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SKIN TREATMENTS

MEDIK8 PEELS

 ABOUT MEDIK8 PEELS 

Medik8 peels are professional-grade treatments which target the skin concerns specific to your needs in order to deliver results in resurfacing and retexturing the skin. Below we have listed the different types of Medik8 Peels available at Face by SM. 

Average Downtime 0-3 Days
Pain ○○○○○
Treatment Time 30 - 45 minutes

 WHO IS NOT SUITABLE 

  • Chemical peels are suitable for almost everyone and we have a varied range which caters for the most sensitive skin right up to more advanced strength formulas. Certain skin conditions with compromised barrier functions may not be suitable for a peel, and will need to be stabilised prior to treatment.  Our Advanced Dermal Aestheticians will be able to guide you upon consultation.

  • If you are unsure, contact our clinic.

 POST TREATMENT CARE 

  • 24 hours post-peel your skin will feel tight and appear slightly flushed. Within 3 days your skin will start to flake.

  • Do not pick at any flaky skin or use any harsh exfoliants (chemical (AHA/ BHA cleansers / toners) or physical (grainy scrubs)) for at least 3 days post-peel.

  • Don't spend extended periods of time in direct sunlight. Always wear a broad spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin.

  • Post peel kit for a minimum of 3 days after the peel alongside CSA routine suitable for client’s skin type

 FOLLOW UP STEPS  

On average, to achieve optimum results, an initial course of six treatments over the space of 2 - 4 weeks are recommended. 

For more information about what results you can expect or the number of treatments that are necessary to treat your skin concern, consult with your Dermal Clinician.

AGE DEFYING PLATINUM MASK

Targets: Optimum anti-ageing results suitable for all skin types

 ABOUT:  With an instant lifting and tightening effect, as well as 9-in-1 age-defying actions that work behind the scenes to fortify the skin, this luxurious mask give instant and long term benefits. This treatment boosts anti-glycation power, collagen synthesis and anti-inflammatory benefits. It can be used in conjunction with any of the Medik8 hydrators to support optimum anti-ageing results. An excellent addition to home care regimes for those selecting a course of the Medik8 Superficial Level 1 Peels or the Professional Platinum Facial. 

 KEY INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS:  

Haritaki Super Fruit (Terminalia Chebula Fruit Extract): Ultimate glycation breaker and inhibitor, alongside possessing anti-ageing benefits. 

Carnosine: An anti-glycation active ingredient which quenches A.G.E.s, helping to stimulate collagen synthesis as well as protecting against infra-red damage. 

Blend of lifting polysaccharides: Creating a physical tightening effect by creating a three-dimensional network on the skin with strong adhesion and cohesion. The result is immediate, and a long-lasting tightening effect as well as a quick and significant smoothing of wrinkles. 

Platinum: Used to restore electrical balance in the epidermis and fight free radicals, which can contribute to A.G.E.s.

EVEN PEEL

Targets: Pigmentation, age spots, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

 ABOUT:  A brightening peel targeting sun damage, hyperpigmentation and dull, uneven skin. Helping to minimise melanin production, the Even Peel visibly fades pigmentation for a more even and radiant complexion. 

 KEY INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS: 

Time Release technology to minimise irritation, alongside a combination of powerful AHAs to even hyperpigmentation and brighten the complexion. Using 40% Lactic Acid - an AHA which helps to exfoliate the complexion while minimising the product of melanin and 10% Glycolic Acid - a small AHA which provides deep exfoliation for a fresh, smooth complexion, while helping to boost collagen production.

SIGNATURE PEEL - CLARITY

Targets: Blemish-prone, congested skin and enlarged pores

 ABOUT:  A powerful blend of acids that sink deep into pores to effectively clarify and decongest the complexion. Rapidly brings blemishes under control and dramatically reduces the risk of future breakouts. 

 KEY INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS:  

Minimising irritation with Time Release technology, the Signature Peel helps to unblock pores, minimise formation of blemishes to promote a clear complexion whilst normalise skin cell turnover. Utilising key ingredients such as 25% Mandelic Acid which acts as both an AHA and BHA to decongest follicles to prevent breakouts, 11% Glycolic Acid - a small AHA which provides deep exfoliation for a fresh, smooth complexion, while helping to boost collagen production, 2% Salicylic Acid being effective in penetrating subcutaneous pores and thus can exfoliate inside a pore, and 1% LHA - Lipohydroxy acid is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti comedogenic. It also helps the therapists to observe coagulation. 

SUPERFACIAL

Targets: Restoring skin's natural moisturising factors, Suitable for all ages & skin types

 ABOUT:  A professional strength papaya-based enzymatic peel packed with super-antioxidants which protect the skin while gently removing dead skin cells to instantly reveal radiant, younger-looking skin underneath. It's an effective enzymatic peel to gently resurface skin. Can be used weekly with any of the Professional facial protocols. A wonderful enhancement enzymatic peel to prepare the skin prior to IPL, laser and electrotherapy treatments.   

 KEY INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS:   

Papain (papaya enzymes): A powerful enzyme derived from papaya fruit helps to gently desquamate skin cells without irritation or noticeable peeling. Papain nibbles away at corneodesmosomes which attach skin cells together, so they are able to slough off to reveal fresh skin underneath. 

Ellagic Acid:naturally occurring polyphenol found in a wide variety of plants such as strawberries, geraniums and green tea. It is particularly effective at minimising the formation of pigment in the skin as it engages with the mechanism of melanogenesis inhibiting tyrosinase activity. Ellagic acid also has strong antioxidant benefits. 

Urea: Plays a major role in creating the skin’s natural moisturising factors (NMF). Due to its very small molecule size it is able to penetrate easily into the skin helping to hold and retain water in the stratum corneum. 

Pomegranate and Acai Extract: Helps to fight against pollution and skin damage while brightening the complexion. 

REWIND PEEL

Targets: Signs of ageing and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

 ABOUT:  A targeted formulation that helps to promote collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It fades away imperfections, leaving the skin visibly smoothed and rejuvenated.

 KEY INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS:   

This is the most powerful Medik8 anti-ageing peel to enhance the youthfulness of the skin. Created with a high concentration of 3 acids for skin regeneration. These are: 

25% Glycolic Acid: A small AHA which provides deep exfoliation for a fresh, smooth complexion, while helping to boost collagen production. 

20% Mandelic Acid: Acts as both an AHA and BHA to decongest follicles to prevent breakouts. 

5% Pyruvic Acid: A powerful acid to trigger collagen production.