Chemical peels sound drastic, but they are actually a very carefully controlled process of exfoliation and removal of the outermost layer of skin. This can trigger the natural healing process of the skin and induce collagen production leading to brighter, more radiant skin.
We talk about peels in relation to the depth of skin they will treat.
Superficial peels treat the outermost layers of skin and are generally associated with minimal redness and peeling. Best results are seen with a course of at least four treatments.
Medium depth peels treat the layers deeper down, and you may experience some mild peeling and redness.
A deep peel is an intensive treatment designed to reach deeper skin layers to tackle particular problematic issues. Redness and peeling would be expected here.
They can be useful for a range of skin concerns including:
Acne and acne scarring
Pigmentation including age spots and melasma
Rough, dull skin
Uneven skin tone
Fine lines and wrinkles
Our chemical peels can be a stand-alone treatment that usually takes around 30 minutes, however, the superficial peels can be incorporated into a facial or back treatment. See the Facial and Body Treatments page for more details.
After a busy week my treatment with Dr Rachel was a treat I was so looking forward to! She was very good at finding exactly what I needed, and I have to say I literally floated out of the treatment room - I was so relaxed after. On my return home, my husband complimented my radiant (!) skin noticing it was looking particularly nice.