Because many skin problems are caused by a build-up of dead cells, peels can be highly effective treatments for unclogging pores and rejuvenating the appearance of skin on the face and other areas.
Skin peels can treat a variety of conditions, including acne, sun damage and hyper pigmentation. They are also effective to reduce the visible signs of ageing.
Types of peels
There are various skin peel treatments available to improve the health and appearance of skin. A course of treatments is generally recommended to achieve more lasting results from peels.
The Obagi Blue Skin Peel can be used to treat acne scars, blemishes, sun damage, uneven pigmentation and wrinkles. This chemical peel is mixed with a blue base, which allows surgeons to regulate its depth.
Agera skin peels work deep within the skin to renew cells and stimulate the body's production of collagen and elastin.
Medical microdermabrasion is an alternative to peels, and makes use of exfoliating crystals to provide a non-chemical treatment for acne, age spots, sun damage, wrinkles and oily or dry skin.
After care following peel treatments
Patients who undergo peel treatments need to take extra precautions with their skin for around three months following the procedure, though recovery time can vary depending on the strength of acids and chemical compounds used.
It is recommended that patients apply moisturiser frequently, and essential that patients protect themselves from UV rays with sun cream.