Having spots is a normal part of life, but if you have them beyond your teenage years then they can be bothersome and tricky to cover. People with spot-prone skin often try a number of DIY treatments to help the problem, but these can sometimes be more damaging for the skin.
If, like many of our customers, you’re wondering how to get rid of spots more effectively then we have some great options such as of chemical peels. While the name may sound scary, there’s no need to worry - skin peels are an effective, non-surgical spot treatment that can help to reduce and sometimes eliminate the causes of blemished skin. Keep reading to find out how skin peels work and why they might be right for you.
Most people suffer from spots at some point in their lives, but what actually causes it? Skin is covered in hair follicles, and each of these follicles has a sebaceous gland attached to it. These glands are responsible for secreting sebum, an oil which prevents your skin from drying out. Spots tend to occur when the skin’s oil glands get clogged, which is most common around the ‘T zone’ (the forehead and nose).
Spots mostly occur due to hormonal changes, which is why they’re more common among teenagers. The sebaceous glands are sensitive to hormones, so any changes can cause the glands to become overactive and create excess sebum that blocks the follicles. Due to the link to hormonal changes, women are more likely to get spots than men, especially during times when hormones are fluctuating (such as during pregnancy or periods). It’s also believed that acne and spots could be hereditary.
Despite what many people think, studies indicate that a poor diet has no link to causing spots. Similarly, they’re rarely caused by dirty skin – in fact, spots are more likely to develop if you frequently wash your skin, as this can aggravate it.
If untreated, spots can lead to acne and scarring, which is why so many sufferers get in touch asking how to get rid of spots and what treatments are available.
People with acne-prone skin often first try drugstore spot treatments, which promise to unblock pores and give blemish-free skin. Others try over-the-counter gels and creams, prescription medication or a combination of both. The most popular skin gel is benzoyl peroxide, which can dry out skin or even bleach areas.
Sometimes these spot treatments don’t work at all or can take 2-3 months before you start to see any results. So, how do you get rid of spots quickly and effectively?
If you’re looking for a more effective spot treatment, you may want to consider a chemical peel. This non-surgical method is ideal if drugstore or over-the-counter methods haven’t worked in the past, and it can give you a clearer, healthy-looking complexion. A skin peel is an accelerated form of exfoliation that eliminates or greatly reduces the appearance of spots, as fresh skin replaces the dead skin cells from the skin surface.
So how does it work? During the treatment, liquids are brushed on to the face to remove the dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new cells. At Transform, we have a range of facial peel treatments of varying strengths available, offering different penetration and exfoliation depths. The light skin peels can be used as part of your beauty routine and repeated at intervals, as the effects aren’t permanent. The results of a deep phenol peel, on the other hand, can last much longer. Our skin experts can help you decide which peel is right for you depending on the severity of your spots and the results you want to achieve.
Whichever facial peel you choose, the long-term benefits include skin that feels much smoother, as well as the reduction or elimination of acne scars and blemishes.
If you choose Transform for your spot treatment, you’ll be in good hands. We are one of the UK’s most trusted cosmetic surgery providers and have a network of 22 high-quality clinics across the country. Our helpful team of extremely knowledgeable practitioners and nurses are on hand throughout the entire process to guide you through your cosmetic journey.
With your first appointment you’ll meet a patient advisor where you’ll be able to discuss your goals and book in for a free consultation. At your consultation, you will then be able to consider your treatment options, find out which type of chemical peel is right for you and develop your own personal treatment plan to achieve your goals.
The treatment will vary depending on the strength of the peel that you need. On average, the treatment takes around 30 minutes in total. Our practitioners will also assess your skin and advise if any future treatments are required.
With a skin peel you will be free to go as soon as it’s completed. With most single treatment options, you should be fine to go about your day as usual, but if a course of treatments is required there can be up to a 10-day recovery period. We always recommend using a sun cream with a high SPF F after your spot treatment, as skin will be extra sensitive.
At Transform, we have a high standard of aftercare and if you have any questions after your treatment, there’s a 24/7 helpline available to answer all of your queries.
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