Chemical Skin Peels
Light chemical peels perform an intensive exfoliation to accelerate the cell renewal process, stimulate collagen synthesis and improve elastin fibres in the dermis, revealing a more youthful and radiant complexion. It is a safe, non invasive procedure which delivers results without the need for any down time. Medium and Deep Peels are also available.
Depending on your skin type and the indication for the peel, you will normally need a series of 3-5 peels spaced several weeks apart. A variety of different types of skin peels are available. After an assessment of your skin condition, Dr Moncrieff will discuss with you the most appropriate Chemical Skin Peel and discuss the benefit that you will get from it including an overall fresher and more youthful appearance.
How Do Chemical Skin Peels Work?
The Peels help removed old and dead cells from the surface of the skin and stimulate the production of new cells from the deeper layers of the skin. Some types of peels will also stimulate the production of collagen.
Do Chemical Skin Peels Hurt?
After the chemical peel is applied it may feel quite hot for a few minutes until the neutralising cream is applied, however most patients do not find it painful.
Who Is Suitable for Treatment with a Chemical Skin Peel?
At your consultation, a full medical history is taken, and your face and skin type assessed as to the suitability of a chemical peel. It is not recommended to have a chemical peel whilst pregnant or breast feeding.
Can I return to work afterwards?
After the chemical peel there are no restrictions on driving or returning to work. Depending on the type of peel that is done, there may either be no redness and peeling or just mild redness and peeling (like a sun burn) for a few days after each peel; so returning to work the next day should be no problem.
Can Chemical Skin Peels Be Used In Combination With Other Treatments?
Yes. Chemical Peels can be done in combination with Botox, Skin Fillers and Surgical Face Lifts. For certain treatments there needs to be a time delay between the peel and the treatment.
What results can I expect from a light chemical peel?
Gel peels can help visibly soften fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture, reduce symptoms of oiliness, and diminish the appearance of skin blemishes. Most patients leave the medical office looking healthy and refreshed. Medium (Jessner) and Deep Peels (T.C.A.) are also available.