FAQs

FAQs PMU Brows

What brow style do you offer?  Block or Hairstroke?

Permanent cosmetics that look natural and realistic are the styles I like to promote. I can achieve the appearance of natural looking eyebrows for you even if you do not have any at all! However if you prefer the block brow style this is achievable too.  We will discuss your requirements in detail during your consultation.

Do I have to have all my eyebrows shaved off?

No. Keeping your own natural eyebrows to work with is much better no matter how sparse they are, this allows me to see your natural eyebrow shape and work with it to create a brow style and shape that suits you.

Can I have my brows waxed before having a brow treatment?

Waxing should be performed at least 48 hours before the treatment.

Can I have electrolysis on my brows before having a brow treatment? 

Yes, however electrolysis should be carried out at least five days before attending the eyebrow treatment. 

Should I bring my brow pencil or wear my usual make up?

Yes, you can as it allows me to see your usual preference of colours and tones however it isn’t essential.

Will you need to remove any of my natural brow hairs?

Ideally I like to work with whatever eyebrow hairs you already have. Eyebrow hairs do not need to be removed prior to Permanent Cosmetics treatments. The only occurrence of hairs needing to be removed is if there are any ‘stray’ brow hairs that require neatening.

 Will my brows look very dark after the treatment?

Initially after the treatment, the colour will appear significantly darker and more intense. This will lighten as the skin begins to heal. The adjustment of colour may take up to 10 days.

Will I need to tweeze and/or tint my brows in the future?

It is key to remember that Semi-Permanent Makeup does not affect your natural eyebrow hair colour or growth, it only affects the colour of the skin under the hair; therefore you may need to tweeze your brows in the future depending on their natural growth. 

FAQs PMU Liner

Will it be a problem if my eyes water or I blink during treatment? 

This is a concern that many Clients have and I would like to reassure you that this is not a problem and nothing to worry about.  

How dark will the eyeliner look immediately after the treatment?

Immediately after the treatment the eyeliner will appear darker and sharply defined. Similar to an eyeliner look you may apply on an evening out. The dense, bold colour will lighten as the skin heals and can take up to 10 days.

Prior to my treatment will I need to remove my eye makeup?

Prior to any treatment of the eye area you will need to remove your eye makeup only; please continue to wear your daily makeup so I can see your usual style. 

Do I need to bring my usual eye makeup with me to my appointment?

It isn’t essential however if you wish a favourite colour or tone to be imitated in your treatment please bring this with you to your treatment appointment; this will enable me to customise the pigment to your requirements.

How dark will the eyeliner look immediately after the treatment?

Immediately after the treatment the eyeliner will appear darker and sharply defined. Similar to an eyeliner look you may apply on an evening out. The dense, bold colour will lighten as the skin heals and can take up to 10 days.

Will my eyes by swollen following my treatment?

It is a possibility however any swelling is usually minimal and only lasts between 12 to 24 hours post treatment. The use of a cold compress or an ice pack can be used to reduce swelling if required.

Can I drive after having an eye treatment?

You are advised not to drive following eye treatments as your eyes may be slightly watery and therefore may temporarily affect your vision.  It would be beneficial to arrange for someone to drive you home after your treatment. 

Can I apply mascara after the treatment?

You are advised to wait up to 10 days post eye treatment before applying makeup to the treated area as this allows the area enough time to heal; it is also advised that you purchase and use a new mascara following your eye treatment.

FAQs PMU Lips

I have a history of cold sores, can I have a lip treatment?

You should contact your General Practitioner to obtain prescriptive medication to prevent an outbreak prior to your treatment if you have a medical history of cold sores, this is also known as herpes simplex. You should begin using the medication one week before the treatment and continue one week after your treatment. This will help to minimise an outbreak.

I have a cold sore on my lip at the moment; can I have a lip treatment?

No. Permanent Cosmetic treatments can only be carried out on areas that are completely healed.

Can permanent cosmetics cause cold sores?

No, however, if you carry the herpes simplex virus which lays dormant in the body then treatment may arouse it.

