Dull skin is something many of us experience as we get older, and it can be a real struggle to restore the healthy glow that is sometimes lost within the skin as we get older. As a result, many patients choose to look into advanced treatments to help rejuvenate the skin, and restore a healthy, youthful complexion. One of the more popular non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments available at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic is chemical skin peels.
What do I need to know about chemical skin peel treatments?
Chemical skin peels are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that allow patients to vastly improve the look and feel of their ageing and dulling skin, and can even reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical skin peel treatment is a simple but effective treatment that involves applying a liquid solution – that usually includes some form of acid – in order to ‘remove the top layer of skin in a safe and controlled way.
Chemical skin peel treatments come in three basic levels of strength: superficial, medium and deep. These strengths differ in the level of the skin they penetrate, and which strength is right for you depends on your skin type, the condition of your skin, and the type of results you are hoping to achieve.
Your cosmetic Canterbury Skin and Laser professional will discuss which option is right for you during your consultation.
What are the positives to chemical skin peel treatments?
Skin peels have been a widely-used and effective tool for facial rejuvenation for many years, although they have improved greatly in recent years. Chemical peel treatment is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment and as a result does not come with the same level of risks and possible side-effects that are associated with surgical cosmetic procedures. However, this doesn’t mean the treatment is risk free, and research into possible risks should always be conducted before making the decision to undergo treatment. Chemical skin peel treatments also give patients visible but natural results that can reduce the signs of ageing whilst restoring a healthy, youthful glow.
What should I consider before undergoing treatment?
There are a few factors that should be considered before undergoing chemical skin peel treatment. Patients with darker skin should approach chemical peel treatment carefully as the skin that is revealed by the treatment is often lighter in colour than your usual tone. This can even out over time, but is considerably more noticeable on darker complexions. Patients should also be aware of the risks that come with chemical peel treatment, which include outbreaks of acne, oily skin, and a small chance of scarring. These risks – while rare – should be carefully considered when considering chemical peel treatment, and if you have any questions you should speak to your skin expert during consultation.
Who can I trust to undertake my treatment?
Dr. Alice Hudson-Peacock is our top specialist doctor at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic and is highly experienced in treating patients with chemical skin peels. “Chemical peels provide outstanding rejuvenation and anti-ageing results without the pain and downtime associated with surgical procedures,” he explains. “It’s my personal opinion that chemical peel patients should sit their treatment with a fully qualified Dermatologist or skin expert such a myself as we are specifically trained to deal with the skin unlike more general cosmetic doctors. As a result we can achieve a much higher quality of result as we understand the skin better.”
Chemical skin peels can offer a fantastic treatment with outstanding results that are unmatched by any other non-surgical cosmetic treatment. If you would like more information on chemical skin peel treatment why not book you consultation with the Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic team and take the first step to rejuvenated, fresher skin.