A chemical peel is a chemical solution applied to smoothen skin by removing the damaged out skin layers. Chemical peels are primarily used to treat the face but can also be applied to the hand and neck areas. Chemical peels are a safe, effective and trusted way to improve the appearance of the skin.
Who would benefit from a Chemical Peel?
Skin exposure , Acne and general ageing can leave the skin with an altered appearance, rough, uneven and tired looking. Chemical peels are very effective for treating fine lines and wrinkles, Acne and acne scars. Irregular skin pigmentation, rough skin and sun damage. There are different forms of chemical peels, classed as light , medium and heavy. At Visage Clinic, each patient undergoes a full detailed consultation in order to find the most suitable chemical peel.
What are the steps involved in a Chemical Peel?
The first step is a detailed consultation. At this point, the skin is assessed and a personalized, tailored,bespoke treatment plan is designed around your needs. The first step is cleansing of the face.Secondly, the addition of the chemical peel solution , which is made up of Phenol, Trichloroacetic Acid and Alphahydroxy Acids. Each formula is adjusted to meet the specific patient needs. The Chemical Peel is then washed off and neutralized .
What results can I see from a Chemical Peel?
With Chemical Peels the outer layer of skin is removed ( epidermis) . The exfoliation results in brighter, vibrant and invigorated skin. The results of the peel are dependent on the specific type of peel that is used and the indications , for example Acne, fine lines and wrinkles.
Is there any down time with Chemical Peels?
Mild to moderate redness can be experienced with light chemical peels. It is not uncommon to have some flaking of the skin. The treatment is virtually painless and is well tolerated by patients. Any redness subsides within a 12 -24 hours period. For heavier chemical peels the recovery time can be a little longer and the skin should not be exposed to sun for a few weeks.