Peeling back the years

Chemical peels have long been the celebrity secret to younger-looking skin, but they came with a major drawback; a week hiding away with red, flaking skin before the old skin sloughed off to reveal the new.

Advancements in chemical peel technology mean that peels now offer a pain-free procedure, often with little or no downtime, so weeks hiding away from your friends and family is now a thing of the past!

So what's the appeal of the peel?

A chemical peel is a procedure where a solution is applied to the skin to remove dead and damaged skin layers resulting in a smoother and refined skin texture and facial rejuvenation.

This solution is usually a chemical substance which stimulates exfoliation and cell regeneration (turnover). It removes all opaque or "old" surface layers of the skin, revealing a new, fresh and rosy complexion.

There are three main types of peel

Peels are typically used to restore a youthful, vibrant appearance to wrinkly, blotchy, sun-damaged skin. There are three main types of chemical face peels, and each has unique benefits for the skin: ​

    • The light chemical peel (try our Fire + Ice Facial which has zero downtime or peeling) can help to improve acne, skin texture and reduces the effects of sun damage.​

    • The medium chemical peel (our amazing NEW Alumier MD Glow Peel) can be customised to affect the strength and results according to your skin's unique needs and is suitable for all skin types. With only little or no downtime, it can be used to treat common skin complaints such as acne, fine lines and wrinkles and can correct pigment problems such as age spots.

    • A deep chemical peel (the NEW AND EXCLUSIVE PRX-T33) penetrates the deeper layers of the skin, without damaging the surface layers and can help treat sun-damaged skin, eliminate deep, coarse wrinkles and help with hyper-pigmentation. The PRX-T33 is revolutionary because it results in zero downtime; its the no peel, peel! MEDFacials Truro is the only clinic in Cornwall offering this amazing new treatment, another exclusive from the team there!

Chemical peel treatments offer instant results, but beautiful skin doesn't happen overnight and treatments take time to show their full effect. 

A single chemical peel can provide the immediate benefit of bright and radiant skin; however, more significant results in treating textural issues, fine lines and inflamed acne could take up eight weeks and a course of 3-5 treatments is recommended for the best results.

Our trained aesthetic practitioners at MEDFacials, Truro will help you to decide which peel is suitable for you.  Give us a call in the clinic or book a free consultation to chat about peels and how they might work for you.