Debunking Chemical Peel Myths

As chemical peels, a treatment that helps to remove the top layer of skin to manage common skin issues such as wrinkles, scarring and scaling, become more well known, there is less room for misinformation and myths involving the cosmetic treatment to take hold.

There are certain unfortunately common myths surrounding chemical peels that stop certain people who may benefit from the procedure from considering it. Here are some common myths, debunked.

Chemical Peels Do Not Cause Extreme Irritation

One common comedy trope involving chemical peels is that they cause peeling, redness and extreme irritation, but in reality, even the deeper, more intense peels do not cause this.

A chemical peel is designed to minimise skin peeling and encourage the recovery and revitalisation of skin, which mild redness and irritation a possible side effect but one that does not last very long.

Peels Exist For People With Sensitive Skin

One myth that has endured for far too long is that there is only one kind of chemical peel, and that type is unsuitable for those with sensitive skin.

In practice, there are several different treatments made with different compositions and ideal for all kinds of skin types. There are chemical peels for people with sensitive skin, and even those who suffer from skin conditions like rosacea.

People With Dry Skin Can Benefit More From Peels

There is a particularly frustrating myth that people with dry skin should not use chemical peels, when in fact they commonly benefit the most from the treatment.

Peels remove the dry outer layer of skin which helps to restore a barrier of moisture and make skin feel less dry, with special peels existing that emphasise this benefit.

For more information about available chemical peels in Bristol, get in touch today.