Chemical peels are popular cosmetic procedures for men who want to combat imperfections like acne or just signs of ageing.
Signs of ageing usually start to appear in the mid-thirties and most commonly cause wrinkles, duller skin tone and sagging skin. Imperfections can include acne, blemishes, dry skin and enlarged pores.
Chemical peels can help to enhance your appearance by removing dead skin cells and reducing skin imperfections creating skin that looks and feels more youthful.
There are various different types of chemical peel - some of which you can buy over the counter and do yourself. But there are some risks attached and peels should always be performed by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
The treatment is performed on an outpatient basis and usually takes around an hour. There is little aftercare except patients are usually advised to keep out of strong sunlight until the skins heals. It is usually necessary to have more than one treatment.
There are various types of chemical peel which vary in strength and can be used to treat the face and other areas of the body. They all work, however, by removing the old, dead layer of skin which is then naturally replaced by the body - leaving a new, revitalised layer of skin in it's place.
Microdermabrasion machines achieve the same results by spraying tiny crystals over the skin removing dry and damaged layers of the skin. While it is possible to buy some microdermabrasion machines over the counter, this is a procedure best performed by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
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