What are Chemical Peels?
A chemical peel involves the use of acid to break down layers of skin to improve a variety of skin problems including: Hyperpigmentation (uneven skin tone); dull, dry and oily skin; minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; blocked pores and Acne.
Does it hurt?
Superficial peels (acting on the uppermost layer of the Skin – Epidermis) are not described as painful however may sting, prickle or feel hot for a couple of minutes. Medium depth peels (acting on the deeper layers of the Skin – Dermis) do feel
a little hot but the sensation passes within minutes.
What are Chemical Peels used to treat?
• Dull and tired looking skin
• Open pores
• Hyperpigmentation (uneven skin tone)
• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Acne prone skin
• Oily or dry skin conditions
• Fine lines and wrinkles.
Are there any side-effects?
Superficial Peels- some mild pink/redness – this usually settles within a few hours. Skin will become dry and tight.
Medium Peels- some redness (similar to sunburn). Skin will feel tight, dry and may darken in certain areas prior to peeling. Peeling may occur on day 3 or 4 and last up to 4 days.
Although the risk is low there is always a risk of allergy or irritation from the serums/products applied to the skin.
Treatment will only be carried out following a thorough medical consultation with our Advanced Skincare Specialist who will assess whether this treatment is suitable for you and recommend the most appropriate peel based on your skin type and
This consultation process also allows side effects to be discussed in detail before treatment is commenced.