Put simply, a chemical peel is designed to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new cells using a chemical solution which is applied to the face.

Although this can sound a little daunting and scientific, chemical peels are used to treat a variety of skin conditions and if you think you would like a chemical peel, it’s probably worth having a look at what is available.

Ameson Mesopeel is a professional chemical peeling system used for skin renewal and to enhance brightness and softness. Aimed at rejuvenating the skin and giving it a soft, bright glow, the system consists of 4 stages: preparation, peeling, neutralisation and regeneration, and it’s also based on organic acids which are chosen to treat specific skin conditions and treatments.

The series of treatments consists of peels containing AHA, BHA and AZA which can treat a variety of skin types. There are different strengths available depending on what is required, as well as a Pro and Post peel, and products to use after treatment.

Ranging from superficial, to medium, to deep, there are different types of chemical peels. The Ameson Mesopeel system falls into the superficial peel category. This means that skin cells are only removed from the epidermis or top layer of skin.

The solution is applied and left on for a few minutes and while the skin may feel a bit tight for a couple of hours after application, because of the superficial nature of the treatment, it can be repeated quite regularly.

In fact, Ameson Mesopeels are classed as ‘very superficial’ or ‘superficial’ peels, so they have minimal or no downtime or aftercare. This means they can be easily fitted into a busy life to provide results with little disruption.

Having decided upon a chemical peel, it’s important to make sure that you find an experienced and suitably qualified practitioner who will answer your questions and guide you through the process.