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    What is a chemical skin peel?

    Chemical skin peels are an effective and low-cost skin treatment designed to improve the appearance of facial skin by evening tone and texture, managing acne and reducing the appearance of fine lines and age spots. This article explains what is involved in a chemical skin peel, how skin peels work and who they work for.

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before and after of a modified jessner's peelWhat is a chemical skin peel?

Chemical skin peels are a trusted skin-resurfacing treatment where liquids are applied gently to the face to remove dead skin cells and encourage new ones to grow. Chemical peels are usually done on the face, neck and hands but some can be done on other areas of the body, such as the back.

What does a chemical skin peel do?

There are a number of different types of chemical skin peels available, which work in slightly different ways to tackle different issues. They all cause the epidermis (the top layer of the skin) to peel off, revealing younger-looking, healthier skin below.  Our friendly team of practitioners at DestinationSkin will be able to help advise on the best option for you.

How long do the results last?

The results of your skin peel will depend on the kind of peel you have, your skin type and condition and the issues you are tackling with the treatment. Many clients benefit from regular peels every few months.

Before and After of a TCA peelWhy choose a chemical skin peel?

Chemical peels are the best low maintenance answer to problem skin. Here are some of the benefits for choosing a chemical peel:

  1. Your skin will look brighter, younger and smoother from the very first treatment.
  2. You can effectively tackle a range of skin complaints including; acne, fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, dull and lifeless skin, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and texture, sun damage and age spots and sagging skin.
  3. At just £59 for a single treatment, chemical peels are a highly affordable option.
  4. With lighter peels, there’s no ‘down-time’ after treatment – you carry on your day as normal.
  5. Most chemical peels only take minutes to do and are pretty much pain-free.

Can chemical peels be done at home?

There are a number of home chemical peels on the market. To ensure you get the best possible results, we always recommend speaking to a specialist skin practitioner first.

What skin peels are available and who are they good for?

Your skin practitioner will be able to talk you through the best option for you, but here is some information to get you started.

Peel typeActive ingredientsWho they work for
AesthetiCare Glycolic & Taurine Acid PeelGlycolic Acid and Taurine ingredientsAll skin types but particularly beneficial for increasing cell turn-over and tackling mild pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
TCA PeelTCA, Lactic and Salicylic AcidPeople with persistent skin concerns such as acne, fine lines and wrinkles and sun damage.
Obagi Radiance PeelSalicylic peelPeople with acne prone skin or sun damage.
Modified Jessner peelSalicylic acidPeople who want to manage acne or blemishes and prevent breakouts.
Retinol Infusion PeelRetinol and Hyaluronic AcidPeople who want to tighten pores, tackle signs of ageing, reduce oil and renew skin texture
MicrodermabrasionMedical-grade aluminium oxide crystalsPeople who want to tackle fine scarring, clogged, congested or tired-looking skin. This treatment can also be used on other parts of the body, such as the back.
Epionce Lite Refresh PeelMalic Acid and Salicylic AcidThis treatment is suitable for even very sensitive skins and tackles acne, post-acne discolouration, rosacea and over red skin and sensitive skin.
Pumpkin PeelGlycolic Acid (AHA), Lactic acid (AHA) and Salicylic Acid (BHA).People who suffer with acne or are looking for an introductory treatment before graduating to a more intense peel.


Learn more about the different active ingredients in skincare with our skincare glossary.

We hope this article has helped start your journey towards younger, more vibrant-looking skin. Why not speak to our friendly team of skin practitioners and book a chemical skin peel with DestinationSkin today!