It is time for an update on My Skin Renewal Journey, I am four treatments in, and have six left. You can read Part One of my journey over here if you haven’t already. The two treatments I will be discussing today are the Azelan Peel and the Radiance Peel. I had both of these treatments done at Skin Renewal Bedfordview, which is part of the Renewal Institute.
My second treatment was the *Azelan Peel which is a mild acid peel that has no down time, can be done in your lunch hour and leaves skin looking healthy and glowing. The Azelan Peel contains Azelaic Acid and Salicylic Acid, it brightens the skin, reduces scarring, improves skin texture and reduces acne and blemishes. My skin was washed, the peel was applied, and left on for three minutes, and then neutralised and removed. The whole treatment took around twenty minutes, and that included a few extractions. The peel was quite mild, although I did have a slight tingle on my neck and chin area, but nothing too uncomfortable. The scent was quite strong during application and not pleasant at all, and because I was yapping away to Rene about Thailand, I didn’t keep my mouth shut. I would definitely suggest holding your breath while it is being applied around the nose and mouth area, and don’t yap until after application, luckily the scent goes away quickly. I had no flaking or redness after this treatment, but my skin did look clearer, brighter and less clogged.
A month after the Azelan Peel I had my third treatment, another *Therapist Dermapen combined with Laser Genesis. This time we did 2mm on the the cheek area, and 0,5mm everywhere else. My skin was so sensitive on the day of the treatment, and my acne scarring looked deeper and more open, my cheeks were also quite red. I won’t go into details about the process, as it was the same as the first treatment, just the depth was different. My skin was red and sensitive for the first day, and by the second day the sensitivity was gone, and I started to flake. The flaking continued for about six days, and on day five and six my skin was also slightly itchy and dry. None of these effects were too noticeable, and I still went on with my life, work, etc.
My fourth treatment was a *Radiance Peel, which is a combination of Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, as well as Willow Bark and Liquorice Root for their skin calming properties. This gentle peel takes only thirty minutes, and has no down time. It is a bit stronger than the Azelan Peel, and works by exfoliating the top layer of the skin to increase cell turnover for healthier, smoother looking skin. After my skin was washed the first layer of the peel was applied, I had a slight hot tingling feeling around my nose and chin but it wasn’t unbearable. A second layer was then applied, and I felt a burning sensation all over my face, but the peel self-neutralises after two minutes. The smell of the peel is very strong, and I recommend holding your breath and closing your mouth when it is applied around the nose and mouth area. My skin looked radiant, plump and healthy after my peel. I did have slight flaking around my nose and chin and my skin felt tight for a few days, but I am really happy with how bright and radiant my skin looked after this treatment.
Above is how my skin looked after the second and fourth treatments. My pigmentation spots are slowly fading, but very very slowly. I definitely think my acne scarring is less deep, and my skin looks much smoother.
I have my fifth treatment coming up soon, the Doctors Dermapen with Laser Genesis, and I am not going to lie, I am nervous. The Doctors Dermapen uses a deeper needle, and can even cause bruising, so wish me luck!
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