Winter is the season for facial skin peels!
The Benefits of a Facial Peel:
- Exfoliates – speeds up turnover of dead skin cells
- Fades pigmentation, melasma and age spots, freckles
- Improves skin texture
- Improves acne scarring
- Softens fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves skin condition- acne and rosacea
- Reduces pore size
- May lighten dark eye circles
- Your skin will glow and look brighter
How do chemical facial peels work?
They exfoliate the uppermost layer of the skin to expose new fresh skin. The products used depends on your age, skin type and any specific skin problems you may have can be targeted specifically.
During consultation, your practitioner will assess your skin type and recommend the peel which will be bespoke to you. The aim is to try to condition your skin to the best possible outcome possible.
Facial Facts – 5 Myths Dispelled:
Myth 1: You have to hide your face after a chemical peel
Fact: There is no need to go into hiding if you get a chemical peel that uses a modern formula. Peels provide controlled penetration throughout the epidermis, but also detoxify, soothe and hydrate so your skin will not be red or uncomfortable when you leave the clinic. In fact, you can immediately go right back to your daily routine.
Myth 2: Anyone can have a chemical peel
Fact: This is not true. Not everyone should have a chemical peel. People that have been taking Roccacutane within 12 months should not attempt to have this treatment, nor should women who are breastfeeding or pregnant. People with open wounds, infections, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, including people that scar easily, should not have a chemical peel. Also, good health is important. As well, individuals with dark brown or black skin are not good candidates for chemical peels unless superficial agents such as glycolic or salicylic acids are used.
Myth 3: You only need 1 chemical peel
Fact: Chemical peels consist of a course of treatments so having 1 peel as a single treatment is really unlikely to affect any noticeable result. Usually three treatment a month apart. You may benefit from conditioning your skin to prepare it for your peel. This would be a regime of creams prior to and after your peel to optimise the results.
Layering is used in order to go deeper and it depends on what your skin can tolerate. It’s important to use and SPF 40 plus and not to expose your skin to the sun during treatment.
Myth 4: Chemical peels hurt
Fact: You may experience a little tingling, tightness, or a change in temperature practitioner with continuously ask you question re sensation and tingling.
While you shouldn’t feel pain during or after the procedure, you may experience slightly increased sensitivity after. To avoid irritation or discomfort on your newly resurfaced skin, do not exfoliate for 48 hours after your chemical peel. Steer clear of the gym for 24 hours after and drink plenty of water to protect your skin and prolong the amazing results you see post-treatment.
Myth 5: Chemical peels only peel the skin
Fact: As well as improving the appearance of fine lines and brightening the skin peels can be used to treat the appearance of acne, uneven pigmentation conditions such as Melasma and Rosacea and soften fine lines. Chemical peels can be beneficial for most skin types including sensitive skin. Chemical peels not only treat problem prone skin, but they can also be preventative as well. The normal rate of skin cell turnover is between 21-28 days. Depending on the amount of damage in our skin, this rate tends to slow down dramatically usually starting in our late 20’s. By receiving very mild skin peels such as alpha and beta hydroxy acids which are both superficial peeling treatments this will help to increase this cellular turnover to stimulate healthy cell growth while exfoliating dead cells. Prevention for the skin will only be effective if proper skincare products are used along with proper sun protection.
Please contact Helen Cleland for further information
07518957182 / helencleland.co.uk / www.helencleland.co.uk