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Skin peels work by harnessing the power of naturally occurring fruit acids and enzymes to deeply exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. The treatment stimulates new cell growth and collagen production, helping to reveal fresher, clearer, brighter skin. At our sk:n clinic in Melksham Shurnhold we offer a variety of industry leading chemical peels that effectively remove the top layer of dead skin cells and encourage skin to grow, revealing a softer, smoother complexion.
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If you have minor skin concerns such as mild redness, fine lines or uneven skin tone, or you're not sure what treatment is right for you, book a skin analysis and assessment consultation. Your practitioner will give you a full skin analysis and recommend a bespoke treatment and skincare plan to start you on your journey to healthier, glowing skin..
Medik8® Super Facial is a natural enzyme peel designed to instantly brighten dull skin, reduce blemishes and treat minor imperfections. A unique blend of eight active ingredients including papain, a naturally derived enzyme that breaks down the dead skin cells that contribute to dull skin with minimal downtime, Medik8 Super Facial is the perfect quick ‘lunchtime’ peel.
A great introduction to chemical peels, Epionce Lite Refresh peels use a blend of salicylic and malic acids to relieve the signs of many skin concerns, including acne, ageing, and pigmentation, with minimal downtime. Your skin will feel smoother, brighter and more hydrated.
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Frequently asked questions
What is a chemical skin peel?
Chemical skin peels are a solution applied to the face or body with active ingredients designed to exfoliate, stimulate collagen and elastin production to encourage cell turnover, leaving skin softer, clearer, with a more even skin tone.
Their patented carrier-solution delivers greater absorption of the active ingredients into the skin, and this deep-acting technology reduces trauma to the surface of the skin and increases the rate of exfoliation for better results. Chemical peels contain different types of acid, including AHAs (glycolic, lactic and citric acids) and BHAs (salicylic acid), and produce varying levels of chemical exfoliation to treat different conditions, and can be superficial, medium or deep-acting.
At sk:n we have a wide variety of skin peels, including advanced Enerpeel, Obagi, Epionce and Medik8.
What are the types of skin peel?
Superficial skin peels act on the epidermis, which is the top layer of the skin. Typically, these peels will be left on your skin for just a few minutes, and will exfoliate the upper layer of the skin for a more gentle treatment to leave your skin smoother and glowy. There is less downtime with these types of skin peels, and as the results are less dramatic after one peel, we recommend an on-going treatment plan to maintain results.
Medium peels deepl exfoliate the skin, encouraging new cell growth, and increase collagen production for renewed, younger-looking, smoother skin. A solution is applied that works on the the top and slightly deeper layers of the skin. You may experience tingling and some redness for a few days after treatment. Examples of medium peels at sk:n include Jessner, pyruvic and salicylic acids.
Deep peels are recommended for more severe skin concerns such as deep facial wrinkles, heavy sun damage or acne scars, and give more dramatic longer-lasting results but often take longer for the skin to recover. Side effects include tingling, peeling, redness and swelling, which are normal.
What are the benefits of a chemical peel?
Skin peels can improve a number of concerns including acne, acne scarring, sun damage, age spots, hyperpigmentation, the signs of ageing or uneven skin tone and texture. Depending on the skin peel, the recovery time can be minimal or take a little longer; having a deeper peel may mean that the skin takes a little longer to heal as typically there is more “peeling”, but the results are more pronounced.
Is a chemical skin peel right for me?
Skin peels are suitable for a lot of people and can treat a whole range of skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, acne and acne scarring, age spots, enlarged pores, dark areas and sun-damaged skin. Chemical peels are ideal if you are looking to, quite literally, give your skin a fresh start, but suitability for a skin peel will depend on the nature or severity of the concern, orother factors, and your skin type can also determine the right skin peel for you. Book a consultation with one of our skin experts to discuss which skin peel is best for you.
Where on my body can I have a skin peel?
Depending on your concern and the type of peel, chemical skin peels can be used on the face and body, including the delicate area around the eyes, face, hands, neck and décolletage. Consultations for a facial skin peel are free with a nurse or practitioner, but will incur a fee if your consultation is with a doctor for face and body peels.
Are skin peels safe?
Yes, of course. Skin peels at sk:n are completely safe. All of our treatments are tested on all skin types and skin concerns: first by the manufacturers and suppliers, then by our Medical Standards Team. Everyone at sk:n who delivers a skin peel will also have thorough medical training, so you can be sure you’re in the best and safest hands. During treatment, your eyes and hair will be protected, and depending on the peel or your skin type, we always recommend preparing your skin with applicable skincare in advance too. To find out more about the right skin peel programme for you, book a consultation with a skin specialist.
Do skin peels hurt?
Due to the active ingredients working on your skin, you may experience a slight tingling sensation as the chemical peel works during your treatment, but this is completely normal. We never leave skin peels on the skin for longer than indicated, and we will neutralise the skin after the peel is removed to ensure any tingling sensations are minimised. Following treatment, we’ll always recommend the right at-home skincare to not only care for your skin following treatment, but to make sure you get the best results.
Do I need to prepare for a skin peel?
Preparation before your skin peel depends on the peel we recommend for your skin concern and your skin type. Some peels require skincare before you have treatment and some do not. We will always let you know if you need to prepare during your consultation, and will recommend the right skincare to do so.
How will I feel during skin peel treatment?
A non-toxic chemical solution is applied to the skin surface, which is then absorbed, releasing the active acids to treat the relevant skin concern. You may feel a slight tingling sensation while the natural ingredients get to work, and some peels can lead to light swelling of the affected area or peeling of the skin for a few days after the procedure. Choosing a well-trained expert means you’ll get the right advice on the right type of peel for you, and we’ll tailor your treatment plan for your skin concerns and goals.
What happens after a skin peel?
After starting your skin peel programme, your skin will feel softer, with improved texture and tone and look subtly younger. Depending on the chemical peel and your skin concern, you may experience redness or peeling, and your skin will improve as it heals. At sk:n we pride ourselves in delivering the best care, so afterwards, we’ll recommend that you take home the right skincare to care for your skin, with on-going regular treatments for the best results.
Is my skin type suitable for a skin peel?
Generally, chemical peels are suitable for all skin types, but this depends on the type of skin peel you’re looking for. Medium and deep chemical peels are often not suitable for clients with Fitzpatrick type VI skin, because deeper chemical peels come with an increased risk of hyperpigmentation in skin types IV, V and VI. That said, there are superficial and some medium-depth peels that are suitable for darker skin. Your skin specialist will discuss which skin peels are suitable for you during your consultation.
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Ridgeway House, 49 Shurnhold, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8DF
If you’re travelling from the north, the main motorway link to reach the clinic is the M4, just take the A350 south of the motorway to reach us. If you’re travelling from the south, simply travel the A350 northbound. The A350 is 0.4 miles from the clinic, take the exit next to the Melksham Asda superstore.
There is a bus stop a 3-minute walk away from the clinic located outside Blenheim House Care Home, the buses 14, 271, 272, 273 and X76 stop here.
The clinic is just 375m away from Melksham station. When arriving here by train all you need to do is turn right out of the station onto Bath Road. Just a very short walk along the road and we’re down to the left after Sampford Care Home