Chemical skin peels help to restore the skin and reduce some of the visible signs of ageing.
Chemical peels are a popular skincare treatment, and for good reason. The treatment can be customised to suit a range of skin types, and can be helpful in addressing many skin concerns, including wrinkles, uneven skin texture, acne and hyperpigmentation. The type of treatment that you choose will depend on a number of factors, including the particular issue you would like to resolve, as well as what kind of skin you have. Read on to find out exactly how chemical peels could benefit the overall condition of your skin, and how to choose one that is most suitable for you.
What types of chemical peels are available?
If you decide to go ahead with a chemical peel treatment, your practitioner will work with you to determine which type is best suited to your skin type and the concerns you would like addressed. Chemical skin peels are available in light, medium and deep strengths. Light or superficial peels are formulated to gently exfoliate the skin and remove the epidermis, which is the top layer of skin — these are often used to treat fine wrinkles, dry skin, acne and uneven skin tone.
Medium strength chemical peels, on the other hand, are stronger than a light peel and can remove both the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. They are often recommended in the case of acne scars, uneven skin and wrinkles.
Deep chemical peels are formulated to remove the epidermis, as well as the upper and middle layers of the dermis. The chemicals used in this type of peel are typically much stronger and can effectively resolve deep scars and wrinkles, as well as precancerous skin patches.
What are the benefits of chemical peels?
Chemical peels are a popular skincare option because of their ability to resolve so many different skin issues. They are often recommended for those who struggle with acne because both light and medium peels can help to reduce oil production and inflammation and even destroy certain bacteria. Acne scars can also often be reduced with a chemical peel because the treatment removes the top layer of skin along with the excess collagen that contributes to scarring.
Chemical peels are also a common solution for those who have noticed some of the visible signs of ageing. The treatment can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as age and liver spots. Chemical peels are also helpful in improving the condition of dry and/or rough skin.
Other issues that can be dealt with the help of chemical peels include rosacea, an inflammatory skin condition; hyperpigmentation; and a generally dull complexion.
Who is suited to a chemical peel?
Although chemical peels have a number of benefits, it is important that you consult with your practitioner to confirm that you are a suitable candidate for treatment. Most people who have generally healthy skin but are struggling with mild scars, wrinkles or another cosmetic skin issue, are suited to the treatment.
If you have particularly deep scars or wrinkles, however, the treatment might not be right for you. It is also important to let your practitioner know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; are immune compromised; or have been through surgery recently — all of these factors may affect your ability to go ahead with a chemical peel treatment.
How can we help?
At Cranford House Plastic Surgery, all of our chemical peels are performed by fully trained and qualified staff. Treatments typically take around 30 minutes to complete. We generally recommend that our patients begin with a light peel and then work up to a higher strength over the course of three to six treatments. When you come in for a consultation, a treatment plan will be tailor-made for you based on your unique needs.
To find out more about the chemical peels that are available at Cranford House Plastic Surgery, please have a look here.
If you would like to arrange a consultation to see us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch here or give us a call on 08 7070 0596.