Facial peels act to improve features of sun damage, particularly fine lines and skin discolouration. Sun damage results in disrupted, chaotic cell patterns in the superficial skin – by stripping these away, a peel allows new, orderly layers to be regenerated from the healthy skin below. Different peeling agents will penetrate the skin to different depths. A simple rule of thumb is that the deeper the peel, the greater the potential gains, although equally, the longer the post-procedure recovery time. Aesthetic benefits can be very striking, with fresher-looking, more even skin typically resulting.

There are many different types of peel and this in itself can be confusing to interested patients. Peels have evolved over the years from essentially fairly crude, single agent peels to today’s more sophisticated, combination (multi-agent) peels. Irrespective of the peel selected, precise control of depth through skilled application remains the fundamental key to a successful peel.

Attune Aesthetics tightly restricts the range of peels offered. This policy ensures that therapists have great knowledge and familiarity with each of the peels offered. After-peel skincare is vitally important in ensuring the best outcomes from peels. Attune Aesthetics believes that the SkinCeuticals® range of peels and treatments offer a properly thought-through, flexible system for facial peeling. This allows treatment plans to be tailor-made for individual patients. Our therapists will recommend skincare products to use in the days following your peel.

Facial peels also have an important role in complementing cosmetic surgery – Mr Miles Banwell frequently prescribes  facial peels to further enhance outcomes in his facelift patients.  There is good evidence supporting the use of peels in softening acne scarring, as well as in removing pre-cancerous skin lesions.