You all know about my love/hate relationship with my skin, or rather hate/hate. It hates me and at times I hate it.
I’m 46 and despite looking after my complexion like I would do a diamond ring ….I still get the odd annoying pimple. Grrrrr
I have light scarring caused by acne in my early twenties,some discoloration and fine lines around my eyes . The last few months spent looking after and then losing mum have also left my skin [and I] looking somewhat ‘tired and drawn’
It was perfect timing then that the ladies at Medispa S10 got in touch to see whether I would like a peel in exchange for a review. It’s something I’ve contemplated on several occasions but something I’ve always talked myself out of. It looks painful and your face basically falls off.
After a consultation and coffee with Juliet & Emma the date was booked.
Peel here I come!
At this point I need to mention customer care. These ladies are seriously lovely, know their stuff and go above and beyond to make sure your looked after / book the right treatment for you . I had a course of Derma roller with them a couple of years ago [a treat to myself with my redundancy money!] and trust them completely. You can read about my experience of Derma roller // here
And yes they confirmed a peel is [ momentarily] painful and your face does fall off !
So what is a TCA Peel:
Basically a TCA chemical peel uses trichloroacetic acid to dry the top layers of skin so they peel off over a period of several days. [7% trichloroacetic acid and 2% salicylic acid paired with 4% retinol] The treatment is used to reduce discolouration, improve melasma , and reduce fine lines.
I was booked in last Thursday evening. The whole process only takes a few minutes. I was extremely nervous at the thought of having acid wiped all over my face and could feel myself getting hot and panicky.
A stiff whisky would have gone down a treat. Continue reading