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Medical Skin Peels

Medical Skin Peels

This is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment but is also a treatment option for a number of conditions. A chemical, when applied to the surface of the skin after appropriate preparation, causes the top layer of the skin to separate from the deeper layers. The top layer of skin peels back to reveal new skin underneath. The amount of skin removed depends on the type of chemical used, the strength of the product and how long it is left in contact with the skin. The result is a much thicker healthier skin that will grow in its place. As the new skin is very sensitive good sun protection must be worn post peel to protect it from harmful UV rays.

Medical Skin Peels are a recognised treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. It is a very quick and effective way to get rid of dull skin to reveal a glowing skin. Although there are noticeable changes seen after just one peel, repeated courses are recommended to achieve optimal results.

At a Glance

NUMBER OF TREATMENTSUsually 3-4 treatments 2-4 weeks apart with maintenance programme afterwards. The number of treatments depends on the condition being treated.
BACK TO NORMALUsually immediate however some may experience some warmth, redness and the skin might feel tighter than usual. Mild skin peeling may occur after 2-3 days for up to 1 week depending on the depth of peel.
FINAL RESULTSVaries but some noticeable improvement after 1 treatment
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONSSoreness, redness, skin irritation, infection, scarring, pigmentation.
PRECAUTIONS POST PROCEDUREAvoid for 24hrs: strenuous exercise/ swimming/makeup.
Avoid for 7 days: active/prescriptive skincare. Avoid emollients, dyes/colouring agents.
Avoid for 14-28days: Direct sun exposure
ContraindicationsPregnancy and Breastfeeding.
What conditions is this suitable for?Acne scars (not active acne), Acne scars (not active acne), Hyperpigmentation, Fine lines and wrinkles of face and décolletage, Dull skin, uneven skin tone.
Any pre-treatment necessary?For some skin types, a pre-peel skincare routine is required 2 weeks prior to prepare for the peel. Anyone suffering with cold sores would be advised to have prophylactic treatment.

Disclaimer: Each person is unique so there will always be variation in individual response to treatment, recovery, and downtime following treatment. Please bear in mind that the above are estimates. Please book an appointment with Dr Tash for your tailor-made treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens during a Medical Skin Peel?
The skin will be cleansed to prepare for the application of the peel. The peel product is then applied with a brush carefully to cover all areas of the face. This is left on for a specified time according to the type of peel. You may experience a warm and tingling sensation. I will be constantly monitoring your reaction and observing your skin closely throughout the treatment. After about 5-8 minutes the product is neutralised and removed. There are some peels that need to be left on for a specified number of hours before they are removed. Further nourishing serums will be applied to the skin according to the information gathered at your consultation as well as a high strength SPF. Some brands offer a complimentary post-peel pack to be used for the next 10 days.
What can I expect after the treatment? How much peeling will I get?
The skin may feel tight and red for the next 24 hours, and the wearing of makeup is discouraged during that time. It is essential to follow your after-care protocol especially if the product was left on and is to be washed off after 8 hours. It is essential to apply high SPF even on cloudy days. For two to three days after the treatment, the skin may be flaky depending on the depth of peel. For superficial peels this does not require any downtime but it is advised not to exfoliate the skin, have any laser treatment or have any waxing done. For medium depth peels it is quite possible to experience gentle peeling of the skin and some downtime may be required. It is important to follow the recommended post-peel skincare routine and avoid picking the skin. For deeper peels downtime is unavoidable as exposure even to minimal sun can be uncomfortable. The greatest change is achieved with the deeper peels but the downtime can be more difficult to manage. No matter how deep the peel is you can rest assured that the skin will regrow and heal completely.
What product is in the Medical Skin Peel and could this harm my skin?
This is dependent on the brand. The commonest ingredients are glycolic acid, salicylic acid or lactic acid based. The use of these substances dates back to Ancient Egyptians when the aristocrats of that society bathed in milk and rubbed grape skins on their skin. The current medical peels are derived from these naturally occurring substances. They have a nourishing effect helping to chemically exfoliate the skin to reveal new skin without causing any harm.

Obagi® Medical have a Blue Peel Radiance which is superficial salicylic acid based peel (light peel) and can be performed without any specific preparation. This is a great skin peel to have before starting on your Obagi® Medical skin journey.

AlumierMD offer a range of peels which are lactic acid based and can be customised to target specific skin concerns. They all require specific aftercare products to gain optimum results.

