Chemical peels for acne scars

Looking to find out more about skin peels to help improve the appearance of acne scarring?

Keep on reading! Dr Jaymi explains how skin peels can work for acne scarring and which types of peels we use at Javivo MCR.

Chemical peels work by removing the outer layer of damaged skin, promoting cell turnover, and stimulating collagen production, which can help to reduce the appearance of acne scars. Chemical peels can be an effective treatment for certain types of acne scars, although the effectiveness can depend on the type and severity of the scars.

There are different types of chemical peels available, including superficial, medium, and deep peels. Superficial peels, which use mild acids like alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), are typically used for mild acne scars.

Medium and deep peels, which use stronger acids like trichloroacetic acid (TCA), retinol or phenol, are typically used for more severe acne scars.

Skin peels should always be performed by a trained aesthetic practitioner and in some cases only by a healthcare professional. The treatment involves applying the chemical solution to the skin, allowing it to penetrate for a certain amount of time, and then neutralizing it to stop the chemical reaction. The skins will then peel and flake off over the course of a few days, revealing fresh, new skin.

It is important to note that chemical peels can have some side effects, such as redness, swelling, and sensitivity, and may not be suitable for everyone. It is important to discuss your skin concerns and medical history with a qualified professional before undergoing any cosmetic treatment.

In addition, multiple sessions may be needed to achieve the desired results, and it is important to maintain a good skincare routine and sun protection to maximise the benefits of the treatment.

Want to find out more about skin peels at Javivo MCR?

Contact or call us on 0161 302 0555 to book a consultation with Dr. Jaymi today!