MEDIUM DEPTH PEEL

Exclusive Blend of TCA and Phenol

Our medium-depth chemical skin peel is unique and exclusive to Essence Medical.

This peel is not available in the high street and should not be confused with other TCA peels which are widely available in clinics or medispas.

Firstly, this peel consists of a unique, one-of-its-kind blend of TCA and phenol, combined with patented molecular technology for a safe and effective medium-depth peel.

Secondly, this peel’s unique formula and its patented Painless Technology® has  made it possible for the treatment to cause zero pain. Yes, no pain!

Thirdly, this hybrid formula is scientifically proven to be more potent than stand-alone TCA peel and as such, you will need fewer treatments to achieve your desired result.

And lastly, your treatment will be administered by our resident doctor, Dr Kieren Bong, who is widely considered as an expert in his field.

It is an ideal treatment for:

  1. Reduce brown spots, age spots and freckles
  2. Improve the texture of leathery, sun-damaged skin
  3. Correct uneven skin pigmentation
  4. Treat active acne
  5. Soften the appearance of acne scars
  6. Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Consultation and treatment are undertaken by Dr Kieren Bong who is widely recognised as one of the industry’s experts
  • Excellent post treatment care
  • Dr Bong has over 10 years of experience in advance chemical skin peels
  • Dr Bong prides himself in his innovative approach to advanced non-surgical facial treatments, and is well known for his unique methods of achieving beautiful yet natural results with minimal pain and downtime
  • Dr Bong is a well recognised expert cosmetic doctor for celebrities, soap stars, TV presenters, West-end performers, footballers wives and many more

Advanced Medium Grade Skin Peel FAQ

What is unique about your medium-depth skin peel?

Our medium-depth chemical skin peel is unique and exclusive to Essence Medical. This peel is not available in the high street and should not be confused with other stand-alone TCA peels which are widely available in clinics or medispas.

Firstly, this peel consists of a unique, one-of-its-kind blend of TCA and phenol, combined with patented molecular technology for a safe and effective medium-depth peel.

Secondly, this peel’s unique formula and its patented Painless Technology® has made it possible for the treatment to cause zero pain. Yes, no pain!

Thirdly, this hybrid formula is scientifically proven to be more potent than stand-alone TCA peel and as such, you will need fewer treatments to achieve your desired result.

And lastly, your treatment will be administered by our resident doctor, Dr Kieren Bong, who is widely considered as an expert in his field.

Is this peel a medium-depth or deep peel?

This peel is considered medium-depth to deep peel, meaning it has the capability to pass beyond the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin) and even potentially to the top of the papillary dermis (part of the dermis; the next layer of skin after the epidermis). The depth of the peel is determined by the strength of the acid used and the number of coats the chemical agent is applied.

This treatment can only be carried out in a controlled, clinic environment, by a medically qualified professional.

How does this peel work and what are the different depth of the peel?

The depth of the peel is dictated by a number of factors:

  1. Type of chemical agent
  2. Concentration
  3. Number of applications (coats)
  4. Skin type
  5. Time of exposure

Essentially, depth of peel is cumulative dose-dependent; a monolayer of application allows for a more superficial level of anticipated exfoliation, with subsequent multiple layers or “passes/coats” resulting in additive deeper peeling. However, multiple applications or layers of a superficial peel, for example, are not the same as a monolayer or single application of a medium-depth chemical peel.

Superficial or “light” peels remove only the top layer, mostly the layer of dead skin called the stratum corneum. Progressing from medium to deep peels, the layer of skin removed is greater with each increase in strength of the peel solution, number of ‘passes’ and duration of exposure to the chemical agent.

As you can see as above, the skills and experience of the doctor is extremely important.

The procedure involves a chemical solution that is applied to the skin. This causes the top layers of cells to dry up and peel off over a period of several days to one week. When the old, dead skin is peeled off, it exposes a new layer of undamaged skin. This new regenerated skin underneath is usually smoother, less wrinkled and more even in both tone and colour than the old skin.

How long does the treatment take?

