Anti-ageing Facial Chemical Skin Peel Treatment | Chester Cheshire Laser Treatment | Non-invasive Cosmetic Treatment
Glycolic Acid Peels, Facial Peels and Chemical Skin-Resurfacing at Chester Laser Clinic
Glycolic acid peels are very useful for freshening and rejuvenation of the skin. Glyco lic acid peels improve skin texture, shallowness, mottled pigmentation, fine lines and acne. Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). These are naturally occurring, non-toxic, organic acids. In high concentration (40-70%) they are useful as superficial peeling agents. A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to skin to peel away the top layers. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger looking. Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, skin discolouration and scars — typically on the face. A chemical peel can be done alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures. Chemical peels can be used for the following conditions:
- Facial rejuvenation
- Acne treatment
- Acne marking
- Ageing skin
- Sun damage
Peels With Medical Modalities, enhance results by combining chemical peels with:
- Non-ablative and fractionated laser
- Erb:YAG and CO2 laser resurfacing
Are Glycolic Acid Facial Peels safe?
Since they produce only a superficial peel, glycolic acid peels have a very good safety profile. Initially, there will be some redness, which normally resolves within a few hours. There is potential for lightening or darkening of the skin, but this rarely occurs. Some patients experience no redness; the occasional patient will develop more pronounced redness, swelling and crusting. A mild topical steroid cream may be applied, and the reaction will subside.
Chemical Peel: the Procedure
The procedure begins with a consultation, where we examine your skin and explain the process of preparing your skin for a peel. Following this, you will need to prep your skin for a period of two weeks before coming in to the clinic for the full peel treatment with us. Most patients return home to normal activities, or return to work immediately after the peel. Minor adjustment in cosmetics and care of the skin is required following the peel. Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun for several weeks after the peel. Regular sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) use is required.
What to expect immediately following a peel
- Mild to moderate erythema (redness)
- Periorbital edema (puffy eyes)
How many treatments facial peeling do I need?
Glycolic acid facial peels should be repeated every two to four weeks until satisfactory results are achieved. This usually involves a series of six peels. The average return rate for facial chemical peel or glycolic acid peels is twice per year
Who is not suitable to Glycolic Acid Peels or Facial chemical peel?
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women
- People with active herpetic lesions
- People with allergies to ingredients found in peels (Please inform us should you have any allergies before treatment)
- Users of Trentinoin/Retin-A®/Renova®/Differin®/Tazorac®/Avage®/ EpiDuo™/Ziana® should discontinue their use 5 days before and after treatment