Chemical Peel Myth Busting With Canterbury Skin And Laser Clinic
Chemical peels have long been a staple of the cosmetic industry and the go-to treatment for patients looking to rejuvenate the look of tired, dull skin. However, chemical peel treatment is also plagued by myths that can deter patients from undergoing the treatment. To clear up these misunderstandings once and for all, the experts at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic have busted some common myths surrounding chemical peel treatment.
Myth: The skin has to visibly peel for it to be effective.
Truth: Never judge a peel by the level of actual peeling it produces. The amount your skin that actually peels away depends on factors like your skin condition and the strength of the formula, but even if there is no visible peeling there will still be visible improvement to the condition of the skin post-treatment.
Myth: Chemical peels are harmful to your skin.
Truth: Many peels are plant and fruit derived and as a result are very safe. However, there are a range of stronger peels available that are used to treat various specific skin disorders. The potential of harm to the skin varies between the strength of the peel. Speak to your practitioner during your consultation if this is something you are concerned about.
Myth: Peels cause burning and redness.
Truth: The level of redness that is caused by chemical peels varies between strengths. When undergoing cosmetic strength chemical peels there is some level of redness following treatment. The extent of inflammation will also depend on the strength of peel you opt for.
Many at-home peel treatments are quite mild and therefore do not have the same tendency to cause redness. However, it is important to carry out a patch test before using the treatment to avoid an allergic reaction. This is rare to encounter, but should still be considered.
Myth: All peels are the same.
Truth: The active ingredient within chemical peels can differ vastly. There are specific peels for different skin types and conditions. For example, salicylic acid-based peels are recommended for acne-prone skin.
Myth: Peels are only for the face.
Truth: Peels are primarily used to rejuvenate the look of facial skin, but can be used on most parts of the body. For example, chemical peels can be used to lighten the look of dark knees and underarms, as well as to correction pigmentation problems and acne scarring.
To explain in more detail the factors that you need to be aware of when considering chemical peel treatment,Dr. Alice Hudson-Peacock of Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic game us her top tips for anyone considering chemical peel treatment. She said:
“If you are considering a chemical peel treatment, the first thing you should do is establish what level of peel you require. When undergoing cosmetic chemical peels there are three strengths, which combat varying levels of skin damage and ageing. These strengths are superficial, medium and deep. Recognizing the specific issues within your skin you wish to improve is the best way to establish what level of peel is right for you.”
“In addition to this, patients need to be aware of the risks involved with chemical peel treatment. Factors such as infection, allergic reactions and scarring are all risk factors that patients should be fully aware of before making the decision to undergo treatment.”
“Patients also need to be aware of the lifestyle changes that may be needed following a professional chemical peel. The skin can be extremely sensitive following treatment and may require the patient to avoid direct sunlight during and after the healing process. This will alway be temporary though.”
If you are considering a chemical peel, Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic is a great provider of the treatment. The clinic has a team of dermatologists and cosmetic doctors that all have a background in dermatology, making it the perfect place to undergo chemical peel treatment. The clinic’s services are also available in a number of locations including Ashford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Margate, Ramsgate, Hythe, Whitstable, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Sheppy and Maidstone.
If you would like more information on chemical peel treatment, book your consultation with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic today by calling 01227 472288 or emailing email@example.com.