Chemical Peels

A chemical peel can vary in how strong it is. You can choose from a range of strengths from superficial to medium depth. After examining your skin, the trained staff will be able to advise you as to which of the treatments is the right one for you. This will depend on how sensitive your skin is as well as whether it has rosacea, fine lines, dehydration, uneven texture, hyperpigmentation and whether it needs deep cleansing or detoxification. There are different treatments used from a selection of brands including PCA Skin®,Obagi® and Medical SkinMedica®.

The benefits of this treatment include:

  • Improving dry and rough skin
  • Treating blemishes and acne
  • Improving hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and brown spots
  • Healing sun damage
  • Removing fine lines
  • Reducing the appearance of small scars including ones from acne
  • Improving aging skin
  • Reducing pore size
  • Treating the symptoms of rosacea

Preparation

For a week before having a chemical peel it is recommended that you do not use aggressive skincare products or retinoids.

The Process

The chemical peel process takes about an hour. You may feel a tingling on the skin while the chemicals are on it but there is no pain.

Recovery

You may find that skin is completely fine after treatment although some people experience a few days of flaking or peeling skin and in extreme cases this can continue for a few weeks. In some cases skin can be tender, inflamed and red. It is safe to wear makeup from the day after the treatment. After your treatment you will be told what products to use on the skin afterwards. This could include cleansers and moisturisers. You will also be advised to use sunscreen for a period of time after the treatment to protect the delicate skin.

Safety

Chemical treatments are safe as long as they are applied by a trained professional. At MediSpa all of the staff are medically trained and therefore have a great deal of respect in their field.