What is a Chemical skin peel?
A safe procedure that gently polishes or resurfaces the skin, removing the damaged top layers. It stimulates new cell growth and collagen production to effectively reveal younger looking skin. A chemical peel reduces signs of sun damage, dull and uneven skin tone, scars, pigmentation, acne and enlarged pores, improves skin texture & condition. There is a range of skin peels available designed to treat specific skin conditions and types.
If you wish to replenish your skin and achieve a more youthful appearance then a chemical skin peel may be the perfect treatment for you.
Summary of Your Treatment
Back to Work: Immediately
Recovery time: Immediately
How many treatments? Course of approx. 6-8 peels is recommended for optimum results
Results: Will see results after first peel, best results after full course of peels
Risks & Complications: Possible infection, soreness, scarring, skin irritation and/or skin sensitivity
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What is a chemical peel used for?
The glycolic skin peel can be used to exfoliate and replenish the skin, treat lines and wrinkles and also treat acne, acne scars, pigmentation and sun damaged skin.
What areas can a chemical skin peel treat?
Most clients use a chemical skin peel to improve the appearance of their facial skin, but we can also administer peels to other parts of your body including the neck, chest, back and hands.
What happens during a chemical skin peel treatment?
The procedure involves applying a solution to the area being treated. This solution exfoliates the skin and speeds up its natural cell renewal. You will effectively be left with a new layer of skin, one which looks fresher, rejuvenated and more youthful in appearance.
Is the chemical skin peel procedure painful?
No, the chemical skin peel is not painful. Although, you may experience a hot, itchy sensation once the solution is on your skin. This is completely normal and should subside quickly.
Will my skin actually peel off?
For deeper peels you may experience some peeling of the skin. This is a normal reaction. The skin peeling will normally take place 24 hours after having the peel and it usually lasts for 2-3 days. This happens in order to remove dead skin cells and reveal a new, fresh layer of skin.