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Chemical Peels

Skin Rejuvenation

A chemical peel is a non surgical technique designed to best revitalise damaged facial skin in people that have signs of sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tones, acne and scarring. The aim is to resurface the skin resulting in a softer, smoother, more natural youthful look. Chemical peels are most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons, to enhance appearance and self-confidence, and make you look and feel better.

We now understand much more regarding the biochemistry of  these enzyme reactivator chemical peels. They help rebalance the pH of the skin and help provide a more acidic environment which has been shown to optimise skin health The so-called ‘acid-mantle’ of the skin can therefore be maintained. Furthermore, enzyme reactivators ensure normal functioning of physiological enzymatic processes and help stratum corneum cell-cell turnover.

Enzyme Reactivator Chemical Peels

Enzyme Reactivator prescriptive chemical peels embrace the latest medical research and utilise Ascorbic acid, Lactic acid (AHA), Salicylic acid (BHA) and Pyruvic acid (PA) to facilitate a penetration of self-neutralising, anti-inflammatory chemical exfoliants. Procedure Peels are designed to maximise skin rejuvenation with minimal downtime. These chemicals combine to calmly resurface the dead layer of skin cells and speed cell turnover to return skin to its more youthful function. Patients usually experience minimal side effects. Erythema may be present and may cause itching but its minimal and of short duration. Dryness and shedding may be experienced on days 3, 4, and 5 post peel. Procedure peels can be uniquely customised and tailored to individual patient needs. A course of 3-6 peels is recommended for optimum results.

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

Ascorbic Acid is a mild peeling agent ideally suited to use on highly pigmented skin. (Fitzpatrick skin types 1V-V1). Performed regularly the Ascorbic acid peel can help resolve uneven pigmentation and provide exfoliation benefits for more reactive skin types. It can be used alone or in conjunction with other procedure peels if skin type Fitzpatrick 1V or below. It is recommended that Ascorbic Acid crystals are dissolved in Procedure Delivery Serum but may also be dissolved in water and used directly on the skin in its crystalline form.

Lactic Acid

The L-lactic Acid peel is a hydrophilic acid of the Alpha-Hydroxy acid group. It is a light superficial peel which promotes cleavage of corneocytes from the stratum corneum and stimulates epidermal differentiation. This hydrating peel lowers the stratum corneum pH which promotes activation of enzymes that degrade corneosomes, facilitating shedding of superfluous surface cells. T his results in a reduction of fine lines and uneven pigmentation, giving an overall improvement in skin tone and texture to vitalise the skin. Performed on a monthly basis, there will be increased skin hydration, reduced visibility of pores and lightening of epidermal hyperpigmentation. This peel can be used alone or to augment the strength and effects of other Procedure Peels.

BHA (Salicylic Acid)

BHA is attracted to the lipid content of skin, particularly sebum, found predominantly in follicles. This peel helps to regulate the turnover of epithelial cells and shed unwanted cellular debris. This helps to unclog pores, reducing blackheads and spots. BHA peels help in the treatment of acne and excess surface oil. These peels are performed on a monthly basis in clinic and can be used alone or in conjunction with other Enzyme Reactivator Peels. They are often used in combination with the Catalyst product range from Rationale Skin Care.

PA (Pyruvic Acid)

Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) has traditionally been used as a medium to deep chemical peeling agent. However, more recently alternatives have been proposed and the benefits of Pyruvic Acid (PA) in stratum corneum and epidermal peeling have been elucidated. PA effects a gentle sloughing of the stratum corneum without traumatising sensitive sun-damaged skin. It is also an effective angiogenic agent, re-establishing the fine capillary network atrophied by ultra violet radiation resulting in sallowness. Clinically, this benefit can be seen as a restoration of healthy skin tone and texture. There will be a reduction of fine lines and superficial pigmentation but further benefits also include softening of acne scarring and fortification of the skin barrier function with a reduction in sensitivity to topical irritants.

Mr Banwell and his team will offer a prescriptive peel, tailored-made to your needs and skin type.

Please contact Mr Banwell’s office on 01342 330302 or email help@paulebanwell.com for further information.

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Chemical Peels
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30 - 60 minutes

SURGERY TIME

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Out-patients

HOSPITAL STAY

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No

ANAESTHETIC ASSESSMENT

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No

PRE ADMISSION TESTS

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Sleeping on back recommended

Sleeping Position

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Immediately

REASONABLY MOBILE

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Shower after 1 day

WASHING

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Immediate

DRIVING

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2 weeks

Excercise including gym

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Restricted Activity

SEXUAL ACTIVITY

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Immediate

FULL RECOVERY

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None

TIME OFF WORK

The latest generation chemical peels are called ‘Enzyme reactivators’. These special formulations are offered exclusively at The Banwell Clinic and have a very low complication profile. These enzyme reactivators are part of the in-clinic range from Rationale Skin Care in Australia. They lead the world with their medical grade formulations and cutting edge research

Enzyme reactivators are a relatively new innovation in cosmetic skin science. They aim to work physiologically with your skin to rebalance skin pH and optimise physiological processes within the skin thus leading to a brighter more luminous complexion. They also encourage stratum corneum shedding but in a mild form to enable faster healing and minimal downtime. A course of enzyme reactivators are recommended every 4-6 months to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy.

We offer a variety of luxurious specialist facial treatments at the Banwell Clinic which combine Enzyme Reactivator chemical peels with other modalities including Dermalux LED light treatments. Please call the office on 01342 330302 for further information.

The downtime with these chemical peel treatments is minimal with minor redness, temporary stinging and some dryness and shedding of skin.

Enzyme reactivator peels start at £65. Please call the office for further information and treatment offers on 01342 330302.

I was very happy with the care I got from Mr Banwell, his team and the staff at the McIndoe Surgical Centre. Mr Banwell and his team were extremely friendly and quick to meet my needs at all times. The team were very professional and always made me feel at ease and welcome at all my consultations and throughout my stay at the surgical centre. The outcome of my surgery is amazing! I am extremely happy with the results I got; it turned out better than I thought. The surgery has really helped my confidence and way of life and I am very grateful for that. Mr Banwell is a fantastic surgeon with a very friendly and professional approach, which is wonderful. I would definitely, without hesitation, recommend Mr Banwell and his team to others considering cosmetic surgery.


Hannah G.

I decided to have treatment with Mr Banwell as I had been seeing him on several occasions regarding stomach irregularities due to a disastrous lipo operation abroad a few years ago. We discussed various options together and I always felt comfortable talking with Mr Banwell and trust him completely to give me the correct advice when considering surgery. I felt my expectations were realistic as Mr Banwell had advised me of the possible downside of the procedure. However, all my expectations were exceeded tenfold! My stomach is looking so much better aesthetically and my breasts look amazing! Mr Banwell and his team excelled at making me feel comfortable and relaxed. I felt I was able to discuss matters with friendly people who cared. I feel Mr Banwell takes time to cover all aspects of the procedure in a friendly, caring and informative manner. I feel happy to say one couldn’t be in safer hands. My overall experience with Mr Banwell and his team has been very positive in all aspects culminating in amazing results. I couldn’t be happier.


Karen D.

I cannot thank you enough for the assiduous care and attention that you so generously gave to me before, during and after surgery. The level of detailed information you gave to me, your patience in answering my myriad questions and your generosity of spirit, ensured the whole experience was not in the least daunting. The outcome has been well beyond my expectations and I am unreservedly delighted with the outcome. Thank you so much for all your genuine and enjoyable exchanges.


Bridget R.

Now that I have been ‘signed off’ I just want to thank you so much for all your care, expertise and advice. I am so happy with the result of my surgery; it has bought back a confidence which I had lost, and enabled me to wear clothes which previously wouldn’t have suited me. I will know where to come if I decide I need anything else improved!


Catriona S.

My whole experience was made comfortable by warm, friendly and welcoming nursing staff. Mr Banwell has a lovely bedside manner and was more than happy to discuss my worried however strange. At 37 years of age and after 4 children I never thought I would have the tummy of an 18 year old again, Mr Banwell is a very clever man.


Sara A.

Dear Mr Banwell I am writing to thank you, Kim and the rest of the lovely staff at the McIndoe. I was very nervous when I first met you, about having surgery but realised that it was a necessary evil. I need not have been worried, as from our initial consultation to surgery to full recovery, you have all been amazing.  You have changed my life – for the first time ever I have had some photos taken of me and my children. I stand taller and feel so much happier with life. I have even started my own business. I never realised that it would have had such a profound effect – and it didn’t hurt!! Thank you again.  I wish you and your team lots of health, luck and happiness.


Pamela C.

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