Chemical peels have the ability to brighten a dull lifeless skin, improve congestion and breakouts and improve the general quality of the skin. Your skin will have a greater ability to hold moisture and by removing the build up of dead skin cells. This will allow your home skin care to work more effectively. Blyss founder, Jodie King, explains all.
Can anyone have a chemical peels?
Most skin types can have chemical peels, with the right preparation.
There are many different peel preparations and strengths used that it comes down to your skin type. This is colour of the skin that we measure as a Fitzpatrick skin type, and the condition that we are treating. We avoid treating those who are pregnant, have eczema/psoriasis/dermatitis conditions, active infections or have taken Accutane (acne medication) in the last 6 months.
Darker skin types are more at risk of hyper-pigmentation, but with the correct preparation are still able to be peeled.
How do they work?
Chemical peels work by creating ‘micro-damage’ to the top layers of the skin that leads to dead skin cells to exfoliate and eventually over the next few days to peel or ‘flake’ off. The lower layer of the skin will then produce new skin cells, the result being a brighter, healthier looking skin.
What will a chemical peel achieve?
Chemical peels have the ability to even out pigmentation changes such as freckles, hormonal pigment (melasma) and sunspots, improve acne scars, ageing and sun-damaged skins. Skin will become more hydrated, as well as an improvement in textural changes, such as open pores and ageing skin that has started to become ‘crepey’.
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Jodie King is a dermal clinician and founder of Sydney’s Skin Clinic @ Blyss