Facial Peels

Facial peels, also known as chemical peels, are cosmetic treatments used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin.

The procedure involves applying a chemical solution to the face, causing the top layers of skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. This process reveals newer, more youthful skin beneath.

Who Should Consider Facial Peels?

Facial peels are suitable for people who want to:

  • Improve skin texture and tone
  • Address mild acne and pigmentation issues
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Achieve a brighter, more radiant complexion

Types of Facial Peels

Superficial Chemical Peel

Superficial chemical peels improve the texture and tone of the skin with minimal recovery time. These peels work by exfoliating the outermost layer of the skin, promoting cell turnover, and revealing a brighter, smoother complexion.

Milk Peel

The milk peel is a gentle yet effective superficial peel that combines lactic acid, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid. This peel suits all skin types and is particularly beneficial for sensitive skin.

The Procedure for a Facial Peel

The procedure follows a similar pattern, although the specific products and the intensity of the treatment can vary. Here is a detailed look at the typical steps involved in these peel treatments:

Consultation

The first step in the facial peel process is a thorough consultation with the doctor. During this session, your doctor will assess your skin type, condition, and specific concerns. You will share your skincare goals and any past treatments to ensure the chosen peel is safe and effective for you. This personalised approach ensures that your treatment plan is tailored to achieve the best possible results.

Preparation

On the day of your peel, we begin with a detailed cleansing of your skin to remove any impurities, oils, and makeup residues. This ensures that the peel solution penetrates the skin evenly and effectively.

Application

The peel solution is carefully applied to your skin and left for a specified time to allow it to work. You may experience a mild tingling sensation as the solution exfoliates the outermost layer of your skin, promoting cell turnover.

Neutralisation

Once the peel has completed its work, it is neutralised and gently removed. This step is followed by the application of soothing and hydrating products to calm the skin and support the healing process.

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Downtime Expectations for Facial Peels

Superficial peels typically have minimal downtime. You may experience slight redness and peeling for a few days, but these effects are typically mild and resolve quickly.

Aftercare and Recovery

Proper aftercare following a facial peel is recommended to ensure the best possible results and to minimise complications. Here’s how to care for your skin after undergoing the peel treatment:

  • Sun Protection
    The skin will be sensitive to sunlight. Daily application of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 is essential, even on cloudy days. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat and avoiding direct sun exposure, especially during peak hours, will also help protect the skin.
  • Gentle Skin Care
    Use gentle, non-abrasive cleansers and pat your skin dry to prevent irritation. Keep your skin well-hydrated with a gentle, non-irritating moisturiser, avoiding products with fragrances or alcohol.
  • Avoid Picking or Peeling Skin
    As the skin begins to peel, it can be tempting to pick at it. It is important to allow the skin to shed naturally to prevent scarring and uneven pigmentation.
  • Stay Hydrated
    Drinking plenty of water will help maintain your skin’s moisture balance and aid in the recovery process.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How often can I have a facial peel?

    Facial peel treatments can be done as often as every four to six weeks, depending on the skin’s condition and the strength of the peel.

    Are facial peels painful?

    The sensation experienced during a facial peel can vary depending on the peel type. Superficial peels usually cause little to no discomfort, often described as a mild tingling.

    Can I wear makeup after a facial peel?

    After a superficial or milk peel, makeup can usually be applied the next day, as long as the skin isn’t irritated.

    What should I expect immediately after the peel?

    Immediately after a peel, the skin may appear red, and there might be some swelling and peeling. These effects vary with the peel’s intensity and generally subside within a few days.

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