Chemical peels are becoming ever more popular as a significantly effective method of reducing the signs of ageing, and even reversing these. Along with anti-wrinkle injections or Botox, and dermal fillers, chemical peels are one of the most popular anti-ageing treatment options. But what is a chemical peel? And how can you reverse the signs of ageing with a chemical peel? Well, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic in Preston, we are leading skin and ageing experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to the relationship between chemical peels and the signs of ageing.
What are the common signs of ageing?
What do you need to look out for, when you think about the signs of ageing? Well, there are several signs of ageing that will show on the facial skin, including:
Age spots– As part of the ageing process, the pigment cells in your skin will multiply more quickly. These cells may then cluster together to form age spots. These appear in places that are most exposed to sunlight, including the face.
Fine lines and wrinkles– Lines and wrinkles are one of the most widely recognised signs of ageing. These occur as the skin loses elasticity and can no longer revert back to its original position, after being pulled into place to form an expression, like smiling or frowning. This leaves narrow lines on the skin.
Sagging skin– as we age, our skin naturally loses elasticity. This means that it can become saggy. Particularly under the eyes, on the cheeks and the jaw.
Dull skin tone– natural ageing means that your skin will become duller. This is because of the old and dead skin cells on the surface of the face. In fact, skin renewal actually decreases by about 7% every 10 years. This results in fewer new skin cells to combat dull skin.
Dry skin- another common sign of ageing is dry skin. Your skin doesn’t produce as much natural moisture as you get older. This can cause the top layers of your skin dry out.
A chemical peel can help to reduce all of these signs, and can even help to reverse the ageing process. So how does this work? Well, most of the signs of ageing are found in the outer-layers of skin. A chemical peel will remove these outer layers, by applying a specific, naturally occurring acidic formula to the face. As a result, the top layer of skin will be removed, stimulating new growth and rejuvenation. As a result, you can expect:
- fine lines and wrinkles to be much less noticeable
- skin to be hydrated by the exfoliation process
- new skin and pores that are tighter, helping to improve elasticity
- improved skin tone as your new skin cells will be more radiant
- age spots will be removed completely, as these are only found in the outer layers of skin
For more information about professional, high quality chemical peels in Preston, get in touch with the team today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.