We pride ourselves in being one of the leading clinics in London specialising in chemical peels.
Chemical Peeling is a treatment which involves applying a chemical to the outer layers of the skin to accelerate the removal of old, dead skin cells at the surface of the skin to promote new cell growth, and can be used to treat a particular area, such as lines around the eyes or mouth or all over the face, arms, hands and neck.
Many skin problems are due to an excessive build up of dead skin cells, which make the skin thick and dull, usually clogging the pores. Chemical peels can effectively treat ageing skin, sun damage and reduce hyper pigmentation. As a result the skin will appear smoother, healthier and plumper after chemical peel treatment.
Who can benefit ?
Chemical peels benefit and rejuvenate the skin of men and women of all ages.
The best candidates are often those with fair, thin skin that has a tendency of fine wrinkling or scarring on the face. Deeper chemical peels are usually not recommended for highly pigmented skin, such as those with Asian, black, and Mediterranean complexions.
Chemical peels often correct and improve superficial skin conditions, some of the common outcomes are:
- Softening of Scars
- Correction of uneven pigment
- Reduction in wrinkles
- Removal of blemishes
- General improvement of skin texture
There are a variety of different chemical peels to suit every different patient’s skin type. A customised formula can also be created. Some of the most commonly-used solutions are:
- TCA – Trichloracetic Acid Chemical Peel
- AHA – Alpha Hydroxy Acid Chemical Peel
- Phenol – Deep Phenol Chemical Peel
Obagi Blue Skin Peel
Obagi Nu Derm Skin Care Rejuvenation System which is the number one prescribed treatment in the UK for erasing uneven colour and reducing wrinkles.
It works by stimulating collagen and elastin like no other creams or lotions. By utilizing the most effective treatments for hyperpigmentation, the Obagi Nu Derm System helps skin look younger and healthier. Read more
TCA Skin Peel
TCA skin peel is designed to fight the most noticeable signs of photo ageing, such as little lines and dry, uneven skin tone. This peel can also be used to treat acne scarring and areas on the hands, forearms and neck.
Trichloroacetic acid, being a gentler chemical peel acid, has made a comeback in popularity, it rejuvenates the skin without the risk of serious side effects. Read More
Phenol Skin Peel
Phenol skin peel is a highly effective chemical peel with very long lasting results. This is suitable for patients who suffer from sun-damaged skin, or from pronounced facial wrinkles or blotches. It treats crow’s feet lines and any crinkly skin around the eyes and upper and lower lips.
In the early 1950s, the phenol peel was developed. This was a deep chemical peel that could remove years of wrinkles, but also gave peeling a reputation for complications, such as pigmentation, depigmentation, scarring and even abnormal heart rhythms due to absorption of the deep chemical peels.
Therefore the deep chemical peel treatment (phenol chemical peeling) must be carried-out under controlled conditions by an experienced doctor to make sure that it is safe and effec. Read more
After the chemical peel the patient’s skin will be noticeably smoother and the complexion will be greatly improved. Chemical peel will produce dramatic improvement in the surface of the skin with less wrinkles, fewer blemishes and even-toned skin. The results are long-lasting although not immune to aging and sun exposure.
Cleopatra and the ancient Romans used various food acids to peel their skin. In the early 1900s, women underwent ‘non-medical’ peels in salons with secret formulae, which were probably mild acids.
Chemical peels are basically an accelerated form of exfoliation induced by the use of chemical peel products. There are different types of chemical peels which aim to remove pigmentation, reduce lines and wrinkles and treat acne and scarring.
During the consultation our experienced staff will advise our patients on what types of chemical peel are most suitable to address their condition and how many chemical peel treatments are required.