A chemical peel removes the top layer of skin in order to refresh a woman’s complexion, providing her with radiant, glowing skin. In the hands of an experienced aesthetic professional at FBW, chemical peels are precisely applied in a targeted way that removes the outermost layer of damaged skin while leaving undamaged skin unharmed.
In this article, FBW talks about medical grade skincare and how a chemical peel is an investment that pays off beautifully.
A chemical peel is also known as chemical exfoliation, derma peeling, and chemexfoliation. It is a skin rejuvenation treatment that is popular with both patients and the skin experts at FBW because it is one of the least invasive ways to improve the texture of a woman’s skin.
The powerful acid-based solution in a professional chemical peel strips away layers of skin, eliminating old, damaged cells and promoting collagen production in the process. As the skin heals, there is a dramatic visible reduction in:
- Uneven pigmentation/hyperpigmentation/discolouration
- Fine lines
- Crow’s feet
- Sagging skin
- Skin thinning
- Sun spots/liver spots/age spots
- Actinic keratosis
- Acne scarring
Patients for any aesthetic treatment at FBW, including professional chemical peels for skin rejuvenation, should be in good general health and have realistic expectations about how a chemical peel can improve their complexion. Beyond that, the treatment generally works best on light-haired and fair-skinned people rather than on individuals with dark skin tone. A member of our women’s skincare team will help you determine if a professional chemical peel is right for you.
A chemical peel for skin rejuvenation may not be appropriate for your skin if you:
- Have taken certain medication in the last six months
- Have used skin-bleaching products within 48 hours
- Are nursing or pregnant
- Have acne, psoriasis, rosacea, or eczema in an active state
- Have broken skin
- Have sunburn
- Have active herpes simplex virus
Chemical peels are not a one-size-fits-all treatment. At your consultation, we take a detailed medical history and ask pertinent questions about our patients’ lifestyles to get a genuine view of who they are. Knowing our patients as individuals enables us to select the right grade of professional chemical peel to meet their physical, aesthetic, and even financial needs. Peels come in three strengths:
- Superficial peels do not damage skin below the epidermis, the most superficial skin layer.
- Medium peels reach to the superficial layer of the dermis, the second layer of the skin.
- Deep peels generally reach deeper layers of the dermis.
Aestheticians and dermatologists favour chemical peels because they are easy to use and deliver marvellous benefits. It may surprise you to know that there are levels of chemical peels that are gentle enough for those with sensitive skin. In fact, performed by one of FBW’s trained skincare specialists, a chemical peel is much milder than mechanical exfoliators.
After any chemical peel treatment, your skin regenerates naturally. The treated skin exhibits a softer, more radiant and glowing texture, along with uniform pigmentation that blends naturally with untreated skin.
At FBW, we offer our patients many options for improving their skin, including LED light therapy and laser skin resurfacing. Laser resurfacing has a fixed penetration of the skin. The number of passes enhances the rejuvenating effect. The effect and penetration of chemical peels, on the other hand, has to do with their concentration and the amount of time they are left in contact with the skin.
A skincare specialist at FBW meets with patients one-on-one to determine which facial rejuvenation treatment is best suited to their skin and their goals. Factors that influence whether light therapy, laser treatments, or chemical peels is recommended include:
- Desired result
- Skin tone and type
- Thickness of skin
- Previous skin resurfacing treatments performed
- Amount of downtime required after a treatment
- Patient’s budget
At FBW, our skin care experts are highly skilled and meticulously trained, ensuring a successful chemical peel to rejuvenate a woman’s complexion. Women who care about their skin understand the value of medical grade peels, professional skincare products, and the guidance of an expert in creating a customised at-home skincare routine. The skincare specialists at FBW are brilliant at offering our patients practical tips that extend the benefits of a chemical peel and help prolong the glow of healthy skin. Contact us today on (08) 8297 2822.