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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peel

At The Skin to Love Clinic we offer a variety of skin peeling treatments, including glycolic peels. Skin peels can be a great treatment option for a range of conditions including skin pigmentation treatmentreduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as to refresh tired, dull skin.

 

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What is a Chemical Peel?

There are many types of chemical peels of varying strengths and which perform different tasks. There are superficial peeling treatments, such as glycolic peels, which use enzymes to exfoliate and refresh the skin; gentle yet effective, this type of peel works on the uppermost layer of the skin to reveal healthy, new skin cells. These are available in different concentrations so once your goals have been discussed during your skin consultation and your skin thoroughly analysed, your practitioner will match you with the most appropriate strength chemical peel for you. This type of treatment has little-to-no downtime and any discomfort is very minimal; usually, the patient will experience a tingling sensation in the treatment area during the procedure.

Indications that chemical peels may be suitable for you include:

  • You have dull, tired-looking skin which you would like to refresh
  • You would currently follow, or are planning to start, a consistent skincare regime and would like to boost your results
  • You would like an exfoliating treatment with little to no downtime
  • You have an uneven skin tone
  • You are starting to see signs of ageing

Will I need to take time off work after having a chemical peel?

Usually no. This depends on the type of chemical peel you have; some have no recovery time needed after treatment and some do. This would be discussed with you during your consultation and is dependent on the type of treatment you decided to have and any expected recovery time needed for it.

Will I be bright red for days after my chemical peel?

This type of side effect is usually associated with strong chemical peels. Usually, the peeling systems that we use at The Skin to Love Clinic do not have this type of side effect, for example, in our experience patients find that at most they are slightly pink immediately after a glycolic peel and that this quickly subsides. This would be discussed with you before your treatment.

Are there any side effects to chemical peels?

The peeling systems that we use have a good safety profile, nevertheless, consultations are an important part of the treatment process in allowing you to understand the treatment and to establish if the benefits of the treatment are outweighed by any possible side effects. During a skin consultation, your concerns will be assessed. Your medical practitioner will be able to discuss whether this treatment is appropriate for you, as well as any suitable alternative treatments.

Your practitioner will discuss any possible side effects, questions you may have and any aftercare you should adhere to prior to you having treatment.

I’m looking for dramatic correction for my signs of ageing, are chemical peels right for me?

We will be able to give you specific advice during your consultation, however, if you have very sun-damaged, loose skin and/or have other advanced signs of ageing such as deep pigmentation and wrinkles there may be alternative treatments for you such as FraxelClear + BrilliantThermageWrinkle Relaxing InjectionsDermal Fillers and the Thread Lift treatment.

You may need more than one peeling treatment to achieve your results. You and your practitioner will create a treatment plan which may include using this treatment alongside other treatments.

How many chemical peel treatments will I need?

You may need more than one chemical peel to achieve your results. You and your practitioner will create a treatment plan which may include using this treatment alongside other treatments.

What is the difference between a light chemical peel and a deep peel?

Light (Superficial) Chemical Peels: These peels are ideal for removing mild damage from the sun, acne scars and signs of ageing like age spots. Whereas, Deep Chemical Peels are used for aggressive treatment of sun-damaged skin, the severe wrinkling of mature skin, and pre-cancerous lesions. An excess of sun exposure can be treated with deep peels, whereas light or medium peels will not reach the deeper layers of your skin. This is because a medium peel uses different chemical solutions to deep peels. When deciding whether to have a deep, medium or light peel, we suggest consulting a dermatologic surgeon who will give the best advice for treating damaged skin cells or sun exposure for all skin types and your skin texture.

How Can A Chemical Peel Help With An Uneven Skin Tone?

A chemical peel removes skin cells from the epidermis and from portions of the upper part of your middle layer of skin (dermis). It’s used to treat wrinkles, acne scars and a bumpy skin tone. A chemical peel can come in three types, a light chemical peel, a deep chemical peel and a medium chemical peel. All three peels help remove dead skin cells using glycolic acid and salicylic acid. A deep chemical peel uses a chemical solution containing lactic acid and trichloroacetic acid. Light and medium chemical peel treatments are considered to be superficial peels or cosmetic treatments, they help reduce fine lines and age spots.

