What Is A Chemical Skin Peel

What are Skin Peels?

They harness the power of naturally occurring acids and active ingredients to deeply exfoliate and brighten the skin. The treatment stimulates new cell growth and collagen production, helping to reveal fresher, clearer, brighter skin.

At skin, we offer a variety of industry-leading skin peels, including our new Medik8 range, that removes the top layer of dead skin cells and encourages new ones to grow, revealing the softer, smoother skin beneath.

How do skin peels and chemical peels work?

Peels are designed to exfoliate your skin and encourage it to renew itself by creating fresh new skin cells. They also stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin peel treatments use acids and enzymes to exfoliate away layers of the skin to reveal fresher, clearer, more youthful looking skin beneath the surface.

The powerful blend of ingredients in skin peels work to reduce the appearance of open pores, remove dead skin cells, target blemishes, acne and pigmentation, and visibly smooth fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure is used all over the world to treat skin conditions such as fine line and wrinkles, acne, hyper-pigmentation and sun damage – the results can be life-transforming.

What results should I expect from a Skin Peel?

  • Rejuvenated, brighter skin
  • Dull skin revived
  • Removal of dead skin cells
  • Even skin texture and tone
  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smoother, softer skin
  • Eliminated pigmentation and reduced effects of sun damage
  • Reduction of inflammation and breakouts caused by acne
  • Hydrated and nourished skin
  • Stimulated collagen production for plump and youthful looking skin

To achieve maximum results, our skin experts will recommend a course of skin peels depending on your skin type, tone and condition.

Which peel is right for you?

We have a range of skin peels that vary in strength and offer effective solutions to a variety of skin concerns. During your consultation, our experienced practitioner will recommend which treatment is most suitable for you depending on your area or areas of concern, and will discuss a tailored treatment programme specifically to your skin type, condition and tone.

Is a Skin Peel right for me?

Skin peels can be used to treat a whole range of skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, acne and acne scarring, age spots, enlarged pores, dark areas and sun-damaged skin. Skin peels are ideal if you are looking to quite literally give your skin a fresh start. Book a consultation with one of our trained experts to discuss which skin peel is best for you.

Where on my body can I have a skin peel?

Our range of skin peels can be used for the face and almost any other area of the body. We offer specific peels for the eye area, face, hands, neck and décolletage.

Are Skin Peels Safe?

Yes, our skin peels are completely safe and undergo stringent testing on all skin types and tones: first by the manufacturers; then by our Medical Standards Team; and finally during the training of our practitioners. During treatment your eyes and hair will be protected.

Do Skin Peels Hurt?

You may experience a slight tingling sensation as the peel works during your treatment, but this is completely normal.

How Will I Feel During Skin Peel Treatment?

A non-toxic chemical solution is applied to the skin surface and absorbed, before releasing the active acid component, which then works from within the skin. This treatment can be used without any problems on the delicate areas around the lips and eyes. Some peels can lead to light swelling of the affected area or peeling of the skin for a few days after the procedure. A trained expert can give you the advice you need on the right type of peel for you, tailoring a treatment plan for you, to achieve optimum results.

What Happens After A Skin Peel?

Straight after your first treatment, you will notice improvements. Your skin will feel softer and look subtly younger. On-going regular treatments will ensure you get the best results. After 2-3 days you will experience light peeling and you should not pick old skin. This is natural part of healing and regenerating. This only last up to 7 days. At our clinic we pride ourselves in delivering the best care, but also having a supportive aftercare regime tailored to each individual.

What Is My Skin Type?

Below is the criteria for the Fitzpatrick Skin Type scale, which we use at DermaUnique Clinic to determine which type of treatment is best for you. Skin Type 1 – Light, pale white tone. Always burns in sun and never tans. Skin Type 2 – White, fair tone. Usually burns, tans with difficulty. Skin Type 3 – Medium, white to olive tone. Sometimes mild burn in sun, gradually tans to olive. Skin Type 4 – Olive, moderate to brown tone. Rarely burns in sun, tans with ease to a moderate brown. Skin Type 5 – Brown, dark brown tone. Very rarely burns, tans very easily.Skin Type 6 – Black, very dark brown to black tone. Never burns, tans very easily, deeply pigmented.

Safety & Contradictions

Tell us if you are pregnant, have had any allergic reactions, or are undergoing any beauty (hair removal, tanning, microdermabrasion) or medical treatment. You must be sure to protect yourself from the sun for at least a month after treatment. Other contradictions are but not limited to:

Accutane: 1 year off
Retin-A: Discontinue for 7- 10 days prior to treatment.
Pregnant or Lactating
Allergy to Aspirin
Sunburned or compromised skin: Outdoors Life style, Tanning bed users, Avid golfer or skier, Sun worshiper
Serious medical condition: Heart condition, Immune disorder, Diabetes etc.
Medications: Diabetes Type 2, Lupus, chemo
Permanent cosmetics wait 7 days then cover with occlusive barrier
Active cold sores or lesions
Active facial rash
Immediately post lift of facial surgery needs doctor approval
Rosacea– Will need to be evaluated.
Facial Waxing requires a 72 hour waiting period


1) Discontinue any topical prescriptions or any products containing Retinol or Vitamin A

2) Avoid waxing, electrolysis, hair removal creams, and laser hair removal treatments

3) Avoid sun exposure (and tanning beds)

4) Do not receive Botox or dermal fillers

5) Do not have another facial or peel treatment

​The initial -72 hours post procedure are the most critical.  

Clients should adhere to the following guidelines for healthy, radiant skin:

  • Avoid direct sun and extremes of heat or cold. ​This includes  tasks such as gardening, cooking over a hot stove for a long period of time, exercising, swimming, sitting next to a bonfire or fireplace, hot tub baths.
  • Discontinue use of any AHA products for 72 hours, or 6 weeks if doing a treatment cycle. A client may continue their regular skin care routine after 72 hours or when their skin is no longer flaking/peeling.
  • Use hydrating and reparative products. Products rich in soothing and healing ingredients are best to encourage new healthy cell growth. Antioxidants, Vitamins A, C and E, Natural Skin Lighteners and Growth Factors work well. 
  • Use Sunscreen. Clients should never go out even on a cloudy day without sun protection if they do peels.
  • No scratching, peeling or picking. no exercise, steam rooms or hot tubs for first 24 hours, drink plenty of water and have a realistic expectation of the healing process.

Anything else I need to know?

Please note that you are paying for the treatment only and no guarantee is made of any outcome. Refunds cannot be given under any circumstances, as the product has been used and the service has been delivered.

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