Posted on 28 January, 2022
This is one of those ask-the-question-get-ten-different-answers-scenarios.
Here’s how I suggest you approach it:
Know what you want
Before you think ‘what chemical peel should I get?’ Firstly, ask yourself what it is that you are hoping to achieve?
Sometimes clients come in to my London clinic asking for this treatment or that, because their friend had it or because they saw it on Instagram. I totally get that – I am a sucker for getting drawn into the FOMO thing. ‘What chemical peel should I get?’ is another question I hear all the time in London. An experienced and thoughtful practitioner will take time out to ask ‘what are your skin goals?’ In order to ensure that you have chosen the appropriate treatment. Often the issues that need prioritising in your friends’ skin or the person you saw on Insta may not be the same as yours.
A chemical peel, will not add volume, relax your facial expressions or hydrate your skin.
A chemical peel will address skin tone, texture, fine lines, dark patches and brighten dull, tired looking skin.
Next up, consider the kind of down time you are willing and able to tolerate.
A medium depth peel will give you visible downtime – peeling, flaking, redness. Whilst short lived, these issues are visible to those around you.
A light peel will have little or no downtime at all.
Having noticeably peeling skin is something that some of you may find unacceptable, perhaps even your employer may find unacceptable, or you simply cannot find a window when you make that work. For others this may not feel like a problem, in fact some of you out there love seeing that visible skin shed.
How quickly to you want to get to your skin goal?
This is also a factor. Generally speaking, peels with less downtime will require more treatments to get to where you want to be. The chemical peels with more downtime will have more impact and therefore you may only need a single treatment.
Personally, I use a chemical peel treatment to fade back the sun pigmented areas on my face that recurs whenever I get a bit too much sun (yes I always wear SPF 50 but I do also love to swim and have fun on holiday, so skin takes second precedence over that, resulting in the re emergence of my pigmentation).
I am OK with downtime. In fact in my industry I can actually go so far as to say I like it. If people ask what’s happening with my skin I can happily share with them the glory of treatments like The Perfect Peel.
How quickly do I want to achieve my skin goals?
Well this is one is easy – yesterday! I want everything yesterday – I’m a typical London ‘go hard or go home’ kinda gal.
So…what chemical peel should I get? The Perfect Peel
But that’s just me…work through and ask yourself the same questions then send me a message and we can work out the best option for you!
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