The chemical peel is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world, and was performed in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to help people achieve smoother, more beautiful skin. Today, chemical facial peels are popular because they offer nearly immediate results and can be performed as an outpatient procedure.
At West London Dermatology Centre we can provide you with a chemical peel to help reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, uneven pigmentation, or if you simply want to rejuvenate your skin.
Any questions you might have about the treatment and the condition of your skin will be discussed at your initial free consultation. Please contact us today to book an appointment at our clinic in Chiswick.
A chemical peel is a treatment in which an acid solution is used to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. Typically administered as a facial peel, a chemical peel enhances and smoothes the texture of the skin. It works by removing the dead skin cells to encourage collagen production and cell renewal, revealing the softer, smoother skin beneath to leave you with a glowing complexion. Skin peels are an effective treatment for facial blemishes, wrinkles, acne scars and uneven skin pigmentation.
After getting any kind of skin peel it is highly recommended that you stay out of the sun for a few weeks and that, if you do go outdoors, you apply plenty of sun block. This is because both fruit based and chemical based peels temporarily distort the structure of the facial pores resulting in a patchy or uneven tan.
For more information and to find out which skin peel is for you, please contact the clinic today to book a free consultation.
Frequently asked questions
ARE CHEMICAL PEELS SAFE?
Chemical peels have been tried and tested with great results. Some patients experience mild side effects such as redness, irritation and peeling, however, these should subside over a few days. The majority of patients do not experience any serious side effect and would happily repeat the treatment.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
Depending on the depth of the chemical peel, results can last years. For even longer lasting results, avoid direct exposure to sunlight and apply good sun protection.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
Chemical peels are formulated individually based on each patient and, therefore, the number of treatments varies depending on each customised plan for each patient. However, usually 5 to 8 chemical peels are undergone to achieve optimal results.
WHAT KIND OF RESULTS WILL I SEE?
Results will depend on your skin type, tone and the condition of your skin. However, you should find significant improvement in the condition of your skin including: