Dr Anton V. Mathey from the Aesthetic Clinic gives us insight and answers our questions on chemical peels.
Why should we go for chemical peels?
Every 28 days our skin forms a new layer of skin; chemical peels remove our old layer of dull and dead skin to reveal fresher, more radiant skin.
Are the chemicals bad for you?
We need to take into consideration that our doctors and pharmacists know what they are doing! They work with advanced chemicals and have done so many tests to ensure that the chemicals have healing properties. It is only dangerous if used incorrectly or abused. We are in good hands.
What type of chemical peel is right for you?
Most ‘normal’ cosmetic products are applied on the body and face and don’t have major restoring or healing properties. Cosmeceutical cosmetics are those that have medical properties, and that penetrate deeper into the skin to try restore it. Medical-grade products are much stronger because they contain a higher volume of active ingredients, which allow results to be seen faster, and are focused on healing the skin as well as repairing it.
Is chemical peeling painful?
Most chemical peels have a burning or stinging sensation when applied, but it only lasts for a short period of time depending on the patient. Each time you go for a peel, your pain threshold gets higher, as you get used to it.
Is there downtime and side effects to a chemical peel?
The downtime lasts about two days as there is redness of the skin and peeling, but make-up can be applied an hour after the chemical peel.
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