CHEMICAL PEEL TREATMENT in London.
Chemical peels involve applying an acid-based formula to the skin to keep it soft, smooth, and supple. Chemical peels can be used on most areas of the body, but the most common use is to improve the appearance of the skin on the face or on the backs of the hands. A chemical solution is applied to the surface of the skin to carefully remove the outer layers. The amount of skin removed will depend on the type of chemical used, the strength of the product and how long it is left on the skin.
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WHAT CAN CHEMICAL PEELS TREAT?
Chemical peels can treat a wide range of skin complaints by gently peeling off the old, damaged skin and making way for new healthy skin to shine through. Chemical peels can help with:
- Dull, ageing skin
- Sun damage
- Acne and oily skin
- Acne scars
- Melasma and pigmentation
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun/age spots and freckles
- Uneven skin, enlarged pores and blackheads
Our team of experienced medical skin experts, led by Consultant Dermatologists, will advise on which type of chemical peel would benefit you most, as well as how many peels you would require, which is dependent upon the condition you are being treated for.
Chemical peels can be classified as either superficial peels or medium depth peels depending on the chemical solution applied to the skin surface. They both remove the outer layers of the skin but do so to variable depths.
Superficial Chemical Peels
Superficial chemical peels are performed by our qualified beauty therapists. They are helpful in reducing oiliness, unblocking pores, reducing blackheads, and freshening dull, sun-damaged skin. Typically, a series of at least three to six superficial peels are needed to treat ageing skin and acne scars. Most people experience mild facial redness and occasional swelling, but this usually fades and disappears within 48 hours.
Medium Depth Chemical Peels
Medium depth chemical peels are performed by our qualified medical skin specialists. They are effective in helping to reduce the appearance of acne scars, age spots, pigmentation, and superficial fine lines and wrinkles. For deeper scars and more pronounced lines and wrinkles more than one peel may be required. Medium peels typically result in intense redness and swelling, which can take between five and ten days to calm down and disappear.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Following your chemical peel it is important to not pull or pick at your skin as it can interrupt the skins natural healing cycle and you are more likely to get an infection. Be gentle with your skin and treat it with care, using sensitive products on your skin. Continue to moisturise your skin as normal, ensuring you are using an SPF sun protection daily and avoiding direct sun light where possible. It is also important to drink lots of water and stay hydrated.
Treated areas will take around seven to 14 days to heal following a medium depth chemical peel. Deeper chemical peels may take slightly longer.
Chemical Peels aren’t recommended for those who have psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, broken skin, sunburn or active cold sores. During your consultation with a therapist at Stratum Dermatology Clinics, your skin will be assessed and treatment options discussed with you.
At the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic, your chemical peel will be carried out by a fully qualified and experienced skin therapist.
The amount of chemical peels required to see results depends on the condition you are treating and the type of skin you have. Some improvement will be seen after each peel but it is often recommended to have a series of six peels to see the full desired effect. During your consultation at the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic, the length of course required will be discussed with you.
WHY CHOOSE THE HARLEY STREET DERMATOLGY CLINIC?
Having the right dermatologist is important especially when you have a chronic skin condition that will require ongoing treatment. We want you to feel confident that we’re providing you with the best possible care. We also want you to feel as comfortable as possible with your dermatologist.
The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic specialises in conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. Our goal is to provide all the care that you need when you’re experiencing these kinds of problems. We want to make it easy for you to access the best quality treatment and support in London.
The clinic is conveniently located in Central London, so it’s easy to visit us if you need to see a dermatologist. You will find yourself in a very comfortable and welcoming environment. We have created a relaxing space where you will receive the highest quality of care. We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients of Doctify so you can be sure of safe and effective treatment with us.
The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic
35 Devonshire Place
The clinic can be accessed by public transport, on foot or by car. There is paid on street parking around the Harley Street district. The nearest tube stations are Regent’s Park and Baker Street, and Marylebone train station is a 15 minute walk away.
While appointments can be made available outside usual hours in special circumstances, our core hours are:
Monday: 8am - 6pm
Tuesday: 8am - 6pm
Wednesday: 8am - 6pm
Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday : 10am - 2pm
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