Be ready for Summer with a chemical peel

Summer might be your favourite time of the year, but there’s no getting away from it: unless you take the right precautions – and even if you do – it can seriously your complexion. The UVB rays within sunlight have the potential to actually heat up the skin and erode the collagen and elastin within, while UVA rays can create wrinkles, cell damage, uneven skin tone, dryness and other signs of ageing. By the time the leaves start falling, your face could have been put through the mill – particularly if there were complexion issues in the spring that have been worsened by direct sunlight.

Hit the reset button on your skin

A chemical peel is the procedure that can really help your complexion. It’s a simple and effective treatment: we apply a selection of compounds to your face which exfoliates the skin and speeds up cell turnover, sloughs away dead cells and the patina of accumulated oils, removes the outer layer of ‘old’ skin, and clears the way for the new layer of skin to achieve optimum health.

What happens after a chemical peel

You’ll find – ironically enough – you’ll experience a reaction similar to sunburn after a peel treatment. There may also be redness, scaling, swelling, blisters, and bandages over treated areas. But as our clients will tell you, a week or so of post-treatment downtime is worth it when the new layer of skin emerges.

Please be aware that although your face will feel clearer than ever before, it’ll be up to you to ensure the damage doesn’t resurface, with an improved sunscreen and facial cleansing regime. But if the problems return, you can always come back for another peel treatment. If you don’t want another summer of avoiding the sun, 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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