Dermaceutic Peels

DermaceuticProduct Summary

Dermaceutic chemical peels are a medical peel and can only be carried out by trained doctors and nurses. They are not available in the high street and should not be confused with very mild and gentle peels available from beauty therapists.

The Dermaceutic skincare range which accompany the peel products, as part of an at-home treatment programme, contain a variety of antioxidants and alpha-hyroxy-acids to help achieve the best results from the chemical peeling programmes.


What do Dermaceutic chemical peels contain?

Depending on the particular Dermaceutic chemical peel product used, it may contain: glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or mandelic acid. (See product range details below for further information).


Is this a superficial, medium or deep peel?

Very superficial to medium depth peels.


What skin problems do they claim to treat?

The Dermaceutic chemical peel range, in combination with special at-home skincare creams, can treat various skin conditions and disorders.

They can be used to freshen up the skin and can help to treat acne, oily skin, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, photodamage and ageing skin. Some formulations within the range are also suitable for treating stretch marks and melasma.

They can be used on the face, the neck, the chest, the body and the hands. Most, but not all, are suitable for all skin types/colours. Cosmo Peel should only be used on skin types I – III (fair to medium skin colours).


Licenced status

Medical device


Should be used by

Trained members of the medical profession only. They should not be used by beauty therapists.


Product range

In-Clinic Peel Products

Dermaceutic Mask Peel

Mask Peel

Very Superficial Peel

30% glycolic acid, pH2.5. For treating acne, oily skin, removing dead skin cell and deeply cleansing


Dermaceutic Milk Peel

Milk Peel

Superficial Peel

50% glycolic acid, salicylic and lactic acids, pH1.7. For fine wrinkle reduction, skin lightening, oily skin regulation and spot treatment.


Dermaceutic Cosmo Peel

Cosmo Peel

Medium Peel

15% & 18% TCA. Used in conjunction with Cosmo Peel Cream. For skin rejuvenation of sun damaged or acne damaged skin and stretch marks.


Dermaceutic Spot Peel

Spot Peel

Medium Peel

15% mandelic acid, 5% idebenone. 5% emblica, 5% retinol and 5% salicylic acid. Used in conjunction with Milk Peel. For treating melasma, pigmentation spots and post-inflammatory pigmentation.


At-home Products

Cleanser 5

Glycolic acid (5%) cleansing milk for day and night use.

Foamer 15

Glycolic acid (15%) cleansing foam for day and night use. Gentle peeling effect.

Serum 25

Antioxidant day care serum. Vitamins C, A, E and B, plus polypenols.

Turnover

Glycolic acid night care cream for skin rejuvenation.

Light Ceutic

Glycolic acid, phytic acid and vitamin C lightening cream for night care.

K Ceutic

Intensive repair post treatment cream with K complex and SPF 40.

Hyal Ceutic

Hyaluronic acid moisturising and repairing fluid.

Yellow Cream

Depigmenting night care with 22.5% lightening agents.

Sun Ceutic

High sun protection factor of SPF50.


Peel programme

Dermaceutic Chemical PeelsMask Peel

The skin will be cleaned with Dermaceutic Cleanser 5, rinsed with water and a thin layer of Mask Peel applied over the face, and then left for 2 minutes before rinsing with water.

Treatment can be repeated every 2 weeks for a total of 4 sessions.

Milk Peel

Prior to treatment it is recommended that Dermaceutic Serum 25 is applied twice daily to the face for a minimum of 2 weeks, along with Turnover or Light Ceutic in the evenings. This is said to improve peel results as well as identifying any areas of skin which are sensitive to glycolic acids.

The skin will be cleaned with Dermaceutic Cleanser 5, rinsed with water and 2ml of Milk Peel applied over the face, and then left for 1 to 2 minutes before rinsing with water.

Direct sunlight should be avoided post-treatment and a sunscreen worn, such as Sun Ceutic. In the case of redness or irritation, repair creams such as K Ceutic and Hyal Ceutic may be applied. After 1 day (or once any redness and irritation has gone completely) it is recommended to continue with the use of Serum 25, Turnover or Light Ceutic.

Treatment can be repeated every 2 weeks for a total of 3 - 4 sessions.

Dermaceutic Chemical PeelsCosmo Peel

Prior to treatment it is recommended that Dermaceutic Serum 25 is applied twice daily to the face for a minimum of 2 weeks, along with Turnover or Light Ceutic in the evenings. This is said to improve peel results as well as identifying any potential allergies or skin sensitivities.

The skin will be cleaned with Dermaceutic Cleanser 5, rinsed with water and 1.5ml of TCA (15% or 18%) applied over the face, and then left to dry for 1 minute. 1.5ml of Cosmo Peel Cream will then be applied and the face rinsed with water at home after 12 hours.

Direct sunlight should be avoided post-treatment and a sunscreen worn, such as Sun Ceutic. . In the case of redness or irritation, repair creams such as K Ceutic and Hyal Ceutic may be applied. After 1 - 3 days (or once any redness and irritation has gone completely) it is recommended to continue with the use of Serum 25, Turnover or Light Ceutic.

Treatment can be repeated every 2 weeks for a total of 3 - 4 sessions.

Spot Peel

Prior to treatment it is recommended that Dermaceutic Light Ceutic is applied twice daily to the face for a minimum of 2 weeks. This is said to improve peel results as well as identifying any potential allergies or skin sensitivities.

The skin will be cleaned with Dermaceutic Cleanser 5, rinsed with water and 2ml of Milk Peel applied over the face, and then left for 1 minute. 3ml of Spot Peel Cream with then be applied and the face rinsed with water at home after a maximum of 8 hours. For maximum effect Spot Peel Cream should be applied at night and K Ceutic in the morning for 1 month. The Spot Peel Cream may be replaced by Yellow Cream according to instructions from your practitioner.

Spot Peel may be applied again after 1 month if the desired results have still not been achieved such as in the case of severe melasma.


Peels not to be used in

Pregnant/breastfeeding women or those already on a chemical peeling or laser skin rejuvenation programme, or using retinol products.

Recent scarring, depilation (hair removal) and sun burn are also not suitable for chemical peel treatment, along with skin infections such as herpes.


Reported side effects

Redness and irritation may occur in the first 1 – 3 days post treatment, which can be managed with at-home skincare products until it is resolved.

Your practitioner will discussany potential side effects in a consultation.


Costs

This depends on area and condition treated, the type of peel used and how much is required, and the practitioner doing the treatment, but ranges are in the region of:

£300 for a course of 3 Mask or Milk Peels, with the associated home use skincare package.

£545 - £575 for a course of 2 Cosmo Peels, with the associated home use skincare package.

£300 for a Spot Peel, with the associated home use skincare package.


Before and After

Oily Skin Before Treatment

After 2 Milk Peel Treatments for Oily Skin

Before (left) and After (right) 2 sessions of Milk Peel treatments for oily skin problems.

 

Before Treatment

After 3 Cosmo Peel Treatments

Before (left) and After (right) 3 sessions of Cosmo Peel treatments plus the at-home use of Light Ceutic, Serum 25 and Sun Ceutic.

 

Pigmentation Problems Before Treatment

Pigmentation Problems Before Treatment

Before (left) and After (right) 2 sessions of Spot Peel treatments for pigmentation problems.

Photographs courtesy of Medical Aesthetic Group.

All before and after photographs are real patients, your results may differ.