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Treatment designed to refine and improve many skin conditions


Peels explained | Different levels | Contraindications | Process | FAQs

About Peels

A chemical peel is a treatment designed to refine and improve a range of skin conditions. A chemical solution is applied to outer layers of the skin with the aim of either removing damaged outer layers, or stimulating their turnover through exfoliation. There are several types of exfoliation levels.

  • Level 1 peel 50% 50%
  • Level 2 peel 75% 75%
  • Level 3 peel 100% 100%

1 single peel - £60 - £200

Price varies depending on level of peel and additional serums

3 peel treatments - £150 - £575

Price varies depending on level of peel and additional serums

6 peel treatments - £375 - £1,100

Price varies depending on level of peel and additional serums

Skin Peel

In this video our patient Rebecca Mort speaks about her journey with us and we watch a Skin Peel treatment

Uses of Peels and Commonly Used Types

There are many conditions which can be helped with a peel, below is a list of some of the more common indications:

  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Skin Rejuvenation/anti-ageing
  • Wrinkles and lines
  • Sun Damage
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Uneven texture
  • Effects of smoking

There are a variety of types of peel available and the practitioner will be able to select the most appropriate type based on your skin condition and their level of study and in line with current aesthetic education guidelines.

Some of the peels used are a singular type of peel, and some of the superficial peels are a combination of a cocktail of active inherent

The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled or pigmented as a result. Peels can be combined with other treatments such as medical needling, home care and laser for greater effect. Peels are most commonly applied to the face, neck/décolletage, back or hands

Levels of Exfoliation

Level 1: Superficial

  • 50% 50%

Very superficial peels are designed to remove only the very superficial surface of the epidermis ( outer layer of the skin). They cause very light peeling after the treatment, with very little downtime. These can be used regularly and have minimal risk. Theses are used commonly to maintain skin health. These can be delivered by trained therapists in an aesthetic setting

This type of peel creates a slightly deeper wound in the epidermis, and there is a mild flaking for a day or two post procedure. These are usually delivered as part of a treatment program aimed at correcting an issue.

Level 2: Medium

  • 75% 75%

This type of peel penetrates to the mid layer of the skin ( dermis), and is more aggressive in it’s action.

There is more downtime as it acts on the areas of concern. Usually there are a few days of peeling/sloughing of skin and crusting, which is normal.

This should be applied by a registered nurse or Dr in a clinical setting with follow-up to be expected and often patients have a list of post-procedure instructions and home care to enable the best results and reduce the risk of infection or damage during the healing phase.

Level 3: Deep

  • 100% 100%

This type of peel will penetrate very deeply and is typically only carried out by a Plastic/cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist.



There are very few reasons that a patient is unsuitable for a peel. A few of these are listed below.

 All patients are required to complete some simple health Questions and a skin health analysis to enable the practitioner to select the best course of treatment.

  • Active acne ( this may need calming before some treatments, but may benefit from more superficial peels ahead of a more aggressive program)
  • Sunburn
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Some long term health conditions that affect healing
  • open or unidentified lesions in the area to be treated
  • Immune system deficiencies
  • Recent laser resurfacing or surgery
  • High blood pressure
  • Exposure to sunlight imminent ( including use of sunbeds)
  • Allergies to any active ingredients
  • Active Herpes Simplex ( cold sore virus) or recent cold sore

Treatment process


DNA test, blood test, skin analyser etc depending on the pathway selected


Following consultation your practitioner will prescribe your treatment pathway


In some cases activity ingredient may be applied in a small area if the practitioner deem that necessary


After cleansing we can protect the sensitive areas (eye area, lips, nose)


Your personalised or selected peel will be applied


After the time of exposition, peel will be removed, neutralizing spray applied and removed


Apply serum to improve the results, depending on the treatment pathway


Apply moisturizing mask, depending on the treatment pathway


Mask removal and application of facial tonic


Post treatment cream will be applied


SPF 50+ will be applied


Where can I get the treatment?

There are a variety of clinic sites that you may attend across the UK. The level of peel available will depend on the skill set of the practitioner and level of training received.  Only Skin.London approved practitioners are able to provide the treatment, and will have this denoted on the clinic web page and the practitioner will have a certificate.

What is used?

The type of peel will ultimately be selected based on your required outcomes, budget and the most appropriate peel for maximum effectiveness. You may be offered a variety of choices and our practitioner will explain these to you.

What is the downtime?


 This will be determined by the type of peel you have, and your ability to recover, and adherence to post procedure instructions.  Most of the superficial peels are a matter of days, whereas the advanced procedures may be days.

Is a peel painful?

Depending on the active ingredient there are a variety of sensations to be expected. Some include tingling, a feeling of heat, and tightness during and after the treatment. It is important that any discomfort be reported to the practitioner. More discomfort does not always mean more effectiveness.

How may treatments are needed?

Typically programs of treatment are 4-6 sessions spaced either days or weeks apart.

What effects can I expect?

Expected effects depend on the reason for attendance and examples include:

Acne/Congestion: Refined appearance of pores, decreased blemishes, control of outbreaks

Ageing Skin: Increased elasticity, fine lines minimised

Dehydration: Increased ability of skin to absorb products

Photo ( UV) damage: Reduced appearance of superficial Hyperpigmentation

Rosacea: Decreased inflammation and redness 

Sluggish “grey” skin: Improved skin texture and tone

Are peels safe?
Peels are very safe when delivered by specially trained practitioners and with careful adherence to post procedure care instructions. They are manufactured in specialist laboratories to international regulations and standards and are stored in accordance with manufacturers guidelines.

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