Skin peels

Skin peels are a very cost effective and powerful treatment for improving the look and feel of the skin.

When properly administered peels can offer some of the best non-surgical rejuvenation results. They remove cellular build-up, stimulate skin regeneration and reduce wrinkles, fine lines, large pores and oiliness. They also help clear blemishes, treat hyperpigmentation, and improve the skin’s overall texture and tone.

Peels can be used on anyone of any age to treat conditions such as acne, scarring, hyperpigmentation and enlarged pores. They are also excellent anti-agers as they speed the turnover of cells (which slows with age) and stimulate elastin and collagen production, the skin’s main proteins (which diminish with age).

Essentially, a peel is the removal of damaged layers of cells using specialised acid and enzyme solutions to reveal fresher more youthful skin.

While ‘acid’ may sound scary, the acids used in skin peels are mainly natural, such as glycolic acid derived from sugar cane and lactic acid from milk. But it is still important that peels are administered by skin specialists fully trained in their use.

Peels come in different strengths. The mildest do not actually cause the skin to peel as they only work on the very surface layer, the stratum corneum, which largely consists of dead cells. A course of these peels creates a mild sloughing effect leaving skin more refined.

A medium peel works on the epidermal layer of the skin and produces a peel similar to skin flaking after sunburn. Deep peels go to the dermal layer and peeling can be dramatic with skin turning temporarily brown and crusty before new, greatly improved skin is revealed.

The stronger peels are medical and should only be performed by a doctor. These will completely resurface and plump the skin, and in some cases have a lifting effect that can equal a facelift.

Glo Therapeutics peels at Medcare

Our specialist aesthetician uses Glo Therapeutics peels. These dermatologist-recommended products come in a variety of strengths with a range of ‘acids’ to suit the needs of all skin types and issues.

Flower Enzyme peel – A gentle peel made from flower extracts, which is great for all skin types and will gently stimulate and tone skin while providing antioxidant protection.

Glo Enzyme peel – Smooths the skin surface, removing dead skin cell build-up and, combining with antioxidants, provides anti-inflammatory and nourishing benefits.

Lactic acid 15% peel – Smoothes, hydrates and brightens aging, sun damaged and dry and dehydrated skin.

Salicyclic Acid 30% – Good for acne, hyperpigmentation and rosacea

Glycolic Acid 30% – A fast-acting and versatile peel suitable for most skin types.

Glycolic Acid 60% peel – Glo’s strongest peel, a rejuvenating peel that improves the appearance of aging and sun-damaged skin.

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ZO peels

Red Carpet Peel – Loved by celebrities before an important event, this peel will instantly improve skin without the down time of stronger peels. Acting at the surface level of the skin, the Red Carpet Peel leaves the complexion hydrated, fresh and luminous as dead skin cells are stripped away.

3 Step Stimulation Peel – Goes deeper, treating the epidermis as well as surface cells. Acne, melisma, fine lines, dullness and large pores will all be improved The Controlled Depth Peel is the ultimate deep peel in this range and is excellent for treating sun damage and pigmentation and has a tightening effect on the skin.

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Medical Peels

Medical peels are the strongest peels available, made from a chemical solution that is applied to the skin, which makes it “blister” and eventually peel off. The new skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.

These chemical peels should only be administered by a doctor. It’s an outpatient procedure, meaning there’s no overnight stay.

The professional who does your mild or medical peel will first clean your skin thoroughly. Then he or she will apply one or more chemical solutions — such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid or lactic acid — to small areas of your skin. That creates a controlled wound, letting new skin take its place.

During a high grade chemical peel, most people feel a burning sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Putting cool compresses on the skin may ease that stinging. You may need pain medication during or after a deeper peel.

Medcare is proud to be a Doctor led clinic, where a fully licenced, registered and insured doctor administers the treatments such as high grade medical peels, Botox and Fillers, as is law in Spain. This ensures that not only are you, the patients, are protected but also we know that at Medcare we are offering the highest level of care possible.

To book your facial peel, please call 966 860 258 or email doctors@medcarespain.com