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Mene & Moy 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 glycolic peels available from beauty therapists.
The Mene & Moy skincare range which accompany the peel products as part of an at-home treatment programme contain powerful concentrations of vitamin C (collagen and elastin stimulators), phytic acid (stabilises melanin - skin pigment) and glycolic acid (exfoliates) combined with soothing and nourishing chamomile, vitamins E and A, shea butter, orchid oils and bisabolol (an anti-irritant derived from chamomile) to achieve well tolerated, effective anti-ageing skin creams.
Depending on the particular Mene & Moy chemical peel product used, it may contain: Glycolic, Salicylic, Trichloroacetic (TCA), Phytic, Azelaic, Kojic or Retinoic acids. (See product range details below for further information).
Superficial to medium depth peels.
The Mene & Moy 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, rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles, photodamage, rough texture 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.
Trained members of the medical profession only. They should not be used by beauty therapists.
Pre-Peeling Cleanser 20%
This is a cleanser containing 20% Glycolic Acid. It is used for uniformly cleaning the skin and to help with the penetration of peeling agents.
Keratolytic Pre-Peel Solution
This prepares the skin for the quick penetration of 70% glycolic acid when a body peeling for the treatment of stretch marks is being carried out.
Glycolic Acid Masque 25%
For the treatment of oily skin, open pores and juvenile acne. Can be used on sensitive skin, instead of a chemical peel. Suitable for all skin types.
Glycolic Acid Gel 30% Gentle Peel / Glycolic Acid Gel 50% / Glycolic Acid Gel 70%
Superficial peels used to stimulate the production of new collagen in the skin. Suitable for all skin types.
Neutralizer for Glycolic Acid Gel Peel
This uses Triethanolomine (TEA) which can immediately stop the action of the glycolic acid peel.
Alpha & Beta Complex Gel
This is a complex of glycolic acid, resorcin and salicylic acid for use in superficial peelings. Suitable for all skin types.
Superficial peeling for the treatment of melasma, photoageing and acne scars. Contains: phytic acid, azelaic acid, kojic acid and retinoic acid. Suitable for all skin types.
TCA Chelated Lotion 20% / TCA Chelated Lotion 30%
This is a formulation containing trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and glycolic acid, made in such a way that it cannot penetrate deeply into the skin. Should not be used on people with dark skin, or those with melasma.
This is a formulation containing trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and glycolic acid, which is able to penetrate deeper into the skin. Should not be used on people with dark skin, or those with melasma.
The Mene & Moy Home Care Treatment range contains a variety of products for morning use, night care, cleansing, nutrifying treatments and body care to be used in conjunction with a professional peeling programme.
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.
It is advised to use home treatment products containing glycolic acid for at least 10 to 15 days before the start of the professional peeling treatment. This will generate a preliminary skin exfoliation and will enable the practitioner to evaluate the skin`s tolerance to glycolic acid.
It is recommended that a course of 6 to 8 peels is undertaken, spaced by 12 to 15 days.
Thereafter, with most peel products repeat treatments will be required to maintain the appearance of the skin.
Your practitioner will discuss any potential side effects in a consultation.
This depends on the area treated, the peel product used and how much is required, as well as the practitioner doing the treatment, but ranges are in the region of £70 to £100 per treatment session for a glycolic peel, with a course of 6 treatments costing approximately £500.00.