Can I have lip bleaching or waxing prior to my lip treatment? 

Lip waxing or bleaching treatments should be undertaken at least least two weeks prior to your Permanent Cosmetics lip treatment.

Should I bring my favourite lipcolour with me?

Please bring your favourite lipstick with you if this is the desired colour you wish to achieve. We will then be able to customise and blend the Permanent Cosmetics pigments.

Will the lips treatment hurt?

Lips can be a little more sensitive than eyebrows or eyes, due to the larger surface area and greater blood supply. Numbing cream is utilised throughout the treatment, to reduce any discomfort.

Is there anything I should avoid eating after having a lip treatment?

You should avoid eating spicy and salty foods and you are encouraged to drink liquids through a straw until the treated area has healed. You are advised to eat all foods with a fork to avoid discomfort or the possibility of infection.

How will my lips look immediately after having treatment?

Immediately after treatment you may experience some redness and swelling; following this healing stage you may notice tenderness, dryness, redness and  flaking; usually around 2-5 days after the treatment. Recovery and associated symptoms may depend on your general health.

FAQs Scalp Male

What exactly is Scalp Micropigmentation and who is it for?

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a form of advanced cosmetic tattooing, which implants thousands of tiny pigment deposits into the scalp using specialist equipment to create the illusion of freshly shaven follicles and added density to areas on the scalp where regrowth is not prominent. Whilst the procedure is predominantly sought after by male clients who wish to address premature signs of balding, it’s also popular with women who suffer with thinning hair and individuals with androgenic alopecia (standard pattern hair loss), Alopecia Areata or Alopecia Totalis.

How does it work?

Scalp pigmentation strengthens and adds density to thinning areas, creating an undetectable illusion of fuller and thicker hair. Scalp tattooing is good for hair loss due medical conditions like Alopecia.

Is Scalp Micropigmentation the same as Tricopigmentation?

Whilst similar in the end results, there is a significant difference between the two. Tricopigmentation in contrast to permanent Scalp Micropigmentation offers temporary coverage, which as a general rule lasts between 12-24 months. At Aesthetic Solutions International Ltd. we provide and personally recommend regular scalp micropigmentation which requires only maintenance touch ups every 3-5 years once completed.

How long will the Scalp Tattoo last?

Scalp Pigmentation will begin to fade slightly over time, however, it is a form of tattooing, so once implanted should be considered as permanent. Depending on your unique lifestyle choices, immune response, exposure to UV rays and choice of scalp products which can lighten the pigment. Annual review consultations are advised with tops up varying between 3-5 years.

How many Scalp Micropigmentation treatments will I need?

As a general rule 2-3 treatments will be required, although it’s important to take into consideration that each customer is different and that we limit sessions at the expense of a result that you’re 100% satisfied with (we guarantee for one year if aftercare was followed correctly). After an initial detailed consultation where hair loss is measured and different styles discussed, the initial procedure will be carried out, to implant pigment evenly over the scalp and create the new hairline. The second treatment will then be more focused on the introduction of additional colour to balance the density in the area, with additional simulated follicles and shading being inserted during a third session if required.

Is the Treatment painful?

Initially the procedure may feel a little uncomfortable with a sensation similar to light scratching, however, as time progresses the client will get used to the feeling. We do not recommend the use of self-prescribed painkillers either as they can cause bleeding in the area. The area worked on may be slightly red after the treatment, however this will subside in a few hours.

Can Scalp Micropigmentation be removed if I’m not happy with the treatment?

Whilst it is never encouraged to proceed with a treatment if you are unsure as to whether you will like the outcome, it is possible to remove Scalp Micropigmentation by laser tattoo removal using a Q-Switch ND:YAG Laser or with Saline Removal, which will be carried out by an experienced therapist or laser technician.

How long does the Scalp Procedure take?

The scalp procedure can take from 2 to 4 hours depending on the amount of hair loss and size of the treated area and will require 2-3 sessions with normally a one week minimum gap between procedures. This will be discussed during your pre-treatment consultation.

