takes longer to renew itself. Skin becomes thicker, duller looking and drier as our collagen production and oil glands become less active. Exfoliation is essential in helping skin to renew itself, take the dead layers away, and in making it more receptive to skincare products.
Many clients opt to have Skin Peels as a regular facial treatment due to the amazing improvements seen on their skin. Relaxing facials are great, but if you are wanting immediate results then these are the perfect solution for you.
Please note that the Peels I offer at The Green Room need to be administered by a medical professional.
All chemical peel qualifications were undertaken at Harley Street in London to the highest advanced levels of training and I spent 12 months with Dr Xavier.
How do AHA Facial Peels Work?
AHA Facial Peels are a cosmetic procedure whereby a combination or selection of acids are applied to the outer layer of your skin to promote the growth of healthier, more youthful skin.
This is carried out by treating different layers of the skin, depending on your skin type or condition.
Here in Bournemouth (& nationwide) AHA Peels are growing in popularity, due to the fact that they offer a very safe and effective solution to problematic skin, compared with invasive surgical procedures.
At The Green Room I offer a wide range of light to deep AHA and TCA chemical peels.
What are AHA Facial Skin Peels?
AHA stands for A Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) which are naturally occurring carboxylic acids such as glycolic acid, a natural constituent of sugar cane juice and lactic acid, found in milk and tomato juice. This is the mildest of the Peel formulas and produces light Peels for treatment of fine wrinkles, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation and acne.
AHA ranges from 20-70%. These superficial Peels improve the skin texture and tone and have the added bonus that there is no down time.
AHA Facial peels at The Green Room are light which means they have minimal side-effects. It also stimulates the production of collagen, giving you a fantastic all over glow! You may experience mild, transient redness in the treated area following your Peel, but this will normally have settled before leaving the clinic.
What happens during treatment?
Before treatment, a full skin assessment will be given to each individual client, to tailor a skin care programme that is suitable to your skin type, and to ensure that you receive the best possible results.
This consultation can take up to 30 minutes and is totally free of charge. You may need to be on a programme that requires you to prep your skin for 2 weeks prior to starting treatment. This is to ensure you receive the best possible results from your Peel treatment. All pre and post creams and lotions are provided as part of your package and on going care.
Treatment usually takes around 30 minutes, during which time your skin is thoroughly cleansed and prepared. The Peel solution is applied evenly with a brush to the effected areas, and will leave a slight tingling on the surface of the skin. The solution is left on the skin from 2 minutes initially, then increasing up to 5 minutes depending on your skin type.
A post Peel solution is then applied to rebalance your PH levels. This leaves the skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated, improving the texture and overall smoothness. It is highly recommended that you continue your facial care with specialized products. These will all be provided for as part of your package at no extra charge.
Are AHA facial peels dangerous to the skin?
AHA Skin Peels have no down time and will give your skin an amazing glow.
It is advised you take a course of treatment to achive maximum results. I will start you on a 20% solution and work you up to the 70% solution, but even at 70% you will look a little red, but have no down time.
To avoid post-treatment complications you should wear a high factor sun protection cream, as the new skin will be sensitive.
You should also keep your skin moisturised and hydrated by drinking 2 litres of water per day.
What can I expect after my Skin Peel?
With all types of Peels, you can expect a smoother, brighter complexion. With lighter peels, the results can be immediate.
If you have a stronger formulation, your treatment may last between 4-6 weeks. You might not see any results until after the treatment has finished but you can expect your skin to change during this time, and, again, most importantly, you do need to protect your skin from the sun.
- Slight heat in the skin for a couple of hours after the treatment
- Tightening of the skin
- Pink in colour, this is not the case for all, some people will glow immediately
- Stay out of the sun on the day of your treatment
- Wear a high Sun Protection Factor of at least 30/50
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