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Epiderma 5 40% Glycolic Peel

Suitable for all skin types including black & Asian skins
First time peel with NO downtime!!!

What is an Epiderma 5 Chemical Peel?

An Epiderma 5 Chemical peel is a treatment which removes the outer layers of the skin by applying a chemical solution to the surface of the skin. The chemicals result in an even deep exfoliation of the skin which leaves fresh smooth resurfaced skin. At Features, we provide the range leading 40% glycolic acid peel, we believe this is the safest treatment and results in no peeling yet still provides fantastic results without the risks or side effects of medium and deep peels.


What are the benefits of an Epiderma 5 Chemical Peel?

A Chemical peel not only freshens the surface of the skin but leaves the skin looking glowing and radiant. The chemical peel also greatly reduces the appearance of acne scars and reduces the risk of further outbreaks and lightens unsightly darkened pigmentation from sun damage and evens out the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles as well as increasing the production of collagen and elastin.

Who is a good candidate for an Epiderma 5 Chemical Peel?

Any client who wishes to improve the appearance of the skin's surface, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and damaged pigmentation.

This Chemical Peel is safe to use on Black and Asian skins without any risks of hyperpigmentation or downtime and can be used as a first-time peel. No prep or other skin peels are required before!!


What are the risks associated with an Epiderma 5 Chemical Peel?

Superficial Chemical Peel treatments are usually very safe, with minimal risks, this is provided with the treatment is performed by a fully qualified and trained practitioner. After all treatments, high SPF protection is essential to protect the new skin surface.


How is an Epiderma5 Chemical Peel performed?

After an initial consultation, the surface of the skin will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared before the practitioner begins to apply the chemical solution to the skin, after a specific time the solution is neutralised and removed. The treatment normally takes 30 minutes to complete although to maximise results it can be combined with a dermaplaning treatment which will take approximately 1 hr in total.



What are the side effects following an Epiderma 5 Chemical peel treatment?

Chemical peel treatments carry very few side effects, the area treated may be slightly red and feel tight immediately after treatment but this will soon settle and fade.

How soon will I see the results after treatment?

The results will be seen immediately after treatment.


How long will the treatment last?

The treatment removes up to 3 weeks of dead skin cells so the results will last for approximately 4 weeks, although with a good skincare regime the results can last up to 6 months.


How Long is the downtime after treatment?

There is no downtime after this chemical peel.

After every treatment, full aftercare advice will be given to every client.

We are always on hand to answer any questions or concerns and to give advice or follow up appointments to all our clients.


Absolute contraindications include the following:

  • Active bacterial, viral, fungal, or herpetic infection

  • Open wounds

  • History of drugs with photosensitizing potential

  • Preexisting inflammatory dermatoses (eg, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, pemphigus)

  • Facial cancers, especially facial melanoma

  • Uncooperative patient (patient is careless about sun exposure or application of medicine)

  • Patient with unrealistic expectations

  • For medium-depth and deep peels, history of abnormal scarring, keloids, atrophic skin, or isotretinoin use in the last 12 months


Aftercare for Chemical peel:

  • No sunbeds for at least 4 weeks after

  • No holidays for at least 4 weeks after

  • No sauna, steam room, or swimming for 48hrs after

  • Only mineral make up can be worn straight afterwards

  • Normal makeup can be worn 24hrs after this peel

  • SPF is to be worn every day while having treatments courses

  • This peel has no downtime!!