Is the Procedure suitable for Alopecia sufferers?

Yes it is. We can’t make your hair grow back through Micropigmentation but we can simulate the look or impression of the hair on the affected areas, regardless of the length of your hair. Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis are known to cause hair loss across the entire body and can be devastating, seriously affecting your confidence and self-esteem. We can work together to recreate the impression of hair including a natural and realistic looking hairline. Androgenic Alopecia (male/female pattern baldness) and Alopecia Areate can cause thinning of the hair and patchy hair loss. The condition affects an estimated 6.5 million people as reported by the NHS. The causes can vary from poor nutrition, medical side effects, however the majority of cases are hereditary. With Scalp Micropigmentation, we can create an illusion of hair growth across the whole area and for the patches we can optically reduce the contrast between your natural hair and the skin.

Is it suitable for Men and Women?

There is a common misconception that Scalp Micropigmentation is just for men. Women can also experience medical conditions such as Alopecia and baldness as well as thinning hair, this can be triggered by many factors, including previous hair treatment damage, hormonal changes, hair products, poor diet or pregnancy. Femininity is often associated with hair and it can be devastating when hair loss becomes visible.

How will the area look after the Treatment?

You can expect an instant visible hair imitation result. You will experience some redness of the area which usually lasts a couple of hours but in some cases a couple of days. Immediately after the procedure the pigment dots will appear darker until the skin has healed and the pigment has settled. Over subsequent sessions we can improve the definition and shape of your hairline. I aim to achieve a natural looking outcome that compliments your facial shape and features.

What about the Shape, Design of my Hairline?

We will work together to design the best hairline shape for your features. You can also bring a picture of your hairline from the past. Special wax pencils will be used to draw the shape of the hairline on your skin. We will only go ahead with the treatment once we are both happy with the design.

Do I need to shave my head following the Procedure and how often?

For fully bald or partially bald clients, it is recommended to maintain a freshly-shaven or cropped look, so you may be required to shave every 2-3 days, you can do this yourself at home, saving a fortune on hairdresser/barber visits. Letting your hair grow too much will give away the secret. You can start shaving your hair 4 days after the treatment date. For patients with thinning hair or patches, specific advice will be provided at the consultation but you should be able to keep your hair at the desired length. 

Do I need to inform you of other Procedures on the area?

Yes, as it might affect the outcome and time scale/allowances of your Micropigmentation Procedure.

FAQs Scalp Female

What exactly is Scalp Micropigmentation and who is it for?

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is advanced cosmetic tattooing, which implants

thousands of tiny pigment deposits into the scalp using specialist equipment creating the illusion of added density to areas on the scalp where growth is not prominent. This treatment is beneficial for anyone wishing to address issues of hairloss, thinning hair and individuals with androgenic alopecia (standard pattern hair loss), Alopecia Areata or Alopecia Totalis.

Is it suitable for both Women and Men?

Definitely! There is a common misconception that Scalp Micropigmentation is primarily for men; this is untrue. Women can also experience medical conditions such as Alopecia and baldness as well as thinning hair; hairloss can be triggered by many factors, including previous hair treatment damage, hormonal changes, hair products, poor diet or pregnancy. Hair is often strongly associated with a woman’s femininity and therefore it can be devastating when hair loss becomes visible.

How does it work?

Creating an undetectable illusion of fuller and thicker hair; Scalp pigmentation adds density to thinning areas.  Medical conditions like Alopecia can be assisted by Scalp tattooing as the treatment is suitable for varying levels of hair loss.

How long does the Scalp Procedure take?

Depending on the amount of hair loss and size of the treated area, the scalp procedure can take from 2 to 4 hours and will require 2-3 sessions with normally a one week minimum gap between procedures. This will be discussed in detail during your pre-treatment consultation.

How long will the Scalp Tattoo last?

