A chemical peel is a procedure that can improve wrinkled, scarred, or sun damaged skin - for example, skin with mild acne scarring, freckles, age spots, melasma, or other irregular pigmentation and skin wrinkled by age or the sun.
Thick, rough, red, pre-cancerous growths called solar keratoses can also be removed with a chemical peel.
How do chemical peels work?
During a chemical peel procedure, we apply chemical agents to your skin that remove the damaged outer layer. Thin scabs form over the treated areas within two to three days and fall off a few days later revealing smoother, younger-looking skin. Mild acne scarring, fine lines, some types of irregular pigmentation, and other minor skin blemishes will be minimised, and the skin will be smooth and fresh looking.
Three types of chemical peel are available: a light peel, which is used to lighten superficial age spots and fine wrinkles; a medium peel, for more advanced sun-damaged skin and age lines; and a deep peel, which is more risky and is used for more severe conditions. Your doctor will determine which technique will be more effective for you.
Can a chemical peel help me?
If you have lines, scarred or sun damaged skin, then a chemical peel can help to give your complexion at more even appearance. The depth of peel we recommend will depend on your individual case.
Why come to the Acne Laser Clinic for chemical peels?
The Acne Laser Clinic has been providing professional consultant dermatologist appointments and treatments at the Royal Free Hospital in London since 1995. During this time, our team have collectively treated tens of thousands of patients and this wealth of experience will help us give you the best possible outcome.