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Peeling Treatments

Skin Peeling

How Skin Peel Works?

glycolic-skin-peelSkin Peels work by removing dead skin cells and encouraging new ones to grow, leading to a fresher, more glowing you. The procedures are used all over the world to treat skin problems such as wrinkles and lines, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation, and sun damage – the results can be life-transforming! Whatever your skin dilemma, there’s sure to be a peel to suit.

Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are a safe, highly effective way to revitalise the skin and reduce the damage caused by ageing and over exposure to sun, amongst other things. There are several types of chemical peel available, each one prescribed specifically for the client dependant on the desired effect and the extent of skin damage.

A chemical peel cost can vary depending on the strength and combination of products used. sk:n have something for everyone with a range of treatment solutions. Enquire today to find out more.

How Chemical Peel Works?

skin-peeling-300x400All peels work by gently rubbing the skin with a non-toxic chemical solution to remove the unwanted top layer. This encourages collagen production and cell renewal, to reveal an age-defying healthier, younger-looking you.

Treatment is pain-free, though some peels can lead to light swelling of the affected area or peeling of the skin for a few days after the procedure. A trained expert can give you the advice you need on the right type of peel for you, devising a tailored treatment plan to achieve optimum results!

Benefits of Skin Peel

skin-peel1Many skin imperfections are the result of sun damage, acne, ageing or
a build up of dead skin cells that clog the pores making the skin appear dull, wrinkled, spotty, scarred and/or patchy.
A chemical peel can dramatically improve the appearance of the skin on the face, hands, neck and décolletage. A skin peel leaves your skin looking smoother, healthier, plumper and tighter.

A skin peel effectively reduces or eliminates many skin imperfections including:

  • Acne
  • Post acne scarring
  • Rough patches and dry, scaly skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun spots
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Freckles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dark circles

A safe, non-toxic chemical solution is applied to your skin that gently polishes or resurfaces the skin, removing the damaged top layers. A skin peel stimulates new cell growth and collagen production to effectively reveal younger looking skin.

  • Your skin will be noticeably smoother and fresher looking
  • A chemical peel reduces signs of sun damage, dull and uneven skin tone, scars, pigmentation, acne and enlarged pores
  • Improves skin texture and condition by removing dead and damaged skin cells
  • Your skin will be brighter and clearer as a chemical peel stimulates the growth of healthy skin cells and collagen production
  • A skin peel penetrates the skin to smooth rough texture and discolouration
  • There are a range of skin peels available designed to treat specific skin conditions and types
  • All chemical peels at skin  clinics are non-toxic and safe

Types of Chemical Peels

All of our skin peel treatments are tailored to suit individual clients’ skin type and condition to achieve the best possible results.

We offer the following skin peel treatments:

  • Glycolic and Salicylic Micro Peel
  • Jessner’s Peel
  • TCA Peel
  • Mandelic Peel
  • OBAGI® Orginal Blue Peel
  • OBAGI® 3 steps stimulation
  • OBAGI® Blue Peel Radiance
  • All Natural Peel

Typically, a skin peel is classified as light, medium or deep.

A light chemical peel removes the epidermis, the top layer of the skin. It is effective in treating fine lines, age spots, skin discolouration and dryness.
A medium skin peel penetrates the epidermis and the upper layer of the dermis, the middle layer of skin. It is effective in treating deep wrinkles, acne, acne scars and pigmentation.
A deep chemical peel penetrates the lower layer of the dermis and effectively treats deep lines and wrinkles, scars and pigmentation.

What to expect after Skin Peeling?

Slightly Redness

Skin redness is the most common side effect of a skin peel. The degree of severity depends on the type of peel. There are usually three types –superficial, medium and deep — and the chemical components of each are different. A superficial peel is mild and will not cause as much redness as a medium or deep peel.


Scabs and crusting of the skin are other side effects of peels. This is caused mainly because the skin is stressed from the acid solution. This occurs mostly with deep peels. A gentle peel will cause your face to appear red and scaly for two to four days. Recover times for deeper peels may last from seven days to two weeks. To avoid an infection, medium or deep peels — that result in burns and blisters — should be wrapped in surgical tape.

Burning Sensation

A burning sensation is typical of most chemical peels. Regardless of the type of peel you get, a stinging feeling during the peel can be expected. It usually is not painful and goes away within a few hours after the peel is removed.

Skin peeling and flaking is a minor side effect of the chemical peel process. It usually takes a few days after the procedure to stop. It is important you do not pick at your skin because this could lead to scarring or infection. Most dermatologists will give you a topical ointment to apply to the affected area to relieve any discomfort. For deep peels, you may receive antibiotics to prevent infection.


Hyperpigmentation, or darker skin, and hypopigmentation, or lighter skin, are rare side effects of chemical peels. Often, a change in skin color is temporary, but if it remains discolored, consult your dermatologist.