As with all types of tattooing, Scalp Pigmentation will begin to fade slightly over time, however, as it is a form of tattooing, it should be considered as permanent due to implanting pigments into the skin. Every person is different and depending on your unique lifestyle choices, immune response, exposure to UV rays and choice of scalp products the longevity of the tattoo may differ, however annual review consultations are advised to assess your scalp and offer top up appointments varying between 3-5 years.

How many Scalp Micropigmentation treatments will I need?

It is important to take into consideration that each customer is different and that we limit sessions at the expense of a result that you’re 100% satisfied with (we guarantee for one year if aftercare was followed correctly). However as a general rule 2-3 treatments will be required.  After an initial detailed consultation where hair loss is measured and different styles discussed, the initial procedure will be carried out, to implant pigment evenly over the scalp and create the new hairline.  The second treatment will then be more focused on the introduction of additional colour to balance the density in the area, with additional simulated follicles and shading being inserted during a third session if required.

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Is the Treatment painful?

Initially the procedure may feel slightly uncomfortable with a sensation similar to light scratching; however as time progresses the client will become accustomed to the feeling. We do not recommend the use of self-prescribed painkillers as they can cause bleeding to the area being treated. The area worked on may be slightly red in appearance after the treatment, however this will quickly subside in a few hours.

Scalp Micropigmentation/Tricopigmentation, whats the difference?

There is a significant difference between the two although the general outcome is very similar.  Tricopigmentation in contrast to permanent Scalp Micropigmentation offers temporary coverage, which as a general rule lasts between 12-24 months. At Aesthetic Solutions International Ltd. we provide and personally recommend regular scalp micropigmentation which requires only maintenance touch ups every 3-5 years once completed.

If I’m not happy with the treatment can Scalp Micropigmentation be removed?

It is possible to remove Scalp Micropigmentation by laser tattoo removal using a

Q-Switch ND:YAG Laser or with Saline Removal, which will be carried out by an experienced therapist or laser technician.  We never encourage Clients to proceed with a treatment if they are unsure if they will like the outcome – research is vital before committing to the treatment.

Is the Procedure suitable for Alopecia sufferers?

Yes it is! We can’t make your hair grow back through Micropigmentation but we can simulate the look or impression of the hair on the affected areas, regardless of the length of your hair. Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis are known to cause hair loss across the entire body and for some people can be devastating, seriously affecting confidence and self-esteem. We can work together to recreate the impression of hair including a natural and realistic looking hairline. Androgenic Alopecia (female/male pattern baldness) and Alopecia Areate can cause thinning of the hair and patchy hair loss. These conditions affects an estimated 6.5 million people as reported by the NHS. The causes can vary from poor nutrition, medical side effects, however the majority of cases are hereditary. With Scalp Micropigmentation, we can create an illusion of hair growth across the whole area and for the patches, we can optically reduce the contrast between your natural hair and the skin.

How will the area look after the Treatment?

You will see instant visible results of hair imitation. You will experience some redness of the treated area which usually lasts a couple of hours but in some cases may last a couple of days. Immediately after the procedure the pigment dots will appear darker until the skin has healed and the pigment has settled. Subsequent treatment sessions will improve the definition and shape of the hairline. I aim to achieve your desired look which will be discussed in detail during your consultation; the aim is a natural looking outcome that compliments your facial shape and features.

What about the Shape and Design of my Hairline?

We will work together to design the best hairline shape for your features. You can also bring a photograph of your hairline from the past to work with. Special wax pencils will be used to draw the shape of the hairline on your skin. We will only continue with the treatment once we are both happy with the design.

Do I need to shave my head following the Procedure and how often?

No, you do not need to shave, you should be able to keep your hair at the desired length. 

Do I need to inform you of other Procedures on the area?

Other treatments might affect the outcome and time scale/allowances of your Micropigmentation Procedure so it is important to inform me of these.

FAQs Aesthetics Plasma Fibroblast 

Why choose a Plasma Treatment?

For many, tackling the signs of ageing seems to be an uphill struggle. Many people are reluctant to turn to surgical procedures, and so the Fibroblast Plasma Skin Tightening treatment is the ideal way to win the anti-ageing war.

