A chemical face peel is a cosmetic procedure which aims to improve the overall appearance of facial skin. A face peel can often reduce age spots, acne and even out your skin tone. There are various types of facial chemical peel you can have; superficial, medium and deep. These different types of facial chemical peel work by causing a kind of controlled reaction to the skin, after this reaction the skin begins to heal itself, with the final result being new, rejuvenated skin.
Skin Treatment Glasgow
Aesthetic skin treatments have been a big part of Berkeley Clinic for over 20 years. In fact, we were one of the first clinics in Scotland to offer services like anti-wrinkle injections and different types of chemical skin peel.
Our reputation for outstanding customer care and first class facial aesthetics in Glasgow results have meant that we were not accepting new aesthetic patients without a personal recommendation for a long time. Now we are pleased to announce that we are now accepting new aesthetic treatment patients, thanks to the addition of Dr Heather Cowie to the team.
World renowned aesthetics practitioner Catherine Knowles of Face Inc. Ltd also provides services within the Berkeley Clinic offering the most effective facial aesthetic and cosmetic treatments available today. The Berkeley Clinic aesthetic suite offers state of the art surroundings and is Health Care Improvement Scotland registered (this is now a legal requirement and you should not go to a clinic that is not registered and approved). We are ideally situated between the City Centre and the West end of Glasgow with ample on street parking available.
Types of Chemical Skin Peel
There are 3 main types of chemical face peel; superficial, medium and deep.
Superficial Face Peel
This type of face peel removes skin cells from the top of the face by leaving the peel on for a few minutes. After this type of face peel, the skin may feel tight for a couple of hours afterwards. If you wish to maintain the effects of this type of face peel, then regular treatments would be necessary. This kind of chemical face peel provides instant rejuvenation and eliminates the effects of ageing.
Medium Face Peel
A medium face peel will remove the skin cells from not only the top layer of the skin but also the middle layer. It is only left on for a period of a few minutes but you may feel a stinging or burning sensation when the face peel is applied. A medium face peel is typically used to target surface wrinkles or blemishes. With this type of chemical skin peel, the skin can sometimes go brown or red in the days following the treatment. The time it takes for the skin to return to normal can be up to 6 weeks. In order to maintain the effects of a medium face peel, you will need treatment every 6 to 12 months.
Deep Face Peel
As suggested a deep chemical skin peel treats deeper layers of skin. Given the type of procedure, this is a local anaesthetic may be needed depending on specific cases. When this face peel is applied you may feel a freezing sensation, this face peel is a longer treatment – 30 minutes of more depending on the desired effect. These types of facial chemical peel are usually to correct serious imperfections such as blotchiness, scars from acne or sun damaged skin. This is a one-off treatment with lasting effects, the redness of the skin can last up to 3 months but after this should return to normal. It is not advised for use on darker skin as it can lighten the skin.
Facial Chemical Peel Benefits
At The Berkeley Glasgow, we only use the best materials with the safest procedures to ensure that your skin can repair to its finest condition. Our practitioners aim to remove the top layers of your skin which are damaged with a chemical skin peel. In turn, this leaves you with younger looking skin and a rejuvenated appearance. After your chemical face peel treatment, you should notice the following:
Smoother skin – to see and touch
Reduced effects of sun damage
Brighter and even skin surface
A fresh feeling and appearance, having now lost the dead skin cells
After Your Chemical Face Peel
Once you have had your chemical face peel it could be advised that you have someone to take you home, depending on the face peel treatment you receive. This is particularly advisable for those having a deep chemical skin peel.
Once you have had your chemical peel in Glasgow you will notice the skin beginning to peel, this is normal and means that the facial chemical peel has been successful. Once the skin has peeled off it should leave you with fresh feeling skin.
If you have received a deep chemical peel in Glasgow, then it is advisable to take up to two weeks off work in order to fully recover.
Chemical Peel Glasgow
When you come to our facial aesthetic clinic in Glasgow for a chemical skin peel then you can expect for one of our qualified practitioners to begin by thoroughly cleansing your skin. You will then be provided with eye protectors and the facial chemical peel will begin to be brushed onto your skin. Each treatment is different so the time it is left on for will differ with each patient. After the treatment, the face peel will be removed with the application of wet gauze. Once this process is complete your skin will be well moisturised and sun cream applied. The whole procedure is typically completed within 30 minutes.
The Risks of Having a Chemical Peel in Glasgow
Although we do our best to identify any skin problems you have had in the past to identify whether or not the procedure would be safe there are still risks involved with this type of skin treatment in Glasgow. Just like with any other facial aesthetic Glasgow Treatment of this kind, there can be a small chance of infection as your skin barrier has been compromised. Scarring is very unlikely but there is a chance when you have had a medium or deep facial chemical peel. When receiving a deep chemical skin peel, the skin can be discoloured and in some cases, you may suffer from dark areas of skin appearing. These are extremely rare but can be permanent in some cases. Another rare type of side effect are allergic reactions to the face peel. This may include redness, swelling or soreness which can last for several days.
Who are Chemical Peels in Glasgow Not Suitable for?
These types of skin treatment in Glasgow are not suitable for those who:
Have eczema, psoriasis, active acne, rosacea or other skin conditions in the treatment area
Have had excessive sun exposure in the past four weeks or sunburn recently
Have any kind of open cut or wound in the treatment area
In the past 12 months have used Isotretinoin or have had radiation treatment in the area to be treated
Are pregnant or breastfeeding
Are on medication which makes you sensitive to sun
Have a history Immunosuppression
If you are unsure on whether this type of skin treatment in Glasgow is right for you then book in for a free consultation with The Berkeley Clinic today and we can assess each case individually for you to gain the best possible results from your next skin treatment in Glasgow.