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Chemical Peels

Chemical peeling is a therapeutic treatment used to improve the appearance of the skin and is normally performed on the face, neck and hands. As one of the most popular beauty treatments, it can be used to treat the following skin conditions:

Acne: A superficial chemical peel works to exfoliate the skin, allowing for dead skin cells to be removed more effectively as well as reducing the excess oils. This action also unblocks the hair follicles and pores improving the appearance of pimples and skin texture damaged by acne.

Lentigines: Also known as liver spots, or age spots, Lentigines are dark spots on the skin which often appear as a result of sun exposure in areas including the face, arms and neck. Following a course of chemical peels, these large freckles can lighten – improving the overall appearance of sun damaged skin.

Melasma: As a type of dark skin discoloration, Melasma is common in women who are taking hormonal treatment (such as contraceptives or Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)) and those who are pregnant. The patches are commonly found on the cheeks, nose, lips, upper lip and forehead and can be lightened by a course of chemical peels.

Hyperpigmentation: As one of the most common skin conditions, hyperpigmentation can be caused by excess pigment in the skin, resulting in an uneven skin tone. However, following a course of chemical peels, this can lighten the excess pigmentation – resulting in an overall even complexion.

Chemical peeling can also be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles (particularly under the eyes and around the mouth) and to help soften the skin texture.

Here at Fresh Faced Aesthetics, our Superficial Peels are also suitable for all skin types, including ethnic skin types. They are also good preparation for medium and deep peels – as well as all serial applications.

How does it work?

Prior to your treatment, a consultation with our trained specialist will take place, and on some occasions we will provide you a series of at-home pre-treatment skin care products – which will help to provide an even skin surface, skin tone, melanin distribution and also maximise the results of your peel.

At the time of your peel, the skin will be prepped with a cleansing agent to remove any excess oils. Following this, the eyes and hair will then be protected before the chemical solution is applied in layers – with the nurse assessing for any reaction or skin ‘frosting’ throughout.

The chemical solution will then work to exfoliate the top layer of the skin, allowing for the new and refreshing skin to appear.

Downtime and Aftercare

Following the treatment, our patients often experience a mild warm sensation that lasts around five minutes, followed by some slight tingling which is perfectly normal.

We will also provide you with relevant post-treatment advice, and we always advise using an SPF 50 for a minimum of two weeks after treatment to help protect the skin following your peel. This is available to purchase in our clinic.

At Fresh Faced Aesthetics, we also offer the Zo Skin Health Medical Skin Care range which our specialist nurse will use to identify your personalised treatment plan – providing you with a range of products to suit your needs, as well as to help prolong the bright and youthful appearance of your skin.

We also advise a course of 3-6 treatments to ensure that the desired results are achieved.

We must also note that stronger peels can be associated with downtime, and can result in red, dry and peeling skin for up to two weeks which is an anticipated reaction.

How much does it cost?

Prices start from just £50 per single peer for a mild peel treatment, with stronger TCA peels costing £150. We also offer a variety of courses available at discounted rates.