Spring is a time for cleaning out the old and letting in the new, and this can also apply to your skin. After months of cold and harsh weather many of us find that our skin can look a little worse for wear. Damaged skin and dryness are common things we associate with our skin after a tough winter, especially as we get older. If you feel it’s time to rejuvenate your skin in time for the spring and summer months then chemical peel treatment might hold the solution. We offer this and many other non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, serving Dover, Ashford, Kent and more.
A celebrity favourite, chemical peel treatment has long been a staple of the cosmetic world and can be your skin’s best friend when tackling dulling skin or uneven pigmentation. In fact it can even help rejuvenate skin that’s sporting the classic age spot we find ourselves with as we age. Chemical peel treatment involves applying a thin layer of a cocktail of chemicals (including a specific acid) to the face to effectively remove the top layers of dulling skin in a controlled way to reveal fresher and more youthful-looking skin below. The results are fantastic, leaving most patients with glowing skin, after the recovery period.
It’s all about strength!
Chemical peels come in three levels of strength to tackle different skin issues. These strengths are referred to as superficial, medium and deep peel. Which strength of chemical peel is right for you is something that will be discussed during your consultation and will depend of factors such as the condition of your skin and the result you are looking to achieve as a result of treatment.
Chemical peel treatment is a well established and highly popular cosmetic treatment that comes with a wealth of benefits. For example, patients undergoing chemical peel treatment will be able to see a visible improvement in the tone and brightness of their skin as a result of treatment, as well as also seeing an improvement to the signs of ageing within the skin.
Although chemical peel treatment does offer some amazing results, and can improve patients lives in a number of ways, that doesn’t mean the treatment is without risk, however rare. These possible risks and side-effects as a result of undergoing treatment include swelling, bruising, discomfort and the chance of scarring. These risks are rare but should still be carefully considered by anyone that is thinking about undergoing chemical peel treatment.
The recovery time that comes with chemical peel treatment will depend on the strength of treatment that you undergo and the condition of your skin. Patients may experience discomfort or irritation of skin following treatment as the healing process begins. It is important to not interfere with the skin at this point to avoid infections.
“Chemical peel treatment can be great way to improve the look and feel of your tone without the need to undergo an often pricey and more risky surgical procedure,” explains Dr Alice Hudson-Peacock from Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic.
“However like any other cosmetic treatment it is important to trust your cosmetic professional, and choose one with a wealth of knowledge and experience performing your chosen treatment,” she says.
“Here at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic we have a team of highly-qualified and experienced cosmetic doctors, dermatologists and therapists all with a background in cosmetic dermatology. We offer treatment to patients in a number of different locations to suit including Canterbury, Ashford, Folkestone Dover, Sittingbourne, Margate, Broadstairs, Faversham and Hythe,” she concludes.