Dead skill cells can make the skin appear dull and lacking in radiance, while fine lines can make us appear older.  Accumulated sun damage can leave even the most pampered skin looking worn or blemished.

Chemical peels can be used to treat a number of problems, including sun damage, acne scarring, hyper pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and tired looking skin.  Skin Peels can promote new cellular growth.  The deeper peels penetrate deeper into the skin and can cause redness and flaking for a few days but they are able to remove pigmentation and deeper lines.  The deeper the peel, the longer the recovery time but the greater the result. 

Non-invasive cosmetic treatments are offered by experienced nurses and skin therapists and during your free consultation our highly experienced  practitioners will talk you through the different types of skin peels available and explain how they could work for your particular skin condition.  Results may vary from person to person.

Facial Chemical Peel Treatment is an intense exfoliating process, which uses chemical products to remove dead cells on the surface of the skin.  As a result, skin appears softer, healthier, regenerated and more uniform in colour.  The appearance of acne scars is reduced and wrinkles are noticeably smoother.  If you still look like you have acne due to your scars, skin peels can help you achieve a glowing, flawless complexion.  Scars from accidents and traumas can also be treated with more powerful peels.

Afterwards, some peel patients can expect the skin to tighten, darken and then peel.  The whole process can take 5-7 days but with the gentler peels patients can experience some initial reddening, which will settle over just a few hours for most people, so you could go back to work without anyone noticing that you have had any treatment.  Clients should avoid sun exposure for at least 48 hours after any skin peel and always wear sunscreen.


Chemical Peels Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the treatment involve?

Your skin is thoroughly cleansed to begin with then the chemical solution is carefully applied. The solution will be left on the skin for a few minutes and then removed.  All our peels are designed to accelerate the removal of old skin cells and to promote the production of new healthier skin cells, ultimately leaving the skin smoother and rejuvenated with long lasting results.

What are the types of chemical peels available?

 We offer two main types of peels – superficial peels and medium peels.  Superficial peels are light, mild peels. They remove the outer layer of cells and are used to treat fine lines, sun damage, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation and moderate acne scars.  Medium peels (also known as TCA skin peels because they contain trichloroacetic acid) penetrate further into the skin. They are used to treat wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage and uneven skin tone. This type of peel is used to treat problem areas on the hands, forearms and neck as well as the face.

Does the treatment hurt?

You may experience a mild stinging or burning sensation when the product is applied. But don’t worry – this won’t last for very long.

How long does the treatment take?

The whole treatment takes less than half an hour. You can then get straight back to normal activities after the gentler skin peels. 

Are there any side effects?

Your skin may look red or brown and, occasionally, swollen after treatment, depending on the peel used. However, this is perfectly normal and only lasts for a couple of days.

How many treatments will I need?

Four to six superficial peels are needed to treat mild acne scars and to reduce the signs of ageing. Deeper scars and lines and wrinkles will need one or two medium peels.  An initial series of 3 treatments done at  2-3 week intervals, followed by maintenance peels every 8-12 weeks is recommended.  This maintenance will help you to keep your pores unclogged, avoid breakouts and maintain your glowing skin.

Do I need to prepare my skin before I have a Chemical Peel?

 Occasionally we’ll ask you to follow a very simple home care programme before you come in for your peel. This will consist of a number of products that you’ll need to apply for one or two weeks before your first treatment.