How chemical skin peels containing glycolic acid can make you look younger

It has long been known in the facial aesthetics trade that chemical skin peels containing glycolic acid can offer a safe, effective peel that will rid you of your blemishes and problem skin. Now a recent article in the Readers Digest has backed us up, announcing everything that’s great about this handy peel ingredient.

Derived from sugar cane, glycolic acid is great for use by trained and experienced practitioners, such as ours here, in the vicinity of Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Mayfair. Particularly effective at penetrating the skin at depth, due to the relatively small size of its molecules, a glycolic acid chemical skin peel can give you a significantly improved skin tone and texture. Rough patches will become smooth and discolouration will be lightened. In addition to this, a peel like this can accelerate healing and even prevent ingrown hairs!

How does a chemical skin peel work?

The aim of a chemical skin peel treatment is to remove the glue that holds your surface skin cells together, with a view to sloughing them away. This is done by the application of a peel solution to the targeted area. You might feel it tingling, but it shouldn’t be painful. When the solution is washed away, you will be sent home with some aftercare advice. Over the next few days, the treated skin area will begin to peel away.

Underneath the peeling skin, will be a new layer of tissue that is unblemished. There may be some pinkness that will need to fade, but very shortly you will have skin which has a new, revitalised glow, that will potentially make you look younger and generally give your appearance and your confidence in your looks a boost.

As there are a variety of chemical peel options available to you from our Chelsea and Knightsbridge based practitioner, we would like the opportunity to provide you with a bespoke treatment plan. To do this, you’ll need to give us a call to book your consultation, during which we can examine your skin and offer professional skincare advice. Please get in touch.

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