What is a mesopeel treatment?
A mesopeel is a pharmaceutical grade chemical peel. A chemical peel is a dermo-cosmetic procedurethat consists of provoking accelerated skin regeneration in a controlled manner through applicationof chemoexfoliation agents that are used to act on different layers of the skin.
What are the benefits of this?
The peeling action causes the elimination of the external layers of the skin with the objective of stimulating collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycan production, thus enhancing its physiological and mechanical characteristics. Objectives;
- Purify and oxygenate the skin, leaving it moisturised and free of impurities.
- Close open pores, improve the texture of the skin and increase thickness of the epidermis.
- Address the effects of skin aging, softening wrinkles and adding turgidity
- Unify skin tone, add luminosity and smooth cutaneous imperfections.
- Lighten and attenuate pigmented lesions, providing a depigmenting effect.
- Reduce the manifestations of acne and improve the appearance of scars.
Am I suitable for treatment?
The mesopeels are contraindicated with the following conditions
- Kidney disease
- Skin cancer
- Keloid scarring
- Auto immune disorders
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Blood disorders (hepatitis, HIV)
And caution should be taken with the following
- Cold sores
- Gluten intolerance
- Lactose intolerance
- Medications: antibiotics/steroids/blood thinners
Do different peels work deeper than others?
Yes, chemical peels can be classified into four levels, depending on its depth of action, which in turn correlates with the nature and intensity of the lesions to treat.
Highly Superficial (Superficial Stratum Corneum) – Increases uniformity of skin tone for a more luminous appearance.
Superficial (epidermal to basal layer) – Stimulates epidermal growth by removing the stratum corneum. This causes skin to flake in a similar way to that occurring after excessive exposure to the sun.
Medium (papillary dermis) – Medium peels affect the papillary dermis, causing significant flaking by inducing superficial dermal inflammation. It completely removes the epidermis, which then renews until fully regenerated. Medical Only.
Deep (reticular dermis) – Deep chemoexfoliation leads to an inflammatory reaction of the reticular dermis, inducing collagen and elastin fibre reconstruction. Advanced Medical I.e. Dermatologist.
What makes some go deeper into the skin than others?
Chemical peels reach distinctive depths depending of different factors such as skin typology (history, thickness, integrity of the epidermal barrier), type, concentration and PH level of the substance used and the skin preparation and application techniques used in performing the treatment.
Can these treatments be performed on the body?
Mesopeel ensures unbeatable, progressive results for both facial and body treatments.
What different peels are available?
We offer a wide range of AHA, BHA and combined acid peels ranging from practitioner up to medical level, each suiting different varieties of skin concerns.
Can the peels be combined?
Yes, more than one peel can be performed in the same session to achieve maximum and deeper results. The peels however should be removed and neutralised between each application.
How many sessions are recommended?
This does generally depend on the peel being used. A lot of our medical peels the TCA in particular, should only be performed once every twice a year. However, our highly superficial, superficial and medium strength peels are generally able to be performed in sessions of six treatments, with two weeks between each treatment.
Is it recommended to continue peels as a maintenance treatment following your recommended sessions?
Regular maintenance peels, several times a year, sustain the skin’s healthy appearance, improving texture and providing a preventative, anti-aging effect. Peel frequency is dependent on the type of peel being performed, a session can be repeated generally up to four times a year to maintain results. Some of our medical peels however should not be performed more than twice a year maximum.
Can peel treatments be combined with other treatments?
As well as being a highly efficient treatment for skin aging, acne and pigmented lesions, mesopeel is an ideal tool for optimising other medical aesthetic procedures such as; mesotherapy, botulinum toxin, radiofrequency, micro needling and electroporation among others.
Avoid Pre Treatment
- Exfoliating agents for 48hours prior
- AHAs, BHAs, retinol, self-tans for 7 days prior
- Waxing, hair removal or bleaching for 14 days prior
- UV or sun exposure for 14 days prior
Avoid Post Treatment (or until the skin is fully intact & healed)
- Non mineral makeup for 48 hours after
- AHAs, BHAs, Retinol for 14 days after
- Waxing, hair removal or bleaching for 14 days after
- Sunbeds, swimming, Sauna & self-tan for 14 days after
- A full medical consultation will be undertaken prior to any treatment
- Face will be cleansed & a skin assessment will be performed
- Discussion regarding your skin type & concerns will take place to advise on the most appropriate peel
- A superficial peel will be used first if skin hasn’t been previously prepared
- Do not pick, scratch or scrape the skin or any loose skin resulting from the treatment
- Always wear SPF 50 even in winter
- Skin peeling/flaking for up to 14 days
- Acne breakout