Chemical peels involve applying a chemical solution to the surface of the skin to carefully remove the outer layers of skin. They can help to resolve a number or skin complaints by gently peeling off the top layers of skin, making way for new healthy skin to shine through.
Usually derived from fruit acids or inorganic acids, when peels are applied on the skin, they result in disruption of the layers of skin. Depending upon the nature and concentration of the acid which is used in this treatment, the peeling can be superficial, medium or deep.
What are chemical peels used for?
We are able to treat a variety of skin complaints by applying a chemical solution which causes the skin to gently peel off, making way for new, healthy skin to shine through. These skin complaints include:
Types of Chemical Peels
The nature of the skin condition and skin colour determine the suitability of skin peels. Not all chemical peels are suitable for all skin types, your skin will be assessed and the most appropriate skin peel discussed with you during your consultation.
Superficial and medium depth peels such as mandelic, glycolic , salicylic and TCA are the most commonly used chemical peels. However, for pigmentation problems such as melasma, azelaic, mandelic, weak TCA, phenol, arginine and Retinol peels are also effective.
You may be placed on a home care program for a few weeks before your first peel to get your skin prepared. Sun avoidance is very important before and after any type of chemical peel.
Superficial skin peels
These peels remove the epidermal layers of the skin which are the very outer layers. They help to reduce oil in the skin, unblock pores, reduce blackheads and freshen up dull or sun damaged skin. They can also treat ageing skin and acne scars but a few peels are needed to see results.
Medium depth skin peels
These peels are effective in reducing the appearance of acne scars, age spots, pigmentation and lines and wrinkles.
Why choose Everything Skin Clinic?
At Everything Skin Clinic™, we have a team of highly trained Consultant dermatologists, who have completed specialist training in Dermatology and are on the specialist register of the General Medical Council. All our consultants hold substantive contracts with the best Dermatology centres in leading NHS hospitals. Therefore, you can be certain of the highest quality private care.
We offer a range of treatments and can offer one, or a combination of treatments to achieve the best results. Unlike many other clinics, we can offer diagnosis and treatment all under one roof by expert consultant dermatologist, so you know you’ll be in safe hands.