Over the years, your skin can gradually appear dull and lifeless. This can be caused by dead skin cells that accumulate and clog up your skin. Chemical Peels aim to remove the dead skin cells from the skins surface to allow new healthy cells to grow back creating smoother looking skin.
Chemical peels are used to improve the following skin types;
- Acne – chemical peel acne treatments exfoliate the skin and allow dead skin cells and excess oils to be removed more effectively. This action unblocks hair follicles and pores and reduces the appearance of pimples, improving the overall skin texture in people with acne.
- Fine lines and wrinkles – Chemical Peels can reduce these, especially under the eye area and around the mouth in sun damaged or ageing skin.
- Rough skin texture – Chemical Peels can improve rough skin texture by increasing the amount of collagen in the upper layer of the skin.
- Lentigines (large freckles) which appear as dark spots on the skin, also called liver spots, or age spots – a course of Chemical Peels can lighten large freckles and improve the appearance of sun damaged skin.
- Melasma – is a dark skin discoloration which appears as patches commonly found on the cheeks, nose, lips, upper lip, and forehead and is common in women who are taking hormonal treatment. A course of Chemical Peels can lighten the appearance of dark discoloured skin caused by melasma.
- Hyperpigmentation – caused by excess skin pigment in the skin which can result in uneven skin tone. Chemical Peels can lighten and even out the skin tone.
During the peel your skin will be cleansed and toned and the chemical peel will be applied to your skin using a gentle brush, the peel will be left on the skin for between three and five minutes. The procedure is not painful. The total consultation and procedure time is 30 minutes.
During the early healing period after a chemical peel (before the skin has finished peeling), you will need to avoid sun exposure. After the skin stops peeling, you will need to wear sunscreen every day. Limit your time in the sun as much as possible. New skin is more likely to be damaged and change color from sunlight.