Skin Booster Peels

What are Skin Booster peels?

Skin Booster Peels are made up of acids that occur naturally in a number of fruits (from where they get their “eco-friendly” name of fruit acids) and dairy products. Glycolic acid, lactic acid salicylic acid, malic acid and citric acid are all examples of AHA’s. Glycolic acid was originally extracted from sugar cane, but the acid used in treatment today is synthesized chemically. AHA’s affect the cohesiveness of epidermal cells causing detachment of keratinocytes.  They can be used daily on the skin in concentrations of 2% to 15% or as a peeling agent in concentrations of 20% to 70%.

Indications for Skin Booster Peels:

  • Freckles Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Solar lentigines
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Oily congested skins
  • Keratosis pilaris

Patients suitable for Skin Booster Peels

All skin types are suitable for Skin Booster Peels, however higher percentages may not be suitable for darker skin types.

Patient expectations:

Skin Booster Peels will provide an improvement in pigmentation and skin texture.  It is not a substitute for deeper peeling or laser resurfacing.

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Assessing Patients for Skin Booster Peels:

Contraindications:

  • Pregnancy/lactation
  • Recent Roaccutane therapy (less than 6 months)
  • Broken skin
  • Active herpes infection

Potential risks and Complications.

Complications are rare, especially with lower percentage glycolic peels- but certainly still possible. Infection, pain, poor results, delayed or prolonged healing; post-inflammatory hyper- or hypo-pigmentation are all possibilities. Your doctor will go through a consent form with you before the procedure and answer any questions that you might have.

Downtime:

  • An immediate return to work is possible.
  • Day 1 to 3 mild erythema.
  • Day 2 to 7 mild exfoliation.

Duration and severity of downtime is dependant on strength of peel and individual factors.

Skin Booster Peel Intervals:

Most very superficial peels require a week between peels
Superficial peels require 2 weeks between treatments

How many peels?

3 to 6 peels carried out once every 10 to 14 days are the most commonly performed

However treatment can continue providing the skin is not showing sign of irritation beyond the healing stage.

After Care:

The skin will be sensitive for 1 to 4 days

Skincare products such as REFORM Everyday Moisturiser and REFORM Vitamin B5 are recommended for the first few days.

REFORM Skincare SPF 30 daily sunscreen

Specific post peel skin care range is available to maintain result. Speak to your doctor at The Adare Clinic who will be happy to advise.

Cost:

Skin Booster peels are €100 each.
A Course of 6 Skin Booster Peels costs €500.00

Contact us for further details on cost.

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