Medical Skin Peels – A Guide

Everyone wants to look as young and vibrant as possible. That means slowing the visible effects of ageing, and that can sometimes be a challenge. Medical grade skin peels are a fantastic option when it comes to giving your skin a noticeable surge of replenishment, colour and quality.  Continue reading to discover more about the chemical skin peels.  Available at Austin Brewer’s facial aesthetics skin clinic in Bournemouth.

What is a Medical Grade Skin Peel?

Designed as a treatment for skin-ageing, facial lines, over-pigmentation and facial acne.  Medical grade chemical peels can only be carried out by professional, registered nurses or doctors.  It encourages cell renewal through stimulation and repair to rejuvenate your appearance.

Do I need a Medical Grade Chemical Peel?

If your skin doesn’t appear as smooth as you’d like it to be and is interrupted by wrinkles, fine lines, skin discolouration or acne.  Then medical grade skin peels could be perfect for you.  Face peels will also smooth and soothe the texture of your skin.

How is a Chemical Peel applied?

The treatment takes approximately between 15 and 30 minutes.  A thin coating of a special solution is applied to your skin.

Will it hurt?

When the solution is spread across your skin you may feel a slight stinging feeling.  This can relieve this with a fan as the solution dries. Skin peels are highly popular because, in most cases, they require very little down-time. Over the next few days your skin will feel tight. On the 3rd or 4th day the skin will start to peel like sunburn, leaving clear fresh skin below.

Are there any risks?

There is only a risk if you force the face peel off by picking at any loose skin after the treatment. The peeling needs to happen naturally or there could be a risk of scarring.

What should I do prior to having a skin peel?

This will be discussed in your consultation.  Usually it is best to regularly exfoliate your skin for 2 weeks prior your peel as this will aide the treatment

What should I do after the treatment?

Avoid washing your face until the day after the face peel.  Then wash gently and moisturise to encourage optimum effects. You should also avoid the sun without SPF for at least 6 weeks after to avoid pigmentations.

How often should I have a Medical Skin Peel treatment?

For maximum benefit we recommend a course of treatments.  Austin will consult and advise you on the recommended number of face peels to optimise the results.  At Austin Brewer’s clinic, free skin consultations are available to all new and existing clients to discuss any treatment.

If you would like more information about chemical skin peels in Bournemouth, or about our other skin treatments, such as dermaroller treatments, get in touch with aesthetic practitioner Austin Brewer on 07823 883 888 and book your free skin consultation today.

Cosmetic injectables should only be administered by the medically qualified joins the debate on Cosmetic Treatment Injectables and non-medically qualified people

The following is a very informative piece by Sally Taber – Director of the Independent Healthcare Advisory Service

“…injectable treatments ‘botulinum toxin and dermal fillers’ are cosmetic and non-surgical and that the best placed practitioners to undertake these treatments is the Aesthetic Therapist, not on title, but on account of their diligence, immeasurable experience, knowledge and skill”

Staying safe when you have a cosmetic injectable

Injectable cosmetic treatments, such as Botox ® and dermal fillers, are a growing industry in the UK.  Over one million took place last year alone.  Treatments You Can Trust is the only form of self regulation for the cosmetic injectable industry in the UK.  It serves to protect patients from the serious risks posed by rogue practitioners.  According to the standards and training principles for Treatments You Can Trust, which reflect the Medicines Act.

Only a doctor, dentist or registered nurse is appropriately qualified to administer injectable cosmetic treatments in the UK.

This scheme was setup to safeguard patients from the rising number of rogue providers.  And to increase the safety and wellbeing of patients who are considering injectable cosmetic treatments. excludes beauty therapists from gaining a place on the register for several reasons.

Firstly, a practitioner administering injectable cosmetic treatments, must have the ability to conduct a full medical history check.  The is in order to ascertain whether the patient is a suitable candidate for treatment.   And importantly to be aware of any special precautions, previous medical history or current medication that may need to be considered.  Beauty therapists do not have the appropriate expertise to deal with an emergency situation.  And this puts the patient at risk if a reaction occurs.

So, who to trust for a cosmetic injectable treatment?

It is essential that aesthetic practitioners conducting injectable cosmetic treatments have advanced resuscitation skills, to deal with an emergency.  Additionally, they must undergo training in facial anatomy and physiology to ensure administered treatments achieve desired results. Whilst beauty therapists argue that they hold experience and knowledge of the skin.  The safe and competent delivery of cosmetic injectables require a knowledge of anatomy with a clinical background.

Secondly, within the beauty industry no professional regulatory scheme for beauty therapists exists.  Such lack of regulation coincides with no forum for a complaints mechanism.  As such exists with the professional regulators the General Medical Council, General Dental Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Did you know that manufacturers will not sell their toxins or fillers to beauticians?

Thirdly, and most crucially, the manufacturers of injectable cosmetic products, including dermal fillers and botulinum toxins.  Openly state that they do not recommend beauty therapists use their products. Therefore, if the manufacturers themselves are not happy to sell to beauty therapists.  Consumers should be wary of seeking treatment from them and also question their source of supply.

Finally, examples exist of beauty therapists claiming fabricated qualifications in order to lull potential clients into a false sense of security.  Such behaviour is wholly irresponsible, dangerous and ultimately does not put patient safety first. Restricting registration for to only doctors, dentists and registered nurses is therefore acting in the best interests of patients.

For complete piece of mind and knowledge that you’re in safe hands.  With an aesthetic practitioner that is fully insured and medically qualified, contact Austin Brewer. We provide safe wrinkle treatments and lip fillers in Bournemouth. Call now for your free skin consultation on 07823 883888.