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Is a Chemical Peel Safe for Sensitive Skin?

The name “chemical peel” isn’t one that conjures up the most pleasant of images. If you have sensitive skin, you may have concerns that a chemical peel may not be right for you. The good news is that this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Read on as we take a look at why a chemical peel is safe for sensitive skin.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

A modern chemical peel is a solution that is applied to the face to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new cells. By removing the top layer of old skin, you reveal brighter, smoother, younger-looking skin. Removing the surface skin can also help to fade discoloration from breakouts, reduce ages spots, and improve the appearance of uneven skin caused by sun damage.

Are Chemical Peels Safe?

When performed by a qualified and experienced technician, a chemical peel is perfectly safe.

Mild and medium peels are not permanent and will usually need to be repeated regularly in order to maintain the results. Deeper peels are longer lasting and will have a bigger impact on your skin but are still safe provided they are performed by a professional.

Chemical peels can cause mild redness similar to what you get with a sunburn. There will be some mild flaking as the old skin falls away. Deeper peels may also produce minor swelling of the skin, which will fade over the course of a week or two.

Is a Chemical Peel Safe for Sensitive Skin?

If you have sensitive skin, then the good news is that you can still reap all the benefits that a chemical peel can offer.

It’s recommended that you opt for one of the more superficial types of chemical peels, as a deep peel may have more of an impact on sensitive skin. A professional can determine the best type of chemical peel for your skin type to ensure that you get the best results. It may also be recommended that you use chemical peels less frequently than you might if your skin was less sensitive.

In some cases, however, you may find that your skin is not as sensitive as you first thought and is suitable for medium or even deep peels.

Are You Thinking About Getting a Chemical Peel?

Whether you have fine lines and wrinkles, acne, or simply want a refresh for your sensitive skin, if you’re thinking about getting a chemical peel, then you’re in the right place.

Our chemical peels come in three different depths that are customized to suit your specific skin type. If you’re concerned about your sensitive skin, then why not try a mild peel? You can always choose to try a medium or deep peel further down the line.

We also offer a wide range of other cosmetic treatments such as laser therapy, wrinkle reduction, and tattoo removal, as well as medical and surgical services such as mole evaluation and surgical excisions. Request an appointment with us today.

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