Zo Peel

ZO peel

As well as the ageing process, over exposure to the sun’s rays can have a big impact on your skin A change in skin texture, formation of lines and wrinkles and pigmentation problems are all issues that can develop as a result of sun exposure and they’re issues that most people would like to avoid.

The first step in understanding what any form of cosmetic treatment including ZO peel treatment can offer you is to have knowledge of what chemical skin peels are.

At Elixir Cosmetics we offer ZO skin peels – a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that aims to vastly improve a number of issues within the skin. These peels can be offered as a standalone facial rejuvenation treatment, or as part of a wider skin rejuvenation programme with treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers.


What is a ZO peel?

The ZO 3 step peel is a highly effective medium strength peel which treats acne, hyperpigmentation, dull skin and large pores.

It utilises a blend of exfoliants, 6% concentration of retinol, and multi-action agents to significantly improve skin health and treat many signs of skin ageing. It also evens skin texture for softer, smoother, tighter looking skin.

It’s a versatile form of facial rejuvenation, and can be tailored to most patient’s skin concerns as well as being a popular alternative to invasive treatments.

At Elixir Cosmetics we use the ZO peel range because it offers our patients the best results with minimal downtime. The brand is tried and tested and we’re proud to offer it to our patients.


How can a ZO peel improve your appearance?

Skin peels have been used for many years to rejuvenate the skin. They offer reliable results and are appropriate for both minor issues such as sun spots to bigger concerns including deep wrinkles.

By removing dead cells and boosting cell turnover, our peels are ideal for patients that may want an alternative to injectable treatments, or want to freshen up and brighten their skin.


Who is suitable for this type of treatment?

We see both male and female patients that wish to rejuvenate their skin with ZO peels. Your skin needs to be in good overall health, and a full consultation is required to see which peel is most suitable for you.


What happens during ZO peel treatment?

During a skin peel treatment a solution is applied to the skin’s surface. This solution contains a number of chemical ingredients in order to peel the top layer of damaged skin away, in a controlled and precise way. A blend of salicylic acid, trichloracetic acid and lactic acid removes the outer layer of the epidermis.

There are different strengths of peels available and the one you are offered will be based around your skin concerns. This in turn creates a cellular response, helping to improve skin elasticity and collagen production, as well as improving skin tone and texture.

While the body repairs the skin, it increases the production of collagen, in time improving the area and causing a diminishment to wrinkles and pigmentation. As the body repairs the skin you will also see scarring, dark marks and sun damage decreasing.

What are the benefits of ZO peels?

There are many benefits that a cosmetic peel treatment can offer both male and female patients. For example, the treatment provides patients with a long term improvement to number of skin issues. This is a positive for many, as it means they can gain the results they want without the need for top up treatments.

We can address concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles and other signs of ageing, including pigmentation, dull looking skin, sun damage and some facial scarring like acne.

It’s a popular type of skin rejuvenation treatment and has been used for decades. For some patients, a combination of skin rejuvenation treatments may be the ideal solution, so it’s important to book a consultation.


Is a ZO peel painful?

Local anesthetic cream may be applied prior to treatment to numb the skin, this need not be a painful treatment but some of the ingredients may produce a mild stinging sensation.

There may be some redness, tenderness, bruising which should settle within days. Makeup should not be worn for a few days, ideally, to let the skin settle. Your skin will start to regenerate and develop over time giving you a beautiful youthful glow.


What is the recovery from this treatment like?

The treatment takes about 20 – 40 minutes and you may experience a mild tingling sensation. You will have one to two days that your skin will be red and feel dry, the third and fourth days following your peel; your dead skin will slough off. Peeling will last up to one week and most patients will be healed in 7 to 10 days. The skin will look smoother, tighter, and healthier.

Who should perform a ZO peel?

If you are considering undergoing any skin peel treatment, then choosing the right cosmetic expert is vital to gaining the best results. Patients should only undergo skin peel treatment with fully qualified and experienced cosmetic professionals. Call us for more information.


How long will the results of ZO peels last?

Most people will see a dramatic improvement in their skin after just one peel. However, we recommend a course of 3 to 4 Peels, 4-6 weeks apart for maximum benefit.

The beauty of skin peels is that they can offer long lasting skin rejuvenation results. Every patient is different and results vary depending on the peel used.


Where can you get more information?

If you would like to know more about ZO peels please book a consultation with Elixir Cosmetics. Don’t forget we also offer other skin rejuvenation treatments to help improve the skin, including Fractora and microdermabrasion.



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