Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a method used to improve the appearance of the skin around the face, neck and hands. Although these are the areas most commonly treated, scarring around the body may also be improved through chemical peels. While this peel stings, it does not usually cause a great deal of pain to the patient.

In contrast to dermabrasion, which is surgical and intrusive, it works by simply applying a chemical solution to the skin. The solution exfoliates the skin and removes dead skin cells but eventually peels off, thus the name ‘chemical peel’.

Why would you need a Peel?

It is well known that thousands of cells in our skin die each day but are then replaced by new cells. Chemical peels are used to partially remove the most outer layer of the skin. These peels are therefore often used to treat acne as the dead cells which contribute to acne and blackheads are removed.

A chemical peel is also used for skin rejuvenation. By reducing fine lines and treating wrinkles, the technique results in smoother and less wrinkled skin.

Types of Chemical Peels

There are three types of peels available to suit your needs. Your doctor or dermatologist will select the best suited solution:

  1. Superficial or lunchtime peel — This solution is used to treat problems related to skin discolouration or rough skin. It is the mildest form available and only penetrates the outer layer of the skin.
  2. Medium peel — Frequently used to treat fine lines, age spots, wrinkles and freckles, this solution penetrates the outer and middle layers of the skin.
  3. Deep peel — Penetrating the middle layer of the skin, a deep peel removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles sand shallow scars.

The Next Steps

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