We all dream of healthy, more youthful-looking skin. But, is it really possible to improve tone and texture without damaging our skin?
Thanks to modern advancements in the field of skincare, there are now some ultra-mild and highly effective treatments available. If you’re looking for a safe means of targeting an issue like pigmentation, sun damage or acne, it’s worth considering a chemical peel. Customisable and suitable for all skin types, this treatment helps to restore luminosity without causing pain and discomfort.
Here’s what you need to know about the process…
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is essentially a chemical solution that is applied to the skin, causing it to blister and peel off. The treatment is effective in helping to restore the skin’s radiance. Chemical peels are typically prescribed in four to six separate phases of treatment. Each session usually takes around thirty minutes, and the sessions are usually spread around a month apart. The appearance of the skin gradually improves with each session.
Are they right for my skin type?
One of the key advantages of a chemical peel treatment is that it can be customised for your unique skin type. This means that anyone can benefit from the procedure. Before beginning the process, we will evaluate your skin and tailor the treatment based on your specific needs. Because the products that we use have been developed and tested by dermatologists and other medical professionals, they are completely safe and effective, no matter your skin type.
There are a number of solutions that are used during a chemical peel treatment. These include lactic acid, salicylic acid, and pyruvic acid. These ingredients work with your skin’s natural composition to restore a healthier, clearer tone. The strengths of these solutions will be adjusted according to your skin’s reaction to the treatment.
Which ingredient is good for me?
The solution that is best suited for your skin will depend on a number of factors, including your expectations and desired result. We’ll guide you through the process and advise you on the best solution for your needs. These are some of the options:
- Best for a youthful appearance
Lactic acid is used in a chemical peel treatment for its ability to recalibrate the skin’s pH level. This ingredient also works by refining pores and resurfacing the skin, stimulating a fresh, youthful skin texture.
- Best for a deep clean
Salicylic acid is often recommended for patients who would like to give their skin a deep clean. The ingredient helps to purify the pores and treat oily skin. The solution enters the skin follicles, exfoliating dead cells and unblocking pores. This helps to reduce the occurrence of breakouts and oily skin.
- Best for sensitive and sun-damaged skin
Pyruvic acid is highly effective in rejuvenating sensitive and sun-damaged skin, as well as restoring strength. The ingredient works through enzyme reactivation, which reinforces the skin and reduces sensitivity and irritation. The solution also provides the skin with cellular energy, restoring firmness and natural lustre.
If you are interested in a chemical peel treatment and would like more information or to book a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of surgeons and aesthetic nurses are available to assess any concerns you might have. And they can inform you of all the available options for your needs so you can enhance your natural features and obtain a more youthful look.
Do you want to achieve smoother, more radiant skin, but you’re not sure what treatment is best for your skin? Take our skin quiz here and get recommendations on how to achieve your healthiest skin yet!