As we age, our skin is constantly being exposed to a wide range of external irritants, such as ultraviolet rays from the sun, air pollution, and smoke, harsh weather and external stress. Many skin problems are caused by or are associated with an excessive build-up of dead skin cells that makes the skin thick and dull, and may cause clogged pores.
We offer a comprehensive range of skin peeling systems and professional skin care products suitable to meet the needs of all individuals and skin types to promote skin exfoliation and enhanced cell turnover. NeoStrata superficial peeling systems and products can be used to improve a multitude of skin imperfections such as fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation irregularities, mild to moderate acne, superficial acne scarring, keratosis pilaris, pseudo-folliculitis barbae and benign lentigines.
NeoStrata peels and products are uniquely formulated to improve signs of aging and sun damaged skin. Appropriate therapy is matched to your skin type.
How is it applied?
Glycolic Peel treatment also known as Sugar Cane Peel (as it is extracted from raw cane sugar) is a specific technique for skin renewal. The treatment is mainly designed to give one a fresh and youthful appearance. Leading dermatologists and plastic surgeons have long appreciated the positive results of this treatment which is ideal for treating and reducing skin sun damage, fine lines, dull skin tone, enlarged pores and hyperpigmentation including age spots.
The areas treated are face, neck, top of the back, decollete and back of the arms. The treatment is carried out by medical practitioners only.
The skin is tested for acid tolerance one week prior to the first treatment. The procedure lasts for 15-30 min and consists of three stages. 1st stage - application of various strengths of Glycolic Peel starting from 2 min with 20% and gradually increasing to 5 min with 50% within a course of 6-8 treatments;
2nd stage - application of booster pad which enhances the desired effect. There are three different Citriate Booster pads to help target unwanted skin irregularities. Each can be easily incorporated into the procedure to help treat specific skin conditions such as acne, hyperpigmentation or photo-damage.
3rd stage - application of Bionic Cream to promote skin renewal and repair. Treatments should be done weekly. The initial course is usually followed by a personal programme of monthly maintenance.
There is no need to change normal life style
Glycolic Peel is superficial and therefore the patient does not look dramatically different after the procedure. One may have some light redness and puffiness for 1/2 an hour afterwards. Usually people look like they have just had a nice facial treatment or have been in a sauna. There is no skin peeling, blistering or stinging as it will be prevented by a Bionic Cream post procedure application. Slight flaking of the skin may though occur after 50% acid application.
For those who have a negative skin reaction within the initial test we will offer a wide range of professional skin care products which will be prescribed for their individual requirements. These products have the same strength as Glycolic Acid but not as aggressive to the skin and do not cause any irritation or stinging.
Glycolic Peel is a gold base because it allows, although superficial, deep skin exfoliation. Some results may be seen after first treatment and obvious change in the skin quality and appearance will be observed at the end of the course. The difference in skin appearance with Professional Skin Products will be obvious within 3-6 months of constant use. But they are essential for maintenance after Glycolic Peel course to preserve and improve desired result.
Glycolic Peels are found to be very effective in treatment of Melasma. Melasma, also known as Cholasma, is a common condition more often found in women than in men. Although it has been known to affect women of all skin tones, those with darker tones (Indians, Hispanics, Middle-Easterners, and North Africans) are more susceptible to this condition while 10% of the cases involve dark skinned men. Melasma is characterized by irregular tan or brown patches of dark skin on the face or more specifically on the cheeks, upper lip, nose, forehead, jawline and in rare occasions the forearms.
Result of Glycolic Peel can be enhanced by Ultrasonic Exfoliation.
This combines the luxuries of a chemical peel in conjunction with advanced Exfoliation and therapeutic facial ultrasound treatment which involves a tree-step process; first Ultrasound buffs away the dull outer layer, second a Glycolic application is immediately applied to absorb deeper into the dermis, third an Ultrasound massage that achieves deep penetration and absorption of topical moisturiser. The ultrasound treatment rejuvenates and defends against the aging process by reducing lines and softening wrinkles. This routine is advisable to people who suffer from Melasma.
NeoStrata peeling systems and products can be used and prescribed by medical practitioners only. They are not available over the counter.
You will not be hustled or pushed into buying anything at your first consultation. It is designed and designated to provide necessary knowledge and understanding of the treatment and the technology used to assist you in making your own decision.
Price: £60 per Glycolic Application
£95 with Ultrasonic Exfoliation