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Chemical Peel Treatment in London
The chemical peel is a popular treatment for skin rejuvenation due to its ability to remove the top layer of skin and reveal the new, healthy skin underneath. A chemical solution is applied to the skin, which removes dead skin cells and replaces old, uneven and sun-damaged skin with a glowing and radiant collagen-rich layer. This treatment is especially helpful for those with acne scarring, dilated pores, greasy and acne-prone skin, severe sun damage and dark spots, and uneven skin tone. Chemical peels also reduce age-related skin changes such as fine lines and wrinkles to improve skin texture for a more youthful look. If you are experiencing any of the above skin conditions, get in touch with our clinic to see if a chemical peel treatment is right for you.
Types of Chemical Peels
There are three types of chemical peels depending on how deep they exfoliate the skin — superficial alpha-hydroxy or fruit acid peels are light peels you can even do at home, medium-strength peels that penetrate middle layers of skin, all the way up to deep peels, which require anaesthetic and must be performed by a licensed aesthetician or doctor. The deeper the peel, the more downtime will be involved, but it also means the possibility of fewer treatments to get the results you desire.
Superficial Chemical Peels (i.e. Alpha-Hydroxy Acid Peels)
A superficial or light peel is the mildest of the three types of chemical peels and is sufficient to improve minor skin blemishes, pore size, oiliness and acne. This peel can be used on a more regular basis to keep mild skin issues at bay. The results are more subtle but will improve significantly over time, especially when coupled with good skincare and a healthy lifestyle.
- AHA comes in various strengths ranging from 20 to 70%
- Brands: Filorga®, Neostrata®, Agera®, Obagi® Radiance Peels
- Exfoliate & remove the top superficial layer of the skin
- Improve pore size, blemishes, acne
- A course of 4 to 6 treatments for best results, 1-2 weeks apart
- From no downtime to mild redness and flaking for 2 to 3 days.
Medium Chemical Peels (i.e. Trichloroacetic Acid Peels)
A medium or intermediate chemical peel can drastically improve fine lines, deep wrinkles and sunspots by removing not only the top layer of skin but also some of the middle layer of skin. You may benefit from multiple treatments to get your desired results.
- TCA comes in concentrations ranging from 20 to 70%
- Brands: SkinTech®, Obagi® Blue Peels
- Penetrate to a deeper layer of the skin
- Increase cell growth leading to healthier skin layers
- Stimulate collagen production
- For dramatically rejuvenated appearance
- Improve fine lines, deep creases, pigmentation disorders
- Improve pore size, blemishes, acne
- A course of 3 to 5 treatments for best results, 1-2 weeks apart
- Expect redness, flaking and peeling for 7 to 10 days.
Deep Chemical Peels (i.e. Phenol Acid Peels)
This is the most intense chemical peel that requires anaesthesia and a longer recovery time. We do not offer this peel at our clinic but can refer you if we feel this is the best peel for your needs.
What Are the Side Effects of Chemical Peels?
During the treatment, you will feel a stinging or burning sensation while the chemical peel does its work to eliminate dead skin cells. This is totally normal. After-effects of chemical peels will vary based on your skin and the type of peel you receive. Since the procedure removes layers of the skin you will experience peeling, some redness and possible irritation. In rare cases, you may experience scarring or changes in skin colour. Each type of chemical peel requires aftercare and recovery time, so do not schedule any important events following your treatment. The superficial peels have the least side effects and the fastest recovery time. The medium peels could take seven to fourteen days of recovery. It’s important to avoid sun exposure and follow the doctor’s recommendations to reduce risks and side effects.