Fiji Skin Clinic Birmingham


Environ Cleansing Acne Peel

Why Have an Environ Cleansing Acne Peel?

A gentler option to the Obagi Blue Radiance Peel and has zero down time. It is an AHA lactic acid based peel which not only exfoliates the dead skin cells away but also hydrates the skin.

The outer layers of skin (epithelial cells) are renewed every 5-7 days, regular gentle exfoliation is required to boost product penetration and to boost glowing healthy skin. Peels are now the preferred choice for exfoliation as they have many more benefits and longer lasting results than their predecessor, the traditional microdermabrasion.

The Environ Cleansing acne peel is a gentler option to the Obagi Blue Radiance Peel and has zero down time. It is an AHA lactic acid based peel which not only exfoliates the dead skin cells away but also hydrates the skin. A gentle AHA peel is a great way of decongesting the skin, brightening your complexion and stimulating the natural moisture levels in the epidermal layers of the skin.

Depending on the skin concern being treated an application of 2.5-10% Lactic acid peel is applied during the facial. It is important to remember that when treating skin concerns, we use the correct product strength and application to suit your skin and get the best results for you. It's effective in purifying and assisting to control the appearance of congested and breakout-prone skin, as well as brightening dull and dehydrated skin. This unique and gentle peel helps to achieve visible improvements, leaving the skin looking radiantly healthy and refreshed.

What happens during a Cleansing Acne Peel

Prior to your first treatment, a full skin consultation will be performed to ensure your concerns and desired outcomes are being addressed. Based on the consultation outcome, the correct peel strength will be chosen to ensure the desired results are being achieved.

A therapeutic cleanse is performed on the skin, where the therapist will prepare the skin for your peel. The peel is applied in a cross-hatch motion to ensure an even application of peel is applied. The peel will be left on the skin for 10-20 minutes depending on the concern. The peel will be followed with a vitamin A serum applied all over the skin and a thick mask applied over the face for 10-20 minutes, where Iontophoresis will be delivered through the mask to help push the Vitamin A down to the dermal layers of the skin to help normalise oil production, normalise pigment production, stimulate collagen production and speed up the natural healing processes within the skin. All treatments are finished with application of SPF over the face and neck. This treatment is very relaxing with no discomfort, some tingling may be felt when the lactic acid peel is first applied to the skin, But it is not a painful procedure.


Is the Cleansing Peel better than Microdermabrasion?

Traditional microdermabrasion can be very abrasive on the skin and cause microtears which can trap bacteria, dead skin and trap oils in the pores; this can result in further breakouts or congestion. Microdermabrasion is a short term solution, with results lasting roughly 48-72 hours. The Cleansing Acne peel gently eats away at the dead skin cells and unclogs the pores, whilst rebalancing the skin's moisture levels. It is non-abrasive and consists of no downtime. You will see an instant and lasting glow to the skin, that is made even better by entering an initial course of treatment to encourage the healthy skin cells to rise to the surface of the skin.

Can anyone have a cleansing peel?

Yes, we can adapt the peels to all skin types, including rosacea. The peel is suitable for all skin tones and is more superficial than the Obagi Blue Radiance Peel, so more suitable for sensitive skins. We even do a hydrating cleansing peel, that boosts the natural moisture levels in the skin.

Caution: Not suitable for pregnancy.

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