Second Skin: The Magic of Chemical Peeling

For most people, having ‘flawless skin’ usually means having an acne-free face, a modelesque complexion and an almost inhuman glow. Some would go as far as to layer ten products on their face every day and every night in hopes of waking up to perfect skin.

It may be tempting to spend hundreds of pounds on products with grandiose promises but Saving Faces believes that religiously following a high-end skincare routine isn’t the only way to get beautiful skin.

A Treatment fit for Kings and Queens

Chemical peels have recently become popular facial treatments that fight acne, hormonal discolouration and ageing from the surface to rejuvenate the skin. A chemical peel uses a mixture of natural and synthetic ingredients to exfoliate the top layer of the face, revealing smoother and more youthful skin.

Compared to lasers or microneedles, chemical peels are the less intimidating option, although people are rather hesitant to try it out because of its seemingly gimmicky approach. The process, however, has actually been around for more than 2000 years. Cleopatra herself was a fan of chemical peels: in fact, she soaked herself in milk baths that were high in lactic acid, an ingredient still present in modern treatments.

Saving Faces has different types of chemical skin peels available:

  • Epionce – £65
  • Obagi Radiance – £75
  • Agera – £75
  • Derma Peel – £150
  • Courses of six – £300
  • Course of six derma peel – £600

Our treatment will depend on your unique needs. We have a team of qualified practitioners who will advise you on the most suitable procedure for your skin as well as recommendations for home care requirements.

Caring for Your New Skin

While a chemical peel is almost miraculous in addressing all sorts of damage to the skin, the real work starts after the treatment. Dr Jaishree Sharad, a celebrity dermatologist, shares post-peel skincare tips that will maximise the results of any chemical peel treatment.

Right after the chemical peel session, holding an ice compress against the face reduces any redness or swelling. Dr Sharad says that it is also best to avoid warm water or physical exfoliants for ten days after a procedure – anything rough on the face can irritate the skin even more.

For the daily skincare routine, a facial cleanser with a neutral pH and sunscreen are great complementary products after a chemical peel treatment. Regular moisturising two days after the peel is also one good way to keep the skin from flaking.

Chemical peel treatments are less intimidating than you think. Think of chemical peels as retrieving the skin you were born with. Do it right, and your new skin will thank you for it.

Saving Faces is a top local cosmetic and dental practice in Liverpool. We try our best to provide excellent services for our patients, whatever their needs may be. We have professional services for the face as well as the teeth, including dental implants and invisible braces. Call 0151 909 5464 for a free cosmetic consultation for visit our website to learn more about our treatments.