ZO® SkinHealth have a range of peels some of which can be performed by you at home with Dr Tash’s guidance and some which have to be performed in the Clinic. The ZO® Stimulator Peel does not need any prior preparation but the ZO® 3-Step Medical Peel requires preparation and the length of preparation depends on your skin type.

Neostarata® Prosystem Peels offers a highly effective, superficial peeling system that is clinically proven to achieve outstanding and predictable results for skin rejuvenation. It offers the flexibility of a range of peels for different skin concerns.

What type of peel should I have?
During our consultation, I will design a bespoke plan of treatment that may or may not involve other modalities to achieve optimal results.
How long will the treatment take?
The application of the peel will only take 20 – 30 minutes.
I am planning a holiday in the sun when should I have my Medical Skin Peel treatment?
The skin is more susceptible to damage for 4 weeks after a medical peel. If possible, have your peel 2 weeks after the holiday and always apply your SPF and follow general sun protection advice like avoiding the midday sun and wearing a sun hat.
Do Medical Peels get rid of scarring?
Yes it can do but a course of treatment targeting the scarring may be required.
Does it work for pigmentation?
Uneven pigmentation is mostly caused by sun damage and this responds very well to Medical skin peeling. However successful treatment of pigmentation requires the cause of the pigmentation to be eradicated. If the pigmentation is caused by factors such as active acne, hormones or medication then it is more crucial to treat the cause than the effect initially.
How do I maintain a blemish free skin?
It is recommended to have maintenance Medical Skin Peel programme and consider a prescription-based skincare routine. I can help you with advice as what will be best for you.

Cost of treatment

Prices start from £89 but multiple treatments are required for optimal benefit.

Combination treatment with Medical Microneedling (Enerpeel) – Price on enquiry

Medical Skin Peels Offered

The following Medical Skin Peels are offered at Skin Enhance Clinic after a consultation.


AlumierMD Medical Skin Peel Treatments


At Skin Enhance Clinic, all AlumierMD Medical Skin Peels are hyper-customised to the patient’s skin type and condition and offer a totally bespoke treatment for optimal results. Please note that everyone’s skin is unique and may respond differently, therefore, treatment is adapted accordingly.


AlumierMD Medical Skin Peels


AlumierMD Radiant 30 Medical Skin Peel

(Hyperpigmentation, Uneven skin tone, Dull skin, Fine lines and wrinkles.)

Radiant 30 Resurfacing Medical Skin Peel is an alpha hydroxy acid resurfacing peel containing lactic acid to exfoliate dead skin cells, Boost cell turnover and stimulate collagen, improving skin texture and tone. This multifunctional peel targets multiple skin conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, discolouration, sun damage and large pores.

AlumierMD Radiant 20/10 Medical Skin Peel

(Acne, Hyperpigmentation, Uneven skin tone, Congestion, Open pores & oiliness)

With lactic and salicylic acid, Radiant 20/10 Resurfacing Medical Skin Peel contains a powerful combination of them both which improves skin tone and texture by exfoliating dead skin cells and speeding cell turnover. The multipurpose resurfacing peel reduces acne pimples and minimizes the appearance of fine lines, large pores, hyperpigmentation and sun damage.

AlumierMD Premium Glow Medical Skin Peel

(Dry, Normal, Oily, Dehydrated, Acne, Hyperpigmentation & Ageing)

This half Jessner Peel combines Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Resorcinol, creating a multipurpose resurfacing solution effective in minimising the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation issues like age spots, discolouration and uneven skin tone. This formula exfoliates dead skin cells and stimulates cell renewal. For some skin types, pre-treatment with Combined Conditioning is required with Eventone Brightening Serum and Intellibright serum for at least two weeks prior to having The Glow Peel.


Obagi® Medical

Blue Peel Radiance

This is a quick superficial salicylic acid-based facial skin peel that exfoliates and helps improve the overall complexion. It can produce tighter, smoother, brighter-looking skin after just 1 peel. A series of 4-6 peels provide optimum results. It is most useful for treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, rough uneven skin, blemishes and mild to moderate sun damage.

Disclaimer: Each person is unique so there will always be variation in individual response to treatment, recovery and downtime following treatment. Please book an appointment with Dr Tash for your tailor-made treatment plan.



