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Medical facials, often referred to as chemical peels involves the application of a chemical solution to the surface of the skin to produce the careful removal of its outer layers. When the skin regrows, it will not remember the blemishes that were there before. As the new skin develops, a new band of collagen in the dermis will grow along with a thicker epidermis meaning your skin will appear smoother than before the treatment. The amount of skin removed will depend on the type of chemical used, the strength of this product and how long it is left on the skin. Chemical peels are usually described according to how deep they work on the skin.

Chemical peels at the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic 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. We are able to treat a variety of skin complaints by applying a chemical solution which causes the skin to gently peel off, making way for new, healthy skin to shine through.


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Chemical Peels can be used to treat and improve the following condotions:

  • 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

At the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic, you will be required to attend a consultation with our physician assistant who will assess your areas of concern and outline your options, treatments and aftercare. You will be advised on which peel you would benefit from the most, as well as how many peels you will require which will be dependent upon the condition you are being treated for. Both our medical facials use Neostrata products, which is a leading and medically recognised brand.


Glycolic Peel

Glycolic acid is commonly used in chemical peels and is effective for treating several skin conditions as it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The acid is derived from sugar cane and is used as a medium strength chemical peel.

For the best results, it is recommended to have six sessions spaced between 3-4 weeks apart. You will be provided with the creams required to prep the skin and to use as aftercare.

Retinol Peel

Retinol is a form of vitamin A which encourages the growth of skin cells when applied to the skin. A retinol peel can help to unclog your pores which reduce acne breakouts and can encourage your skin cells to grow and renew. A retinol peel, which is a mild to moderate strength peel, can rejuvenate, hydrate and refresh your complexion and helps signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Results from a retinol peel are seen after the first treatment and patients will be required to wait 6-8 weeks if a second peel is desired. Products to protect the skin following treatment will be provided.


How can I look after my skin following a medical facial?

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.

How long does it take to heal after a chemical peel?

Treated areas will take around seven to 14 days to heal following a medium depth chemical peel. Deeper chemical peels may take slightly longer.

Can anyone have a chemical peel?

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 the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic, your skin will be assessed and treatment options discussed with you.

How many chemical peels will I need?

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.


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.


Finding 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.

Opening Hours

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
Sunday: Closed


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