What are peels and what skin concerns do they treat?
Ingredients in chemical peels vary from natural chemicals and herbal or plant extracts to synthetic chemicals. The effects of peels may vary from just a subtle brightening of your skin to major resurfacing of the surface of your skin. Chemical peels are generally recommended for people with mild skin issues. […]
Peels are used to treat a range of skin problems, peels can improve problems such as, dry and dull skin, acne, rosacea and some types of pigmentation.
What type of peels are available?
AHA or Alphahydroxy acid chemical peels are the mildest versions and often can be undertaken in salons since they’re mild and may be can be used on almost all skin types. They use lactic acids from fruits or glycolic acids to improve dry skin and texture of your skin. BHSA or Beta hydroxy acid peels use salicylic acid to boost the shedding of skin process and help skin with blemishes, too.
Chemical peels are stronger solutions made from various grades of acid that strips your skin of the outer layers of dull, dead skin cells while boosting collagen production and elastin. These chemicals vary in their depth of penetration, so they can be used to target specific concerns. Usually, the stronger the peel, the deeper it will penetrate the skin. This means that post treatment effects are more severe.
How will the treatment feel?
Chemical peel treatments often cause a stinging sensation while the application is being done and there are a variety of degrees of skin flaking after treatment. It might be mild, fine flaking or rather severe flaking called sheeting. These effects are caused by your skin forming new layers. Chemical peels can be mild or aggressive.
What can I expect to happen to my skin after treatment?
You can expect redness, dry skin and some peeling for up to a week following your peel. Your skin may feel sunburned. You absolutely must not pick at or rub the peeling skin or scarring could result. In most cases, you can wear make-up to cover this. You may also use an unscented moisturiser to alleviate the tight sensation of your skin, plus a mild steroid cream or ointment may be applied to soothe any redness or temporary swelling. Always apply sunscreen if you go outside. Peels are a great way to remove dead skin cells and provide glowing and refreshed skin. To find out more, contact your Natural Look clinic on 1 300 557 066 or fill out our contact form here http://www.naturallookmedicalaesthetics.com.au/contact-us/