About Chemical peels

A chemical peel is a treatment used to improve skin texture and tone and reduce fine lines and wrinkles and increase skin smoothness.

Chemical peels cause intentional damage to the epidermis and/or dermis with the goal of stimulating new tissue to improve skin texture and tone.

They improve skin texture and firmness, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. Peels also even out skin tone, improve acne-prone skin and reduce pore size appearance.

An acid is applied to the skin which loosens the connections between the dead skin cells.  This process causes superficial layers of dead skin cells to be removed, revealing a smoother more radiant complexion beneath.

Chemical peels are classified as superficial, medium or deep, depending on the depth of penetration of the ingredients used. Superficial peels exfoliate to various levels of the epidermis. Medium-depth peels treat through the papillary dermis and deep peels to the mid-reticular dermis.

The strength of a chemical peel is determined by the type of ingredients used, their concentrations and the pH

Deborah will be able to recommend the peel most suitable for your skin type.

At your appointment full details of the treatment/s, possible complications and side effects and after care will all be discussed thoroughly.  This treatment is administered by a liquid solution applied to your face.  Redness and in some cases but not all, slight peeling of the skin may be experienced.