How a Chemical Skin Peel can improve your skin

How a Chemical Skin Peel can improve your skin

22 March 2016

How a Chemical Skin Peel can improve your skin

Have you ever tried a Chemical Skin Peel? While it may sound intimidating, this treatment comes with a whole host of skin benefits to enjoy. Read on to find out more.

  • What does a Chemical Skin Peel do?

Peels are designed to stimulate cell turnover, rejuvenating and refreshing the appearance of your skin, making it look visibly younger and healthier.

  • What’s in a Skin Peel?

Skin peels are made from acid, with malic acid and salicylic acid the most common, depending on what you are trying to target. Malic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which stimulates cell turnover and improves hydration. As it is water soluble, it is good for those with dry skin.

Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy peel (BHA) which contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties to give you a clearer complexion. This acid is ideal for those with oily skin.

  • Are there different grades of Skin Peel?

Yes, some Skin Peels are superficial and treat problems on the surface of your skin, while some target the skin at a much deeper level, such as Chemical Skin Peels. Following treatment, you’ll experience peeling and will need to ensure you follow a strict regime for up to three days until your skin is no longer sensitive. During this time, you’ll need to cleanse thoroughly and use a barrier-repairing product.

  • Which skin problems can be treated with a Chemical Skin Peel?

Many patients who undergo a Chemical Skin Peel find it helpful for reducing the appearance of Acne, Acne scarring as well as dull complexions and fine lines and wrinkles. Before you are treated, your skin will be assessed for sensitivity to ensure you are given the optimum Skin Peel for your needs.

Chemical Skin Peels are great for reducing the appearance of ageing. Have you had one? Post your photos on our Facebook and share your results?


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