Chemical Skin Peel
Prices from £40
Duration: 1 hour
Comfort: Mild to moderate during treatment.
Recovery time: 5-10 days.
Average length of results: Patient/treatment specific
Skin peels are one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures performed to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. Over time, factors such as sun damage, heredity, diet, and repetitive muscle movement contribute to the formation of lines and wrinkles in the face.
Additionally, the development of pigmentation irregularities or acne scars can cause skin to lose its smooth, youthful appearance. Often performed on the face, neck, and hands, various types of chemical peels can reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, scars, and uneven pigmentation.
What is a chemical peel?
The Chemical Skin Peel is a treatment that is done in a professional environment by a specialist. The skin care expert assesses the patient’s complexion and then decides on the strength of the procedure. The primary ingredient in this treatment can vary and contain different forms of acid, which is also known as sacilic, glycolic and lactic. The Practioner also performs more specialist treatments such as Obaji Blue Peels. There is no sedation required for this type of cosmetic procedure. Most patients experience a slight burning that occurs during or after the peel but this can be neutralised at any point to ease any discomfort (this procedure usually takes one hour). The skin can commonly take up to ten days to fully heal or recuperate. The Chemical Skin Peel can be used in conjunction with a number of skin care systems to enhance and gain the maximum effects of the peel and to sustain healthier, younger-looking skin.
What to expect?
The Chemical Skin Peel procedure takes less than an hour and does not typically require sedation. Your skin professional will apply the Peel typically to your face and neck. A mild burning sensation will occur that generally lasts only a few minutes and can be neutralised at any point. The Practioner may use an electric fan to minimize this sensation. Your skin will begin to peel within 2 to 3 days and should be healed in an average of 7 to 10 days. This peeling should not disrupt your regular lifestyle.
Who should consider a Chemical Skin Peel?
Anyone who wants to look better and reverse the appearance of the aging process. Those who have blemish-prone skin, wrinkles, pigmentation problems, sun damage, or general poor skin quality will benefit the most.
Can the Chemical Skin Peel procedure be used to treat other parts of the body?
Yes. The Chemical Skin PEEL can be performed on the neck, chest, hands, back, arms and legs using the same technique as for the face. Discuss the benefits and process with your physician.