What is a Chemical Peel, the facts

If it’s instant gratification your after.

In the form of luminous glowing skin.

Then a safely performed peel, will make your complexion look fabulous.

What is a Chemical Peel

It’s a chemical solution that’s applied to the skin that dissolves the top layers.

This creates a controlled wound, which allows the skin to regenerate itself.

When trauma occurs within the tissues, the cells natural response is to fire up fibroblasts, which stimulates new collagen formation in the dermis.

As a result, skin becomes visibly thicker, plumper and smoother.

The benefits of a chemical peel

  • Unclogs pores
  • Lightens acne scars
  • Boosts collagen synthesis
  • Encourages cellular turnover
  • Improves hyper pigmentation
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve tone and texture of the skin

How Chemical Peels Are Performed

A chemical peel is an outpatient procedure, meaning there is no overnight stay involved.

There are three types of chemical peel available that can be applied to the skin, depending on the condition being treated.

The peel creates a controlled wound, letting new skin take its place.

During the treatment it isn’t uncommon to experience a tingling sensation, which can last a few minutes.

The person administering the peel would monitor this, to ensure no unusual burning takes place.

What can you Expect after a Peel

The healing time will all depend on the type of peel you have received, often mild to medium erythema may occur, like a reaction that is similar to sunburn.

The more severe the peel the more intense the scaling will be, which can last anywhere from one to seven days.

Mild peels can be repeated up to four-weekly intervals, whilst medium peels may be repeated every six or 12 months.

You’ll need to avoid the sun after a chemical peel, since your new skin will be very fragile.


Before using a peel you should understand you are creating inflammation in the skin.

There is a theory around this, that causing trauma can led to premature ageing, this is my stand point also, i prefer to treat the skin with natural healing ingredients, that calm and soothe and prevent inflammation.

I write this from an educational point of view, because a number of my readers ask about peels and I enjoy sharing my knowledge.


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