How long does the procedure take?
The procedure normally takes 20-40 minutes.
How long do the results last?
This is dependent on the type of peels you choose. A glycolic peel normally maintains results for 3-6 months, where deep peels will last for up to 5 years.
Will the procedure hurt?
The procedure can be uncomfortable, so local anaesthetic is normally used in the area.
How many sessions will I need?
This is dependent on your skin prior to treatment and the type of peel you choose. You skin specialist will be able to tailor a bespoke package for you based on your needs.
When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities?
If you choose a light peel, you can go back to normal activities the same day. A deep peel will leave your skin quite red for up to 10 days after the procedure. We recommend you avoid excessive heat for about two weeks after (e.g. sunbathing, sunbeds, saunas). If you have had a deep peel, we recommend that you do not use any products, other than those we recommend, for at least 2-3 weeks after the procedure.
Are there any alternatives to this procedure?
Over the counter peels are available, though these are generally not as effective.
Can I combine this procedure with other procedures?
Yes, many clients choose to have other procedures at the same time.
Are your practitioners suitably qualified and registered?
All of our practitioners are registered with relevant professional bodies and are hold all required specialist qualifications. Please feel free to ask your practitioner about his or her experience and qualifications; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.
Where are your clinics?
Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers referrals to a range of locations across the UK.