Chemical peels work by removing dead skin cells and encouraging new cells to form. Peels work by penetrating into either the top levels or the lower levels of the epidermis, depending on the strength of the peel and the results desired.
- Blemishes, small scars, lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, discolouration, open pores and variations in skin tone will be improved or even completely eliminated.
- The result is a brighter, younger looking, firmer complexion.
- Available at our clinic in Watford, Hertfordshire
- Evening and weekend appointments available
The peel solution is applied evenly over the area to be treated and is then neutralised and removed. The strength of the solution used will determine the amount of ‘downtime’ needed and will have an impact on the result.
More questions about Chemical Peels
If you want to improve the appearance of dull, dry, lined, uneven, pigmented, sun damaged or scarred skin, then a chemical peel could be a good solution. You will have an initial consultation with a Consultant Plastic Surgeon who will assess your skin and decide on the strength of solution suitable in your case.
Treatment takes about thirty minutes. Your Consultant Surgeon may recommend a course of up to six peels over several weeks, although this will vary according to the patient’s wishes and the surgeon’s opinion.
Because a peel works by removing one or more layers of skin to reveal younger looking skin underneath, the newly exposed skin may be sensitive and will need to be cared for. You will be given advice about applying sun cream and moisturizers to ensure your new skin heals well and is protected.
Some patients report a sensation of warmth and possibly some tingling, although this should be relatively short lived.