Chemical peels

Experience effective skin peels for perfect skin at The avenue hair and skin, Sheffield. A multitude of skin problems are associated with an excessive build-up of dead skin cells, which make the skin look and feel thick clogged and dull. Skin peels can offer a innovative way to effectively treat ageing skin, acne, reduce sun damage, scaring and hyper pigmentation. This procedure can also help the skin to appear smoother, healthier, plumper and tighter.

What are chemical peels and how do they work?

The technique involves the application of a chemical solution to the surface of the skin to produce the careful removal of its outer layers. The amount of skin removed will depend on the type of chemical used, the strength of this product and how long it is left on the skin.

At The avenue hair and skin we offer 5 types of skin chemical peels. Each one is specifically formulated to help different skin complaints.

Glycolic Acid Skin Peel

Typically, an anti-ageing treatment to brighten dull skin. Glycolic skin peels are also used for acne scaring as Glycolic Acid has one of the lowest molecular weights out of all the acid peels we have to offer. It penetrates the skin to the deeper layer than other acid peels which causes the skin to regenerate, as the skin is regenerating collagen is produced which plumps the skin removing fine lines and wrinkles.

Lactic Acid Skin Peel

Lactic acid is gentler than Glycolic chemical peels. Unlike a glycolic acid peel or a salicylic acid peel, a lactic acid peel is extra gentle and good for even the most sensitive skin.

Lactic acid peels have many benefits for the skin. They exfoliate the surface of the skin, while deep cleaning the pores. They stimulate natural collagen production, even out the skin tone, help to treat rosacea, improve hyper pigmentation of the skin, and will fade dark spots. They can brighten and lighten the skin, and improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Lactic acid peels can help to improve acne and dry up oily skin.  A lactic acid peel will also remove dead skin cells, toxins, and debris that are on the skin. They will help the skin to maintain the ideal PH level.

Salicylic Acid Skin Peel

Salicylic peels work great for sun damaged skin, dull, lifeless skin, sensitive skin, dry or dehydrated skin, acne or scarred skin and uneven skin tones. In particular the salicylic acid works within follicles to help clear congestion and has antibacterial properties which helps skin that is prone to breakouts or excess oil.

Mandelic Acid Skin Peel

Mandelic skin peels are great for treating hyperpigmentation and brightening dull or tired-looking skin. Mandelic peels tend to have larger molecules meaning they are less irritating to skin, while remaining effective for treating and brightening damaged skin. We look at Mandelic peels as starter peels for people who haven’t tried a acid skin peel before, it can also be used by people who don’t have any specific skin complaint but just want to enjoy a glowing dewy completion.

Salicylic Azelaic Acid Skin Peel

Studies have shown that treating acne prone skin with a combination of and Salicylic Azelaic acid can have anti-inflammatory and anti – bacterial properties this is due to the Salicylic acid penetrating into the sebum filled follicles and helping to clean clogged pores, its astringent properties help to target acne prone skin.

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