Chemical Peels: Reveal Your Best Skin at Kew Dermatology Clinic

At Kew Dermatology, we understand the importance of healthy, glowing skin. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is through chemical peels, also known as skin peels. These treatments can work wonders in revitalizing your skin, leaving it looking fresh and rejuvenated. Let’s dive into the world of chemical peels and explore how they can benefit you.

Why do we perform chemical peels?

As we age, our skin’s cellular turnover slows down, leading to an accumulation of dead skin cells that make the skin look dull. By using chemical peels, we remove these dead cells, stimulate collagen production, and strengthen the skin’s outer layer, ultimately improving texture, softness, superficial blemishes, and uneven skin tone.

The Science Behind Chemical Peels

Here’s how a chemical peel works:

1. Preparation:  We start your treatment with a light cleanse to ensure your skin is ready for the process. Your dermal clinician will double check any skin concerns you may have, and choose the right peel for your skin.

2. Application:  Your dermal clinician will apply a carefully selected chemical peel solution, leaving it on your skin for the necessary duration.

3. Aftercare: After the peel has been completed, skincare products will be applied to your skin and your clinician will make sure you know how to look after your skin between visits.

Chemical peels work by clearing away the top layers of your skin. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), commonly used in chemical peels, gently exfoliate the skin’s top layer. These water-soluble acids, such as glycolic or lactic acid, break down the bonds between dead skin cells, encouraging their shedding. Overall, AHAs in chemical peels work to reveal fresher, smoother, and more radiant skin by removing the outermost layer of dull and damaged cells. This effectively removes dead skin cells, evens out your skin tone and texture, and diminishes the effects of sun damage and mature wrinkles. Chemical peels stimulate your skin to produce collagen, the protein responsible for maintaining skin elasticity and hydration. Collagen production naturally decreases with age, but a skin peel can kickstart it, resulting in rejuvenated, plump skin.

What can a chemical peel do for me?

People of all ages and skin conditions can benefit from skin peels at Kew Dermatology. Customized skin peel treatments are designed to keep your skin looking and feeling its best, regardless of your age. These peels work wonders, especially for:

– Refreshing sun-damaged and hyper-pigmented skin, reducing fine lines, and improving overall skin tone and texture.

– Addressing skin prone to pore blockages and breakouts, regulating cell turnover, and shedding unwanted cellular debris.

– Improving uneven pigmentation and providing exfoliation benefits.

A series of these skin treatments on the face can enhance your skin’s appearance and health by increasing cellular turnover and nourishing the skin, resulting in a fresher, healthier complexion. You’ll notice improvements after the first treatment, and the entire procedure typically takes under an hour.

The Benefits of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels offer various advantages. They are designed to brighten and refine the skin, making it clearer and more youthful in appearance. Results may become noticeable right away or gradually manifest over time. If you’re considering combining treatments, feel free to inquire with your Dermal Clinician during your visit to Kew Dermatology. Customized peels can be integrated with some of our laser treatments, providing added benefits for addressing issues like pigmentation and enhancing collagen.

Our team of highly trained skincare professionals can evaluate your skin and customize your treatment to target your specific concerns.

So, how frequently should you get a skin peel?

Skin peels can be done at intervals of 2-4 weeks. Following this initial phase, maintenance peels can be scheduled every few months or as necessary to sustain your skin’s optimal health and appearance.

When can you expect to see results?

Following your first peel, your skin should look and feel terrific right away. However, for the most exceptional outcomes, we suggest a series of skin peels. The cumulative benefits from multiple sessions will leave your skin appearing radiant and refreshed.

Feel free to arrange an appointment with our expert team at Kew Dermatology today. We look forward to assisting you in reaching your skincare goals.