Chemical Peels
 
A chemical peel is a procedure in which a solution is applied to the skin to remove dead cells. Resulting in smoother, tighter and brighter looking skin. They can help with sun damage, mild acne scars, age spots and irregular skin tone. 
 
Peels are most commonly used on the face but can also be used on the hands, back or legs. 
 
Skin peels are generally very safe, and easy to preform. The skin is cleansed to allow the peel to be absorbed. The peel is then applied and left before being removed, during treatment the skin may feel warm and tingle, there may be a little redness following treatment or some discolouration. Which settles within a few hours, the skin may be red and dry for a few days.
 
Treatment is not recommended if:
 
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You are currently taking Roaccutane, or have in the past 12 months
  • You have a tendency to form keloid scars
  • Recent cosmetic treatment, including laser, microdermabrasion, waxing, hair removal (in last 2 days)
  • You are undergoing cancer treatments
  • You have sunburn, broken skin, inflamed skin, skin allergies, recent surgery, cold sores or infection.
 
You will often see a result following your first peel, however a course of  4-6 peels (every 2 weeks) will achieve the best results. It is essential to use a high protection (SPF30) sunscreen for a week following treatment to help avoid pigment changes.
 
It is recommended that three to four weeks before a peel you stop using exfoliating sponges and 1 week prior to the peel an AHA or BHA daily exfolialor is used to help prepare the skin. Also alerting to any possible reaction. This should also be used daily, following the peel to enhance results, along with toner, appropriate treatment serum, appropriate moisturiser and SPF 30.
 
A patch test is required prior to treatment. 

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