A chemical peel is a fantastic facial treatment option to solve a range of skin problems. From the signs of ageing, including fine lines and wrinkles, to acne scarring, or UV skin damage, a chemical peel can be the perfect option. And it is also incredibly beneficial for repairing uneven skin tones. So if you’re struggling with patches, or discolouration, a chemical peel can be the perfect solution. Here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading facial treatment experts. We offer a range of services including anti-wrinkle injections (or Botox), dermal fillers, and of course, chemical peels. As a result, we have produced this guide to why you should choose a chemical peel to tackle uneven skin tones.
What are the main causes of even skin tones?
Uneven skin tones are caused by patches of skin becoming darker than others. This is because of an overproduction of melanin, resulting from a range of sources, including:
- Exposure to UV rays – over-exposure to the sun causes a range of patches to appear, as the melanin in the skin increases, to protect the skin from sun damage. This can make your skin tone appear uneven.
- Pollution – pollution particles from areas of high traffic can permeate the skins outer layer, causes dark patches to appear.
- Hormones – Melasma is hormone-related hyper-pigmentation. This is caused by increased hormone stimulation, either from pregnancy, contraceptives, or as a reaction to certain cosmetics and make up.
- Post-Inflammatory Hyper pigmentation -scars from skin injuries, or even acne scars can lead to a discolouration of the skin in effected areas.
If you have an uneven skin tone, a chemical peel could be the perfect way to treat this. This is because:
- Chemical peels work by exfoliating the skin – exfoliation removes the outer layer of your skin, which in turn triggers new skin cells to grow. This results in younger looking, radiant skin. For people with an uneven skin tone, it is often only the outer layers that are effected. So when these are removed, your new skin cells will replace them. For skin tone changes that run deeper, like post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, the chemical peel will reduce the appearance of the uneven skin tone, but might not fully remove the problem.
- Chemical peels will also help uneven skin texture – skin tone and skin texture often go hand in hand. And patches of dry skin are often accompanied by patches of discolouration. This is because sun damage and pollution often cause changes to the skins texture, as well as tone. Choosing a chemical peel will allow you to tackle both issues, and leave your skin hydrated, nourished and radiant.
- There are different chemical peel options – chemical peels can target different layers of the skin, depending on where the damage is. Most chemical peels will tackle the surface layer, but some will also target the middle layer, offering a deeper exfoliation for improved results. You can choose the option that best suits your requirements.
For more information or to book, get in touch with the professionals today, here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.