The chemical peel has been used for rejuvenating the skin since the days of the ancient Egyptians. There’s a reason why their continued use is still prevalent even today – because they work.
Your chemical peel is by no means a one-size-fits-all procedure, however. Different skin types and tones have different needs, which is why we offer two different strengths of skin peels.
But what’s difference between these two strengths, and which would be best for your skin?
A superficial chemical peel is similar to heavy exfoliation – it removes the dead, damaged, and dying skin cells from your skin. This is beneficial because these skin cells can often cause blockages in your pores and dull your complexion. This surface exfoliation reveals a new, fresh layer of skin beneath to restore your complexion.
As we age our skin can become uneven in texture and thickness, and our natural glow can be diminished. In ageing skin, a mild chemical peel can stimulate the production of collagen, increase cellular turnover, and can make skin thicker over time. While it doesn’t act aggressively on deeper layers of the skin, it does promote the production of new cells to replace those removed.
A medium chemical peel can act on deeper layers of the skin. They can safely remove discoloration from sun damage and lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over a course of a few treatments. They create a controlled damage to the skin which, much like the superficial chemical peels, stimulates the production of collagen and new skin cells to thicken the skin. These peels come accompanied by more skin flaking because of its deeper working in the skin, but this is normal.
Acne scarring and active acne can be treated effectively by a course of medium peels. Because they work beyond the superficial layer, they can address some of the complexities of these skin conditions more effectively than a superficial peel could.
It’s important that you take care of your skin post-peel, because otherwise you will not achieve your best results and may aggravate your skin. Protection from the sun is vital, because your new and fresh skin will be sensitive.
It’s also important that you don’t try any at-home skin peels without talking to a dermatologist first. There is no such thing as a quick fix because it takes time and patience to change the make-up and habits of your skin. At-home peels could be dangerous when not performed right – you could experience anything from skin irritation to permanent skin discolouration.
This is why we recommend visiting our Chelsea clinic in London to receive the best (and safest!) results from your chemical peel. Not only are our specialist team trained and experienced in administering all manner of aesthetic treatments, but they can safely assess your skin to determine which chemical peel is suitable for your skin type.
Don’t rush in with an off-the-shelf peel and risk damaging your skin, visit Omniya today! Rejuvenate your face, neck, and hands with a targeted course of chemical peels.