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What are Peel Treatments? The Secret to Radiant Skin

We all want more youthful, vibrant-looking skin. But, if all you see when you look in the mirror are wrinkles, acne, dryness and/or blotchiness, you might wonder if your skin can ever look its best. If only could take off that outside layer to reveal a fresh new layer beneath it!

In the simplest terms, that’s what a peel treatment does for you.

What is a Peel Treatment?

Peel treatments, sometimes called chemical peels, are a non-invasive way of way exfoliating your skin to improve its appearance. They involve the application of expert formulations, containing a variety of exfoliating and detoxifying agents, to your skin. The solution removes dead skin cells, toxins and oils while stimulating new cell growth. The treatment uncovers fresher, more glowing skin.

It’s important to know that, despite their name, peel treatments do not ‘peel’ away a layer of skin. Following treatment, many people experience redness for approximately one to twelve hours. You can also expect some light flaking in certain areas for several days.

What Can I Expect After a Peel Treatment?

  • Better Skin Texture

    By removing dead skin cells and promoting collagen production, peels help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture. This leads to smoother, softer, more glowing skin.

  • More Even Skin Tone

    Hyperpigmentation causes skin discolouration, including age spots and sunspots. The exfoliating action chemical peels help to fade dark spots for a more consistent skin tone.

  • Fewer Blemishes

    Peel treatments can help improve acne-prone skin. They help to unclog pores, control sebum production (the skin oil that can cause clogged pores), and reduce acne breakouts. They also minimize the appearance of acne scars, giving you clearer, smoother skin.

What Are the Different Types of Skin Peels?

There is a wide range of peel treatments you can choose from, depending on your requirements, the condition of your skin and your goals. However, most peel treatments fall into one of the following categories.

  • Light Peels

    Generally, light peels treat the outermost layer of skin. They can smooth fine wrinkles, improve uneven skin tones, treat acne and improve dryness.

  • Medium Peels

    In addition to treating the outer layer of skin, medium peel treatments remove skin cells from the upper part of your middle layer of skin. Medium peels can improve more pronounced wrinkles and skin tone issues while helping to treat acne scars.

  • Deep Peels

    Deep peels have stronger exfoliating properties to remove skin cells further below the surface. They can help improve deeper wrinkles, more severe sun damage and more pronounced acne scars.

Consider the Following if You are Thinking About a Peel Treatment

It helps to learn as much as you can about peel treatments to get the best results for your particular skin.

  • Talk to a Skincare Professional

    A professional esthetician or skincare therapist, Like those here at Ashgrove Spa, can assess your skin type, concerns, goals and medical history to develop a custom treatment plan just for you.

  • Be Ready for Some Post-Treatment Care

    Your skin may be more sensitive and prone to sun damage after treatment. Your skincare professional may give you guidelines to follow to protect your skin and get the best results.

  • You May Need More Than One Treatment

    If this is your first peel, and depending on your skin’s conditions and what you want to achieve, you may need more than one treatment.

Peel treatments are a safe and effective way to return a healthy radiance to your skin. The award-winning skincare professionals at Ashgrove Spa are ready to help you.

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