Chemical Skin Peeling for Acne - Appointments & Consultations

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Feeling confident about your choice of practitioner and understanding the process of Chemical Skin Peeling can help you get into the right mindset for having the treatment. This can even reduce stress which can help your skin recover as quickly as possible and can even make the pain seem less. This section will help you find and book the right practitioner and prepare you for that first, exciting consultation.

Who Can Perform Chemical Skin Peeling for Acne?

The only person who should perform chemical skin peeling for your acne or acne scars is a qualified medical professional with experience of your procedure. Some low-concentration versions of chemical peels, like AHA for example, can be applied by a qualified beautician or even by yourself, at home. However, the very low strength of these peels will not have a positive effect on the appearance of your acne or acne scars.

Instead, you should look for the most qualified, experienced medical practitioner (often a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon) who has treated acne or acne scarring with chemical peels before. They will be able to get you the best results possible with the lowest chance of anything going wrong.

How to make and Appointment for Chemical Skin Peeling

The first step towards making your appointment is choosing your practitioner. The internet is full of clinics advertising their services and it has never been easier to explore all the options. Most websites will have email and telephone contact details so you can phone or write to enquire about a practitioner’s expertise, prices and availability before you make an appointment. Once you have chosen your practitioner it is simply a case of picking up the phone and making an appointment. Often clinics offer a free first consultation, which can be a bonus, however, make sure there are no strings attached to the offer before taking it p. You don’t want to be stuck with a practitioner you do not trust.

What to Expect at a Chemical Skin Peel Consultation

At your consultation your consultant should first discuss with you exactly what you hope your chemical peel to achieve. They will examine your acne or acne scars in order to judge whether or not the results you want are possible and if your goals are realistic. If they are judged to be so your consultant will then ask you, in detail, about your medical history and lifestyle in order to judge whether or not you are suitable for the treatment. Things that may mean you are not suitable include: pregnancy, heart problems, likelihood of hyperpigmentation and likelihood of future unavoidable sun exposure.

Assuming you are a good candidate for chemical skin peeling, your consultant will then talk you through the process in detail, including its possible risks. If you have any questions, do not be afraid to ask. Your consultant should then determine the kind of chemical peel level of concentration that will be needed to improve your acne or acne scars and whether or not you will need any kind of sedation or anaesthetic to help you deal with the pain.

Finally you will arrange any necessary future appointments or book the treatment. At this point the cost and your method of payment will be decided upon.

If you are left with any questions it is important that you ask them. Feeling calm and confident about your procedure can make a big difference to the overall experience and results. Also do not be scared to question your consultant about the experience and abilities of your practitioner. It is important to know you are in skilled, safe hands.

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