Skin Clinic in Glasgow

Chemical Peels Benefits

The definition of a chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck, or hands. An acid solution is used to exfoliate and peel away damaged upper skin layers to smooth and refine the texture of the skin. The new regenerated skin is smoother and less wrinkled with a corrected skin tone. To help you decide if this procedure is right for you to take a look at pre-treatment advice, chemical peels benefits, and possible side effects.

Before Your Chemical Peel Treatment

  • You need to discuss with your cosmetic doctor
  • If any drugs you take need to be stopped
  • Preparation of your skin with prescription drugs
  • The depth of your peel
  • The condition of your skin
  • Your goals for treatment

The Chemical Peel Procedure

✓ Your skin will be cleaned thoroughly by your professional dermatologist, and then one or more chemical solutions will be applied to small areas of your skin to create a controlled wound allowing new skin to take its place.

✓ A light chemical peel will improve acne scars and skin texture, and reduce the effects of sun damage.

✓ A medium chemical peel for acne scars is also available, and this also smooths fine wrinkles and corrects pigment issues.

✓ A deep chemical peel will treat sun-damaged skin, eliminate coarse wrinkles, and can remove growths.

✓ You may feel a burning and stinging sensation that lasts for about ten minutes – cool compresses will ease the stinging alongside pain medication.

Chemical Peels Benefits

  1. Chemical peels will tighten skin to minimise wrinkles
  2. Fine lines around the mouth and eyes can be reduced
  3. Age spots, freckles, and dark patches can be removed revealing brighter skin underneath
  4. The removal of dead skin makes skin appear brighter and more youthful

Disadvantages of Chemical Peels

If you want to know if chemical peels are worth it, you should be aware of a few cons such as:

! Deep set wrinkles are unlikely to be improved

! Sometimes chemicals can leave lighter skin patches behind

! It can make skin dry, itchy, and sore with blisters and crusting occurring

Your Aesthetic Expert

Dr Q as a chemical peel expert will explain if this procedure is good for your skin and discuss the range of peels available. These include:

  • Skin peels for damaged skin which is essentially resurfacing treatments
  • Traditional peels that cause skin exfoliation, allowing replacement softer and smoother skin
  • Professional strength peels that are effective for acne, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage
  • Strong peels for severe acne scarring and wrinkles
  • Skin resurfacing causing an accelerated form of cell rejuvenation resulting in clear skin

Medical Considerations

There are certain risks associated with deep chemical peels as they generally require an anaesthetic and there’s a possibility of anaesthesia related complications during the treatment. Patients with darker skin should avoid deep peels as it may produce a permanent lightening of the skin, and deep peels may pose a problem to patients with a family history of heart disease.

Chemical peels can produce adverse reactions to patients who have recurring blisters or cold sores and a tendency to scar. You’ll need to provide your cosmetic doctor with a complete medical history before you begin any treatment

Find Our Skin Clinic

227 Ingram Street, 3rd Floor

Glasgow, G1 1DA

Press buzzer 26

Tel: 0141 501 0002

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Thanks Dr. Q!

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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