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Chemical Peels - Peeling back the years!
Dr Puja Sarna has been expertly trained by Lifestyle Aesthetics one Uk’s leading companies in the field of chemical peels.
Peels are used to improve the appearance of skin, correct the appearance of facial blemishes, and to reduce the effects of smoking and sun exposure. Peels can also be used for reducing uneven pigmentation, acne and acne scarring.
Giving a rejuvenated facial appearance!
How does it Work?
Now for the Science!
Resorcinol is a derivative of phenol that has been used as a peeling agent for over one hundred years. In higher concentrations, resorcinol has been shown to cause a separation in the epidermis at the level of the stratum granulosum while inducing an inflammatory response.
A relatively low concentration of resorcinol in the LA peel solution is less likely to cause complete exfoliation with a raw surface area. Resorcinol helps to provide a numbing effect and increases the depth of the lactic acid and salicylic acid penetration.
Lactic acid occurs naturally in human skin as a part of metabolic processes. Lactic acid in normal skin is partly responsible for maintaining the acid mantle of the skin at a pH of 5.5 to 6.0. Thus, there is no toxicity from the lactic acid itself. It is less irritating than other alpha hydroxy acids and is relatively gentle to the skin. Several studies have shown that lactic acid has a natural moisturizing effect on the skin.
Salicylic Acid penetrates directly into skin follicles, making it a very important component of the LA peel solution. As well as absorbing into the broad skin surface, this acid goes directly into the waxy build up associated with acne. Salicylic acid unroofs comedones and pustules, opening the sebaceous gland and stimulating the elimination of wastes.
The result will depend on what chemicals are used, how deep the peel is and any special requirements you may have.
The great thing about peels is:
Who is not Suitable ?
There are some risks associated with chemical peels, including infection, skin colour changes and scarring. The treated skin may appear darker or be tight or swollen for a time. You will need to avoid exposure to the sun for some time after your peel.
One of our expert team will give you full information on this and other aftercare.
So why wait, book yourself a consultation today!