Medik8 Acid Peelings

Effective skin care for more demanding taste!

Medik8 facials utilize combinations of high-quality acids, antioxidants and vitamins important to the skin. Our selection includes chemical peeling, as well as microneedling, which can also be combined with chemical acid treatments. All of our facials begin with a skin analysis; Let us know openly if you have any concerns or questions about your skin so our professionals can help you solve your skin problems! With the help of skin analysis, your dermatologist will plan the best facial treatment for your skin and goals.

Medik8 Chemical Peeling

Chemical peeling treatment is suitable for various  needs and skin problems. Chemical peeling is based on exfoliating the skin with chemical agents without mechanical stimulation caused by granular peels. When skin cells are activated by chemical acid therapy, the skin begins to produce more collagen and elastin, which are important for the skin. Chemical peels effectively brighten skin color, cleanse skin impurities, and rejuvenate the skin surface, making it smoother.

Combination acid or Mono acid?

Our range includes both combination acids (Clarity, Rewind, Even, Universal, Sensitive & Eye Revel) and Mono acid peels (Glycolic, Mandelic & Lactic) designed to specifically target a specific skin problem. When your skin has several different treatment needs or you need a general brightening of the skin, we recommend a combination acid treatment. When you have a specific skin problem, such as scars / fine lines, acne, or pigment changes, we recommend Mono Acids designed for these problems. Mono acid can be applied to the entire face or as a targeted treatment for the problem area. Often the best results are achieved when a combination acid treatment is applied on the entire face, as well as a mono acid treatment for certain problem areas as an extra service.

Currently, Mono acid treatments are only available in our Töölö salon.

First time in chemical peel treatment

Before the first Medik8 chemical peel, we recommend booking an appointment for a special facial treatment consultation, where a skin care professional will map your skin’s needs, condition and perform a skin test. In this way, we can tailor the right facial treatment plan for you and choose the right chemical peel for you. Especially sensitive skin, (as well as easily reactive skin) should be consulted before the actual treatment. Time for a special facial consultation should be booked at least 48 hours before treatment. The special facial treatment consultation is free of charge.

Chemical peeling treatment includes:

  • skin analysis
  • cleansing with cleansing product
  • chemical peeling
  • neutralization of chemical peeling
  • Soothing face mask
  • End care products and sun protection

What skin problems can be treated with chemical peelings?

The Medik8 range includes several different chemical acid treatments for different needs and skin problems. Chemical peeling is a good option when you want a bit more effective facial treatment or you want to treat one of the following skin problems:

  • dry skin
  • dull or lifeless skin
  • liver spots
  • enlarged skin pores
  • skin impurities
  • acne
  • acne scars
  • superficial lines

Medik8 skin care products

Medik8 is one of the pioneers of skin care products. Skincare products are manufactured in small batches in the Medik8 laboratory in England. The products are made in an airless state to guarantee freshness. The goal of Elliot Isaacs (pharmacologist and founder) is to produce research-proven skin care products that leave as little carbon footprint as possible.

The “freshness” of the products enables stable and down to the last drop effective care products for your skin. The successful Medik8 skin care products are especially suitable for aging skin, acne treatment, treatment of hyperpigmentation (liver spots) and dry skin.

Skin

The skin is a large living part of your body that protects you from the harmful effects of the environment and extreme temperatures. The skin heals wounds, abrasions, bruises and removes toxins from your body. The skin is constantly renewed. Healthy skin protects the body by keeping harmful substances outside and good ones inside. The face is bare and exposed to climate variations, environmental irritations and ultraviolet radiation. Remember to take care of your skin!

Contraindications to acid peeling:

  • pregnancy or lactation
  • allergy to any of the ingredients used in the treatment
  • significant visceral disease, e.g., chronic liver or kidney disease
  • active bacterial, viral or fungal infection
  • active Rosacea
  • inflamed acne
  • warts
  • significant immunosuppressive disease e.g. HIV
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Scleroderma or vascular diseases
  • Use of Accutane / Isotretinoin in the last 6 months
  • tested sensitivity or allergy to exfoliating agent or any component
  • cancer in the treated area

Relative contraindications for acid peelings:

  • keloid scars
  • heart failure
  • diabetes
  • wounds in the treated area
  • atopic skin reactions, rash, seborrhea or dermatitis in the treated area
  • telangiectasia
  • sunscreen medicines
  • radiotherapy
  • sunburn in the treated area

Things to consider before acid treatment

  • Please note that acid peeling may not be combined with other facial treatments at the same time. For example, facial sugaring cannot be combined with acid peeling.
  • If you have 2% salicylic acid, AHA / BHA, steroids, retinol, natural cosmetics used at home as well as self-tanning on the face, your skin may react strongly. These products should not be used for 7 days before and 7 days after treatment.
  • If fillers have been injected to the face during the last two weeks, wait 2 weeks until chemical peeling can be done.
  • Medik8 acid treatments may activate cold sores. If you have a predisposition to herpes, we recommend that you start prophylaxis three days before your treatment.
  • We recommend that you start using effective vitamin C and A  serums 2 weeks before treatment and continue for at least 3 months after treatment to get the most out of your skin treatment. Our selection includes these powerful Medik8 serums.
  • If the skin has burned in the sun, one should expect the skin to be completely healed and regenerated from the burn. The skin should also not be treated if it is reddened by the sun. Sunbathing should be avoided 72h before chemical peeling.
  • The skin may flake, red and peel after treatment so we do not recommend treatment before an important visit / occasion.
  • Smoking can slow down the healing process.
  • Before the first Medik8 chemical peel, we recommend booking an appointment for a special facial treatment consultation, where a skin care professional will map your skin’s needs, condition and perform a skin test. In this way, we can tailor the right facial treatment for you and choose the right chemical peel for you.
  • Especially sensitive skin, (as well as easily reactive skin) should be consulted before the actual treatment.
  • Time for a special facial consultation should be booked at least 48 hours before treatment. The special facial treatment consultation is free of charge.