If you were lucky enough to enjoy a holiday in the sun this year, no matter how diligent you were at applying sunscreen, the chances are that you will have some new sun spots on your face, neck and arms.
Skin Peeling is a treatment that can be used to treat a variety of conditions, but is especially good at eliminating superficial blemishes and mild sun damage.
Brazilian women, who are exposed to long hot summers, know it is important to repair their skin during the winter months, and frequently have Skin Peels during this time to wipe away their summer sunspots.
A Skin Peel involves applying a solution, which usually contains retinol, jesner or salicylic acid to the area to be treated. Once applied, the solution is rinsed off at home or allowed to wear off naturally. The solution I prefer to use is foundation coloured and does not leave the skin looking red or blotchy afterwards. The active ingredients in the solution promotes gentle peeling or flaking of the skin, which in turn leads to cell renewal, collagen production and the growth of new skin.
In most patients the flaking or peeling will start 24 hours following treatment and will last for around 2-3 days. During this time it is important to avoid exposure to direct sunlight or if this is not possible, a high SPF sunscreen must be used. However the flaking or peeling is not severe and patients describe the sensation of a Skin Peel to the feeling of wearing heavy make up or a slight tingling effect.
Following a Skin Peel, the skin’s surface is clear and smooth, pores are closed immediately and sun spots are reduced. All of this combines to give the skin a fresh and healthy glow. Get in touch if you would like to book an appointment.
Dr Ariel Haus
London W1G 9PF
Telephone +44 207 467 1525