What chemical peel is best for rosacea?

 

What chemical peel is best for rosacea?

Rosacea requires peels with gently acting agents that will have a reduced risk of encouraging the skin to react.

Mandelic acid peels are particularly suitable and can often be found in combination with Salicylic acid, both acids are anti-inflammatory and antiseptic in nature.

Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician

Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician

What chemical peel is best for wrinkles?

 

What chemical peel is best for wrinkles?

Peels containing Glycolic acid have a wide application where anti-ageing results are wanted.

Its small molecular size means that it is easily able to penetrate deep into the skin, promoting the wound healing response, which causes collagen to be produced, and therefore reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician

Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician

What chemical peel is best for acne scars?

 

What chemical peel is best for acne scars?

Glycolic, Lactic and Jessner's peels can be used to improve the general appearance of mild acne scarring, but in more severe cases where the depth of scar tissue is deep, medical grade peels are required to completely smooth the skin.

These will allow the living dermal layers to be rebuilt and the skin retexturised.

Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician

Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician

Who can get a chemical peel?

 

& Who CANNOT get a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are generally well tolerated and the wide range of peeling agents available means that they are suitable for all skin types.

What medical conditions would preclude a chemical peel?

However, they are not appropriate for certain groups of people:

  • those whose skin healing response might be compromised - Diabetics, and people with other auto-immune diseases like Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hepatitis;

  • those who are taking steroids;

  • people with cancer or receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy

  • those taking photosensitising medications e.g. some antihistamines, antibiotics or oral contraceptives;

  • people taking Isotretinoin for treating acne

Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician

Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician

What chemical peel is right for me?

 

What chemical peel is right for me?

Chemical peels can be a very effective way of dealing with a number of common skin issues.

If you have concerns about skin laxity and loss of volume or lines and wrinkles, these can be improved with the use of Glycolic or Lactic acid peels, which are proven to have a humectant effect.

Epidermal pigmentation problems through sun damage or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can also be addressed with Lactic or Glycolic acid; whilst sensitive skins e.g. Acne, Rosacea, will benefit from the gentler action of peels containing Salicylic or Mandelic acid.

Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician

Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician