Advanced Chemical Peels
Hows does it Work?
Chemical peels are typically in the form of a gel or water-like liquid. They are applied to the face like a light paint over the skin, and the peel is active until neutralised with water. Strong, deep acid peels need to be neutralised at the correct point to deliver the desired effect without ‘overshooting’ and creating excessive tissue damage.
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What ingredients are used?
Common examples of ingredients used in a chemical peel include lactic acid, glycolic acid, vitamin A and other natural and synthetic alpha hydroxy fruit acids.
Most skin types can undergo a chemical peel, but different ingredients and concentrations will be used depending on how fair or dark your skin is, and the result you are chasing.
Do the strengths of the Chemical Peels vary?
Chemical peels can be superficial, medium and deep. What level you get will depend on what you’re trying to treat.
Superficial and medium chemical peels can treat photodamage, fine lines, pigmentation, acne changes such as black heads. Deep chemical peels can help with dermal pigmentation and scarring.
What is the downtime & recovery?
Recovery time varies depending on the depth of the peel. Superficial peels cause transient erythema [skin redness] and little more. Deep peels cause skin peeling, flaking, erythema and some oedema [fluid retention]. Things settle over seven to 10 days and then there is a slow resolution of the skin from red to pink and then back to the normal baseline state, provided careful aftercare is adhered to.
are there any Risks & Side Effects?
Potential side effects of chemical peels include discomfort, inflammation, blistering, peeling, redness, acne, pigmentation, scarring, infection (including HSV cold sores), if you are prone.
Do Chemical Peels Hurt?
The deeper the peel, the more pain you may experience. The superficial peels are quite well tolerated, you might feel some itching and burning.