Chemical peels are a versatile aesthetic treatment option that can be used for a number of different purposes. These are often associated with the exfoliation and rejuvenation of the facial skin, but chemical peels can be used to treat a number of different skin issues, very effectively.
So, what can chemical peels be used to treat?
Chemical peels are one of the most popular aesthetic treatment options and part of the reason for this is that they can be used effectively to treat a wide range of skin issues and complaints. These include:
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improving oily or dry skin
- Improving skin texture
- Reducing acne and acne scarring
Chemical peels to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Chemical peels can be very effective for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles across the face, especially the forehead and around the eyes. This is because chemical peels can remove the top layer of skin, which is where fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear. By removing these, the new skin cells underneath will emerge allowing your skin to appear smoother and look fresher.
Chemical peels to improve oily or dry skin
Facial skin that is oily or dry can be caused by a range of factors and can be problematic. But a chemical peel presents a simple solution for each of these opposing problems. A chemical peel can help rejuvenate and refresh your facial skin by providing the hydration and nourishment that is necessary for healthy skin, while removing the dead skin cells and outer layer of skin, for a deep exfoliation.
Chemical peels to improve skin texture
An uneven skin texture can make the application of make up more difficult, and have a negative impact on self confidence and self esteem. But a chemical peel can reset the texture of your skin with ease, by removing the skin cells from the outer surface and allowing new, healthy and even skin cells to replace these.
Different types of chemical peel
Different skin complaints can require different types of chemical peel to treat effectively. The three types of chemical peel are:
- Superficial chemical peel: This is a chemical peel that targets the outer layer of the skin and is most effective for fine lines and wrinkles, rough skin and blemishes. This is a treatment that doesn’t require any downtime or recovery time.
- Medium chemical peel: a medium chemical peel penetrates the upper and middle layers of skin. This is used for more pronounced blemishes, skin discolouration and sun damage.
- Deep chemical peel: a deep chemical peel is very effective for treating scarring at a deeper level. The procedure is usually carried out under sedation and has a longer recovery time than the other two types of peels.
For more information or advice about the type of chemical peel that would be best for you, get in touch with the team today here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic. We are Presotn’s leading aesthetic practitioners.