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Chemical Peel

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. There are three basic types of chemical peels, superficial, medium and deep, related to how deep they penetrate into the skin.

Chemical peels have several benefits, including increased collagen production and reduction in pore size, excess surface oil and visible signs of aging. Chemical peels are an effective treatment for hyperpigmentation (dark spots) and acne.

Chemical peels are brief procedures that require very little recovery time, although multiple treatments are usually necessary to achieve the best results. Many chemical peels use a combination of different acids tailored to treat the patient’s condition.
Chemical peels are divided into three types, but many of the deeper peels are now not used much due to the downtime and have been superceded by lasers such as Erbium and CO2 lasers.

Why consider a chemical peel?

  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Used correctly, they can yield great results for relatively little investment
  • Suitable for most skin types
  • Combinations of acids can be used personalised to your skin concerns

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