Chemical Peels: The Ultimate Guide

By Ellie Taylor 29th April 2022 Category: Advice

Chemical peels are skin rejuvenation procedures that can be used on the face, hands, and neck. They’re used to make the skin look and feel revitalised.

During the process, chemical solutions will be applied to the area being treated, causing the skin to exfoliate and finally peel off. The new skin beneath is usually smoother, less wrinkled, and has less damage after this happens.

Read on to learn more about chemical peels and the results you can expect.

What Is A Chemical Face Peel

To deeply exfoliate and brighten the skin, a chemical facial peel, also known as an acid peel, uses the power of naturally occurring acids and active chemicals. The treatment helps to show fresher, cleaner, and brighter skin by stimulating new cell growth and collagen formation.

What Does A Chemical Peel Do?

Peels are used to exfoliate the skin and help it to renew itself by producing new cells. They also help decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating the skin’s natural collagen production.

Acids and enzymes are used in skin peel treatments to exfoliate away layers of skin, revealing fresher, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin beneath the surface.

Skin peels contain a potent blend of chemicals that close pores, remove dead skin cells, target blemishes, acne, pigmentation, and visibly smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

What Results Can I Expect After An Acid Face Peel?

Salicylic acid peel after
Our client after a Salicylic Acid Peel at sk:n Harley Street.

Depending on your skin type, tone, and condition, our skin experts will propose a series of skin peels to obtain the best results, such as the following:

  • Rejuvenated, brighter skin
  • Dull skin revived
  • Removal of dead skin cells
  • Even skin texture and tone
  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smoother, softer skin
  • Eliminated pigmentation and reduced effects of sun damage
  • Reduction of inflammation and breakouts caused by acne
  • Hydrated and nourished skin
  • Stimulated collagen production for plump and youthful-looking skin

What Are The Three Kinds Of Face Peels?

Chemical peels are available in three main varieties:

  • Superficial peels, that use mild acids like alpha-hydroxy acid to exfoliate the skin gently. These just penetrate the skin’s top layer.
  • Medium peels, which reach the intermediate and outer layers of the skin with trichloroacetic or glycolic acid. This improves its ability to remove damaged skin cells.
  • Deep peels use phenol or trichloroacetic acid to totally enter the middle layer of the skin and remove damaged skin cells.

If you’re not sure which peel would be the best for you, check out our full blog on chemical peels here.

What Peels Does Sk:n Offer?

Following a consultation, your dermatologist will be able to advise you on which peel is best for your skin type. The Jessner peel, TCA peel, Mandelic peel, and Glycolic peel are all available at sk:n clinics.

Mandelic Peel
If you’re looking for your first skin peel, a mandelic peel is a terrific choice. Because it’s less deep, it’s one of the more delicate chemical peels, but it’s still very efficient at enhancing the appearance of your skin. It is not recommended for persons with rosacea or darker skin pigmentation due to its sensitive nature.

Jessner Peel
The Jessner peel is a light to medium peel that can be used on almost any skin type. It is especially beneficial for those with oily or spot-prone skin because it reduces oil production.

TCA Peel
A TCA peel, or Trichloroacetic Acid Peel, is a medium-strength peel that can be used to treat a variety of skin disorders. A TCA peel can help lighten and even out skin texture and change and correct skin pigmentation. Allow a week for the healing process after a TCA peel because your skin will peel physically.

Glycolic Peel
Glycolic acid, which is derived from sugar cane, penetrates deep into the skin and exfoliates dead skin cells. It provides a healthier appearance for your skin by rejuvenating aged skin cells for renewal.

Salicylic Acid Peel

A chemical peel designed to transform rough-textured skin. Following treatment, you will experience a light sloughing to deep-sheets of peeling, which will reveal soft, smooth and revitalised skin beneath.

Read our full blog on the different kinds of skin peels you can get.

Medik8 Professional Peels

​​Chemical peels from Medik8 are high-quality exfoliating acids that help to resurface and retexture the skin. They penetrate the top layers of the skin with a potent blend of chemicals to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, blemishes, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation.

Medik8 professional peels harness the power of naturally occurring acids to jump-start skin repair and regeneration by boosting the exfoliation of dead skin cells and stimulating collagen and elastin formation. For the best results and least irritation, they use high-strength acids and innovative time-release administration.

You can begin treatment after your professional consultation and skin “prep.” The peel is applied to your skin and allowed to work for a few minutes. Following your treatment, you’ll get a free Medik8 Ultimate Recovery Bio-Cellulose Mask to nourish and soothe your skin while also providing moisture at home. After that, you’ll be ready for your customised aftercare plan.

Chemical Peel Cost

We provide a number of skin peels that range in strength and can help with a variety of skin issues. During your consultation, one of our skilled practitioners will determine which treatment is best for you based on your specific region or areas of concern and discuss a treatment plan personalised to your skin type, condition, and tone. The price of a Peel starts at £59.

 

Key Takeaways

  • A chemical face peel uses naturally occurring acid and active chemicals to exfoliate and brighten the skin, revealing fresher, cleaner, and brighter skin.
  • Skin peels contain a potent blend of chemicals that close pores, remove dead skin cells, target blemishes, acne, pigmentation, and visibly smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
  • You can expect a wide range of results after a peel, including rejuvenated skin, smoother skin, reduction of inflammation and breakouts, and less pigmentation.
  • There are three kinds of face peels, superficial, medium, and deep peels.
  • The Jessner peel, TCA peel, Mandelic peel, and Glycolic peel are all available at sk:n clinics.
  • sk:n provides a number of skin peels that range in strength and can help with a variety of skin issues. The price of a Peel starts at £59.

Find your nearest clinic and arrange a free consultation with one of our trusted dermatologists for advice on how chemical skin peels can work for you.

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