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A chemical peel is most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons, to enhance appearance and self-confidence. Chemical peel therapy may be performed in conjunction with other treatments. However a chemical peel is not a replacement for a facelift, and does not prevent or slow down the ageing process.
Chemical peeling uses a chemical solution in order to improve the skin’s appearance. It can reduce or eliminate fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, correct uneven skin pigmentation, treat acne and soften the appearance of scars caused by acne. The procedure can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by sun damage as well as skin blemishes common with age and heredity. Chemical peels can be performed on the face, hands and all other body areas. At Claremont we use ‘The Perfect Peel’ system, a revolutionary peel that will transform your skin into looking younger, healthier and clearer skin in 1 week.
What conditions can improve with treatment?
Age and liver spots (lentigines) usually categorized by flat, brown areas with round edges usually found on the face, hands, back and feet. They are age-related and photoageing related, and have nothing to do with the liver. While they are unsightly, they are not usually dangerous. Solar keratosis and hyperpigmented areas due to the hormonal changes and photo damage.
How is treatment administered?
The procedure involves a chemical solution that is applied to the skin. The solution causes the layer of skin to separate and peel off. The new regenerated skin underneath is usually smoother, less wrinkled and more even in both tone and colour than the old skin.
Typically the skin is first thoroughly cleansed. Then the practitioner will carefully apply the solution. You may feel a stinging sensation as the peel solution is applied, but the feeling will quickly pass. A full face peel usually takes no more than 15 minutes. Each course duration is four weeks to eight weeks and one peel each 1-14 days. Two or more courses of peels may be needed to obtain the desired result, and may be spaced out over several months.
How can I find out if I am a candidate for treatment?
If you would like to learn more about available cosmetic options, and find out if a peel treatment might work for you, please call and arrange an appointment for a complimentary consultation with one of our highly experienced Aesthetic Nurses.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should wait to be treated. If you have a history of cold sores, you should inform the doctor prior to the procedure. You may be better suited to an alternative treatment or product. The practitioner will review your medical history with you during your initial consultation prior to administering any treatment.
During your initial consultation it is important that you discuss your expectations with the treatment practitioner. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions or express any concerns that you may have. You will be able to ask any treatment related questions and the practitioner will explain the planned procedure in detail, including the risks and benefits, the recovery period and the costs.
All products have a potential for allergic reactions. These will be discussed fully at your consultation.
Expected treatment outcomes
|Fitzpatrick Skin Type||Ethnic Skin Type|
|Skin Type 1||Always Burns||Celtic / Freckly Skin / Red Hair|
|Skin Type 2||Readily Burns / Sometimes Tans||English Rose / Pale Pink Skin / Blue Eyes|
|Skin Type 3||Rarely Burns / Always Tans||North European|
|Skin Type 4||Mediterranean||Mediterranean / Light Asian / Oriental|
|Skin Type 5||Asian & Indian Skin||Dark Asian|
|Skin Type 6||Afro Caribbean Skin||Black|