Chemical Peels

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Chemoexfoliation, better known as Chemical peels, are a relatively non-invasive targeted treatment involving the use of a chemical solution to your skin, creating a controlled wound that will eventually peel off. Such inflammation stimulates collagen to be produced leading to rejuvenation and thickening of the skin. The chemical solution used to exfoliate the skin are usually either Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) or Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA).

Chemical peels range from superficial, medium to deep (these latter two are Medical Grade) depending on the type and concentration of acid used, skin type and number of applications. For superficial peels, up to 5 or 6 sessions are recommended for optimal results. Care needs to be taken with darker skin type (Fitzpatrick 4-6) due to the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). This will be discussed in greater detail during consultation with your practitioner.

  • Fitzpatrick Skin Type

    • I
    • II
    • III
    • IV
    • V
    • VI
  • Ingredients

    • Pale skin, freckles, always burns, does not tan
    • Fair skin, burns easily, tans minimally
    • Darker fair skin, can have mild burns, tans uniformly
    • Light brown skin, burns minimally, tans easily
    • Brown skin, rarely burns, tans very easily
    • Dark brown or black skin, never burns, tans well

Common USES

  • Pigment-related issues
  • Freckles

  • Liver Spots

  • Melasma

  • Inflammatory condition
  • Acne/Acne scarring

  • Rosacea

  • Scarring
  • Acne scarring

  • Traumatic scarring

  • Surgical scarring

  • Aging of the skin
  • Superficial wrinkles

Treatment Time

30 Mins

Recovery time

Up to 24 hours - superficial peel

Up to 3 weeks - medium/deep peel


After 2-3 weeks


2-4 weeks - superficial peel

3-6 months - medium peel


Usually not required


Starting from £100

NB: These treatments come with risks. Please discuss these risks during consultation with your qualified practitioner before receiving any treatment.