How does a Chemical Peel work?
A chemical peel is a skin treatment wherein a chemical solution is applied by a skincare specialist to the skin causing it to blister and peel, exposing a new layer and improving appearance.
They come in a range of strengths, from deeper phenol-based peels to more superficial peels like glycolic acid – your dermatologist will recommend the correct strength, and interval for your skin type.
What can a Chemical Peel treat ?
Chemical peels can reduce the appearance of skin conditions like:
- acne scars
- age spots
- aging skin
- crow’s feet
- rough or uneven skin texture
- sun-damaged skin
What is a Chemical Peel session like?
Your experience will vary depending on the strength of the peel, for light and medium peels you may receive a local anesthetic. For very deep chemical peels, you may require general anesthesia.
After your skin has been numbed, a chemical peel solution is applied to your face and is left to take effect. The amount of time left on your skin will depend on the specific type of peel, from a few seconds up to an hour, as determined by your dermatologist.
Some peels will be neutralized with water, and then a protective mask or layer of petroleum jelly is placed on your treated skin.
What results can be expected from a Chemical Peel ?
Chemical peels will vary in result, depending on the area, skin type, the type of peel and what kind of result you are expecting. It is strongly recommended that you consult a qualified dermatologist, to get the best results.