With an influx of at-home skin peels on the market, you may be tempted to try and see what the fuss is about. If you are thinking about trying a chemical skin peel, read why a one-size-fits-all, over-the-counter option may not be the best for you:
At home peels are not as effective
Chemical peels are substances applied to the face to diminish the appearance of ace scars, sun damage, fine line and more. At home peels, or ‘superficial peels’ usually contain a light glycolic or salicylic acid. This weak concentration may mean it is safe enough to sell over the counter but will only have a very minimal impact on the skin’s surface.
Professional peels, or ‘in-office peels’ ten to contain stronger components. Trichloroacetic acid is a stronger ‘medium depth’ peel, ideal for rejuvenating deeper layers of the skin. Phenol is used as a deep peel to treat more serious signs of ageing and wrinkles.
Professional chemical peels are bespoke
Unlike at home peels, professional facial peels are tailored to your skin by a medical professional. At our skin clinic in Bournemouth, Austin Brewer will create a personal cosmetic treatment plan, depending on your skin type and the results you wish to achieve. The type of peel and concentration of chemicals used will be augmented to give you the healthy, youthful skin you desire.
Professional peels are safer
Chemical peels have come a long way in the past ten years. Now you can have a safe facial peel by an experienced professional with only minimal possible peels or redness. These effects will fade in just a few hours.
If you choose to buy a home peel, consider the ingredient carefully. Selecting the wrong type of skin peel for your skin could cause irritation or allergic reaction. If you are unsure, consult an aesthetic practitioner.
Book your Professional peel today
Want to know more about our chemical peels and dermal fillers in Bournemouth? Contact Austin Brewer on 07823 88388 to book a free skin consultation today.