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What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, discolored skin and scars — usually on the face. Chemical peels have become a popular choice for individuals seeking new and fresh skin. These treatments offer a range of benefits, including reducing the appearance of wrinkles and promoting anti-aging effects.
This procedure is an attractive option if you want noticeable results without undergoing surgery or experiencing significant downtime. With advancements in aesthetics, there are now ways available specifically designed to achieve desired results.
If you are thinking about Chemical peels but don’t know a lot about what it involves – continue reading our post below. We explore everything you need to know including what the procedure involves, the benefits and how we provide this treatment at Harley Street Clinic Harpenden and Surrey
A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure. The concept behind chemical peels is simple yet effective. A chemical solution is applied to the skin, which causes the top layer to peel off. This process stimulates the growth of new skin cells, revealing a smoother and more youthful complexion.
When skin grows back after a chemical peel, it triggers the production of collagen and elastin. This can help make your skin supple and strong, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
The new skin that grows back is also smoother, which helps decrease roughness.
One of the key advantages of chemical peels is their ability to target specific concerns such as wrinkles and signs of aging. By removing dead skin cells and stimulating collagen production, these peels can help diminish fine lines and improve overall skin texture.
In addition to their anti-aging properties, chemical peels can also address other common skincare concerns such as acne scars, sun damage, and uneven pigmentation. This versatility makes them a popular choice among individuals looking to rejuvenate their overall skin.
There are 3 depths of treatments you can choose Depending on the issues you’re addressing.

Light chemical peel

A light chemical peel removes the top layer of skin (epidermis). It’s used to treat fine wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone and dryness. You might have a light peel every two to five weeks.

Medium chemical peel

A medium chemical peel removes skin cells from the epidermis and from portions of the upper part of your middle layer of skin (dermis). This depth is used to treat wrinkles, acne scars and uneven skin tone. You might need to repeat the procedure to achieve or maintain the desired result.

Deep chemical peel

A deep chemical peel removes skin cells even deeper for tougher wrinkles or scars. You won’t need repeat procedures to get the full effect.

Reasons to Have a Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a solution that is applied to the face in order to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new cells. The aim is to improve the appearance of the skin – for example, by reducing age spots and evening out skin tone.
Chemical peels are used for a range of reasons.
  • Stimulates natural collagen to Reduce aging process.
  • Increase’s self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Chemical peels are for anyone who wants to improve their skin’s texture and radiance.

Benefits of Chemical Peel Treatments

A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment. This treatment can help restore a more youthful appearance. It may also help skin disorders like acne and rosacea.

The full benefits include:

  • Erases Fine Lines and Wrinkles.
  • Smooths Scarring.
  • Smooths Skin.
  • Fades Discoloration/pigmentation.
  • Minimizes Pores.
  • Treats Acne.
  • Treat Precancerous growths.
  • Treats Rough skin, scaly patches, dull complexion.


Before and after Chemical Peel

By going to regular sessions during the treatment course, you can help your skin be reborn. The procedure dissolves damaged external layers of your skin. This allows collagen to regenerate and offer you a better appearance. The treatment will return glow to your face and make your complexion smoother. Fine lines reduce significantly after the treatment as you can see from the pictures of a patient. Acne marks will go away naturally with time. A chemical peel offers healthy skin with a clear appearance to enhance your confidence. So enjoy a luminous look with dewy skin and a fresh appearance.
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What the Treatment Involves

Your skin will be cleansed to remove any oils or dirt on the skin's surface. Your eyes will be covered and hair protected. A chemical solution will be applied to your skin. Chemical solutions typically used include glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid or carbolic acid (phenol). The solution will be made up Depending on what depth treatment you have decided for your skin. The solution will penetrate through to your chosen skin depth, peeling away to reveal a new layer of skin. During the treatment you may feel a warm or hot sensation that will last a few minutes. This is followed by a stinging sensation. To relieve the sting sensation a cool compress may be applied to your skin. The chemical is then washed off. Aftercare will be advised by your surgeon as this will heavily depend on the depth of treatment you have had. The deep Peel treatment will require a longer recovery time and precautions will also be needed. If you require any more information, feel free to contact our team.

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Interested in Chemical Peel treatments?

Chemical peel treatments are used by all individuals and is a very common treatment to restore aesthetic appeal.
If you are considering Chemical peel treatments in Harpenden, Surrey, or the surrounding area, then Harley Street Clinic Harpenden and Surrey is the clinic to visit. We provide a first-class treatment as Our patient care is excellent, so you can have peace of mind that you’ve chosen the best clinic for your procedure. With more than 20 years of experience, we’re a trusted clinic providing an outstanding level of satisfaction for all patients. As part of our service, we will provide you with aftercare and take care of any questions you have before and after treatment. All of our medical practitioners are fully qualified, so all consultations and treatments will be delivered by a professional. Furthermore, all of the products that we used are of premium high-grade quality and approved by MHRA. To discuss this treatment in more depth, please contact us to book a free consultation with one of our specialists. You can reach us on 01737 930400 if you’re based in Surrey or 01582 452 424 if you’re calling from Harpenden, to speak with a member of our team, and book a free consultation with us. We look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.