Can Chemical Peels Make Skin Worse? Busting The Myths

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Category: Skin

by | Mon, 28 Mar 2022

Chemical peels are wonderful inventions that can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns, from acne and scarring to fine lines and hyperpigmentation. However, while you will usually find chemical peels provide nothing but amazing, glowing results, there is still concern for some people (particularly those with sensitive skin) about whether or not chemical peels actually make the skin worse. 

In this blog, we’ll be taking a look at the rejuvenating herbal and chemical skin peels we offer at NYLC, and busting the myths around potential side effects. Let’s get started!

Why Get a Chemical Peel?

There are a number of reasons why a client might choose a skin peel treatment. They may be targeting a specific skin concern, as mentioned above, or they may be looking for a quick, affordable and pain free way to give their skin a rejuvenation boost. Whatever the reason, there is likely to be a suitable skin peel treatment on the market promising great results. 

Skin peels work like face masks, except their ingredients are far more powerful and targeted towards specific benefits – such as enhancing the skin’s natural glow, helping to reduce the appearance of acne or scars, or cleaning and exfoliating. Once a skin peel is applied, dirt and dead layers of skin are removed, leaving the fresh, healthy and glowing skin beneath! 

At The New York Laser Clinic, we offer a variety of herbal and chemical skin peels catering to different concerns, each with their own benefits. Click below to find out more about our Dr. Schrammek, OBAGI and Jan Marini skin peels and how they could benefit you. 

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and chemical skin peels!

Risks & Benefits of Chemical Peels

Many people worry that ‘chemical’ peels are as harsh as they sound, and can damage the skin. Of course, there are a number of chemical peels available in drugstores that do indeed have harsh ingredients, and when used incorrectly can cause damage. But, if you’re wondering whether medical-grade chemical peels at NYLC can really make your skin worse, the answer is that this is highly unlikely. However, adverse reactions to certain herbal and chemical ingredients can happen. Everybody’s skin is different, but our highly-trained aestheticians will be able to assess your suitability for specific skin peels during your consultation to avoid any negative side effects.

When it comes to skin peels, there are certainly far more benefits than there are risks, and at NYLC you can rest assured you’re receiving some of the highest quality, safest treatments available on the market.

  • Quick and easy treatment: Each session will last between 30-45 minutes
  • Noticable results: You will notice results on your skin immediately after treatment
  • Fantastic ingredients: All skin peels at NYLC are full of vitamins and minerals that penetrate the skin and leave it glowing
  • Non invasive: Think of a skin peel like a spa treatment rather than a medical procedure
  • Affordable: We often have special offers across our skin treatment courses

How We Avoid Mishaps at NYLC

Our experts always keep risks in mind when it comes to any procedure, and this includes our herbal and chemical peels. While there is very little chance our clients will have a negative reaction to the ingredients in our peels, we will still make sure to patch test and analyse your skin before going ahead.

Our specialist aestheticians are all highly trained and have had years of experience addressing skin concerns for our clients. You can always contact us to ask any questions about our peels, and during your consultation you will have an opportunity to discuss your concerns and expected results.

Discover our range of herbal and

chemical skin peels!

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Thinking about trying one of our herbal or chemical skin peels? Come along to a consultation and you can discuss your skin concerns with our specialists. You can book here.

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