Chemical Peels For Younger, Brighter Skin At Helen Taylor Aesthetics Clinic, Rugby
Anyone remember that episode in Sex & the City where Samantha had a chemical peel? Anyone..?
Well, thankfully, things have moved on an awful lot since then, and thanks to a new generation of chemical peels we can treat everything from acne to wrinkles in a way that is much more gentle.
A chemical peel is one of the most effective treatments for skin rejuvenation and skin remodelling, treating acne, wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage.
At Helen Taylor Aesthetics Clinic in Rugby, we use a new generation of chemical peels known as EnerPeels. These do is remodel the skin from the inside, breaking down old fibres and boosting the production of new skin tissue.
Chemicals are involved, but these range from gentle plant compounds (such as glycolic and salicylic acid) to lift away dead skin cells and brighten the complexion.
For what we’d call a ‘deep peel’, more intensive acids (such as mandelic acid, pyruvic acid, and resorcinol) are used and these work to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin to target pigmentation and wrinkles.
The compounds in the chemical peels we use penetrate the dermal layer, dissolving old skin cells and stimulating collagen production and fibroblast activity – the skin’s natural repair mechanisms. The treatments also boost the production of Hyaluronic Acid, which moisturises and plumps the skin.
A chemical peel is ideal for anyone who’d like a gentle peel to exfoliate the skin, or a deep peel to treat hyperpigmentation, scarring or wrinkles without resorting to the scalpel. These treatments can reduce the sings of ageing on the face, hands and neck, and can also improve the appearance of rosacea and acne.
What Happens During A Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are a relatively straight-forward procedure. An acid solution – tailored to your specific skin needs – is gently brushed onto the skin, before being left to work its magic. Depending on the area and condition we’re treating, the peel can be left on the skin for 10 minutes to half an hour, and anaesthetic is not required.
During this time, you may feel a slight tingling sensation, but the procedure shouldn’t be painful. Thanks to its unique technology, the acids in our Chemical Peels remain inert until they have penetrated deep into the skin, which means irritation of the top layer is minimised.
Once the solution has taken effect, it will be neutralised, before a soothing gel is applied to reduce any inflammation. Taking no more than 45 minutes from start to finish, the procedure – depending on which peel you opt to try – may leave you with some slight redness, so it’s always best to schedule the treatment when you have a clear diary.
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Chemical Peel Results At The Helen Taylor Skin Clinic In Rugby
If you’ve opted for a mild peel to brighten your complexion, you should see this take affect more or less straight away.
As the dead skin cells are lifted, younger, brighter skin can be revealed. Your unique results will be visible for three or four months following your chemical peel, with a sensitivity period of just 24 to 72 hours after your treatment.
When treating issues like pigmentation, you’re likely to see a gradual change over the course of three to four treatments. After a chemical peel you’ll need to wear an SPF of at least 30 as your skin will temporarily be more sun-sensitive.
The acids in EnerPeels aren’t activated until they penetrate the dermal layer, which means we can also introduce other prescriptive ingredients into the peel, without them being destroyed.
TaylorMade Chemical Peels
Your treatment can be TaylorMade, which means that we create a skin peel that is bespoke for you. We do this by adding in extra ingredients that work on the specific issues for your skin type, such as calming and soothing ingredients for sensitivity or acne.
And you can maximise the results of your chemical peel by taking good care of your skin in preparation. Avoid the use of harsh ingredients or over-stripping the skin, for example.