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Chemical Peels

Skin peels are a fantastic treatment with a range of benefits, whether you’re looking to reignite a healthy glow to tired and dull-looking skin, or tackle a more troubling skin concern. The intent is to remove the outermost damaged layers of your skin in order to reveal new, healthy skin beneath. The result is smoother skin texture and a more even tone.

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Consultation

As with any consultation at FACE Medical Clinic in Heywood, one of our expert practitioners will first assess your needs and concerns so as to determine the best possible course of action moving forwards. If you suffer from active acne, acne scarring, premature ageing, sun damage or pigmentation, then perhaps you'd benefit from a deeper, more intense peel. Whereas a basic rejuvenation treatment might only require more of a mild chemical peel. Each bespoke treatment is suited specifically to the patient to allow for optimum results. Our friendly, supportive team only has your needs in mind, here to guide you throughout the treatment process, so feel free to ask any questions that you might have, especially at the consultation stage. If you're worried or concerned, we'd be more than happy to put your mind at ease.

Procedure

This is a fairly basic procedure that our experienced practitioners know like the back of their hands. A chemical exfoliant is applied to the treatment area so that it can get to work in exfoliating those damaged outer layers, allowing them to peel away and leave beautiful, new skin behind. Most patients only experience mild discomfort during the treatment, likening the sensation to slight burning and tingling before feeling more of an overall numbness. All in all, the entire treatment lasts for around 30 minutes on average, varying depending on the type of peel you require. We often recommend a course of treatments as opposed to a single treatment as this is more likely to guarantee long-lasting results, depending on your ultimate goal. This is something that your doctor would be more than happy to discuss with you.

Aftercare

A chemical skin peel is a perfectly safe procedure providing you consult with a professional, experienced practitioner. In general, you can expect to see slight redness, tingling and swelling post-treatment, but nothing that can't be managed. There should be no reason to take time out of your general routine. Simply take steps to protect your tender skin, including avoiding the application of make up for at least 24 hours and applying appropriate sun protection. Your FACE Medical practitioner will go through the aftercare routine with you so that you can be sure to recover effectively.

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