Neostrata ProSystem Medical Skin Peels

This system of Peels is completely customisable to meet the individual needs of different patient skin types and requirements. The options include Glycolic acid, Citric acid and Mandelic acid peels in isolation or combination to treat ageing concerns, hyperpigmentation, Rosacea, Acne, Dry skin and Textural skin concerns like superficial acne scarring. The Skin needs to be prepared with specific products for 2weeks prior to receiving the peel to optimise outcomes. Can be used on the face, neck, chest, back and extremities like hands and forearms. Peels can be repeated every 4weeks.


ProSystem Retinol Peel

This is an advanced physician-strength peel containing 3% Retinol plus Retinol Boosting complex™ to exfoliate and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, plump and firm skin while promoting a bright, even and clear complexion. Peels can be repeated every 6-8weeks.



Peel2Glow is an innovative home Peel treatment with 2 easy steps which can be repeated weekly for maintaining a glowing skin for all skin types.
1️⃣ Apply the purifying solution with your hands on cleansed face. Contains mild Glycolic and Mandelic acid to smoothly remove impurities and old dead skin cells.
Leave for 2-3 mins.
Wash off the peel with water.
2️⃣ Apply the skin bloom solution containing vitamins, antioxidants and moisturisers to protect and nourish the skin.
Apply sunscreen if it’s daytime.

It can even be used daily to maintain:

Smooth skin
Remove dead skin and impurities
The peel encourages active ingredients to penetrate deeper
Antioxidant protection from external aggressors and pollutants
Enhances skin texture
Improves skin tone
Improves skin radiance
Provides hydration to the skin.

Can be used on its own or as home peel between medical peels performed in the clinic.

ZO® Skin Health Signature Peels

ZO® Signature Peels: ZO® SKIN HEALTH Stimulator Peel Treatment

This is the perfect ‘lunchtime’ peel with no downtime! Often called the ‘Red-carpet-ready’ Peel.

This revolutionary Lactic acid, Citric acid and Glycolic acid Spa peel stimulates cellular turnover, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and improves overall skin tone, texture and clarity without downtime. It does not need any skin preparation and can be performed weekly. It can be completely customised for your skin type and your desired effect.

ZO® Signature Peels: ZO® 3-Step Peel

This Dual-action, highly effective peel is designed to provide epidermal renewal and dermal stimulation. Innovative clinic treatment followed by an at-home treatment that produces longer lasting results. It is suitable for any skin type, but preparation with prescription ZO® Skin Health program is required to prevent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

ZO® At home Medical Skin Peels

1. ZO® Signature Peels: INVISAPEELTM Intensive Resurfacing Peel or ZO® Enzymatic Medical Skin Peel

This intensive Face and Body Home Peel uses a unique process to renew the epidermis or top layer of the skin without any flaking. Specialised enzymes help to reduce the appearance of most skin concerns at this level which includes discolouration, flaky skin, dry skin and roughness. It can be repeated 2-3 times/week.

2. ZO® Signature Peels: ZO®Retinol Stimulation Peel TM

This Vitamin A (Retinol) Medical Skin Peel can be done at home once the skin has become tolerant to the effects of retinol, hence it is a Doctor-directed home Medical Skin Peel. It uses the ZO Skin Health Advanced Radical Night Repair Serum for deep exfoliation and dermal stimulation.

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Five Good Reasons To Choose Skin Enhance And Wellness 

Just what makes our cosmetic skin and wellness clinic so unique?

Here are five reasons why you should choose us when you are considering cosmetic treatment.

  1. The guiding principle of Skin Enhance And Wellness is to deliver exceptional patient care and Dr Tash always has her patient’s welfare at heart.

2. You start with a face-to-face consultation and there will be plenty of time to consider all your options, and ask any questions you might have before you decide, together with Dr Tash, what treatment is right for you.

3. Dr Tash will work with you to identify the correct solution for you, one that is appropriate for your needs and meets your expectations.

4. Dr Tash only ever uses the best products that are sourced for her clinic through official UK Pharmacies eliminating, as far as is possible, any risk to her patients and assuring the quality of the treatments given.

5. While Dr Tash knows that to most people having cosmetic treatment is all about being more confident, she firmly believes that consultation can also help to reduce any emotional and psychological effects that a patient might be experiencing with some skin conditions. There are many other things that Dr Tash can advise you on, and these include professional skincare products and maintaining healthy skin and wellbeing.