A Fibroblast Skin Tightening treatment is an innovative face lifting procedure that rejuvenates and tightens the skin without the need for surgery. It helps the skin to look younger, firmer and smoother with no knives or long periods of downtime.

What is Plasma?

Scientifically Plasma is the fourth matter (turning solids such as skin folds etc., into gas without being liquid first). During this process, a tiny spark gets created that causes micro trauma to the skin to stimulate the Fibroblasts and get the skin to contract and produce extra collagen and elastin.

How does Plasma work?

A Fibroblast Plasma treatment uses a plasma beam to target problem areas. By stimulating the Fibroblast cells in the underlying skin tissue that are responsible for cell renewal, collagen and elastin production is increased and the surrounding skin and underlying skin tissue is tightened. The beam comes from a hand-held device and is directed at a tiny point which will be shrunk due to creating heat This is continued in a grid pattern across the area being treated until the desired effect has been achieved. 

Only the targeted areas get stimulated and all surrounding tissue remains undamaged.

A topical anaesthetic is used for the procedure, there are no cuts or stitches just minimal swelling and small dots of carbon crusts that fall off by themselves after a few days.

What Are the Fibroblast Treatment Results?

A Fibroblast treatment uses incredible technology to target the signs of ageing. It can be used on fine lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet and smokers lines. The treatment can be used on various areas of the face and neck to shrink and tighten excess skin, bags and wrinkles, reduce hooded eyelids and stretch marks and remove thread veins and skin tags.

Fibroblast vs Surgery

The results of a Fibroblast treatment are just like surgery without having to go under the knife and there are no injectable anaesthetics needed.

There is no cutting of the skin and therefore no stitching required as well as a much quicker recovery time. It is a quick and easy procedure that doesn’t thin the skin and is much cheaper then surgery.

How soon can I see the Results?

The first results can often be seen immediately. The fibroblasts keep producing extra elastin and collagen for up to 8 weeks, meaning further improvements will come over time with results lasting up to 3 years.

Does it hurt?

A topical anaesthetic is used to keep you comfortable during the entire procedure. Some clients experience a sensation similar to a rubber band being pinged on the skin, others don’t feel anything at all. Due to the small tip size, the trauma and discomfort are kept to a minimum.

How long will it last?

The results can be seen immediately and last for a very long time; in most cases this can be in excess of 3 years. However, the skin continues ageing all the time, so new signs of ageing will become apparent, potentially requiring further treatments.

“You can turn back the clock – but you can’t stop it ticking.”

The results also depend on lifestyle. If the cause of the problem remains an issue (for example, smoking) then the results won’t be as good or last as long.

Will it leave a Scar?

The trauma caused to the skin is very minimal, therefore the risk of scars is minimal as long as the aftercare protocols are followed correctly.

When the small carbon crusts fall off, the new skin underneath will have a more pinkish, fresh tone. This will even out over the next couple of months until it can’t be noticed anymore. To speed up the healing, a micro needling session will be advised.

How long does the Healing take?

Swelling should go down within a few days and the small carbon crusts can be covered with mineral make-up after 24 hours. They will fall off after 5-8 days depending on your own healing ability and how carefully you follow the aftercare.

What is the Aftercare for Plasma?

Aftercare is easy. You will receive exact instructions after your treatment depending on your individual treatment and needs. You will receive everything you need to take home straight after the treatment.

– You can immediately resume all normal activities apart from exercise that causes sweating.

– A feeling similar to sunburn can occur, in which case, light cooling with a cooling pad (supplied) will help immediately.

– Crusts must fall off naturally and cannot be picked – not the best look for a couple of days but well worth it.

– If you have the treatment on your body, loose fitting clothes is advised.

– For the first 10 days you cannot use any other products other than the ones supplied and mineral make-up on the treated area.

– The treated area should be cleaned twice daily with warm water only.

– Swelling can occur for up to 5 days but usually goes down a lot quicker. The cooling pad supplied in the aftercare pack will help to reduce it even quicker. Swelling is a good sign as it shows the body is working and healing.

