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AHA Peels

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), such as glycolic, lactic or fruit acids are natural organic substances that have been used for centuries to improve the appearance of skin. They are the mildest of the peel formulas and produce light peels for the treatment of photo damaged skin, fine lines and wrinkles, acne, acne rosacea and scarring.

Our AHA peels can provide smoother, brighter-looking skin and are more suited to people who don’t want the downtime to recover from a more aggressive peel.

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How does the treatment work?

AHA peels are a lighter less aggressive peel. Lactic 15% and Glycolic 30% or 60% contain contains different concentrations of lactic acid or glycolic acid. Both are non-toxic and acts to maintain the normal pH of skin, gently exfoliating whilst promoting new skin growth below the surface, without the irritation caused by some alpha hydroxy acid peels.The peels is applied to the area and as each application dries, water evaporates and the acid becomes more concentrated but the skin remains cool. The peel is designed so that the acid penetrates the deeper layers of the skin without causing damage to the surface. The depth of the peel varies depending on the strength of the chemicals used and the length of time that the peel is on the skin.

Which areas can be treated?

The peels are most effective on the face and neck areas. Small areas on back and chest can be treated for acne, photo damage and scarring.

Is it suitable for all skin types?

Lactic 15% peel and Glycolic 30% or 60% peel works best on lighter skin types (I-III). Darker skin types (IV, V and VI) need to be assessed at consultation.

Are there any side effects?

AHA peels may cause slight tingling or stinging, redness, irritation and flaking. However, as the skin adjusts to the treatment regimen, these problems will subside. The area may appear drier for 24 – 48 hours after treatment.

How many treatments are needed?

  • For Lactic 15% peels we recommend between 4-6 treatment sessions at 7-14 day intervals.
  • For Glycolic 30% peels we recommend between 4-6 treatment sessions at 7-14 day intervals.
  • For Glycolic 60% peels we recommend between 4-6 treatment sessions at 4-6 weekly intervals.

Can I continue to have laser treatment once I have AHA peels?

It is recommended to wait 48 – 72 hours after Lactogel prior to any laser treatment. Lactogel peels and laser therapy can be used in combination to achieve optimal results.

Can pigmented skin be treated with peels?

Pigmented skin should not be treated with deep peels because it may increase the skins susceptibility to UV light, stimulating melanin production and worse still, may damage the melanocytes resulting in more severe pigmentation problems in the future.

Cambridge Skin and laser Clinic can advise you on the correct treatment for your skin. Prices start from £100 per session. Call now to arrange a free consultation with our experts

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Although laser treatment may seem expensive, one must bear in mind the enormous acquisition and maintenance costs of the laser devices.

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