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Chemical Peels: Why they are still ever Important & Relevant

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Chemical Peels: Why they are still ever Important & Relevant

There is a lot of buzz today surrounding the skin care industry. People want to know what they can do to treat their skin without using harsh laser or expensive cosmetic treatments, while getting the same skin brightening and rejuvenating benefits. If that sounds like what you are looking for, why not consider a chemical peel treatment?

While chemical peels are not new, they work really well and have proven over time to be an effective solution that many medical professionals continue to trust and recommend in this day and age. Read on as we share more about chemical peels, their benefits and introduce our favourite all-time chemical peel treatment at Skindays – the Glow Peel!

But first, what are Chemical Peels and how do they work?

Chemical peels are one of the oldest non-invasive procedures in dermatology and have been used for decades to treat a variety of skin concerns including acne, hyperpigmentation, dullness, uneven skin tone, acne scars and clogged pores. Chemical peel treatments are also known to promote collagen production which not only tightens the skin but also stimulates new cell growth. This helps to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and sagging skin (which is why so many people swear by chemical peels!).

How Chemical Peel Treatment works

Chemical peel treatments work by applying a chemical solution over the skin to induce controlled skin damage, which results in shedding or sloughing off of dead skin cells while stimulating new cell growth underneath. Over the next five to seven days, the outer layer of rough skin will slowly and eventually peel, with damaged skin cells removed. This process reveals fresher, younger looking and brighter skin on the surface that is smoother with less visible fine lines and wrinkles.

How you can benefit from a Chemical Peel

There are so many benefits to getting a chemical peel treatment that it's hard to list them all here. Let us give you a quick run-down on some of the most important benefits of chemical peels:

  • Instantly reveals clearer, brighter & smoother skin
  • Non-invasive with no downtime
  • Quick, efficient and effective, making it the perfect lunch time treatment for go-getters!
  • Exfoliates dead skin cells,
  • Reduces appearance of age spots, mild scarring
  • Reduces appearance of lines and fine wrinkles

Types of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can be done in a variety of ways depending on what your skin concerns are. For example, those with deep scars will need something slightly stronger (e.g. deep chemical peels) than those who only have dull skin as their main concern (e.g. superficial peels). This is why before embarking on a chemical peel treatment, it is important to have a skin consultation with a skincare expert before making any decisions.

The most common types of chemical peels are salicylic acid, glycolic acid and lactic acid:

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid is a popular active often found in high concentrations in medium chemical peel and deep chemical peel treatments that treat acne and acne scars. It is well-known for its ability to exfoliate skin while removing damaged skin cells and excess oil that are clogged inside the pores. This reduces acne and results in smoother, less-bumpy skin. Chemical peels with this active is generally suitable for those with darker skin as well.

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid comes from sugar cane and belongs to a class of anti-aging ingredients called alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which is highly effective at absorbing into skin. Known for its anti-aging capabilities, chemical peels with this acid are able to gently exfoliate skin, reduce lines and severe wrinkles, prevent acne while fading dark patches or brownish discoloration.

Lactic Acid

Lactic acid is also an AHA and is commonly used in light chemical peel treatments that treat hyperpigmentation, age spots, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and dull, uneven complexion. It is also known to improve skin tone, reveal new skin and reduce pore appearance. However, unlike AHAs such as glycolic acid which is stronger, chemical peels with this acid are generally considered superficial peels, making it a better choice for those with sensitive skin.

Am I suitable for a Chemical Peel treatment?

Whether you are suitable for a chemical peel ultimately depends on your skin condition and needs. If you are looking to reduce clogged pores, acne, dullness, appearance of fine lines and wrinkles then chemical peels are the perfect option for you!

Apart from this, chemical peels are also suitable for those looking for a quick, fuss-free and effective way to get their concerns solved as it involves almost no downtime. Most chemical peel treatments are also suitable for most skin types.

It is however important to note that when a chemical peel performed, some mild stinging (or hot sensation) may occur. However this is only temporary and will be gone as soon as the chemical solution is washed off. Those with skin infections, on birth control pills or who recently had plastic surgery, should also first inform your skincare expert before embarking on a chemical peel treatment.

Why the Skindays Glow Peel is the best chemical peel treatment in Singapore

While they are plenty of chemical peel treatments available, the Glow Peel offered at Skindays remains one of the best chemical peels in Singapore due to its a medical grade standard and ability to exfoliate the deepest layers of skin to unclog congested pores, regulate oil production, promote skin cell renewal and resurface the skin.

The chemical formulation used in the Skindays chemical peel is made up of medical grade quality ingredients and contains all three popular acids – Salicylic, Glycolic and Lactic. This makes it a great all-in-one chemical peel as it is able to treat a wide variety of concerns, including acne, uneven skin tone, dull skin and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Ready to get a chemical peel?

Today, while there are plenty of options in the market to help treat your skin concerns, chemical peels remain ever important and relevant due to its effective and efficient ability to target and treat most skin concerns. As always it is important that you do plenty of research before deciding which chemical peel is best suited for your needs.

At Skindays, we have a wide variety of treatments (including chemical peels) that can help treat your skin concerns. Whether you need a solution for mild scarring to dull skin to pigmentation due to sun exposure, we have the answer.

As your dedicated skincare partner, we are also passionate about providing our clients with the right information to make sure they get what's best for their skin and achieve optimal results in an effective way. To book with us today for a complimentary skin consultation, please visit us at 39A Pagoda Street or call us on (+65) 6513 6628!

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