– Clients need to make sure the area is kept clean and well moisturised with the provided products    and the scabs stay on until they fall off naturally. Clones are advised to contact the clinic if they are unsure about anything.

– A check-up appointment 6 weeks post treatment is required.

– SPF should be worn and direct sun exposure should be avoided for a minimum of 6 weeks.

How long will one Session take?

One session takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on size and area to be treated.

Can Everybody have this Treatment done?

You have to be 18 and cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding when you have the treatment done. Clients with auto immune disorders or on blood thinning medication are also not suitable for the treatment as well as people that suffer from keloid scarring.

To reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation on Fitzpatrick 4/5/6 skin types are in most cases advised not to have the treatment done. A consultation can help you decide if you are unsure. 

FAQs Aesthetics Microneedling

How does Medical Microneedling work?

The device slides along the skin, penetrating the upper layers of the skin to create numerous tiny needle wounds. The procedure prompts the body to respond through the creation of new collagen and elastin fibres. In response to the stimulus, the skin plumps and fills, reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.

What does the Procedure involve?

The skin is cleaned and numbing cream may be applied to lessen discomfort. Products that further stimulate collagen, elastin and melanin production are used during and after the procedure.

A small handheld pen-like device with a sterile, disposable tip with tiny needles is then used to pierce the skin. The needling pen is multispeed and adjustable needle depth allows needles to pierce the skin’s layer in a controlled way and enables the skin to increase the absorption of products.

What are the Needles like?

The needles vary in size but are generally very fine. The wounds are microscopic that are more like a surface-level pin-pricks than deep injections.

What will I look like after the Treatment?

Most people will experience redness and mild swelling in a similar way as a moderate sunburn for 24-48 hours, and in rare cases sometimes as long as 7 days. Within a week or two, you will notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant looking. Full effects won’t be seen until a few months later while your body continually builds new, healthy collagen.

What is the down time?

The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 12 to 48 hours. In order to reduce visible redness please use the aftercare products provided and protect the skin with sunblock. Mineral make-up may be worn after the procedure.

What are the benefits of Medical Microneedling?

Dramatically increases the effectiveness and penetration of active ingredients in topical preparation.

Stimulates circulation and collagen production.

Medical grade titanium needles make it non-allergenic to human tissue.

Cost effective compared to other resurfacing procedures.

Can be performed on all skin types, including ethnic skin.
It can be used on all areas of the face and body including fragile areas such as the eyes,

mouth and neck.

What effects does the Medical Microneedling have on the skin?

Improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Stimulates tissue regeneration.

Disfiguring scars, especially acne scars, can be improved as new collagen fibres elevate

the depressed scar tissue with the periphery skin.

Pore size reduction.

Improves the appearance of stretch marks.

Is the Treatment painful?

Prior to the treatment, professional-strength numbing cream will be applied to minimise any

discomfort that may be felt during the procedure. Many people describe it as feeling like an electric toothbrush is being passed over their skin.

Can Microneedling be performed on any skin type?

Yes. Medical Microneedling is safe to use on all skin types and all skin colours. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

How many Treatments do I need and how often can the sessions be repeated?

Microneedling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. For collagen induction, it is recommended to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. For scar reduction, an average of 4 to 6 treatments is recommended. The number of treatments required will depend on how each individual responds to the treatments, and the extent of the damage at base-line. Most will see an improvement after the very first session.

How much does the Treatment cost?

Treatments with Julia O’Dwyer start from £175 per session, with a course of three sessions costing £450.

What should I avoid on my skin after Treatment?

To ensure the right healing environment, for 2-3 days do not use AHA’s (glycolic acid), retinol, acidic or active ingredients. Exposure to sun should also be avoided or sunblock should be used. Detailed post-care instructions will be provided to you before you leave your first session.

What are the side effects?

There are virtually no negative side effects, and none have ever been reported in over 150,000 procedures performed worldwide.

