Great skin starts from within, right? Or does it..
We all know that the older we get the more effort it is to keep our skin looking healthy and youthful, but what if it the secret to younger skin is simply to rejuvenate our existing old or tired skin by saying goodbye to it with facial treatments. It might sound strange, but with the help of a chemical peel skin treatment that is exactly what you could get – younger, healthier looking skin using an external treatment known as an advanced chemical peel.
Okay let’s be honest; a chemical peel treatment isn’t going to make you younger but it will help your skin look refreshed, in turn giving you a fresh-faced glow. For many people the top layers of skin look old and tired due to the everyday grind of life. Chemical peel treatment allows patients to rid themselves of this unwanted old skin and reveal the fresher skin that lies beneath the surface. A peel does this by chemically exfoliating the top layers of skin away in a controlled way, thanks to liquid solution (including various acids) that is applied to the skin. There are different strengths of chemical peel and a full consultation at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic would be required to determine which of the various strengths is right for your skin – and your expectations.
So what is a chemical peel and how does it make your skin appear fresher? Chemical peel treatment is performed under anaesthesia to reduce any pain or discomfort patients may feel. Some slight tightness and small discomfort following treatment is fairly normal as the skin begins to peel letting the ‘new skin’ come through. Patients usually take 2 weeks following treatment to feel comfortable going back to work, however this can depend on a case by case basis and various other factors including the strength of the peel the patients opt for. Obviously the stronger the peel the longer the recovery time needed.
Like all cosmetic treatments, chemical peel treatments do come with some small risks and possible side-effects that patients should consider when making a decision. Risks involved with chemical peel treatment involve potential scarring, infection and a contrast in colouring/hyperpigmentation. Patients with darker complexion should approach chemical peel treatment in caution, because the skin revealed as a result of chemical peel treatment is usually a lighter colour then the patient’s natural skin-tone which is sometimes more noticeable on darker complexions.
Chemical peel treatment comes in three levels of strength: superficial, medium and deep. These three levels differ in the strength of the peel and the how deep the treatment will penetrate the skin. Which strength of chemical peel treatment is right for you will depend on the condition of your skin and the level of results you are looking to achieve. The team at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic will guide you through this, and answer any questions you may have about this treatment at your consultation.
Peel treatment comes with some huge positives for those looking to refresh their complexion and improve the skin’s quality. For example, patients undergoing deep chemical peel treatment will be able to see a clear and visible improvement in the tone of the skin and usually an improvement in the look of deep set lines and wrinkles. The skin may look dramatically rejuvenated and suppler too, something no one would ever be disappointed with, right? Chemical peels can also help encourage the production of collagen within the skin which can continue to improve the tone of the skin long term.
Chemical peels can be wonderful cosmetic treatments that provide patients with outstanding skin rejuvenation results, but it’s important that the patients pick the right cosmetic professional in order to get the best possible results from their treatment.
So who can you trust to perform your skin peel? Dr. Mark Hudson-Peacock is a consultant dermatologist at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic here in Kent, says chemical peel treatment provides controlled but effective results – in the right hands.
“Chemical peel treatment is a great cosmetic treatment that can do wonderful things for patient’s face, but never the less it should always be performed by a cosmetic professional with a background in skin rejuvenation,” he explains. “This is because a cosmetic professional with a background in dermatology and skin will have a greater understanding of the dermis and how it works and heals than any other cosmetic professional, and will inevitably produce a higher standard of results than any other cosmetic professional.”
So there you have it; chemical peels made simple! If you would like more information on chemical peel treatment or any other non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment then book your consultation with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic in Kent today