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Is A Chemical Peel A Good Treatment For Acne Scars?

Is a chemical peel a good treatment for acne scars? The answer to this frequently asked question is yes! Acne is a skin condition characterised by red spots, especially on the face, that is caused by inflamed or infected sebaceous glands. The resulting scars can lead to anxiety, reduced self-esteem, and depression. But modern technology has found a solution that peels the scars away – take a look at some chemical peels designed to help with acne…

Types of chemical peel

Skin peels are essentially resurfacing treatments – acting by stimulating the skin cells to maintain hydration, reduce inflammation, and even out pigmentation problems. A chemical peel removes the outer layer of skin to uncover a healthier underneath layer – which is less affected by scarring.

Superficial peels don’t penetrate beyond the first epidermal layer of the skin – this option is designed to gently exfoliate and even out skin tone. A light peel such as one containing glycolic acid – a fruit acid derived from sugar cane – will help remove the rough, dry surface. Glycolic peels are most successful when treatments are done in succession and can diminish scars caused by acne.

Medium peels target damaged skin on both the outer and middle layers of skin –these peels will address wrinkles, age spots, and freckles. Medium depth peels may contain trichloroacetic acid producing stronger results as they uncover a healthier layer of skin – helping to reduce acne scarring.

Deep peels penetrate deeply into the middle layer of the skin – removing skin discolouration and acne scars – these deeper and stronger peels require stronger formulas. These peels are very successful in improving acne scars – the treatment only has to be done once and the results can last for years.

Skin resurfacing peeling

At the Luxe Skin Clinic – a chemical peel Glasgow cosmetic professional – Dr Q specialises in skin resurfacing which is the new generation of peeling. Traditional peels mainly cause skin exfoliation – removing the top layers of skin allowing new skin to regrow. pHformula resurfacing treatments cause an accelerated form of cell regeneration to take place in different skin layers resulting in a clearer skin – and virtually no downtime.

A chemical peel for acne will effectively penetrate the pores to help dissolve impactions – and control microbial proliferation in acne prone skin. Other benefits include anti-inflammatory and a strong keratolytic action to help normalise problematic skin.

When a chemical peel isn’t recommended

There are certain circumstances when a chemical peel won’t be advisable. Reasons for not having the treatment include:

  • During pregnancy
  • You have cut or broken skin
  • You suffer from psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, or rosacea
  • Your skin is sensitive or inflamed
  • Your complexion is dark
  • Have a history of cold sores

Possible side effects from a chemical peel

Before you engage in any chemical peel treatment you’ll need to discuss your medical history with your professional cosmetic doctor. Your initial complimentary consultation with Dr Q will help him determine your suitability for the treatment and your expectations. When your chemical peel for acne scarring is a stronger type you may experience:

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Dr. Q has done my lip fillers and wrinkle reduction. Lots of people tell me I’m looking really well but my look is natural so they don’t always guess I’ve had any work done and that’s exactly what I wanted. Dr. Q listens well and therefore provides the look you want. Nice relaxed atmosphere in the clinic. Treatments are painless (I use anaesthetic cream for lip fillers). The clinic is clean and bright. Love my little visits!

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