Typically the skin is first thoroughly cleansed. Then your doctor will carefully apply the medium grade chemical solution. You may feel a slight stinging sensation as the peel solution is applied, but the feeling will quickly pass. Generally, pain medication is not required. When the desired depth is achieved, a neutralising anti-inflammatory cream will be applied. This will neutralise the burning sensation. An immediate flushing and areas of frosted skin result but this returns to its normal colour in 15-30 minutes. The medium grade chemical solution is then washed off the following morning with gentle soap and water. Make-up can be worn the following day and one can resume their normal activities immediately. A full face treatment usually takes no more than 15 minutes.

Is it painful?

Zero pain.

This is what is unique and special about our medium-depth skin peel. Ordinary stand-alone TCA peels are known to cause sharp sting during the procedure. The one-of-its-kind peel solution we use is made of patented Painless Technology® which causes zero pain. There is nothing like it.

What can I expect in the week following the peel?

  1. Mild sensation of heat in the skin in the first 2 hours after treatment
  2. Tightening of the skin in the immediate 2-3 days; superficial layers of the skin may turn dark, become stiff and leathery
  3. Skin shedding/flaking from day 3 – for 3 or 4 days
  4. Stay out of the sun for minimum 2 weeks
  5. Wear high Sun Protection Factor of at least 30SPF for minimum of 2 weeks

How many treatment do I need to see results?

One week after your treatment, you should notice that your skin looks younger, smoother and tighter. These results will continue to improve for the next 2 weeks, after which your skin should be completely healed again.

You should notice an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, depth of acne scars and pore size. You will also see that the texture and tone of your skin is improved.

Though just one treatment yields dramatic results, a series of 2-4 treatments will give your skin the best results possible.

Possible side-effects

Medium-depth peel is a medical-grade product and is safe if administered by a trained medical professional. Dr Bong is one of Europe’s most respected cosmetic doctors and has over 10 years of experience in advanced medical-grade skin peels. You will be in the safest of hands.

As with any procedure, there are potential side effects, such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), prolonged redness, cold sore virus infection, post-procedure contact irritant dermatitis, and even infection and scarring. But if used by a trained medical professional, these risks are minimal. Remember, this is a medical procedure, not a beauty salon procedure.

What areas can be treated with medium-depth peel?

The face, neck, chest and back of hands.

When considering peels of non-facial areas, it’s important to realize that these areas do not heal as well as the face, and the desired results are not as predictable.

Are chemical peels such as this only beneficial for people with problem skin?

No, medium-depth peels are beneficial for all types of skin. The act of peeling the skin on a regular basis encourages new cell turnover and in the long-term brings about a process known as ‘neocollagenesis’ and collagen remodelling. In short, this means your skin will be tighter, smoother, free of pigmentation and have a healthy glow. An appropriate at-home skincare regime can be used to maintain the results.

How long do the results last?

This depends on the depth of the peel and the extent of your continuing sun exposure.  Dr Bong should be able to give you an estimate.

Is this a one-time treatment?

Environmental factors such as UV damage, dehydration and pollutants are a constant strain on your skin. Therefore, performing a procedure like this only once is like going to the gym only once. Medium-depth peels are a slightly heavier procedure and should be performed (depending on strength) a couple of times a year for optimal benefits.

How should I care for my skin after medium-depth peel?

Dr Bong will give you specific instructions but some general guidelines are as follows.

Wash nightly with a gentle cleanser like Dr Bong’s Age-Smart Silk Cleanser and remove any makeup very gently. Apply a thick, hydrating moisturiser like Dr Bong’s Age-Smart High Potency Serum and Night Moisturiser.

Ask Dr Bong when makeup can be applied. You will need to increase your use of a day and night moisturiser after the peel as your skin will be temporarily drier.  It is important that you avoid direct and intense sun exposure for 6 weeks.

How many medium-depth peels are needed to remove acne scars?

Medium-depth peels are beneficial for mild boxcar acne scarring, or mild rolling scars but not effective for ice pick scars. This peel will lead to a moderate improvement in acne scar, but for substantial improvement, more invasive procedures such as laser resurfacing or deep Phenol Peel are required.

