Summer might be your favourite time of the year, but it can play havoc with your complexion. The UVB rays within sunlight can actually heat up the skin and erode the collagen and elastin within, while the UVA rays can create wrinkles, cell damage, uneven skin tone, dryness and other signs of ageing. By the time September rolls around, your face could have taken a season-long battering.
What can a chemical peel do to help?
In a nutshell, a chemical peel can hit the reset button on your skin. A chemical peel is a procedure which involves the application of certain compounds to your face, which exfoliates and speeds up cell turnover to slough away dead cells and the patina of accumulated oils, remove the outer layer of ‘old’ skin, and clear the way for the new layer of skin to look its very best.
What happens after a chemical peel?
Ironically, clients will experience a reaction similar to sunburn after a peel treatment. They may also experience redness, scaling, swelling, blisters, and bandages over treated areas. But our previous clients find that a week or so of post-treatment downtime is worth it when the new layer of skin emerges.
Please be aware that a chemical peel isn’t the magic solution for banishing sun damage forever: although your face will feel clearer than ever before, it’ll be up to you to ensure the damage doesn’t return, by an improved sunscreen and facial cleansing regime. But if you can’t manage that, you can always come back for another peel treatment.
If you’re already concerned that the sun has taken it out on your face, get in touch with us here at SJG Plastic Surgery at your earliest convenience, and we’ll spell out the full details on this invaluable treatment.
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