How do You Decide if You Need a Chemical Face Peel at a Skin Clinic?

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With the continuous growth in science and technology, we have discovered and invented increasingly innovative ways to make ourselves look more youthful, exuberant, and healthy. As a result, the skin is one of the most well-looked-after organs in the body. Whether it be just frequent face washes during the day or using an extensive line of products, including face wash creams or solutions, scrubs, or moisturisers, we have a variety of ways to take care of our skin. This means that skin clinics in Toowoomba have to offer treatment programs that use a blend of medical technology and facial care products to give us a further option for enhancing our skin.

One method that is widely popular among the masses for its ease of use is chemical peels, known as derma peeling or chemexfoliation. The process involves using a chemical solution to improve your skin’s physical vitality and appearance. The concept involved here is removing the old skin by damaging it to incite the formation and revealing of new skin. The chemicals cause trauma or damage to your skin’s layers, allowing them to peel off to reveal newer, fresher skin. By its lack of wearing against the elements, this newer skin is brighter, fresher, and has fewer lines or wrinkles.

When should you get a chemical peel?

In general, chemical peels treat certain skin conditions or are used to improve the tone or texture of your skin. The following conditions encourage the use of chemical peels:

  • Mild scarring
  • Rough skin and dull complexion
  • Scaly patches due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills
  • Treating actinic keratosis (precancerous scaly spots)
  • Acne
  • Mild scarring
  • Fine lines around the eyes or mouth.
  • Treat wrinkling caused by sun damage, hereditary factors, and aging
  • Liver spots, freckles, age spots, uneven skin colouring, and sunspots

Depending on the condition of your skin and the objectives of the treatment, your skin clinic will vary the depth of your peel. Generally, superficial peels can be used on a variety of skin types. However, darker-skinned individuals risk developing a condition called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The following skin conditions are not at all recommended if you have:

  • Extra colouring on your scars
  • Cannot stay out of the sun
  • History of abnormal skin scarring
  • Skin conditions that make your skin more sensitive.

How to prepare for the treatment?

A pre-peel mix is recommended consisting of vitamin C, glycolic ingredients, retinol, and tyrosine inhibitor. For most treatments, the cosmeceutical retinol needs to be stopped three days before initiating the treatment, whereas prescription retinol needs to be stopped in two weeks.

An essential thing to be noted is that after the treatment, it is crucial to avoid exposure to the sun because fresh new skin is incredibly fragile and susceptible to complications. This indicates that winter is the perfect season for your media-aesthetical peels. 

How to look after your skin post-treatment?

Avoiding heavy makeup and ingredients that irritate the skin, like retinol, is essential in post-care treatment for face peels. 

At Drayton Cosmetics & Body Sculpting, we believe in empowering individuals. As such, our treatments aim to strengthen that belief through medical treatments. We believe in the utmost trust between a patient and the medical practitioner, allowing us to recommend individualised treatments extensively. Our standards are set by the Australian Medical Board and monitored by a government regulator, The Health Practitioner Regulation Agency AHPRA. Book an appointment and allow us to help you now!!


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