Peel away the years

Chemical peels offer a very effective way to rejuvenate the skin, improve tone and texture and treat skin problems such as acne and scarring. However, they do sometimes get a bad press and – particularly after Samantha’s experience in Sex and the City – people can have fears about the downtime involved.

To put your mind at rest, the team here at Dr Joney De Souza Aesthetic Clinic in London has put together answers to some frequently asked questions about chemical peels:

Who is suitable for a chemical peel?

The only way to truly assess your suitability is to come into our London clinic, where Dr Joney De Souza will conduct a thorough consultation. However, there is a wide range of different strength chemical peels available and it is likely that one will be appropriate for you.

Won’t I need to hide away for weeks afterwards?

Again, there are many different strengths of chemical peel available – from the milder glycolic peels, which can be incorporated into a beauty regime, to the deeper TCA peels, which can visibly improve lines and wrinkles and pigmentation problems. After the deeper peels, the skin can take seven to ten days to heal, so it is advisable to take a week off work, but the results are visible and tangible.

What happens during a chemical peel?

When you come in for treatment at our London clinic, Dr Joney De Souza will thoroughly cleanse your face, before applying a pre-determined concentration of peel mixture in layers, until the desired depth is achieved. How long the peel stays on will depend on the depth of peel you desire. After the peel is complete, your face will be gently cleansed again.

What sort of results can I expect to see?

This will depend on the depth of the chemical peel, but you can expect to see improved skin texture, and by about six weeks post procedure your skin should be looking radiant. A course of treatments is recommended for best results.

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