Should I try a Skin Peel?
Published on: August 10, 2015
Whether your skin is greasy and unbalanced, dull and lifeless, showing the legacy of years or acne or even starting to develop fine lines, exfoliation is the key to revealing smoother, younger-looking, healthier skin. When a quick scrub isn’t quite passing muster, you can choose to have a chemical peel to remove the upper layers of the skin that are covered in dead skin cells, grease and other impurities.
At the London Cosmetic Clinic we have several types of skin peels to remove dead skin cells and impurities. We use safe, clinically-tested, carefully controlled chemicals including Trichloroacetic acid and Glycolic acid and can we can help determine the best type of skin peel for you depending on your skin type and its condition. These peels will work as superficially as the very top layer of the skin down to the middle layers, where some skin damage can reach.
Skin peels prompt these top layers of the skin peel off, removing any impurities and making the way for fresh, younger-looking new skin cells. Due to the nature of the treatment, we recommend that you allow yourself plenty of time between the treatment and any big events- remember the episode of ‘Sex and the City’ when Samantha had a skin peel RIGHT before a huge night out?! Whilst your skin is repairing itself it is important to take precautions against UV damage, which is a good habit to get into after you skin has renewed itself. There are plenty of moisturisers available with an SPF in them but when it is sunnier you will need to use a separate sunscreen as well, you can get specific ones for your face so you can protect your skin without looking greasy and whilst being able to wear makeup.
Straight after your skin peel you may feel your skin feels taught and therefore less saggy, but the real improvements come in several weeks’ time after the old skin has peeled off and the new cells start to come through. Due to the nature of the treatment, they aren’t something that you would have every week but they are fantastic for giving your skin an overhaul in the run-up to a wedding, special birthday or to boost your confidence.
To find out more about our chemical peels, go to this page of our website or contact us today on 0203 5813391.