There are so many beauty products on the market today that promise to revitalise your skin and boost collagen production. One of the most well-known is the chemical peel. Although increasing numbers of people are opting for peels, there are some myths out there which leave many with questions and even fear. As with any advanced treatment, the many benefits come with risks, and it’s essential to know as much about chemical peels as possible so you can make an informed choice.
Here we bust the most common myths that may be putting you off having this remarkably effective skincare treatment.
Chemical peels require extended downtime.
Most chemical peels will not interrupt your daily life at all, and you won’t have to take time off work or any other regular activity. They may leave you with a slight redness or peeling that will subside after a few days. Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun so you should avoid extended periods of time outside.
All chemicals peels are the same.
The chemical solutions used for peels vary according to the needs of the client, taking into account their skin type and the particular problem they need to resolve. There is a wide range of peels available and your skin care expert will discuss your needs before selecting the right one for your needs.
Chemical peels are suitable for everyone.
Not all skin types are suitable for chemical peels. Pregnant or breastfeeding woman, as well as anyone with dermatitis or psoriasis, are not eligible for a chemical peel. People who are in poor health are not good candidates and would be advised not to have a peel.
Chemical peels remove severe scarring
Unfortunately, chemical peeling does not remove deeps scars. It can, however, remove minimal scars, as well as age spots and freckles. Laser treatment would be more effective to treat deep scars.
Chemical peels can be done at home
For the best results, chemical peels should be administered by a trained professional. Over-the-counter and online products could cause severe scarring and do more harm than good.
Chemical peels are a great way to treat fine lines and sunspots. At Victorian Dermal Group, our clients receive world-class treatment from highly experienced, registered professionals. Book a consultation to discuss whether or not a chemical peel is the best treatment for your skin.
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