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What Exactly is The Peeling in Skin Peeling?

7th June 2013

‘Skin peels’ aren't as painful as they sound; in fact it's a widely popular solution for common skin imperfections including acne scarring, wrinkles, fine lines, discolouration etc. This highly effective procedure simply polishes the skin by removing unwanted dead skin cells on the skin surface in order to promote the growth of collagen and healthy new skin cells. The chemicals used in skin peels are non-toxic, safe and leave you with fresh, younger-looking skin that glows.

Whilst doing your own research into skin peels can help gain an understanding, it's better to have a consultation with a qualified practitioner who will be able to evaluate your skin's needs and find the right peel for you. There's a great range of chemical skin peels available, especially at our clinics including the Glycolic peel, TCA peel, Jessner's Peel and Mandelic Peel. Your skin is fully prepared by a specialist who will simply apply the chemical peel. They will then carefully monitor your skin to determine when the peel will need to be removed.

It's also worth noting that skin peels are categorised as light, medium or deep. Patients can have multiple light peel treatments since they only penetrate the outer layers of the skin's epidermis using gentle exfoliation. This category treats skin issues like scar removal, discolouration and roughness. A medium peel will penetrate beyond the outer layers of the skin and reach the middle layer. These peels are ideal for treating sun damaged skin, age spots and fine lines/wrinkles. Deep peels can only be performed once as it penetrates right into the middle layers of the skin. It's a top choice for effectively reducing the signs of ageing.

Now that you know what is being “peeled” away, if you're considering the idea of having a skin peel, be sure to get in touch with your nearest sk:n clinic and book a consultation today.

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