BioSurface Peel FAQs
Dramatic Skin Smoothing. No downtime.
What is it?
The BioSurface Peel is a powerful skin resurfacing system from the skin health experts at Dermalogica and the International Dermal Institute. It helps reduce breakouts, pigmentation and sign of premature aging to reveal smoother, brighter and softer skin.
What can I expect?
The BioSurface Peel is designed to work with the skins chemistry – not against it. Only our the experienced Dermalogica specialist skin therapists are trained to deliver this treatment so that dull, outer layers of your skin can be safely removed.
Firstly Salicylic acid (a potent beta hydroxy acid) helps dissolve and remove excess surface oils and skin cells. Next, powerful plant enzymes unlink skin cells and help digest skin protein to facilitate penetration of active ingredients. In the third step, highly-active skin smoothing acids penetrate the skin, pushing exfoliation to the limit. Finally, skin-soothing botanicals are applied to rapidly calm irritation and reduce redness while kick-starting the reparative process.
How do I know if my skin is suitable for this treatment?
One of our experienced skin therapists can assess the suitability of your skin through a complimentary Face Mapping skin analysis. In general the BioSurface Peel can be tailored to treat the following skin concerns:
- skin roughness
- signs of photodamage
- fine lines and wrinkles
- skin congestion
- some forms of pigmentation and unbalanced skin tone
How many treatments would I need?
We would recommend a series of 3-6 treatments depending on your skin concern and condition. Some people may also choose to have this as their regular monthly facial.
What do I need to do to prepare for a BioSurface Peel?
Check with one of our therapists first to ensure you are a candidate, and they will be able to guide you on any pre-treatment regime specific to your skin condition.
As a general rule of thumb, it is good practice to discontinue the use of prescribed exfoliants (such as Retin-A and Renova) at least 48 hours prior to your treatment.
What about if I used to take Isotretinoin (also know as Accutane)?
Yes, but only if you have been off Isotretinoin for 6 months or more.
What if I’m Pregnant, can I still have the BioSurface Peel?
No, we would advise against as your skin may be too sensitive for the highly acidic nature of the peel.
Do blokes need to prepare any differently?
The only additional request we make for our male clients is to NOT shave before they come in for the treatment.
What does it cost?
Check out our pricing here