Frequently Asked Questions on Chemical Skin Peels

Do I require an initial consultation?

You will require a full consultation with our practitioners specialising in this technique. We will take your full medical history, assess your suitability for treatment and devise an individual treatment programme for you. Often you will be given skin care products to use before your first peel to condition your skin and optimise the results of your chemical peel. You will be able to ask any treatment related questions and the practitioner will explain the planned procedure in detail, including the risks and benefits, the recovery period and the costs.

Note: pregnant or breast feeding women should wait to be treated.

How does the treatment work?

The chemical solution that is applied to the skin causes the layer of skin to separate and peel off. The new regenerated skin underneath is usually smoother, less wrinkled and more even in both tone and colour than the old skin.

How long does the treatment take and how many sessions will I require?

Typically the skin is first thoroughly cleansed and then the practitioner will carefully apply the solution.

A full face peel usually takes no more than 15 minutes. Depending on which chemical peel is recommended for you it may vary from a one-off peel to a course of 4 peels with one each week or fortnight. Sometimes two or more courses of peels may be needed to obtain the desired result and may be spaced out over several months.

How is the treatment administered?

The procedure involves a chemical solution that is applied to the skin. The solution causes the layer of skin to separate and peel off. The new regenerated skin underneath is usually smoother, less wrinkled and more even in both tone and colour than the old skin.

Is the treatment painful?

Anaesthesia is not required for Chemical Peels and you may feel slight stinging sensation as the peel solution is applied to the skin, but the feeling will quickly pass.

Are there any possible side effects?

All products have a potential for allergic reactions. It is important that the patient informs the practitioner of any allergies they may have.

Transient reactions may include redness to the skin, itchiness, dryness and in some cases swelling.

It is common for most patients to experience transient hyper-pigmentation. This will settle during the course of treatments and with use of the appropriate treatment creams and sun protection (SPF50).

Although very rare, there may be in some cases risk of blistering.

To book your appointment for a Facial Peel in Navan, County Meath, then please call Wrinkle Smoothing Ireland on 046 9021203 or send an email to info@wrinklesmoothingireland.ie.

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