In our experience, the most effective approach is a combination of medium-depth peels and advanced automated microneedling for substantial results.

It is important to remember that acne scarring is tough to treat and virtually impossible to completely remove; it can only be improved.

What can I expect from my consultation and will I have treatment the same day?

You are required to have a face-to-face consultation prior to having this treatment. In the consultation Dr Bong will examine the texture and quality of your skin. Dr Bong will then offer you a treatment plan and quote you a price. He will also discuss in detail the advantages and limitations of this treatment and the alternatives. After the consultation – and providing you decide to have the treatment – you will be offered another appointment.

How much does this treatment cost?

This treatment is unique to each individual, depending upon a variety of factors. The one-of-its-kind chemical formulation of this peel (TCA combined with phenol) and its patented Painless Technology means this peel is more potent, more effective and most importantly, comes with ZERO PAIN.

To get an exact costing, please schedule a consultation with Dr Bong for him to design a bespoke treatment approach and address any concerns that you have. The consultation is completely free of charge. Our prices are competitive and your treatments will be carried out by an international expert. We believe our patients deserve the utmost safety in our care and we are committed to offering reliable, safe and effective results.

We charge £400 per treatment.

What is your booking and cancellation policy?

When we book an appointment for you, we commit that time and our resources to your treatment. This means that, if anyone else wants to come at the same time, we will be unable to see them and will have to offer them an alternative time. If you do not then attend that appointment and either do not tell us in advance or give insufficient notice, we are unable to allocate the time to someone else; however, we still have overheads and staff salaries to pay during the unproductive time.

Deposits and your credit/debit card details

Unlike other clinics, we do not take any advance deposit or booking fee. The only exception is our Ultrasound Facial treatment where a nominal non-refundable deposit of £50 is required because an external skin therapist is being brought in specially to carry out the procedure for you. This deposit will be redeemed against your Ultrasound Facial treatment.

When booking your appointment, you will be asked to provide us your credit/debit card details. This is your confirmation of your commitment to attend your appointment. Please rest assured that no money will be taken from your card and your details will be securely stored but encrypted for your own privacy. We assure you that your details are fully protected and safe with us.

To cancel or reschedule your appointment

We make appointments with the expectation that you will attend at the agreed date & time to undergo your treatment; if you change your mind or work/other commitments prevent you from attending, we ask you to give us a minimum of 48 hours’ notice (excluding Sunday) so that we can reallocate your appointment slot to another customer.

Non-attendance (including late cancellation)

If you do not attend your appointment, or cancel later than the deadlines shown above, we reserve the right to make a charge as follows:

1. Ultrasound Facial: you will forfeit the £50 deposit

2. All other appointments (including consultation): £50 will be charged to your credit/debit card

Appointment reminders

Please note that, although we normally send text message reminders two days before appointments are due, the successful delivery of these relies on our text provider, your mobile network provider and your phone and cannot therefore be guaranteed.

Therefore, you should not rely on our text messages as the sole reminder of your appointment as we will not be responsible for any appointments missed as a result of non-delivery of the text message reminder, regardless of the reasons for its failure.

I would like more information. Shall I just call your reception and make an appointment?

Yes, absolutely. You will need a consultation with Dr Bong and this is completely free of charge. During the consultation, Dr Bong will discuss in further detail with you what the procedure will entail, design a bespoke treatment approach and address any concerns that you have.

After the consultation – and providing you decide to have the treatment – you will be offered another appointment.

Please call us on 0141-8949098 to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

I can honestly say that Dr Bong is a great person and so knowledgeable. He is warm and friendly. I have been to many doctors and nurses in the past but no one compares to the warmth and expertise of Dr Bong

Annie G, Ireland

Dr Bong’s medium-grade skin peel is simply amazing. My skin looks younger, firmer and brighter after only just one treatment. Most of my brown spots and pigmentations are gone. I fly from London to see Dr Bong because I trust him. I can’t wait for my second treatment!

Debbie H, London
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