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Of all our skin treatments, chemical peels prove one of our most popular, time and time again. Read on to find out more about the process – including pros and cons, how often you’ll need one, and whether you’re suitable – in today’s blog post. Don’t forget to contact our experts at our skin clinic serving Suffolk, to book a consultation.


What’s a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a targeted treatment that works to renew the skin by applying a carefully considered mix of ingredients that removes dead skin cells and instead stimulates the growth of new cells, revealing more youthful skin underneath. Although the procedure might sound harsh or aggressive, it can feel soothing and relaxing and has lots of fantastic skin benefits – from toned and tight skin to a glowing complexion.


Why have a skin peel?

If your skin is dull, dry or damaged by the sun, a chemical peel can help revive its appearance. Many of our clients also use skin peels to target skin conditions such as acne (whether active or past scarring) or dryness, as a chemical peel has the ability to essentially replace the skin. However, their most popular use is for addressing signs of ageing, targeting lines and laxity.


Is my skin suitable for treatment?

Most adults will be suitable, but we always arrange a consultation at our skin clinic to be on the safe side – especially to check for things like allergies and look over your general history (like whether you’ve had aesthetic procedures before). There are always some exceptions, however – like pregnant or breastfeeding women.


How often is a chemical peel recommended?

Most of our skin peels need a treatment course for optimum results; usually 4-6 peels, a few weeks apart. It all depends on the depth of the peel and what you’re aiming to treat. Some peels penetrate the skin deeply and may not need to be carried out again.


Are there any downsides to treatment?

Skin can react in different ways, so what’s painless for one person might lead to sensitivity in another. It’s also possible that swelling, redness and tenderness can occur, though we usually expect this to some degree and outline appropriate aftercare to help mitigate these problems. Serious side effects are extremely rare; downtime is usually minimal-to-zero, though again, might depend on the depth of your skin peel.


What’s my next step?

Want to book a chemical peel? Need a consultation for another one of our aesthetic treatments? Or simply looking for more advice, information and tips? Then talk to our experts today at our skin clinic serving Suffolk or simply book online