Chemical skin peel treatments have been around since Ancient Egypt11.
When Cleopatra took her famous milk baths, she was actually enjoying the skin-renewing properties of lactic acid, an active ingredient found in milk.
Of course, things have changed a lot since then and now there are easier ways to get a chemical peel and you don’t have to be royalty either.
However, you’ll definitely feel like one after a professional treatment here at our clinic in Pinner, North West London.
So, what exactly helped chemical face peels pass the test of time and become the important facial treatment they are today?
- A non-invasive way to improve the look of your skin, making it glow and more youthful
- Improve skin texture and uneven skin tone
- Correct the appearance of acne scars, hyperpigmentation, age spots, dark patches, and sun damage
- Reduce acne
- Reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of ageing
What Happens During A Chemical Peel
A chemical peel is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses an acid to break down the surface layer of the skin and remove dead skin cells.
This promotes cell turnover and boosts your skin’s regeneration process, making you look fresh, youthful, and well-rested.
However, not all chemical peels are the same.
Depending on your skin concern and the results you’d like to see, a different type of acid may be preferred.
We offer chemical peels in three levels of depth:
Superficial Chemical Peels
This is the mildest option and also one of the most popular ones thanks to its versatility and lack of downtime.
A superficial chemical peel uses acids such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, malic acid, and kojic acid, which tighten the skin, reduce wrinkles, shrink pores, and fade brown spots.
This mild peel is very quick and has no downtime – this is why it’s often called “lunchtime peel”.
If you have an event coming up and you want your skin to look your best, this mild peel is the fastest and most effective way to give your skin a boost.
Medium Depth Chemical Peels
Medium depth chemical peels are stronger and use a pure form of trichloroacetic acid, which, in concentrations of 35% or less, is highly effective at correcting more serious signs of sun damage, moderate acne scars, and saggy skin.
Deep Chemical Peels
The strongest type of chemical face peels available, deep chemical peels also use trichloroacetic acid, but in higher concentrations of up to 70%.
This is how we can target more complex skin concerns, such as severe acne scars or sun damage. Because of their potency, deep chemical peels do require downtime of about a week so the skin can heal.
Which Chemical Peel Is Right For You?
When having a chemical peel done for the first time, less is more, so a safe course of action is to start with a milder treatment first and then increase the strength of the peel over time, depending on your skin concern and desired results.
At our Pinner clinic, Dr. Milvia Di Gioia will help you choose the right chemical peel based on your unique needs.
Whether you want to prep your skin for a special event, reduce the first signs of ageing, or get rid of acne scars, you can rest assured that our clinic will offer you the highest standards in facial aesthetics.