What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are used to improve the skin's appearance, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which loosens the bonds of the old skin which will eventually peel off or speed up the cell renewal process. The extent of peeling is dependent on the strength and action of the chemical peel used. The new skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. This gives an overall brighter appearance, refines pores and evens out skin tone and texture.
Chemical peels can also rebalance dry, combination and oily skin types and at Belle Derma there are specialist peels available for more problematic skin types such as sensitive skin and rosacea. As well as for darker skin tones that are at risk from post inflammatory hyperpigmentation from chemical peels.
Chemical peels can be used on the face, neck, chest, back or hands. They are used to:
Laura is trained to an advanced level in chemical peels and is accredited by the specialist skin care provider Skin Med. She offers the following chemical peels which vary in price and often a course of treatment may be recommended:
The above prices are based on facial treatments and may vary for larger areas. Or for more specialist areas such as in treating dark circles around the eyes or lips, This will be discussed during consultation.
After the use of Chemical peels, skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so you will be advised to wear sunscreen every day. It should say "broad-spectrum" on the label, meaning it protects against the sun's UVA and UVB rays. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear a wide-brimmed hat.
Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels. If you have darker skin, you may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated. But you also may be more likely to have an uneven skin tone after the procedure. You will receive a thorough consultation prior to treatment and all contraindications and risk factors will be taken into account.
Laura is also trained to offer prescriptive skin care advice around medical skin care.
Chemical Peels can also be used in conjunction with microneedling for more problematic areas of acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. You will be advised if this would be a suitable option for you during your consultation.
Some skin types are more likely to develop a temporary or permanent color change in the skin after a chemical peel. Taking birth control pills, subsequent pregnancy, or a family history of brownish discoloration on the face may make that more likely.
There is a low risk of scarring in certain areas of the face. Some people may be more likely to scar. If scarring does happen, it can usually be treated with good results.
For people with a history of herpes outbreaks, there is a small risk of reactivating cold sores, similar to when receiving a semi permanent make up treatmenent for the lips. Your doctor can prescribe medication to prevent or treat that.
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