Innovation Concept Peel ( ICP )

Innovation Concept Peel

Product Summary

Launched in the U.K.in 2004 the Innovation Concept Peel (ICP) is a treatment for the elimination of all sorts of pigmented spots including freckles, age spots, pigmented scars. It also helps to improve the appearance of areas of roughened sun damaged skin and actinic keratosis.


What does it contain?

Salicylic acid, hydroquinone, kojic acid, phytonadione.


Is this a superficial, medium or deep peel?

Superficial peel.


What skin problems does it claim to treat?

It visibly smoothes and softens skin, improves and balances irregular skin tones.

It can be used to improve a variety of pigmented skin problems including age spots.


ICP can be used on the face, the neck, the chest and the hands and can be used on all types of skin including: Fine skin, normal skin or greasy or thick skin.

It can also be used safely and effectively on black and asian skin.


Licenced status

Medical device.


Should be used by

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


Product range

Degreasing Solution: Salicylic acid and alcohol.

ICP Cimel Activator: Hydroquinone, kojic acid, salicylic acid, phytonadione.

ICP Cimel Maintenance: Hydroquinone, kojic acid, phytonadione.


Peels not to be used in

Pregnant or breastfeeding women,or people prone to scarring.


Peel program

The ICP peel should only be performed as an in-office procedure by a trained professional. It provides controlled and predictable removal of surface skin cells, stimulating skin renewal to improve the appearance of the skin.

The patient`s skin is carefully cleaned with the Degreasing Solution.

The mask is is applied and may be left for 2 to 8 hours depending on your skin type and the problem requiring treatment.

After cleaning and removing the mask with the Foaming Gel, your skin may appear slightly red.

Some mild peeling may occur after a couple of days and the skin should show some improvement after 3 or 4 weeks.

A second application may be necessary after 4 to 5 weeks have gone by.

All body areas appear to respond well to treatment with this peel; however, the arms, hands, neck and chest all improve at a slower rate than the face.


Reported side effects

Most patients can undergo ICP peels with few side effects. Some redness is temporary and normal, and the skin may also be slightly swollen and may itch for a few days following treatment.

Your practitioner will discuss these potential side effects in a consultation.


Costs

Again, this depends on area treated and how much is required, and the practitioner doing the treatment, but ranges are in the region of: £460 per treatment session.