Facial peels are a popular option for improving the skin.
Acting as a highly effective exfoliator, they work by removing the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal newer, brighter skin beneath.
This has a number of benefits, including:
- blending out fine lines and wrinkles
- reducing skin pores
- minimising uneven pigmentation
- brightening dull skin
- helping patch complexion and skin texture
However, not all peels are the same – some are significantly stronger than others and it helps to understand the difference before you choose.
A light peel will only remove the topmost layer of skin and give instant brightening to the complexion. There is the added benefit of minimal (if any) recovery time. Good examples are the Agera Rx range of vitamin C and fruit acid peels that exfoliate and stimulate the skin from within, rather than burning through the outer skin layer.
A medium peel works harder and can help tackle problems such as lines and wrinkles, acne scars or dark spots.
A good example is the Innovation Concept Peel (ICP), which is applied in the clinic and then removed at home after a number of hours. The treatment comes with special products that are applied over the next month. Patients should expect skin redness for up to a week after having the peel, although there shouldn’t be any , but there is no weeping or breakdown of the skin.
The ultimate in peel technology is generally thought to be an Obagi Blue Peel. This peel can be adjusted in strength depending on the patient’s needs and can help with sun damage, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and acne scars.
The blue peel penetrates deeply into the skin’s layers to remove the damaged and aged skin cells to be replaced by healthier looking skin.
Afterwards the skin may appear reddened, and after 2-3 days some peeling will start. After a deeper peel this can last up to 10 days. Therefore it is important to plan this peel well in advance of any big events so that it has had time to work and the peeling to have finished.
Chemical Peels Northampton
Mulberry House Clinic in Hardingstone, Northants, offers a range of peels to suit all skin types and requirements. Their competitive peels prices mean that Agera RX peels start at just £70. All treatments are carried out at their comfortable and private clinic, which has won awards for high standards of customer service.
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