What is skin re-surfacing?

Skin re-surfacing is a treatment that essentially stimulates and increases your skins cell turnover, by removing your dead skin cells and surface debris to reveal a smoother, fresher and even complexion.

Why should I consider getting a skin re-surfacing treatment?

By exfoliating the skin and stimulating skin cell turnover, skin re-surfacing improves your skin health and, in particular, skin tone and texture. Depending on their formulation and depth, skin re-surfacing can help address a number of the most common skin concerns such as dryness, dullness, pigmentation and acne scarring.


Are there different levels of skin resurfacing treatments?

Yes, there are different depths of treatment which I perform here at Simply Skin.

Superficial - which only penetrates the top layer of skin or epidermis.
Medium - which penetrates to the depth of the papillary dermis, the uppermost layer of the skin. 
Deep - which penetrates to the reticular dermis (the lower layer) and should, in my opinion be performed by a medical dermatologist


Who could benefit from skin re-surfacing?

Depending on the depth and formulation, anyone can benefit from skin re-surfacing. From a light exfoliation to improve the appearance and give a fresh look and feel to your skin, to a more in-depth treatment to address your main skin concerns. Our personalise and bespoke formulations make them a safe choice for all skin types, skin colours, ages and concerns.


How long does a skin re-surfacing treatment take?

This depends on our treatment formulation, but it can take as little as 30 minutes, but more in-depth treatments may take a little longer. 

What’s the downtime like?

With all our skin re-surfacing treatments the downtime is minimal. Most people experience a softer, plumper and tighter feeling to their skin immediately after the treatment. A very sensitive skin may experience a slight pink/flush colour for a couple of hours following the treatment, and sunscreen is a must directly after your treatment, but as you all know, SPF is for 365 days a year. Your full skin care routine will be discussed and is always under review at each treatment.


Who should NOT have a skin re-surfacing treatment?

If you are allergic to any components of the peel (for example, those with aspirin allergies should avoid peels containing salicylic acid), anyone who has been on Roaccutane within the past six months (due to increased skin sensitivity) and anyone who is unable to avoid direct sun exposure to the treated areas immediately after the peel. Those who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding are best leaving any treatments until their hormones have normalised.


With so many treatments to choose from, Simply Skin is the  perfect place. So now we know we can achieve amazing skin, with no damage and very little downtime, lets get Skin re-surfacing together. 

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Look forward to seeing you soon Jill X