Dr Sanjay Gheyi MBBS, MS, FRCS, FP Cert, BCAAM
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Do facial peels really work?
In the quest for younger looking skin, I decided to find out…...
When I was asked by Dr Sanjay Gheyi at Coltishall Cosmetic Clinic to have a facial peel, images of black flaky skin aka “Ten Years Younger” sprung to mind. But there was one image potentially worse than that - it was the school holidays - which would mean two children confined to the house, banished from answering the door for fear of me scaring the postman!
So when I asked Dr Gheyi how many days recovery I would need (or in
other words; when would I be safe to show my face) I was surprised and
relieved, to hear that the worst I would experience was slight redness
and very mild un-noticeable flaking. So no “down time” needed.
I’ve been going to Dr Gheyi for a couple of years now and I
have complete trust in him, so I booked the appointment.
The peels work by stimulating cells deep within the skin to promote collagen and elastin production. This helps to eliminate lines and wrinkles, and gives the skin a radiant appearance. It’s also very effective in bringing acne rapidl under control, whilst preventing the risk of future scarring. Peels can also help with pigmentation as the peel penetrates the skins pigment cells to gently and effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted discolouration for a more even skin tone.
Get the best results
So with all this in mind,
and with Dr Gheyi’s reassurance, I was quite excited to see the
results. Before starting, the procedure was discussed in depth with
me. There are many different strengths of peel, and on the first visit,
especially with my sensitive skin, it was decided that the mildest peel
would be used. If a course of peels is booked the strength of the peel
in increased to suit the persons skin.
First, my face was thoroughly cleansed and a prepping
solution applied. The peel was then brushed on to my face. Throughout
the process I was asked how my skin felt - it felt fine, a bit tingly
and mildly warm, but absolutely no discomfort. Once the peel was applied
a wet gauze was applied to my face, which activates the peel. It was
then left on for a few minutes, before being cleaned off.
The final, and very important step, was a moisturising
sunscreen, liberally applied (it’s important to stay out of the
sun after the peel, not really a problem at this time of year!). Immediately
after the peel my skin was mildly pink, but other than that it just
felt very clean. I asked if it was ok to apply make up on the same day,
and that was fine, although if it’s possible to keep make up off
for a while, all the better. Over the next couple of days the effects
of the peel started to become noticeable. There was very, very mild
flaking of the skin, only noticeable by myself. But my skin took on
a much healthier glow, without any doubt it felt smoother and more plumped
up and looked, dare I say it........ younger!
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