All You Need to Know About Facial Peels

Skin peels have been around for many years in the cosmetic industry, from strong harsh chemical peels with weeks’ worth of down time to gentler, more mild peels with little to no down time. The molecular structure of ingredients has been wildly researched for their benefits, discovering there are many options to suit most people. There are many different types of skin peels we can use on the skin, depending on your concern, desired outcome, downtime and skin type.

Why do people opt for facial peels?

The idea of a peel is to resurface or exfoliate the epidermis, which breaks down dead skin cells, alleviates sebum, reduces congestion, acne and blackheads. Superficial pigmentation and sun damage are also minimised, in addition to hydrating and plumping the skin. Skin peels result in a clearer smoother complexion, induced cell turnover and reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, clearer acne and congestion.

Ingredients of a facial peel

Peels are often a popular choice due to their versatility as they can vary in strength of the active ingredient used, number of layers applied, and the time the peel is left on the skin.

Here at MedAesthetics we have a variety of peels containing alpha and beta hydroxy acids (AHA/BHAs) which are known for their benefits of hydration, resurfacing, reducing acne and congestion, antiageing and antibacterial properties.

The more traditional ingredients include lactic, glycolic, mandelic and salicylic acids which come in varying strengths and can be used on their own or in a combination with other ingredients. MedAesthetics also have Jessners and TCA peels which are of a higher grade with slightly more downtime.

Professional Peels vs At-Home Peels

There are a number of products out now that allow you to do a facial peel in your own home. And while those can be useful, at-home peels have a lower concentration of active ingredients. That’s because of strict regulations controlling what concentration of ingredients can be sold over the counter, especially as at-home peels need to be suitable for all, if not most skin types.

A professional peel has more room for differentiation and customisation of ingredients to fit your exact skin type. The side effects of professional peels are probably stronger than at-home peels due to the higher concentration of active ingredients, but your clinician will talk you through all you need to know for minimal risk.

Contact MedAesthetics to treat yourself to a facial peel

At MedAesthetics our range of medical grade peels Our MedAesthetics peels are safe for all skin types and concerns and are specifically tailored to your skin goals. Book in to see one of our qualified Dermal Therapists today!