Here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic in Preston, we are leading aesthetic practitioners, providing a range of aesthetic treatments and procedures including dermal fillers and laser hair removal treatments, as well as chemical peels. And this is our guide to everything you should know about using chemical peels to treat acne scars.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is an aesthetic treatment type that involves applying a controlled acidic substance to the face, for a short time, before removing this again. When this chemical substance is applied, the top layer of skin will be removed triggering a deep exfoliation process. This is much more effective than physical exfoliators such as topical scrubs, because the acid stimulates the body’s natural response to produce collagen. This leads to smoother, healthier skin.
There are a number of different chemical peel options available each with a different purpose, or designed to tackle a particular or specific complexion issue. As a result, you will need to take care to select the right chemical peel for your skin
Why should you choose a chemical peel to treat acne scars?
There are a number of advantages and benefits to choosing a chemical peel to treat acne scars. These include:
- Smoothing the skin texture – acne and acne scars often leave the surface of the skin with an uneven texture. This is caused by the scarring process itself, but also by the dead skin cells clogging pores. Chemical peels can transform the surface texture and tone of the skin by removing dead skin cells from the surface, and removing the top layer of skin completely. This removes any surface imperfections, and allows the new cells underneath to regenerate, completely smoothing out the skin.
- Lightening dark spots – acne scars often leave patches of dark colour as well as light scars. With a chemical peel, you can lighten these dark spots as any dead skin cells or dirt will be removed. In addition, a chemical peel also removes the top layer of skin, and this is often the only layer of the skin to darken, which means the new cells will be your natural tone.
- Unclogging pores to prevent future breakouts – many acne breakouts are made worse by clogged pores. A chemical peel can unclog the skin pores and remove all of the dead skin cells and dirt completely leaving your face fresh and healthy.
What are the advantages of a professional chemical peel?
There are a number of benefits to choosing a professional aesthetics team to implement your chemical peel. These include:
- Increased safety – using a chemical peel at home is something many people try out, but it doesn’t always end well. There are risks and dangers associated with using chemicals on the skin, and the duration that these should be in contact with skin tissue differs from manufacturer to type of chemical peel applied. Not to mention using too strong of a chemical peel can result in permanent damage if not applied correctly. A professional aesthetic practitioner on the other hand can ensure your safety every step of the way, and ensure great results.
- Good results – different chemical peels are used for different purposes and using the wrong one can not only be dangerous, but also simply wont lead to the right results. When you trust a professional, you can be sure that the right chemical peel for your complexion, skin type and desired results will be used so that you are fully happy with the result.
For more information or advice about which chemical peel you should choose, get in touch with the professionals today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.