Chemical Skin Peels Treatment

Chemical peels are a type of special treatment that involves the application of an acidic solution to the skin in order to exfoliate the outer layers of the skin and induce the natural healing pathways. The regenerated skin is smoother and healthier.

Chemical peels are the third most common non-invasive cosmetic procedure after Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers. Chemical peels are a type of special treatment that involves the application of an acidic solution to the skin in order to exfoliate the outer layers of the skin and induce the natural healing pathways. The regenerated skin is smoother and healthier.

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Chemical peels are the third most common non-invasive cosmetic procedure after Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers. Chemical peels are a type of special treatment that involves the application of an acidic solution to the skin in order to exfoliate the outer layers of the skin and induce the natural healing pathways. The regenerated skin is smoother and healthier.

Chemical peels can treat a wide range of skin concerns;

- Dull, ageing skin

- Sun damage

- Acne and oily skin

- Acne Scars

- Melasma and pigmentation

- Fine lines and wrinkles

- Sun/age spots and freckles

- Uneven skin, enlarged pores and blackheads

Chemical Peel Contraindications

If any of the following apply to you make sure to discuss with me during your consultation;

- Active cold sores

- History of Keloid scarring

- History of radiation therapy or have undergone chemotherapy in the last 6 months prior to the treatment

- Pregnant or breastfeeding

- If you have active acne and pustules

- Taking oral retinoids (Roaccutane) you must wait at least 12 months from taking this medication to have a peel

Aftercare

- Do not use products containing AHAs for a minimum of 24 hours

- Avoid direct sunlight for 48 hours and use SPF 35+ when outside

- Avoid excessive exercise for 24 hours

- No heat treatments for 24 hours

- Avoid make up for 24 hours

- No swimming for 48 hours

- Keep the skin moisturised and hydrated with specialised products 

- If / when skin begins to peel (this will vary depending on the strength of the peel) do not peel or pick the skin as this could lead to scarring and pigmentation

- For best results a course of 3 to 6 peels are recommended