What to Expect From A Chemical Peel Before And After Treatment
Knowing what to expect from your chemical peel before and after your treatment can help you decide if it’s the right solution for your particular skin problem. Chemical peels have been around since the late 1800s, so they’re not new, but the ingredients that each peel uses makes it unique. And with so many chemical peels available, how do you pick which is right for you?
In this blog post, we’ll talk you through what you can expect from your chemical peel – before and after treatment – so you know exactly what will happen.
How Do Chemical Peels Work?
The basics of all chemical peels are the same. A solution is applied to your skin and that solution interacts with the top layer of your skin, helping it to shed dead skin cells, clear blocked pores and encourage new layers of skin to the surface.
Peels come in different strengths. Stronger chemical peels affect the deeper layers of your skin and serve a very specific purpose – to smooth away wrinkles, acne scars or raised areas of skin. More moderate peels affect just the topmost layers and tend to have a brightening, cleansing effect.
So, when considering a chemical peel you must understand which type is best suited to your ideal outcome. At Elite Aesthetics, we have spent considerable time testing and trialling the chemical peels on the market to find those that we feel deliver exceptional results for our clients.
Chemical Peel Before And After: What Can They Do?
As mentioned, different chemical peels use different active ingredients to resurface and refine your skin. The ingredients include:
Chemical Peel: Before (And After)
One of the most appealing aspects of a chemical peel, before and after treatment, is that your skin will have a very different appearance, very quickly. These are just some of the skin issues that a chemical peel can resolve:
Acne scarring is one of the most common skin complaints we see patients about. Whether they suffered from acne as a teen or later in life, acne scars can be hard to cover up with makeup and often leave our patients feeling self-conscious. Thankfully, a chemical peel is ideal for resurfacing your skin. We have seen some outstanding results which have been life-changing for our clients.
You can see from this chemical peel before and after photo just how much the skin has been transformed. To read more about how we can get rid of acne scarring, you can read this blog.
Active acne is another common reason that people seek treatment. For some, acne leaves them feeling unable to go bare-faced, and for our male patients particularly, they are looking for a solution that will give them clear, smooth skin.
A light chemical peel containing salicylic acid will help to remove dirt, dead skin cells and grime that cause acne and leave your face looking brighter and clearer.
This chemical peel before and after image shows you how effective chemical peel is in fighting acne.
Uneven skin tone (hyperpigmentation)
If you have an uneven skin tone, you’ll know how difficult it can be to disguise the changes in your skin. Some of our patients struggle with hyperpigmentation (where the skin has darker patches). This includes conditions such as melasma and often causes a loss of self-confidence. Either light or medium-depth peels can reduce or even totally remove hyperpigmented skin cells, leaving your face looking brighter and more balanced.
Light and medium depth chemical peels are suitable for all skin shades, so if you have dark skin and are suffering from hyperpigmentation, a light or medium chemical peel can resolve this without complication.
Fine lines and wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are sadly unavoidable. As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin (collagen is what makes your skin feel plump and elastin is what makes it springy), and this shows most obviously on your face and neck.
Since fine lines are typically less than 1mm deep, they don’t affect the deeper layers of your skin. These annoying little wrinkles can be easily banished by removing the layers of skin that they appear in – which is why a chemical peel is such a popular option for this. Not only do you rid yourself of the crinkles around your eyes, nose or mouth, but your whole face looks smoother, brighter and glowing.
Compare the chemical peel before and after images below – you can see how much more luminous the skin looks following treatment.
Dull skin can be the result of poor diet, lax skincare, skin dryness or stress. Anyone can have dull skin, and it can really have an effect on your overall appearance. Dull skin makes you look tired, ill and older.
A quick chemical peel rids your skin of those dead, flakey skin cells and leaves your face glowing with health – it’s no wonder chemical peels are used by celebrities before red carpet events!
Deep wrinkles take a little more strength to manage, but thankfully there are some sensational medical-grade chemical peels that can get to work on the deeper skin layers, so you are left with smoother skin. These deep peels do have some considerations, however.
A deep chemical peel will have a longer recovery time, as you are likely to have a greater ‘peeling’ effect in the days following your treatment. You may also feel more sensitivity afterwards but this does pass, and our clients say that their new, glowing complexion is well worth the wait.
So Which Chemical Peel Is For Me?
Below is a couple of our popular options that we find deliver incredible chemical peel before and after results:
Zo 3 Step Peel
The Zo 3 Step Peel takes a staged approach to the chemical peeling process. Each stage is designed to work together to leave your skin renewed and hydrated. This is a medium depth peel, and the peeling following your treatment lasts between 3 – 5 days.
It’s suited for treating uneven skin texture and tone, melasma, acne and fine lines – take a look at this Zo chemical peel before and after image to see for yourself…
The Perfect Peel
The Perfect Peel is the treatment we see the most dramatic chemical peel before and after transformations. This medium depth peel uses a revolutionary combination of ingredients to create a solution that delivers soft, stunning skin.
It’s suitable for treating anything from acne to sun damage to pore reduction and wrinkles. It’s pretty much perfect! You can read more about the effects of the Perfect Peel in this blog post here.
We also offer the Zo Controlled Depth Chemical Peel, The Zo Stimulation Peel and the Enerpeel at Elite Aesthetics. The best way to find out which is most suited to you is to book a consultation at our clinic; here we can assess your skin and make a personalised recommendation. You can book an appointment by calling 07322 381 205 or by clicking here.
The Elite Aesthetics clinic is in Greenhithe, Kent. We’re easy to get to, you can find us just 10 minutes from Dartford and Gravesend stations, 15 minutes from Maidstone and a 20-minute drive from St. Pancras, London.