Why Chemical Peels

Cell turnover slows dramatically as we age, from approximately 20 days in younger and middle-aged adults up to over 30 days in older adults. As this happens, it affects the skin’s appearance and texture in a variety of ways. From fine lines and wrinkles to acne and hyperpigmentation, chemical peels are one of the most effective ways to address these changes.

But they’re not a one-size-fits-all treatment: for optimal results, a peel should be strong enough to accelerate cell turnover but not so powerful as to induce severe skin inflammation.

Chemical Peel is effective for

Chemical peels are an excellent treatment choice for a wide range of skin concerns, from acne and
hyperpigmentation to advanced signs of ageing. Despite their varying uses, most peels work the same way:
they remove the skin’s outermost layers to stimulate cell renewal and cell turnover, improving skin’s texture
and appearance.

Book your Chemical Peel Treatment

Call us at 01442 768600 to book an appointment. We also offer free consultation to create a personalised approach for your skin.

Visit here for pricing of both Dermalogica and Dermaquest peels.

Chemical Peel Aftercare

Please follow the aftercare advice for chemical peel.

The treated area of skin may feel slightly tender and appear red and swollen afterwards. You may occasionally experience skin peeling and appearances may be similar to mild sunburn. These effects will resolve naturally and should be much improved after 48 hours but may take longer to settle. You may experience some minor bruising which may take 1-2 weeks to resolve in some cases.

Avoid any perfumes, fake tan or other harsh chemicals for 72 hours after treatment.

Avoid any makeup for 24 hours after treatment as this can increase the risk of infection.

Avoid rubbing or picking the treated area.

Avoid any skin exfoliation for 72 hours following treatment.

It is important to use a regular moisturising cream around two to three times a day on the treated area. Use more regularly if you feel the skin dry or peeling.

Avoid any products that contain alpha hydroxy acids, retinol, and glycolic acid for at least 7 days after treatment.

Additional instructions and support material will be provided to you after your session with our therapists.

Please do let your practitioner know if you have any questions or if you do not understand any of the aftercare instructions provided below.