Face Peels, also known as chemical peels, are well known for their ability to restore the texture and appearance of skin. Peels are achieved by applying a solution to the surface of the skin that removes the outer layer, revealing healthy new skin underneath. The depth of the peel is dependant on the chemical used, the concentration of the chemical, the time allowed before the agent is neutralised, and the number of coats applied. Taking these factors into consideration, your cosmetic surgeon will provide a face peel that targets your unique requirements.
Peels are often the first cosmetic improvement that clients undertake and are especially favoured by people who are reluctant to undergo more aggressive surgical procedures. They are suitable for all skin types and are used to treat a broad range of conditions. Face peel solutions can treat:
Face peels work in a number of ways. They restore pH and moisture levels, remove dead skin cells, combat dryness and provide antioxidant properties.
Depending on the skin condition targeted, a face peel will remove surface skin to the appropriate depth.
The first step is a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon. Once a course of action has been agreed upon, preparation will begin several weeks before the peel itself. Cleansing the skin several times a day, applying cream, moisturiser and sunscreen, and the application of a topical medicine may be suggested. For deeper face peels, a medication might be prescribed to combat any potential infection.
A couple of days after treatment, your skin will begin to peel, and careful attention is required to speed up healing and attain the best long-lasting results. Post-surgery care will be dependent on the depth of the peel, but typical care involves:
Chemical face peels are sometimes performed along with laser resurfacing or dermabrasion for enhanced results. Face peels are not a permanent solution for ongoing skin changes that result from natural aging and exposure to the sun, but are a valuable tool in restoring appearance, removing skin blemishes, and providing a healthy soft glow to the skin.