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Image chemical peels are simply a deeply exfoliating facial and you do not need to be afraid of them.

They are graded and Dr Warner will treat you with the peel most suited for your skin.

What happens in the skin?

There are a number of natural acids that deeply exfoliate the skin. Mechanical exfoliation treatments, such as Microdermabrasion scrape off dead skin. Chemical exfoliation treatments dissolve the glue like bonds that keep excessive dead skin cells attached. By taking away the very surface layer of dead skin, the skin is refreshed and brightened instantly. The days following your treatment, your body will recognise that that surface layer is missing and very quickly make new skin cells to replace them.

When the treatment is done regularly, the body is forced into making new skin regularly and therefore behaves like a younger skin, repairing and correcting imbalances and imperfections. This leads to amazing correction of acne, pigmentation and ageing, but is also hugely beneficial for generalised skin health and improved complexion.

So whether you have specific skin concerns that you would like correcting, or want to see general brightening and prevent ageing, a chemical peel is definitely right for you.

WHAT HAPPENS IN A CHEMICAL PEEL TREATMENT?

Having a  chemical peel isn’t like having a spa facial. The lights are up high so your clinician can watch your skin closely. You don’t need to remove any clothing and there’s no whale music. Dr Warner will do a thorough consultation with you, and ensure that your skin is in a stable condition to be able to receive a peel. You will then lay on the treatment bed and your hair will be pulled off your face with a headband or towel. Your clothes will be covered with a towel and your treatment will begin.

First your make up will be removed, then your skin will be cleansed. The peel will be applied evenly and throughly all over your face and will be massaged in. The peel can feel warm, tingly and slightly uncomfortable. Dr Warner will ask you regularly for your sensation level out of ten, 1 being no sensation and 10 being maximum sensation. Most clients reach a 6 but don’t progress further than that. The peel is then removed and your skin is cooled thoroughly until you are at a level 1. Then moisturisers and SPF are applied and the treatment is over. All of this takes about 20 minutes.

The day of your peel your skin could well feel just like normal. It might feel tight and warm and might look a bit red but if it does that will go down overnight. Over the following two days, your skin may dry out and even create a film of dry skin. As the body replenishes those skin cells, that dry skin will peel away. It looks similar to the peeling you get if you get sunburn. It can come away in very small flakes or small sheets of skin. It is really important you don’t peel or pull this skin off as you might pull healthy skin away with it and cause marks or scaring. Within a few days, all this dead skin will have come away revealing brighter, clearer skin.

There are many different natural acids that treat different areas of the skin, for example Salicylic acid targets access oil in the skin whilst Glycolic acid targets excess dead skin. There are also a number of hydrators and rebuilding ingredients in some peels such as Stem Cells and Anti-oxidants.

There are certain medications and medical conditions that can make the skin too sensitive for chemical peel treatments, so ensure you are totally honest    with your clinician in your consultation. There are milder exfoliation treatments available, so you won’t miss out on benefits with a differing treatment program.

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