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A chemical peel with L’Atelier vs. at-home peels

A chemical peel is one of the most sought-after skincare treatments. Far superior to your average splash of clean water, a chemical peel introduces a controlled wound to the superficial layers of your skin, removing the dead, dying, and damaged skin cells. It essentially presses the reset button on your skin, sweeping away the old to make room for the new.

You’re probably aware that there are plenty of chemical peel options to suit different skin types, budgets, and needs. There is a chemical peel for every problematic skin type, whether you are oily or dry, reactive or missing your glow. However, at-home chemical peels have recently become a trend, but they may not deliver the results that their clinical counterparts can.


What’s the real difference between an in-clinic chemical peel, and its domestic variant?


Chemical peels are a superb way to relevel the skin, and they come in differing strengths. In-clinic peels, for example, can vary from the light to the very deep. The skin peel that you can buy off the shelf on the high-street is more of a light exfoliant, though. Rather than addressing skin health and quality in the long-term and at deeper layers, it focusses on the superficial.


A shop-bought skin peel can only penetrate the very top of the skin, acting much like an exfoliating scrub might. What’s more, they are more likely to be blanket peels. By this we mean they may, superficially, remove dead skin cells, but they won’t target individual skin needs and won’t hold out in the long-term. They function more as a general, gentle exfoliator than a solution to a reliable skin health.


Your in-clinic skin peel, however, will perform much better for you. Because your treatment is being performed by Harley Street professionals at Omniya, we can use higher strengths of acid and different regulated ingredients not available in your blanket peels. This means you’re more likely to receive the results you’d like after tailored treatment and are more likely to address your individual skin complaints at a deeper level.


For example, in-clinic chemical peels can target active acne. Active acne and reactive skin complaints usually require a little more attention than the high-street shelves can give you, because they can’t offer the complex solutions the professionals can. In-clinic chemical peels can even treat acne scarring, let alone the active acne itself, because of the advanced compounds we are qualified to use.


At L’Atelier we offer a comprehensive range of peels that are not only tailored to skin type, but to you personally. We can alter the levels of certain acids and compounds used in each of our peels to your needs, so they can directly target your problem areas. There is no pre-packaged solution where skincare is concerned at our Mayfair aesthetic clinic, we cater it entirely to you.


While at-home skin peels aren’t bad, they’re not amazingly good either. They simply can’t achieve, maintain, and develop the results that professional chemical peels can. If you are seeking a solution to acne, acne scarring, superficial wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage and need more than a light exfoliant on your skin, a chemical peel with our professionals is definitely for you.


Take a look at our amazing range of chemical peels to see what we could achieve for you and your skin, and get in touch with us today to book your skincare consultation.

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