Microneedling is not suitable for anyone who:

• Has used Accutane (isotretinoin) within the last three months
• Has open wounds, cuts or abrasions on the skin
• Has had radiation treatment to the skin within the last year
• Has any kind of current skin infection

• Herpes simplex in the area to be treated

• Is pregnant or breast feeding

• Has any history of keloid or hypertrophic scars

• Poor wound healing

FAQ’s Aesthetics Peels

Are the Products Vegan and Paraben Free?

Yes the peels are vegan and paraben free, they have also not been tested on animals.

What are Chemical Peels?

They are also known as chemical exfoliation or dermal peeling, these treatments are a very gentle way to improve your skin appearance. The face is the most commonly treated area but the neck, décolletage and the back can also be treated.

How are the Treatments performed?

First the skin is thoroughly cleansed then one or a combination of chemical solutions is applied to the skin with a brush, avoiding the eye area.

The peel is left to work for a few minutes (this time increases in subsequent sessions) this part of the process may present a tingling sensation.  A neutraliser is then used to bring the ph back to its normal level; the face is then cleansed again and a post peel mask applied, followed by a serum then an spf treatment.

How many Peels do I need?

So you can see results after each treatment a course of treatments will give you optimal results.  A consultation will provide you with a clearer idea of the recommended treatment pattern.

How long do Results last?

Providing you follow the aftercare advice and use adequate sun protection, the results can last many months or even years

What are the Side Effects?

Common side effects include redness (erythema), uneven skin colour, swelling (edema) and increased sensitivity, these reactions very much depend on the strengths of the products used.

How long after the Peel can I go back to my normal routine?

You will need to be more careful in the sun for a while and avoid strong direct sunlight to the treated area however there should no problems, providing you apply a good quality protection lotion with a minimum spf of factor 20. You should avoid going to the gym, working out and any strenuous work for 2-3 days after treatment. Refrain from scrubbing your face, using steam rooms/saunas and receiving other facial treatments for 2 weeks following your Chemical Peel treatment. You are advised to moisturise regularly and follow the aftercare instructions; it would be highly beneficial to continue to follow a good skin care routine.

How do you know which Peel is right for you?

A full skin analysis will be completed prior to your first treatment to determine which peel will be best suited to your skin type and skin concerns. This often can be a combination of different peels and possibly comprise of different strengths in the same treatment or over several treatments,

Will I have to prepare my Skin?

No, there is no need to prepare your skin, however in order to achieve good results you ideally need to have a good skin care routine in place to assist the peel. You will be given aftercare instructions to take away and a prescription for recommended products to apply a home.

What Conditions do Peels treat?

There are many skin conditions that may benefit from this type of treatment including; treating lines and wrinkles, the removal of dead skin cells, skin texture Improvement, pigmentation improvement, active acne reduction, rosacea improvement, acne scar Improvement, lip lines and dehydrated skin. This list is by no means exhaustive.

Is this the right Treatment for me?

Peels are a ‘go to’ treatment for most skin conditions due to being so adaptable to many different types of skin concerns. If you have never received a skin peel treatment previously, we highly recommend that you attend a consultation appointment prior to committing to the treatment.

What Range of Peels is there?

There are many different types of Chemical Peel Treatments available; the most popular are;

Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acid, Retinol Peel, Peptide Peel and Vitamin Peel.

Can I have a Peel while I’m Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

No, you must wait until 6 months post pregnancy or until you have finished breastfeeding to have a peel treatment.

Who cannot have a Peel?

Pregnant ladies, breastfeeding ladies, anyone with open wounds, if you have sunburn, if you have an active cold sore, if you are using Accutane or similar to treat Acne or have been within the last 6 months, if you have active psoriasis, if you have eczema, if you have Rosacea and if you use Retin A.

What does a Glycolic Acid Peel do?

As explained above, a Glycolic Acid Peel exfoliates and stimulates cell regeneration. This treatment works on the superficial skin tissue and is very good for acne, scarring and pigmentation concerns.  It also improves the elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid production as well as having a moisturising effect, making the skin brighter and healthier in appearance