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April 7, 2017

5 surprising ways a chemical peel can change your life

Cosmetic treatments have been widely discussed in the media recently, with lots of celebrities opening up about the different cosmetic procedures they have had and many even promoting it on social media. Whilst there has been a certain degree of pessimism in response to this, it has also generated a widely positive reaction from people who have been given the confidence to try cosmetic treatments for themselves. Non-surgical therapies such as Chemical Peels, Botox and Dermal Fillers are being used more commonly to treat all kinds of conditions and have a life-changing affect for many people.

Our blog looks at 5 incredible reasons why people have chosen to get chemical peels. Some of them may surprise you!

1. Facial scarring

Facial scarring can cause people to become extremely self-consciousness, particularly as they are difficult to hide. Insecurities that stem from facial scarring can become part of a wider problem, affecting self-esteem and reluctance to participate in social situations. Chemical peels are often used to reduce the appearance of facial scarring and can have a noticeable impact after just a couple of treatments (depending on the extensity of the scarring). The peels work by removing damaged skin cells from the surface of the face and triggering new cell growth, revealing a fresh layer of healthy and rejuvenated skin and reducing the appearance of scarring. The results can last anywhere from months to years depending on the intensity of the peel.

2. Acne

Acne affects eight in ten people in the UK between the ages of 11 and 30 and can even carry on into adulthood for some individuals. Caused by an overproduction of the oily substance, sebum, acne occurs when the small holes in your skin become blocked with oils and dead skin cells, causing various spots to appear. Certain chemical peels can be used to treat acne by removing the deadened skin cells from the face and imparting anti-inflammatory properties which temporarily reduce the oil secretions. That is why many people have turned to cosmetic chemical peels to help reduce the appearance of acne and enhance their confidence.

3. Uneven skin tone

Uneven skin tones can be caused by a number of factors including hyperpigmentation, scarring, hormones, freckles or sun spots. Whether it is a temporary condition or something long-term, facial discolouration is something that many people experience and is often a result of damaged skin. Chemical peels can help to remove damaged skin to bring a more even colour to the face. As there are so many different types of peels for different conditions, we recommend booking a pre-treatment consultation with a credible facial aesthetics expert to discuss which peel is the most suitable for you.

4. Rough skin

Many people suffer with rough or bumpy skin on the face which is often a result of dead skin cells that give the face an uneven and rough texture. Chemical peels can resolve rough skin by removing the deadened skin cells from the surface of the face and triggering the body’s natural collagen production process. This resurfaces a fresh layer of skin and generates a smoother, more youthful and healthier appearance.

5. Self-esteem

Ageing skin and deep wrinkles can really knock a person’s confidence and cause us to feel unhappy with our appearance. Often this can lead to further problems such as low self-esteem. Chemical peels are the perfect option for those who would like younger looking skin without having to undergo highly invasive and riskier surgical treatments. The chemical peel treatment works by stimulating the body’s natural exfoliation process to resurface the skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Not only does this give clients a more youthful appearance, but it also allows them to feel more confident in their skin.

For more information on how chemical peels could enhance your skin, get in touch with us at Ten Facial Aesthetics and our experienced practitioners will discuss your treatment needs during a free consultation.