A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure that involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin, which causes controlled exfoliation and peeling of the outer layers. This process helps remove dead skin cells, stimulate cell turnover, and promote the growth of new, healthier skin.
What conditions does a chemical peel treat?
Chemical peels can be performed on the face, neck, or hands, and they are commonly used to improve the appearance of:
- Fine lines and wrinkles: Chemical peels can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen production and smoothing the skin’s texture.
- Uneven skin tone and texture: Peels can improve skin tone by reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, sunspots, and age spots. They can also address uneven skin texture, including roughness or acne scars.
- Acne and acne scars: Chemical peels can be effective in treating acne and reducing the appearance of acne scars by exfoliating the skin and unclogging pores.
- Skin discoloration: Peels can help even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of melasma, freckles, or other types of skin discoloration.
What is the procedure of chemical peel?
During a chemical peel, the chosen chemical solution is applied to the skin and left on for a specific duration. The type and strength of the peel will depend on the individual’s skin concerns and the desired outcome. Common types of chemical peels include alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) peels, beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) peels, and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels.
After the peel, the treated area may experience redness, peeling, and temporary sensitivity. The recovery period can vary depending on the depth of the peel, with mild peels requiring little to no downtime, while deeper peels may involve more significant peeling and a longer recovery time.
Book a consultation with us and we will assess your skin condition, recommend the most suitable peel, and provide guidance on pre- and post-peel care to ensure optimal outcomes and minimize any potential risks or complications.
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