Ultraceuticals A-Zyme Peel combines B 1% Retinol with 6% Bromelain. Retinol is one of the most effective ingredients available for the care of skin that is showing visible signs of ageing, especially photoageing or sun damage. With a good course of stabilised and effective retinol based skin treatments, ageing skin can be expected to show significant visible improvements in the appearance of the skin texture, tone and fine lines. Retinol is also highly effective for the treatment of acne concerns as it helps to normalise oil flow and dramatically reduce dead cell build up . Bromelain has been used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory agent, more often today it is known as a proteolytic enzyme that has the ability to digest dead proteins and skin cells without harming living cells.
What are the benefits of the A-Zyme Peel?
Specific treatment programmes, in conjunction with a homecare prescription are designed to improve acne, and the signs of ageing including visible dryness, dehydration, skin blotchiness, fine lines and wrinkles. Results are all dependant on client health and homecare usage.
How does the A-Zyme Peel work within the skin?
Retinol has been shown to significantly accelerate cellular regeneration. This encourages the old cells to be removed to make way for new younger, fresher skin cells to appear on the skin’s surface. Retinol accelerates proteins within the supporting layers of the skin to produce Hyaluronic Acid which intensely hydrates and plumps skin creating a luminous glow to the skin. Bromelain, assists the skin to readily absorb Retinol while dramatically refining surface texture. Combined these two highly effective ingredients within this supreme skin peel accompanied with the appropriate homecare regimen will effectively treat acne and ageing related skin issues. As with all skin treatments, best results are achieved within a series of treatments. Your skin care professional will assist you with a programme to best suit your concerns.
What does the programme involve?
Regular use of homecare which includes products containing Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Vitamin A will accelerate results and is essential to enhance and maintain results. Much of the improvement in your skin will be achieved by regular daily usage of these products at home. The particular products most suitable for your skin type can be selected with the help of one of our staff members. We can create a long-term regimen to keep your skin looking its best.
The A-Zyme Peel may cause a slight tingling, or pins and needles feeling in the skin, but no pain. These Clinic treatments should be repeated at regular intervals until the desired improvement has been achieved. The number of treatments required will depend upon the condition of your skin.
What will I look like after a clinic treatment?
These treatments cause minimal irritation or redness. Any minor irritation or flaking is easily covered with make-up. There is usually no obvious peeling of the skin after the treatment. They work by enhancing the skin after the treatment. They work by enhancing the skin’s own regenerative capacity and it is not necessary to see peeling for them to be working. There is usually no disruption to normal work or social commitments.
How do I care for my skin following an A-Zyme Peel?
Apply Ultraceuticals barrier repair moisturisers such as Ultra Hydrating Lotion, Ultra Moisturiser Cream or Ultra Rich Moisturiser for the next 5 days following your peel. Ultra Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF30+ is essential for use throughout the duration of your treatments. As your skin recovers from the treatment, you can recommence your normal skin care routine. This is usually within the next 5 days.
How long do I have to wait before seeing an improvement in my skin?
Most people begin to feel a softening of their skin within 2-3weeks. However, it may take several months of regular usage to achieve the best results. Improvements can continue to occur in the skin for many months to years.
Are there any side effects of these treatments?
Side effects are generally a result of poor aftercare, using the incorrect products following a treatment, allergies to specific ingredients contained within the peel or picking at the skin following a treatment. These effects are rare. A-Zyme Peels are safe to perform on almost all skin types but are not recommended for use during pregnancy and lactation. Those who have been on Roaccutane within the last 6 months, or have been using Retin A regularly, and those prone to cold sores, should discuss these particular situations with the technician prior to commencing the programme.