Let us introduce the Chemical Peel

Dermaquest Chemical Peel

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A chemical peel is a solution applied to the face to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new cells.

The aim is to improve the appearance of the skin–for example, by reducing age spots and evening out skin tone.

What is a chemical peel? A chemical peel, also known as chemical exfoliation or derma peeling, uses a chemical solution to improve the appearance of your skin. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to your skin, which causes trauma or injury to your skin’s layers. The skin layers eventually peel off revealing more youthful skin. The new skin is usually smoother with fewer lines and wrinkles, has a more even colour, and is brighter in complexion.

What conditions does a chemical peel treat? Chemical peels are used to treat certain skin conditions or to improve your appearance by enhancing the tone and texture of your skin. Chemical peels are most commonly performed on your face, neck, or hands. They can help reduce or improve:

- Fine lines under your eyes or around your mouth and wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging, and hereditary factors.
- Certain types of acne.
- Mild scarring.
- Sun spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles, uneven skin colouring.
- Dark patches (melasma) because of pregnancy or taking birth control pills.

Dermaquest Chemical Peel Oxford

Is a Chemical Peel effective on acne?

In short yes!

The CLINICCARE Pure BHA Peel is a mild salicylic acid peel suitable for inflammatory and non inflammatory acne.

It is a light (pH 2.4) chemical peel that will remove the upper layers of the epidermis and although described as ‘light’, often a series of milder chemical peel treatments can produce better results than a single deep layer chemical peel.

What makes it work?

Salicylic acid 20%
Derived from willow tree bark, this has keratolytic, comedolytic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Its properties enable the salicylic acid to penetrate and dissolve sebum, making it a highly effective therapy for acne. Because of its anti–inflammatory properties it is suitable for sensitive skin conditions, such as rosacea.
Lactic acid 12%
This has water-binding properties and stimulates collagen synthesis.
Glycolic acid 12%
This exfoliates the epidermis disperses basal layer melanin (deepest layer of the skin) and stimulates the growth of new skin. Glycolic acid also reduces the amount of surface skin oil.

The treatment involves using the CLINICCARE PURE chemical peel followed by the CLINICCARE PURE mask.

Price is £75 per treatment

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