WHAT ARE ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS?
Botulinum Toxin A, which works by relaxing the facial muscles that have strengthened over time pulling the skin in different directions, creating lines and wrinkles . It is through repeated creation of these lines and wrinkles that cause 'static lines' which become visible when the facial muscles are at rest and are a visible sign of ageing.
At Asthetik London we take time with each client to fully understand their facial structure and physiology so that we ensure the solution is placed in the correct areas and allow the muscles to gently smooth out lines whilst allowing some movement and expression. It is particularly effective for lines on the forehead, around the eyes, the neck and to lift the brow.
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What is a Professional Skin Peel?Chemical peels are an important part of skin health. As an effective treatment option for most skin types and concerns, they improve tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkles, breakouts and dark spots, but many people are intimidated to go in for their first peel treatment. The fear of leaving with a bright red face that hurts prevents some from experiencing the many benefits of a peel. The post-peel reality is a glowing, healthy complexion.
What is 'Peeling'?Peeling is exfoliation. When your skin peels or flakes after a treatment your skin is shedding dead or damaged surface cells and revealing new, healthy skin cells on the surface. This action is called cell turnover. Supporting the cell turnover process with chemical peels is what allows the skin to shed dead cells and bring new, fresh skin to the surface, free of signs of aging, sun damage, dirt and debris. The result is glowing skin.
Will I definitely Peel?You won’t necessarily experience visible peeling. That doesn’t mean your treatment was ineffective. Everyone experiences different levels of peeling, dependent upon skin type, resilience, type of peel and the number of layers applied. Some people experience ‘sheeting,’ when large portions of the skin peel off at once. Some experience ‘flaking,’ when small pieces of skin peel off, similar to dry, winter skin or mild peeling after a sunburn. Others experience exfoliation that is not visible. If you don’t peel, your skin is still exfoliating. In this case, the exfoliation is happening on a cellular level that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Typically, the deeper the peel you receive, the more extensive peeling you will experience.
Do Skin Peels take long and what is the downtime?Peels are easy to work into a busy lifestyle. There is no downtime with PCA SKIN chemical peels — you’ll leave your appointment with a healthy glow and able to carry on with your regular activities. There are steps to ensure that your results are maximized. Following a post-procedure regimen recommended by Asthetik London after your treatment, will enhance your results and keep peeling and redness to a minimum. You should also avoid anything that causes sweating for 48 hours after treatment. Your clinician will give you more detailed instructions after your procedure, catered to your skin’s needs.
Does a Peel hurt?There may be some minor irritation and blanching during certain PCA Skin Peels, but this usual fades, after 20 minutes or so. Each individual will vary depending on skin sensitivity but this is generally a painfree treatment. Your Asthetik London Clinician will advise you of any risks and effects of the treatment.