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.