You will start by meeting with one of our experienced practitioners to discuss your medical history, determine your eligibility, discuss details of the treatment and schedule a treatment time.
Your face will be cleansed of all make-up and the practitioner will apply a protective barrier of gel to the most sensitive parts of your face such as the corners of your mouth and eyes. The first layer of salicylic acid is then sponged on. A second layer may be applied depending on the skin's reaction. The peel is left on for 12 minutes before being removed with cleanser followed by application of moisturiser and sun protection.
There is an intense feeling of heat and itchiness for about 30 seconds to a minute after the acid solution is applied. It isn’t painful and it subsides quickly. A second layer of the salicylic solution is then applied and left on your skin for 10 minutes. When the 10 minutes are up, any remnants of the acid solution is removed, a moisturiser and high factor sun protection are then applied.
Downtime is minimal with this peel. The skin feels a little tight and some small areas of sensitive skin can become a little reddened for up to a day. If you do experience localised reddening then this patch of skin will become flaky for a day or so and come away. Moisturiser and make up can be applied to cover any pinkness on the skin.
A course of 3-6 treatments are recommended depending on your skin type. This is discussed in your consultation with your skin care practitioner.