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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does skin peel treatment take?

Your botonics Practitioner will apply the peel, wait for it to take effect and then neutralise it with a post peel cream. After approximately 30 minutes to one hour the skin will feel more taut and healthy.

Is a skin peel safe?

The botonics Easy (TCA) Peel can be used on all types of skin e.g. fine skin, normal skin or greasy or thick skin. It can also be used safely and effectively on black and Asian skin. There is no need for any skin preparation when using Easy (TCA) Peel and it can be applied directly on top of makeup, although it is advisable to clean the skin.

How does a skin peel work?

Every day thousands of cells die and are replaced by new ones from below the surface of the skin. This is a slow process that does not allow your skin to shed dark spots, sun damage, or a dull, lifeless complexion. A botonics Skin peel speeds up the renewal process, shedding the top layers of skin, allowing the cells to naturally heal and renew the skin within 30 days.

Does a skin peel hurt a lot?

There is a slight discomfort in the form of heat or irritation experienced on the initial application of the peel but coating the skin in a post-peel cream eliminates this.

What will happen during skin peel treatment?

An anaesthetic cream is applied to the face followed by a thin layer of Easy (TCA) Peel solution. The solution dries within a few minutes and the skin is then coated in a post-peel cream. When the peel is complete the skin is most receptive to absorb the active ingredients within post-peeling cream that helps the skin renew. The post-peeling cream contains vitamin A to accelerate production of collagen, Selenium to accelerate healing of skin, vitamin E to scavenge free radicals, vitamin H to help skin grow, and vitamin C to help repair skin.

How quickly will I see results from a skin peel treatment?

Your skin will tend to flake after 3 – 5 days and any dry flakes should be removed gently with tweezers. Not all patients shed skin in the same way, as all patients are different. Rest assured you will not shed your skin completely like a snake! When you do start to peel, do not rub the skin harshly or use exfoliant products. These can cause redness and irritation and possible infection. Continue to use the moisturising cream supplied by botonics as directed.

Is there any reason I shouldn’t have a skin peel treatment?

Complications are unusual but as with any medical procedure, there are risks and precautions. If you have a history of cold sores or Herpes simplex infection, it is extremely important to inform your botonics Practitioner. The sensitivity of your new skin can make you more susceptible to outbreak. It is important to remember that whilst undergoing treatment with Easy (TCA) Peel the skin has little or no protection to UV light (both UVA and UVB). Therefore it is important not to expose the skin to sunlight for at least two weeks following the Easy (TCA) Peel treatment. You should always wear a sunscreen (minimum SPF25), even in winter. There are a number of special creams available to be used in combination with Easy (TCA) Peel. Your botonics Practitioner will discuss the options with you and prescribe the correct cream to treat your skin type. It is very important to remember that you should not use moisturising creams that contain fruit acids as these may cause dryness and irritation.

What are the side effects of a skin peel treatment?

There is no down time required with a chemical peel, but it’s probably not a great idea to schedule something where you’ll be self-conscious about your skin flaking off for a few days. A skin peel may cause slight swelling, depending on results required and the condition of the skin. This diminishes after the first week and the skin peels over the course of several days. The skin revealed by this peeling process is softer, firmer, smoother, line free and more evenly pigmented. Skin peel treatments, at intervals of one to two months, may be necessary to achieve the desired results. It can be used on all types of skin from normal to greasy or thick and can also be used safely and effectively on Black and Asian skin.

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