Chemical Skin Peels

Chemical skin peels are a safe way to improve the appearance of your skin, especially if your skin is dull or poor quality or you suffer from wrinkles or acne damaged skin.

Chemical skin peels are also sometimes known as derma-peeling. At the Cosmetic Skin Clinic, we offer four types of chemical skin peel for both women and men: the Red Carpet Peel, Skin Brightening Peel, Clear Skin Peel and Vitalize Peel. These can treat a range of skin conditions from adult acne to tired looking skin so that skin appears brighter and refreshed. To book an appointment, call one of our clinics in London and Buckinghamshire, today!

*Reviewed by Dr Tracy Mountford Medical Director, MBBS MBCAM


With a chemical skin peel, a chemical solution is applied to the skin which causes it to slough off and peel off. The result is a smooth, less wrinkled complexion.

Chemical peels are suitable for the face, neck and even the hands. They can treat sun damaged skin, acne scarred skin, wrinkled skin as well as dull skin or poor skin quality in general.

We offer four types of chemical skin peel:

Red Carpet Peel – the new ZO stimulator peel:

  • A superficial skin peel, useful for fine to moderate lines and wrinkles, acne, age spots, uneven pigmentation and rough skin texture
  • Contains three different acids to exfoliate skin and promote cell turnover: Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid and Citric Acid
  • For maximum benefits, we recommend three peels carried out at two week intervals.
  • No down time, redness or peeling afterwards, just a healthy glow.
  • Treatment time is 60 minutes.

Skin Brightening Peel – the new Glo therapeutics glycolic peel:

  • A 30% GA (glycolic acid) peel (glycolic acid stimulates collagen production, which can make the skin appear tighter).
  • Recommended for mature and uneven skin tones.
  • Improve textures by removing dead skin cells from the skin surface. Helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles leaving the skin brighter and glowing.
  • Treatment time is 60 minutes.

Clear Skin Peel – lactic acid Glo therapeutics peel:

  • A 20% (LA) lactic acid peel (lactic acid is gentler than glycolic acid).
  • A light exfoliating and stimulating peel.
  • Treats mild to moderate wrinkles, smoothes and rejuvenates sun damaged skin, and improves appearance of melasma and mild to moderate acne.
  • No down time.
  • Treatment time is 60 minutes.

Vitalize Peel – SkinMedica a three step peel:

  • A prepping solution is followed by a peeling solution and ends with a retinol post peel solution.
  • Treats mild to moderate skin imperfections, such as hyperpigmentation, acne and overall inflammed skin.
  • Smoothes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and roughness.
  • Noticeable results after just one peel
  • Compelling results after three to six peels.
  • Treatment time is 45 minutes.

The Glycolic peel is a treatment designed to improve and enhance the skin by chemically exfoliating the skin. It penetrates deeper than an LA peel. Glycolic acid stimulates collagen production, which can make the skin appear tighter. In many cases it reduces the need for cosmetic foundation and can significantly help to reduce blemishes, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, acne and acne-prone skin.

Your medical practitioner will give you all the advice you need at your initial consultation.

You may be required to stop taking certain medicines beforehand.

The peel treatment involves a simple 20-minute procedure which painlessly removes the micro-thin top layer of skin that clogs your pores and prevents you from having better skin. Treated skin will appear smoother and softer with a plumper and more hydrated feel.

We will explain everything in detail and make you feel at ease and relaxed on the day of your treatment, knowing you’re in safe, expert and medically qualified hands.

It maybe that a chemical peel isn’t the right treatment for your wrinkles or acne, which is why your practitioner will discuss all the options with you at your consultation.

We strongly recommend that your chemical peel is carried out by a qualified practitioner. Your skin will naturally be sensitive after a chemical peel, so we advise patients to avoid the sun and wear factor 50 at all times.

No, there’s no downtime and you can resume your normal activities after treatment.

There’s no need for any anaesthetic so you may experience a burning sensation that lasts a short while, followed by a stinging sensation. A cool compress afterwards can help to ease this.

Our Chemical Skin Peels treatments are carried out in-clinic in:

  • London Marylebone – 98 Harley Street, W1G 7HZ
  • Buckinghamshire – 84 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4LF

Our London, Harley Street clinic is within easy commute from surrounding areas like: Marylebone, Hyde Park, Green Park, Bayswater, Soho, Notting Hill, Kings Road, South Kensington, Kensington, Chelsea, Battersea, Fulham, Regents Park, Primrose Hill, St Johns Wood, Victoria, West End, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Fitzrovia, Holland Park, Earls Court, Highgate, West Brompton, Westminster, Islington, Hampstead.

The nearest tube stations to our London, Harley Street clinic.

Our Buckinghamshire clinic is an easy commute from nearby towns and villages such as: Slough, Hazelmere, Amersham, Windsor, Maidenhead, Henley-on-Thames, Marlow, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Ascot, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Little Chalfont, Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Sunningdale, Cookham, Great Missenden, Woking, Weybridge, Kingston upon Thames, Wembley, Harrow, Richmond, Kingston upon Thames, Uxbridge, Hayes, Thame, Chinnor, Princes Risborough, Watlington, Oxford, Watlington, Headington, Cowley, Wendover, Wallingford, Aylesbury, Chesham, Haddenham.

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