Defyne Aesthetics Skin & Laser Clinic in Preston, Longridge is the local chemical peel specialist. This is a medical treatment and should not be mixed up with a classical facial. Even though some peels are very mild and possibly less irritating than some intense facials you have experienced they can be very potent and should only be delivered by an experienced practitioner.
Skin peels are the ideal treatment to refresh your skin when it is feeling dull and rough. Considering how many people invest heavily into skin care products it is wise to consider the profound impact a chemical peel could have. The most crucial thing about peels is to choose the right one at the right strength for the right period of time for your skin and skin issue.
Skin Peels at Defyne Aesthetics
Here at Defyne Aesthetics Skin & Laser Clinic we provide a variety of peels to specifically address concerns like acne, rosacea, scars, pigmentation, improve fine lines, even out skin tone, treat sun damage, fade dark marks and improve skin complexion and texture. They can be combined with other skin procedures like Microdermabrasion or laser treatment.
The term peel is very misleading as most chemical peels actually do not peel off any skin. Most peels work by gently exfoliating the upper skin and allowing the chemical solution to penetrate deep into the skin. Therefore chemical peel solutions can make a true difference to your skin.
The costs for a chemical face peel vary greatly starting from £85 for a single mild peel up to £500 for a single Obagi Blue Peel + additional skin care products which are compulsory with the latter peel. As peels make more sense as a course of treatment there is usually a discount available for packages. We also offer maintenance peels at a reduced cost.
Chemical peels are concentrated acidic solutions that exfoliate the outer layer of your skin, exposing the softer and smoother skin underneath. Depending on the type of acid the peels have additional benefits like hydration, brightening or anti acne properties
Chemical peels are classed according to the depth of penetration. Nowadays the main peels in use are superficial to medium depth peels as laser resurfacing and dermabrasion have essentially replaced the medium and deeper-depth peels.
Some of the more common chemical peels include glycolic acid, lactic acid, and TCA peels (or trichloroacetic acid), ranging from 10% to 75% strength peels. Which percentage is right for you depends on whether you have a course of peels, what skin type you are, what skin issues you are trying to treat, and whether you had chemical peels before.
First time peel-users should always start off with the lowest percentage peel and gradually increase as skin adjusts. Using a strong percentage on the skin the very first time can cause burns and potentially permanent damage. You might even be allergic to the particular acid used for the peel. Therefore it is important to carry out a thorough consultation.
Chemical peels are generally used all over the face (except around the eyes) but they can also be used to spot treat other areas of the skin, such as hands and neck. Keep in mind that usually more than one peel is necessary to get the desired results. A single peel will generally not work any miracles. However, with proper and consistent use, chemical peels can keep your skin looking young and healthy.