WHAT IS THE SKINBETTER SCIENCE ALPHARET PROFESSIONAL PEEL?
The AlphaRet Professional Peel is a 3-step peel system that has been shown to improve overall skin tone and texture for patients with mild photodamage, early signs of ageing or blemishes. A blend of Lactic, Glycolic and Salicylic Acids re-texturises the skin to enhance the action of patented AlphaRet Technology for optimal results.
Note your skin must be prepped with one of our Vitamin A serums prior to having an AlphaRet Professional Peel. Our nurses will advise the best peel to treat your specific skin concerns on the day of your appointment.
AlphaRet Peel Solution 30: This lower strength peel is the recommended introductory AlphaRet Peel, helping to strengthen, protect and remodel the skin's texture. The AlphaRet Peel Solution 30 is beneficial for treating mild photodamage, early signs of ageing and blemishes.
AlphaRet Peel Solution 50: This higher strength AlphaRet peel includes increased AHA's, ideal for thickened skin. The AlphaRet Peel Solution 50 is designed to treat moderate sun damage fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scarring, blemishes and uneven skin tone.
You will experience mild to moderate tingling or stinging during the treatment. You may be red post-peel which will last for a few hours. In the few days following the treatment you may also experience some dryness or light peeling. This is normal as the skin undergoes it's regeneration process.
Due to the ingredients used, this treatment is not suitable during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
It is recommended to have 3 peels over 12 weeks to gain optimal results.
We start with a thorough cleanse of the face before applying the pre-peel solution. Your AlphaRet peel will then be mixed by one of our registered nurses and applied to the face with gauze for a maximum of 3 minutes. The peel is then removed and your skin cleaned with a post peel cleanse. The treatment is completed with the application of SkinBetter Science Alto Defence serum and a rich moisturiser. The entire treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.
You may experience a tingling, tightening or stinging sensation on the skin, but no pain.
Best results are evident 10 days after the treatment and have a cumulative effect. Your skin will be noticeably smoother, with an improvement in tone and texture.
Your skin must be prepped with one of our Vitamin A serums prior to having an AlphaRet Professional Peel.
Do not have facial hair waxed or lasered 48 hrs prior to treatment and avoid facial shaving 8 hrs before treatment.
Please talk to your healthcare professional if you have had any recent procedures to confirm suitability
There is little to no downtime and you can resume normal activities immediately. However we advise you to avoid strenuous exercise or swimming for 24 hours after treatment.
We recommend using SkinBetter Science Alto Defence Antioxidant Serum twice daily after the peel as it soothes and calms the skin. The SkinBetter Science A-Team Duo Kit is a simple 2 step kit suitable for preparing patients for in clinic treatments. It contains Alto Defence & AlphaRet Overnight Cream.
We always recommend the use of sunscreen to prevent sun damage to the skin. Sunscreen with SPF 30 or above should be used daily. If you are under the sun for prolonged periods of time, sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least once every 2-4 hours. Do not use retinoid or retinol containing products such as AlphaRet or any other Vitamin A derivatives for 5 days post treatment unless otherwise directed by your healthcare professional.
Do not use other potentially irritating ingredients such as harsh exfoliating products that contain AHAs or BHAs for 5 days post treatment. Do not wax facial hair for at least 48hrs post treatment.
Whilst we have seen amazing results from this treatment, please know that results vary and we cannot make guarantees. We recommend coming and speaking to our registered nurses for an in-depth consultation. They will discuss in detail how the treatment works, whether it will be right for your skin type and the expected results in line with your skin goals.