“This was my first time at The Skin to Love clinic in St Albans and I cannot speak highly enough of the service I received. From the minute I walked in, it was a completely satisfying experience. Kerri was absolutely lovely and very helpful. Jane was incredibly thorough and explained everything to me in a way that was both easy to comprehend but not “dumbed down” – it left me feeling completely confident in my treatment and enthusiastic to return! Emma (who did my treatment) was wonderful. She was very thorough and delightful to talk with. My skin feels absolutely wonderful and I cannot wait to return for more treatments!” Stevie

“I have to admit, I love Skin to Love clinic. My skin has improved so much and is continuing to do so.  I adore going in to see the Skin to Love ladies and have learnt so much.  Thank you for a truly amazing service every time, your continued support and advice and I love my new skin! I am so much more confident x” Stacey

“I am very comfortable with Emma doing my facial & does a very thorough job. My skin always looks very good afterwards especially the next day. Perhaps I will treat myself to the derma pen next time! The ladies in the clinic are so friendly & welcoming & greet you so warmly every time I go back there even if it’s to replace my products.” Cora

“Visiting the salon again today. I just love it! All the staff are super friendly and full of the best advice. Laura was professional and I will definitely be going back for another peel with her! Well done” Sam

“Staff are super friendly and very informative about your chosen treatment. Highly recommended them.” Geoffrey

“Thank you so much for a wonderful treatment, everyone really friendly but very professional. My skin looked noticeably brighter after just one session.” Claudia

“My experience is always brilliant at the skin to love! Consistently great service by highly experienced staff. My skin has been the most consistent and calm in 13 years. The effect this has had on my confidence has been life changing.” Hannah

“I had my first treatment with Emma last Thursday (Glycolic Peel) and I am really delighted with the result.  I have had numerous treatments with the Skin to Love Clinic over the last 4 years and I can honestly say my skin has never looked better. I cannot praise the clinic enough for their professionalism and friendliness, and the results are excellent. A great team.” Yvonne

“Always excellent! My skin feels amazing after my peel today, thank you x” Fiona

“Always a great experience with fantastic results, highly recommended.” Jody

“Extremely helpful & my skin felt marvellous after my treatment.” Hazel

“Very professional approach from the welcome to the consultation and treatment. Really pleased with the results. Great advice re higher SPF and very pleasingly no hard sell to buy their products.” Kate

“Love the science behind skincare” Sarah

“Extremely impressed, professional service but still felt really comfortable and at ease.  My treatment was lovely and the results were fantastic.  They informed of everything that was happening throughout the whole process.  My skin consultation was really interesting.  Would definitely recommend and have already booked for second session.  Extremely enjoyable experience all round.” Jodie

“Really enjoyed the peel. Skin is smoother and a bit brighter. Looking forward to seeing the end result after the course of six! 🙂 Thanks.” Helen

“Always very professional and enjoyable experience. Really enjoyed the glycolic peel. I will be coming back for another treatment soon.”Emma

Starting from £75.

We offer a bespoke approach to treatment, tailored entirely to your needs and desires, therefore the chemical peels cost of your individual treatment will be confirmed during your consultation following a thorough assessment.

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Treatment Summary

No. of treatments
Dependent on your concern. You can have single sessions, but a course may be beneficial depending on the condition you are treating. This will be assessed and discussed with you prior to treatment.

Procedure time
Usually up to 30 minutes.

Final results
Dependent on your concerns. You can expect to look refreshed immediately after some peels. This will be discussed with you during your consultation.

Recovery time
Dependent on what type of peel you have. Some have no recovery time and some do. The majority of peels we perform at The Skin to Love Clinic require no recovery time.

Resume usual activities
Most patients find that they can continue their usual activities immediately. Full aftercare will be provided prior to treatment.

Discomfort level
None to very mild depending on the type of peel.

Duration of results
Months to years dependent on concern treated and number of treatment sessions.

Consultation needed prior
Yes.

We are all individuals, therefore, results from treatments may vary from person to person, because each person responds differently. Results achieved from each treatment will last a different amount of time from person to person, this may even vary between treatments for an individual. Results, downtime and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient and depend on the type of peel you are having. The information we provide is based on the extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide variety of patients of different ages, genders and is based on an average patient experience.

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Professional, friendly, thorough and prompt treatment. Jane explained everything and was superb. I'll be back for more treatments.
Paru Amarsingh
Paru Amarsingh
20:09 16 Jul 22
I'm claustrophobic so didn't like having my eyes completely covered, however, Jane was so patient & understanding & dealt with the situation brilliantly so I could have the treatment. It was a so easy in the end, took minutes, & nothing to worry about at all.
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Neil Sharp
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15:50 19 Feb 22
Perfect!
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J
18:59 12 Feb 22
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