3 – 6
0 – 1 day
Maintaining youthful skin
Pigmentation & sun damage
Red or sensitive skin
Uneven skin tone
Skin peels, also known as chemical peels, are resurfacing treatments that remove the old and dead cells from the skin’s surface revealing the young and healthy skin cells underneath. In addition to its resurfacing action, each peel has its own combination of ingredients that have numerous beneficial properties for the skin.
At Story we offer a very wide range of skin peels as well as the expertise to create the best tailored treatment plan for you, we have a choice of superficial or medical grade peels;
Superficial peels are mild and gentle, more than a facial but less than a medical grade peel and excellent for maintenance and prevention.
Medical grade peels are stronger and address specific skin concerns (acne, sun-damage, skin laxity, pigmentation) by using potent active ingredients such as retinol, TCA and salicylic acid.
Superficial peels are no down-time treatments that are excellent for maintenance and prevention of optimum skin health. Results are best when they are performed monthly (your natural skin cell cycle is approximately 30 days) and the ‘strength’ of the peel solution can be increased over time as your skin resiliency improves.
Resurface – Glycolic acid : best for sun-damaged skin
Radiant – Lactic acid : best for dry and sensitive skin
Clear – Salicylic acid : best for oily and acne prone skin
Peel boosters – mandelic acid, citric acid and other peel booster solutions can be included as required.
Medical grade peels address specific skin concerns by using potent active ingredients. In some cases, your skin will need preparing with products at home before starting treatment, and aftercare products will be required to support the recovery process. All pre and post-treatment products required are included in our treatment pricing.
Glow – The glow peel can be mild (1 layer) or intense (2-4 layers). It improves skin texture, hydration and pigmentation whilst providing an immediate glow as well as longer-lasting results.
Retinol – A unique leave-on peel that is completely heat, sting and tingle free! The retinol peel is ideal for oily and acneic skin and is safe to use on all skin tones.
TCA – An intense peel that renews the whole of the outer skin layer (the epidermis) and reduces fine lines, sun damage and skin laxity.
We balance what your skin type uniquely needs with what your lifestyle demands
You may want a ‘no-downtime’ approach which requires a longer course of gentle resurfacing treatments that don’t produce any redness or visible peeling, or you may want a shorter course of intense treatments for rapid results that you might need to fit around your social calendar.
We can treat any skin tone
Treating darker tones such as Afro Caribbean skin requires specialist knowledge. Our practitioners know how to approach every skin type and carefully assess how your genetic ancestry will affect your skin’s reaction to peels. Story is a proud partner of The Black Skin Directory.
We match your peels with your home skincare
The best results occur when a particular active ingredient is used over a period of time and so where possible we match your peel ingredients to the actives in your home skincare.
We combine treatments for even better results
Peels are very versatile and we combine them with other treatments wherever we can. A superficial peel will give added smoothing and resurfacing power to a facial, and a medical-grade peel will double the rejuvenating effects of microneedling. All our treatment plans are bespoke, so ask about combination treatment options at your consultation.
Below are some of the frequently asked questions people ask regarding this treatment.
If you can’t find the answer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and one of our advisors can help.
This depends on which type of peel you are having and for what purpose. Some peels are designed to be monthly whilst others are designed to be every week for a shorter period of time. If you are having a superficial peel then this is ideal monthly as the cells on your skin surface renew approximately once every 30 days. If you are having a medical peel then your practitioner will advise you on the ideal treatment frequency.
Some superficial peels don’t cause any visible peeling while others cause ‘dusting’ where little flakes will come off of your skin but it won’t look ‘peely’. However, our medical peels do cause your skin to peel off. Bear in mind that the more visible peeling you are willing to have the better your results will be! We understand that social downtime is an important factor when planning peels and our practitioner will carefully advise you about how much peeling to expect from your treatment.
No you can’t have injectable treatment on the same day. We advise having them 2 weeks before or after a peel.
This depends on which medication and which peel. Peels can be very effective at treating acne however we would not perform peel treatments if you are taking the oral acne medication Roaccutane.
Yes! Peels certainly help with pigmentation however the primary treatment for pigmentation is a prescribed home product regime. Once you are on an effective home product regime then adding in peels can help to speed up the appearance of your results.
Yes you can do but please ask our advice before using any home peel products in combination with our peel treatment plans so that we can be sure that you do not cause excessive irritation to the skin or compromise your results.
This treatment would work with this concern. Below are some related treatments recommended
by our Doctors that may also work for this related concern.