A healthier skin goes a long way in making you look and feel your best, but the natural ageing process of the skin is inescapable. That, allied with our busy lifestyles can take a toll on our skin, leading to a loss of elasticity along with a decrease in collagen and an overall loss of radiance.

But in addition to healthier habits, there are ways to mitigate these changes.

At Beechview, we are specialists in skin treatment. Our team of highly qualified staff is always searching for new ways to restore your skin to its optimum beauty, using top of the line medical-grade equipment and products.

One of the treatments on offer are Chemical Peels that will improve skin surface and provide a fresher and youthful gleam to the skin.

Chemical peels, what are they? What do they do?

Chemical Peels are an excellent skincare treatment; they are designed to improve the skin’s texture and tone for a more youthful appearance. The technique in itself is very clever; it works by exfoliating and removing superficial layers of skin whilst stimulating the growth of new skin cells. To achieve these results, an acid is first applied to the skin, and this begins to lower the PH balance, consequently loosening connections between dead skin cells. Optimum results see a smoother, radiant, and more youthful complexion.

Here are some reasons why you should consider this treatment:

  • Cleansing pores

Chemical Peeling increases your cell renewal rate leaving your skin less vulnerable to undesired oils, dead skin cells or bacteria, mitigating the risk for acne and boosting your skin’s appearance.

  • Improving skin texture

The peel treatment will exfoliate the skin removing the damaged outer layers that are harsher and uneven, promoting cell rejuvenation and restoring the smooth texture of the skin.

  • Minimises Fine Lines

The chemical acid used in the peel treatment causes the outer skin layers to break down, improvingthe appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while promoting cell renewal.

  • Reduces Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is the presence of darker contrasting areas in the skin. Chemical Peels shed older and dead dark skin layers while encouraging new skin cells to grow, effectively stamping out pigmented skin.

  • Promotes Collagen

Allying the exfoliating process and the chemical agents present in the chemical peel treatment leads to epidermal growth that, in turn, promotes collagen production. Collagen production provides your skin increased elasticity and firmness.

Beechview’s AlumierMD Peel Treatment

Alumier’s new generation, chemical-free skincare range offers exceptional results when it comes to clear, beautiful, exfoliated and glowing skin but prides itself on being an innovative range meaning no sulphates, dyes or parabens are present in this range.

Our trained professionals are able to customise treatments to suit each individual’s skin concern, no matter what problem areas you wish to address. But often, people are just looking for a specific desired treatment for a healthy glow. Either way, a unique combination of ingredients can be customised into a suitable programme. Common treatments target problem areas such as acne, scars,, rosacea, pigmentation, aging skin, or sometimes are just used for a fresh hydrating glow.

One off treatment vs. a set programme of treatments, what should I do?

The best results are often revealed once a client has had several treatments (within a set programme); however, the immediate effect of glowing radiance is very clear after just one single Alumier skin peel treatment, and you would most certainly notice the difference after a single sitting. What a client desires will depend on individual circumstances, for instance, if a healthy glow is desired for ‘one-off’ special occasions or you just fancy brightening up a dull complexion, then immediate results would be noticeable after one Peel. Still, if treatment is sought to target problem areas such as pigmentation or rosacea, then a programme of continual treatment will start showing optimum results over time.

Are there any side effects?

Depending on the peel carried, you may experience peeling. If peeling doesn’t occur, it doesn’t mean it hasn’t worked because sometimes the peeling occurs at cellular levels and is not visible to the naked eye.

Also, skin may be slightly tender afterwards (whilst the epidermis renews), but around 3-5 days later, the fresh new layers of skin appear, and your regular moisturising home care products will work more effectively than they would have prior to the peel.

Are there any reasons not to get a Chemical Peel?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, we will not be able to carry out any in clinic treatments however, there is plenty you can do at home to take care of your skin and this involves your morning and evening skin care routine. The best way to get started to book an online skin consultation here (insert link to skin consult form).

Certain medications can be a contraindication for treatment. Having a tan- false or real is also a contraindication. Previous treatments (aesthetic or otherwise) may mean it is not possible to safely carry out a treatment. To find out if having a chemical peel is right for you, please book in for a skin consultation here (insert link to skin consult form) and we will be able to advise you further.

Certain skin conditions and skin types may require pre-treatment with homecare prior to in clinic treatments. This is to ensure safety and minimize unwanted, avoidable side effects. This is the reason that we always recommend starting your skin journey by having a thorough consultation with our aesthetic practitioner to advise what is best to do for you.

If you want more information on what chemical peels can provide you, get in touch with us by using these details:

Email: info@beechviewmd.ie

Telephone: (01) 598 9412

Mobile: 087 989 8670

To book your online skin consultation, please click here

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