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Choosing between a chemical peel and IPL treatment for skin pigmentation issues

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When it comes to skin pigmentation issues, there are a number of different options and treatments that can be highly effective. Chemical peels and IPL treatment are two of the most popular options. These use different methods, but both achieve outstanding results. So what should you consider when choosing between a chemical peel and IPL treatment for skin pigmentation issues? And how can you be sure to achieve the right results for your skin?

Choosing a chemical peel for skin pigmentation issues 

Let’s start with chemical peels. These are highly effective for treating skin pigmentation issues and they work by exfoliating and removing the outer layers of facial skin. During this process a slightly acidic substance will be applied to the skin, causing the exfoliation and regeneration of skin cells, allowing new, more even skin cells to replace the old ones. This can create an even skin tone.

There are three different types of chemical peels available: superficial, medium, and deep peels. Each of these offer different levels of skin penetration, with a superficial peel usually being enough to treat skin pigmentation issues. 

One of the main advantages of chemical peels for treating skin pigmentation issues is that these are incredibly versatile. Chemical peels can be tailored to meet your individual needs and requirements, and can be customised to target specific skin concerns. 

Choosing IPL treatment for pigmentation issues 

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment is another popular option for pigmentation problems and this uses broad-spectrum light energy to target pigmented areas of the skin. Unlike chemical peels, which work by exfoliating the outer layer of skin, IPL penetrates into the deeper layers to break up pigmentation and stimulate collagen production. This leads to rejuvenated and healthy skin, with a more even skin tone over time.

One of the main benefits of choosing IPL treatment is that this can be used effectively to treat multiple skin concerns at the same time. So if you have an issue with hyperpigmentation, redness or fine lines, you can opt for IPL treatment to rejuvenate the skin and address all of these issues at once. 

In addition, IPL treatment has minimal downtime, which means that you can carry on with your daily routine after having treatment.

What are the considerations when choosing between a chemical peel and IPL treatment for skin pigmentation issues?

When deciding between a chemical peel and IPL treatment for skin pigmentation issues, there are a number of factors to consider. These include:

Speaking with a qualified professional- it is essential to consult with a qualified professional, like us here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, before making a decision. We can assess your skin type, concerns, and medical history, and recommend the most suitable treatment option for you and your skin. We can also provide information on the expected results, potential risks, and aftercare requirements associated with each procedure to help you make an informed decision.

Level of pigmentation issues- for mild pigmentation issues a mild chemical peel can easily provide outstanding results. However, for deeper pigmentation issues, a more powerful chemical peel would be necessary, and this can have a longer downtime and more risks. As a result, you might opt for IPL treatment instead.

For more information or advice, why not get in touch with Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic?

The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic is proud to provide professional aesthetics treatments for clients in Preston, Blackpool, Leyland, Chorley, Kirkham, Blackburn and the North West of England. Our key treatments and services include Anti Wrinkle Injections, Dermal Fillers, Laser Hair Removal, Acne Treatments, Injectable Polynucleotides, and much more.