April 16, 2024

Which Skin Peel Suits Your Skin Concern the Best?

Ever thought peels weren’t for you? Think again.

When considering treatments to improve skin tone, peels are a great option to create a brighter complexion and target skin problems.

What are skin peels?

Skin peels are acidic solutions, variable in strength, which are applied to face in order to peel and exfoliate the skin and promote rejuvenation, a great solution to help treat any skin concerns you may have. Although putting acid on your skin may sound harsh, it needn’t be. Lactic acid in milk is why Cleopatra reputedly bathed in asses milk to improve the appearance and texture of her skin.

Chemical skin peels are crafted to alleviate or diminish various forms of skin irregularities. They can target the following concerns:

– Acne

– Mild scarring

– Fine lines

– Sun spots / age spots

– Dull skin

The overall goal of a chemical peel is acquiring a more even skin complexion that is not only clearer, but radiantly healthy. They have exfoliating properties, and help break down outer layers of the skin, unveiling a brighter and radiant complexion.

Participating in regular sessions, helps to maintain and optimise results. At Town House, we recommend 3-4 sessions taken 2-3 weeks apart.

Woman receiving chemical skin peel treatment

Which is the best skin peel for me?

Skin peels can target various skin types – oily, combination, dry, and sensitive. Determining the right skin peel for you is important.

There isn’t a one size fits all approach to this, at Town House, we use Enerpeel products as Eliza can formulate the correct peel suitable for you and customise the treatment to the different areas of your face. At Town House Clinic, Eliza is a registered advanced nurse practitioner, therefore, you’re in safe hands.

We hope this blogpost will can help you make informed decisions on what effective skin treatment to perform on you.

1. TCA Peels – suitable for ageing and pigmentation concerns.

What is a TCA Skin Peel?

TCA stands for trichloroacetic acid and is an exfoliating skin peel causing outer layers of dead skin to peel away. This process promotes skin rejuvenation and radiance.

 These are great to help treat the following, but not limited to:

 – Ageing: TCA peels can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promoting a more youthful complexion.

– Hyperpigmentation: TCA can help lighten darker areas of the skin and create a more even tone.

– Sun Damage: TCA peels can help reverse the effects of sun damage, such as sun spots and uneven pigmentation.

Close-up of woman with hyperpigmentation/sun damage

2. Salicylic Acid Peels – suitable for acne and blemish concerns.

What is Salicylic Acid Skin Peel?

Salicylic acid beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) helps to naturally exfoliate the skin. A salicylic acid skin peel is great to help treat acne and blackheads. Acne and blackheads can be caused by too much oil on the skin producing clogged pores – a salicylic acid peel can help unclog pores and create a clearer complexion.

The overall benefits of a salicylic skin peel for acne and blemish-prone skin are impressive. it can help reduce inflammation, reduce bacteria, and reduce oil production. Frequent sessions can help you see vivid results and discover a brighter and clearer skin.

Close-up of woman with acne scars/blackheads

3. Mandelic Acid Peels – suitable for all skin concerns, great for sensitive skin.

What is Mandelic Acid Skin Peel?

Mandelic acid is derived from almond oil, which exfoliates but is far gentler on the skin. It is great for sensitive skin as it slowly penetrates onto the skin, but also addresses various skin conditions such as acne, wrinkles, texture, and pigmentation.

What are the benefits of a Mandelic Acid Skin Peel?

– Anti-Bacterial & Anti-Inflammatory: an effective choice for acne/blemish prone skin.

– Collagen Stimulating: helps reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

– Brightening: helps address uneven pigmentation.

It is a great option to address any skin needs, as its gentle exfoliating nature is a effective and well tolerated by most people.

4. Jessner’s Peels – suitable for sun damage, ageing, scarring, and pigmentation concerns.

What is a Jessner’s Skin Peel?

A Jessner’s peel is a blend of salicylic acid, lactic acid resorcinol. Created by Dr. Max Jessner, the combination of these ingredients contribute to the effectiveness of the peel:

– Salicylic acid: gives deep exfoliation to help unclog pores, reduce inflammation, and promote smoother skin texture.

 – Lactic acid: has exfoliating and hydrating properties to help to produce a more even skin tone and texture, overall improving the skin’s moisture retention.

– Resorcinol: anti-bacterial properties aid the exfoliating processes, enhancing the peels effectiveness.

The Jessner’s peel is the stronger option, and delivers great results. By triggering an inflammatory response to the skin’s layers, it allows the skin heal itself and help your skin look younger and brighter.

Woman looking at mirror too see any skin issues

Eliza at Town House clinic can administer peels to address your particular needs. Why not book a consultation today to find out more?

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