Glycolic peel: The Alpha Hydroxy Acid glycolic peel is derived from sugar cane and has the smallest molecular structure of the AHA family so it can therefore penetrate into the skin much more effectively than other Alpha Hydroxy Acids. It is not absorbed into the body and will not cause any systemic side-effects like chemicals used in other peels. Glycolic acid loosens the ‘glue-like’ attachments or cellular cement that is characteristic of many skin conditions such as ageing, skin discolouration and coarse texture. After just a few weeks you skin looks brighter, clearer and dry skin becomes hydrated and smooth. This facial procedure will resurface the skin giving dramatically softer, smoother texture, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Facial: The Jan Marini facials are a medical facial using fruit enzymes, offering a deeper level of exfoliation to encourage cell renewal. Although sensitive skin types may have a glycolic peel, we recommend the Jan Marini facial as a gentle approach to exfoliation.
You will start by meeting with one of our experienced practitioners to discuss your medical history, determine your eligibility, discuss details of the actual treatment and schedule a treatment time.
Anyone who wishes to undergo a glycolic peel must first be placed on a Jan Marini Skin Care Management System, using glycolic acid based products for at least two weeks prior to the first peel and also during the course of peels. The peel is applied to the skin for up to 10 minutes. After application of the peel the skin can feel like a mild stinging/tingling sensation that soon settles after 2-3 minutes. Your practitioner will then remove the peel and apply a mask to soothe and hydrate the skin, followed by a medical strength serum, moisturiser and sun protection. Over the course of treatments skin will noticeably look fresher, clearer and brighter.
There is little or no downtime involved with the peel or facial. Most patients experience slight pinkness straight after but this soon subsides throughout the day and normal activities can resume after treatment. We do recommend avoiding the use of make-up on the day of the treatment.
After one peel/facial skin will look noticeably fresher and brighter and feel smoother. A course of 6 peels/facials are recommended for optimum results over a 6-12 week period.