A Mini Guide to Chemical Peels

As one of the best treatments for youthful, glowing skin, chemical peels remove dead skin cells to treat a range of skin concerns before revealing an amazing, healthy complexion.

If you’re thinking of having a chemical peel they’re not as scary as they sound, we promise! Here’s all you need to know about the process.

How do chemical peels work?

Chemical peels are cosmetic procedures that use a chemically active agent to combat signs of ageing and restore the skin. 

It essentially ‘micro-wounds’ the area, which initiates the body’s response to heal itself, thereby increasing the turnover and production of new skin cells. As a result, the targeted area will have a smoother texture, a reduction in fine lines, and a more radiant look.

What type of chemical peel is best?

Everybody’s skin and concerns are different so finding the right peel is important. At TIME to be ME, our fully trained team will understand your individual needs and find the most appropriate treatment for your skin.

There are several different types of chemical peels which range in strength from mildly superficial to deeply resurfacing, including:

  • Alpha hydroxy acid peels (AHA)
  • Beta hydroxy acid peels (BHA)
  • Jessner peels
  • Retinoic acid peels
  • Trichloroacetic acid peels (TCA)
  • Phenol peels 

The type, strength and acidic pH content will determine whether the chemical peel can be performed by an aesthetician or a doctor. Chemical peels with a low pH (more acidic) have to be applied by qualified aestheticians as these go deep into the skin.

Which strength is best for my skin?

Our approach at TIME to be ME is to be ‘Progressive not Aggressive’ with all our advanced skin treatments, including chemical peels. Our careful and targeted approach ensures that we understand how your skin responds initially before progressing onto anything stronger, that way you stay safe and maximise the best results from the procedure.

The deeper the peel, the greater the results but this also means a longer recovery time due to swelling, redness and sensitivity. The type of peel that’s best for you will depend on your skin type and the concerns that you are trying to target so what works for one person may not be appropriate for another.

What are the benefits of chemical peels?

  • Suitable for a range of skin concerns including acne, wrinkles, pigmentation, rosacea and dull skin.
  • Available as light, medium or deep treatments to suit all skin types.
  • Can improve the effectiveness of your skincare routine as removing dead skin cells allows products to penetrate deeper into the skin.
  • Ideal for improving the texture of your skin as well as the appearance.

At TIME to be ME, you can trust our qualified team if you’re looking to start your chemical peel journey. 

With a safe and professional approach, we work with Alumier MD and Mesoestetic – two globally recognised brands with a strict regime for quality and clinical trials. Improve your skin today, get in touch with us for more information.

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