Chemical Peel

The natural results you want achievable with the lightest of touches

  • Improve skin texture and firmness
  • Decrease fine lines and wrinkles
  • Even out skin tone
  • Improve acne-prone skin
  • Reduce pore size appearance
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Treatment overview

Appointment duration
45 mins
Procedure intensity
Treatment intervals
4-6 weekly*
Starting from
* Individual results may vary.

Chemical Peel

Chemical peels work by removing the upper most dead skin cells to reveal a more radiant, smoother complexion. They thicken the epidermis, increase dermal volume and stimulate collagen. Depending on the depth of peel used it can improve skin wrinkles, pigmentation, blemishes, acne and tighten the appearance of the skin. Dr Nicky uses Alumier MD chemical peels which cause intentional damage to the epidermis and/or dermis with the goal of stimulating new cell growth and inducing exfoliation to improve skin texture and tone.  Peels have been used dating back to Ancient Egypt. Cleopatra used sour milk to improve the appearance of her skin, according to some sources. Lactic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid) is the active ingredient in sour milk. Dr Naylor classifies the chemical peels as superficial and medium strength which have less downtime and side effects than deeper peels.

Treatment benefits

Beautiful skin doesn't happen overnight and treatments take time to show results. A single chemical peel can provide the immediate effect of bright and radiant skin, however, more significant results in treating textural issues, fine lines and inflammed acne can take longer. Chemical peels improve skin texture and firmness, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. Peels also even out skin tone, improve acne-prone skin and reduce pore size appearance.

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Frequently Asked

How do superficial chemical peels work?

Superficial chemical peels decrease the pH of the skin, which loosens the connections between dead skin cells, inducing exfoliation and stimulating new cell growth. This process causes superficial layers of dead skin to peel off, revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion. Chemical peels can also thicken the epidermis, increase dermal volume and stimulate collagen.
Superficial peels rarely cause side effects. However, hyperpigmentation can still occur with darker skin types.

Are chemical peels safe?

Complications are rare. A careful medical history is taken before any procedure to ensure the appropriate peel is chosen and will be most effective and safe. Straight after a peel , depending on its type , the skin may feel hot and slightly swollen and tight. Very rare side effects include infection and post inflammatory pigmentation.

How do medium peels work?

Medium chemical peels cause protein coagulation and cell necrosis (cell death) in the epidermis and dermis. This induces inflammation and the wound-healing cascade, which leads to dermal regeneration including collagen stimulation.

Does the procedure hurt?

Medium depth peels are not painful. Some peels give the feeling of warmth, some can burn slightly. Dr Nicky carefully monitors the effect of the peel during the treatment ensuring that no patient suffers pain. She recommends a post procedure skincare regime to minimise complications, heal and soothe the skin and then maintain the results.

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