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Chemical peel with R3 Aesthetics

What does a chemical peel do for your skin?

16th July 2018

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, the skin on our face forming our first barrier against the elements. Sun exposure, changing seasons, and pollutants in the air all take their toll on our skin and cause visible effects to build up over time. This is why a skincare routine is essential in promoting your skin’s health, but sometimes this routine just isn’t enough! You can have all of the best intentions in the world for your skin, but if you’re not tackling the root of the problem or condition then you’re unlikely to encounter any real changes. Maybe it’s time to consider a chemical peel…


A chemical peel with R3 Aesthetics in Milton Keynes is a professional treatment to incorporate into your skincare routine. A course of chemical peels will help to remodel and rebalance your skin, effecting an actual change in its construction and workings.


A chemical peel triggers a controlled wounding on the surface of the skin, sloughing away the dead, dying, and damaged skin cells on the surface. By exfoliating away these damaged skin cells (and not just the dead) we reveal a fresh layer of new skin below. This increases positive skin cell turnover as the body works to replace those that it was previously clinging on to.


This controlled wounding prompts the body to produce not only fresh skin cells, but fresh proteins within the body. These proteins, namely collagen and elastin, firm and renew the skin from the inside out. This makes chemical peels particularly effective at treating the visible signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss.


This is the reason that chemical peels are particularly effective at minimising acne scarring. This kind of scarring occurs after an aggressive break out, to which the body quickly reacts to seal the opening in the skin and keep us safe from infection. How the body does this, however, is by overproducing skin cells and collagen to heal over the sore. This results in dimpled or pock-like scars where the most violent spots occurred. Chemical peels stimulating collagen and skin cell production in this area while also working to strip away the top layer of the existing skin gently works your acne scarring away to be replaced with fresh skin.


Your current skincare routine can’t delve as deep as a chemical peel but promoting your peel results with it will be extremely beneficial to your skin. Your current skin routine will be working on the surface of your skin and not penetrating to the deeper layers, which a chemical peel can help you with. By releveling your skin and exposing a fresher layer beneath, your skincare routine can pair with these results to promote the continuation of your skin’s health from a fresh start. Protect your post-peel skin with sun cream and moisturiser, for example, and your results will develop into even skin tone and baby soft!


A chemical peel has the potential to restructure the way your skin works, rebalancing the production of oil and minimising the visibility of large pores. It remodels the skin from the outside and prompts rejuvenation from the inside, so you receive an all-round facial refreshment.


A chemical peel will work wonders for your skin, but don’t just take our word for it. Experience it yourself by enquiring online and book your appointment today.