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Did you know this about chemical peels?

Wednesday 08, 2023 | by Maddy Colomb

Chemical Peels can reduce skin damage to give a more refreshed appearance.

Chemical Peels can reduce the skin damage, giving the skin a more refreshed appearance. Chemical peels are a skin treatment that involve using acids to exfoliate the skin. The acid removes a uniform amount of damaged skin cells across the treatment area and when done appropriately, allows the skin to heal.

Chemical peels can affect 2 layers of the skin, the epidermis (upper layer) and the dermis (deeper layer). All chemical peels remove a controlled amount of skin cells from the epidermis and a stronger peel may also remove a small part of the dermis. This solution peels away damaged skin cells and allows better skin to grow in it's place.

Chemical peels can also be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles or to address other skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, redness, acne and can reduce signs of ageing. The process can cause some swelling and peeling, but this should subside between 7-14 days, depending on the depth and intensity of the peel. It is important to keep your face dry and avoid using face wash for the first 24 hours, as well as avoid using makeup until the skin has healed.

These peels are safe for all skin types, however any type of chemical peel requires some downtime or recovery time. It may also cause some side effects such as redness, peeling and sensitivity to sunlight.

If you are interested in booking a consultation, please contact us at our Hawthorn clinic at (03) 8851 9289

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