What is a skin peel?
If you want to roll back the years with fresher, younger skin, or if you are battling problem skin and scarring, then our skin peeling treatment could be the answer. Remove old, tired skin and let the new layers come to the top. With skin peeling treatment, Liverpool residents can enjoy looking - and feeling - many years younger. Skin also appears healthier and softer after treatment.
For facial peels carried out by licensed medical professionals in a safe, clean environment, make an appointment with the Ghosh Medical Group's cosmetic clinic. The service is part of our respected private practice based in the heart of Liverpool.
How does skin peel treatment work?
When you come to us for skin peel treatment, Liverpool doctors and nurses at our trusted clinic will carry out the procedure in a clean and safe environment. The treatment involves having a chemical face mask applied, which burns off the top layer of skin cells. The skin will feel tight, and it might lighten too, as the treatment takes effect. A cooling, soothing gel or lotion might be prescribed, along with over the counter painkillers like ibuprofen, to ease any pain and discomfort in the first few days.
The skin itself will become red and dry, and might even visibly crack and peel. The intensity of the treatment determines how severe the healing period's effects will be. From superficial peels to medium peels and deep peels, it is the choice of acid that determines the degree of the skin peel.
What can be treated?
The skin is made up of layers. Over time, the outer layers that are exposed to the world can undergo all sorts of damaging processes. Sunlight, extremes of hot and cold, chemicals in the air and other environmental factors can really take their toll on the skin. Plus, skin suffers damage when it gets too dry, it wrinkles as we age, and it can be easily scarred and discoloured through trauma, or due to issues such as acne.
Issues that affect the face can have a huge impact on confidence, and also on mental health. Many people who suffer from skin conditions will turn to make-up in an effort to conceal the problem, though this can often exacerbate the condition. A skin peel can remove those damaged layers completely, drastically improving skin quality and appearance in the process.
How long does skin peel treatment take?
A skin peel will vary in length depending on the extent of the treatment required. A typical procedure might last anything from 30 minutes for a partial skin peel while a full facial procedure could take up to 90 minutes.
How long should I expect for the treatment to have an effect?
After one or two weeks, new skin will have formed in the areas that were treated and the old skin will be gone. The effect can last for many months, though repeated treatments might be required to achieve the very best skin tone and quality.
For a light chemical peel, recovery time is usually up 4-7 days. For a medium peel, skin will recover in around 5-7 days, though some redness may be present for months. For deep peels, new skin will form after around a fortnight and redness could last for several months.
What precautions should I take after the treatment (aftercare)?
The precautions you need to take will depend on the level of skin peeling treatment in Liverpool you receive. Here are ideas for aftercare to ensure you get the best results from your treatment:
- Use ice packs, or a fan, to relieve discomfort
- Follow instructions given on how often to wash your face
- Avoid touching, picking or scratching or scrubbing your skin, let it shed naturally
- Use little to no moisturiser for the first couple days after treatment (there may a specific post-care moisturiser given to you)
- Avoid make up or other cosmetics until given the go-ahead
- Do not go back to your regular skincare routine until the skin no longer feels sensitive
- Try to stay out of the sun until your skin has healed, and then protect your new skin with a recommended SPF
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