Glow like a pro with Dermalogica’s – Pro Power Peel
Glow like a pro!
Dermalogica’s new advanced peel formulas featuring Salicylic, Lactic and Glycolic Acids can now be customised to target and treat individual skin concerns such as fine lines, pigmentation acne, or advanced signs of ageing.
The Pro Power Active Acid Peel complex works fast to speed up the skin cell renewal process that leads to brighter, smoother and more radiant looking skin.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is an advanced skin cell exfoliation process formulated to break up intercellular glue bonds that bond old dead skin cells together. What follows is a speedy skin cell exfoliating process which accelerates the skin cell renewal process to reveal fresher, plumped, more hydrated, radiant and youthful looking skin.
Some peels are classed as medical grade peels as they penetrate beyond the basal layer of the skin to reach the upper layers of the dermis or in some cases even the reticular dermis. These peels treat severe cases of photoaging, deep wrinkles and scars and can only be performed by medical practitioners.
Dermalogica’s Pro Power Peel is classed as a superficial peel as it works on the outer layer of the skin (epidermis – stratum corneum) and penetrates down to the basal layer of the skin (stratum germinativum) to treat skin concerns for acne, pigmentation and aging.
Why is a superficial chemical peel beneficial?
As we age the skin cell turnover process slows down dramatically from every 20 days in our 20’s to every 30-40 days by middle age. The peel process is designed to speed up cell renewal and cell turnover to improve skin texture and appearance to reveal brighter, clearer, younger looking skin. They are in essence an effective way to treat skin concerns such as pigmentation, advanced signs of ageing, acne and breakouts.
Who is it for?
Everyone can benefit from a Pro Power Peel treatment and the healthier the skin the less prone it is to experience an adverse reaction to a peel. However thinner, sensitised, dehydrated skin types may be more sensitive to a peel as the peel can penetrate faster which can intensify tingling, stinging sensations. It is therefore recommended that the skin has become acclimatised to a less concentrated formula from both a physical and chemical exfoliating process prior a Pro Power Peel treatment. If you have regular facials and exfoliate and moisturise your skin, you will be fine!
Getting your skin ready for treatment
Prior to a Dermalogica Pro Power Chemical Peel treatment, a 24-hour patch test and skin analysis are required and to ensure suitability for treatment a consultation check list is also completed to rule out any possible contra indications to having a peel treatment.
From skin analysis, a preliminary facial treatment (e.g. ProSkin30 or ProSkin60) may be advised to better “prime” the skin, helping to prepare it for the high exfoliating activity of a chemical peel particularly if skin is new to peels or indeed even a professional facial treatment itself. Either a 30 min or 60 min deep cleanse facial to remove excess sebum and blackheads for oily skin types or an exfoliating treatment to help slough away loose surface dead skin cells followed by a moisturising replenish deep treatment for drier, dehydrated or mature skin types would be recommended.
*In a nutshell the better the condition of the skin and its hydration levels the better it will receive the efficacy of the chemical peel and deliver for you faster desired results.
Pre-Care advice is given following skin analysis and a patch test. A professional treatment facial may be advised as well as a professional at home skin care routine to help prepare skin for the peel by exfoliating and boosting skin hydration levels.
Post Care advice is given after the peel treatment and a complimentary take home – Pro Power Peel Post Procedure Kit, is prescribed to ensure correct skin maintenance to manage moisturise levels post treatment.
How does a peel work?
The peel formula is highly active and concentrated to take the PH of the skin from its normal mildly acidic 4.5-5.5 PH Balance down to 1.0-2.5. At this more acidic level the exfoliating agents (Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids +) in the peel cause a superficial shock to the cells causing old skin cells to be easily shed (Desquamation) whilst simultaneously stimulating skin cell renewal.
The peel is also designed to be customised as there are different peel formulas designed to treat different skin concerns such as acne, pigmentation or ageing. For skin experiencing some or all 3 skin concerns they can be customised to target treat or wholly treat areas according to skin concerns. This makes the peel very bespoke to individual skin concerns.
The peel is fast acting and depending on the skin tolerance 1-3 layers can be applied before commencing the decelerating skin neutralising process.
How long does the peel treatment take?
The peel treatment itself takes only 30 minutes however you can upgrade to a 60-minute peel treatment which will include a relaxing moisturising deep treatment to deeply nourish and replenish moisture levels in the skin.
What should my skin experience post peel?
Depending on the skins condition pre -treatment you may or may not experience the below side effects;
Day 1 – stinging, irritation, redness, swelling, dryness, tightness, peeling and scabbing
Day 2 – skin may peel or look darker
Day 3 – peeling may begin around the nose and mouth, followed by cheeks, forehead, jawline and neck
It is important to know that this is completely normal and will subside within 7-10 days.
*The Pro Power Peel Post Procedure Kit prescribed should be used for 2-3 days post treatment and provided to help manage any of the above-mentioned post treatment conditions by increasing hydration levels until the skin no longer experiences extreme dryness or sensitivity
How often can I have a Pro Power Peel?
For normal maintenance every 4 weeks apart
For skin concerns every 2-4 weeks apart
Before and after treatment photos and testimonials...
"We have visible progress! My skin looks fab and it's all down to your magic"
Maddi Stratford, after one treatment