Your skin keeps changing by the season. You can have dry skin and find it turning oily during the monsoon season or have acne-prone skin gradually becoming smoother during the winters. To address a plethora of skin concerns, our experts at Bodycraft Clinic recommend a treatment that’s grown popular since 2018 around the world – the chemical peel treatment.
Essentially known as a skin peel, the chemical peel treatment utilises a combination of acids to even out the skin, diminish acne scars, tackle pigmentation and more. It works by loosening the bond that holds the dead skin cells together, to reveal fresher glowing skin. So if you’re looking to get a chemical peel treatment, you can choose between doing it at home or visiting a skin treatment clinic. Which is better? Let’s find out.
Chemical Peel at Home
A chemical peel at home is beneficial for you if you have mild skin issues. These include discolouration of the skin, acne scars or blemishes and uneven skin tone. You can try chemical peels that contain AHAs, BHAs and Vitamin C. Each of these acids have antioxidants that help brighten the skin and work to reduce the signs of pigmentation.
If you are getting a chemical peel at home, ensure reading the label on the skin peel to see the concentration of these acids. A higher concentration might not work for all skin types.
Wait for 10 to 15 minutes before removing the chemical peel at home. Make sure you do not over-exfoliate your skin and stick to using a chemical peel at least once a week. In case you have sensitive skin, it is better to get a chemical peel after consulting with a dermatologist.
Pros & Cons of Chemical Peel at Home
Getting a chemical peel at home is convenient, having the following pros and cons.
- It helps to combat mild skin issues.
- You can avoid frequent trips to the dermatologist.
- It is more cost-effective than visiting a clinic for a chemical peel treatment.
- The concentration of acids in the chemical peel treatment might not be suited for all skin types.
- Using the chemical peel at home may cause chemical burns due to the high concentration of acids. These burns may lead to hyperpigmentation and marks, which will require additional treatment.
Getting a Chemical Peel at the Clinic
It is always recommended to get a skin treatment done at the clinic. A certified dermatologist can help you map out your skin’s issues suggesting the right form of chemical peel treatment.
If you’re visiting a skin treatment clinic, you can expect to avail the perfect potency of the acids used in the chemical peel treatment depending on your skin’s concerns. This means that you can achieve a more efficient form of exfoliation that combines mechanical as well as chemical exfoliation at the clinic.
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Pros & Cons of Chemical Peel at the Clinic
If you’re getting a chemical peel at the Bodycraft clinic, you should be aware of the following factors.
- It is recommended by experts which means your skin is in trusted hands.
- You can achieve the right potency of acids used in the chemical peel, minimising any chances of chemical peel side effects.
- High-quality peels might be a little heavy on the pocket.
- It will include a few visits to the clinic to achieve your skin goals.
While getting a chemical peel treatment at the clinic or at home depends on your convenience, we highly recommend getting an initial consultation by our professionals at Bodycraft. It will help determine the number of sessions you require to help derive better chemical peel results.
You can try an online consultation or book an appointment to visit your nearest Bodycraft salon. If you’re unsure about whether this treatment is the right procedure for you, read more on the benefits and side effects of Chemical Peels.