Chemical peels involve applying an acid-based formula to the skin to keep it soft, smooth, and supple. Chemical peels can be used on most areas of the body, but the most common use is to improve the appearance of the skin on the face or on the backs of the hands.
Chemical Peel Treatments:
Superficial chemical peels
Medium depth chemical peels
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What does this treatment do?
We are able to treat a variety of skin complaints by applying a chemical solution which causes the skin to gently peel off, making way for new, healthy skin to shine through:
- Dull, ageing skin
- Sun damage
- Acne and oily skin
- Acne scars
- Melasma and pigmentation
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun/age spots and freckles
- Uneven skin, enlarged pores and blackheads
How does it work?
Our team of experienced medical skin experts, led by our Consultant Dermatologist, will advise on which type of chemical peel would benefit you most, as well as how many peels you would require, which is dependent upon the condition you are being treated for.
Chemical peels can be classified as either superficial peels or medium depth peels depending on the chemical solution applied to the skin surface. They both remove the outer layers of the skin but do so to variable depths.
Superficial chemical peels are performed by our qualified beauty therapists. They are helpful in reducing oiliness, unblocking pores, reducing blackheads, and freshening dull, sun-damaged skin. Typically, a series of at least three to six superficial peels are needed to treat ageing skin and acne scars. Most people experience mild facial redness and occasional swelling, but this usually fades and disappears within 48 hours.
Medium depth chemical peels are performed by our qualified medical skin specialists. They are effective in helping to reduce the appearance of acne scars, age spots, pigmentation, and superficial fine lines and wrinkles. For deeper scars and more pronounced lines and wrinkles more than one peel may be required. Medium peels typically result in intense redness and swelling, which can take between five and ten days to calm down and disappear.