Face peels are a fantastic method of fading atrophic acne scars, reducing hyperpigmentation, and smoothing out the skin. Atrophic acne scars form when the skin is unable to regenerate itself. But chemical peels are an effective way to reduce this type of acne scarring. The exact kind of face peel to be used will be determined during your initial skin assessment with one of our skincare specialists.
Types of chemical face peel used to treat acne scarring include:
● Lactic acid peel
● Salicylic acid peel
● Trichloroacetic acid peel
No matter the chemical peel we determine it most suitable for you; at Dr. Aesthetica, we only use the highest quality products to ensure fantastic results for our clients. Their products are kinder to the skin since they don’t contain any artificial scents, perfumes, or chemical preservatives such as parabens. That’s why we only invest in AlumierMD for this service.
Not only can you rely on beautiful results from this brand, but you can also rest assured that they heavily invest in sustainability. They are proud to offer:
● Recyclable packaging
● Products that are not tested on animals
● Ingredients that are chosen based on sustainability
Chemical peel frequently asked questions
Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments applied to the face to treat most skin-related issues, for example, signs of ageing (fine lines etc), hyperpigmentation, age spots, sun damage, rosacea, pitting, and acne. They can also help with improving skin texture and firmness, even skin tone, and reduce pore size. Professional chemical peels far outweigh the effect of an exfoliating scrub or brush. That said, it’s important that you undergo a consultation with a trained skin care specialist, so they can determine which products and type of treatments are best for your skin.
Chemical face peels work by removing the outer layer of the skin and stimulating new tissue growth. They target different depths of the skin depending on what you are hoping to achieve from each treatment. Superficial peels primarily target the very top layers of the epidermis (outermost of the three layers of the skin). In contrast, medium-depth peels treat through to the papillary dermis, and deep peels treat the mid-reticular dermis(the lowest layer of the dermis). Your skin consultant will be able to advise on which type of chemical peel will work best for your unique situation.
Our skin peel prices range from £75 to £125, including an aftercare kit. Please review our for more information regarding costs for your chosen treatment.
Chemical peels are safe. However, like any other cosmetic procedure, they must be performed by a trained and experienced professional. Chemical peels can potentially have adverse results such as s scarring, swelling, infection, or discoloration. But if done by the right person, such effects are rare. Other than that, most people feel a burning sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes during the procedure. Also, you may need pain medication after a deeper peel to ease the discomfort.
Immediately after your peel, the following responses are normal:
● Redness to the treated area
● A stinging sensation
The redness will diminish after the first few hours, and you may feel tenderness in the treated area. After a chemical peel, the skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so wear sunscreen every day and avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
Within the first 48-72 hours, you may experience an increase in the shedding of dead skin cells. These will flake away themselves, although you will need to avoid touching and rubbing the treated area. That said, some patients may not experience any noticeable shedding of the skin.
Recovery time will vary depending on the type of peel you get and your skin’s response to the treatment. Your consultant will be able to advise on how long you can expect the recovery to take post-treatment.