There’s something daunting about the prospect of having a chemical peel for a lot of people, even though it’s a perfectly safe and effective aesthetic treatment. It’s the use of the word ‘chemical’ that puts a lot of people off, and understandably so. After all, we are taught that chemicals are dangerous and harmful. However, the chemicals used in a chemical peel are completely harmless, and the entire treatment process is an effective way of transforming your skin.
If it’s your first time having a chemical peel, you will most likely have researched the process before deciding if it’s something you’re interested in. This means that you have probably realised there are two ways to go about having a chemical peel, professionally or at home. Both of these have their advantages and disadvantages, and knowing which to choose can be tough. After all, you want to make the right decision for your skin.
At The Body Work Clinic, we always recommend seeking professional chemical peels – choosing from a range of professional peels, like those provided by our experienced aesthetic team – but we understand that at-home alternatives are more convenient for some people. To help you decide which is the best treatment for you, we have taken a look at how professional and at-home chemical peels compare.
How Do Professional Chemical Peels Work?
- Professional Chemical Peels Rejuvenate Skin – A professional chemical peel works by applying a specialised chemical solution to the skin. This is done in a controlled way, making the process completely safe. A chemical peel causes the old and dead skin to peel away, and new skin is encouraged to grow in its place. This skin is new, smooth and rejuvenated. It’s a great way to get skin looking fresher and more youthful – and faster.
- Professional Chemical Peels Are Safe – Though the word ‘chemical’ is used, professional chemical peels are completely safe. These peels do not damage your skin. They simply encourage dead skin to peel away, allowing younger skin to replace it. A chemical peel can be viewed as an extreme exfoliation for the face, as all it does is remove dead skin to reveal new skin that is in better condition. Adverse reactions are rare, and chemical peels are widely considered a safe beauty treatment.
- Different Types of Chemical Peels Are Available – It isn’t a case of ‘one-size-fits-all’ when it comes to professional chemical peels, as many different types are available. The best chemical peel for you will depend on your skin type and the problems you are trying to correct. Restore Peel, Derma Peel, and Regen Peel are all popular options. Choosing the right one for you is something that the experts at The Body Work Clinic will be able to help you with during your initial consultation.
- Professional Chemical Peels Can Be Done More Than Once – Depending on the type of skin you have, the extent of the damage, and the results you want, you may need to have more than one chemical peel over time. Though professional chemical peels are great for tightening and smoothing the skin, areas with scarring or sun damage may need further treatment. When you choose a professional chemical peel, you can have more than one round of treatment, knowing that your skin is in safe hands each and every time.
As you can see, there are many reasons to choose a professional chemical peel; it’s an effective, transformative and safe way to improve the appearance of your skin. Regardless of whether you are dealing with scarring or the signs of ageing, uneven skin tone or dullness, a chemical peel can help.
Are At-Home Chemical Peels Effective?
As a way to save time and money, some people opt for at-home chemical peels. There are a lot of at-home chemical peel options to choose from; there are ready-made solutions to use, as well as recipes for making your own concoction. A lot of these peels are somewhat effective, but it’s hard to achieve the same level of skin transformation that you can expect with a professional chemical peel. This is because at-home treatments are somewhat limited, and the peels tend to be basic rather than the intense treatments that you can expect from an experienced practitioner.
Whereas a professional has access to a whole host of specific chemicals, you are likely only to have a handful of ingredients to hand at home. That is not to say that at-home chemical peels won’t improve the appearance of your skin to some degree; you might just not notice a significant and long-lasting change like you would with a professional peel.
Of course, there are some benefits that come with choosing an at-home chemical peel, which is why there is certainly a market for them. These peels tend to be cheaper, as you are not paying for a professional’s skill and experience, and they can be done in the comfort of your own home. It’s a lot easier to do at-home peels as and when you need them, whereas a professional peel needs to be organised and booked in advance. Plus, there is no need to travel to a clinic or schedule an initial consultation before getting started. However, if you are looking for significant results and a big transformation, these downsides are a small price to pay for professional cosmetic treatment.
Book a Professional Chemical Peel Today
At The Body Work Clinic, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of treatments to suit all of our patients, including professional chemical peels. We understand that everyone has slightly different skin, which is why we tailor our chemical peel service to your unique needs. If you are unsure which chemical peel best suits you, our experts are on hand to help. Book a free consultation today by calling us on 01223 455144 or via our online contact form.