How does it work:

Chemical peels improve the appearance of skin including: wrinkles, acne scarring, acne, pigmentation and skin maintenance. Skin improvement i.e new collagen, new skin cells, and skin healing is triggered by application of different acids, including: AHA’s/BHAs and TCA (trichloroacetic acid). 

Treatment process:

Pre-treatment consent & advice, makeup removal, cleanse, degreasing using alcohol, chemical peel application, chemical peel neutralisation, barrier repair moisturiser, SPF, aftercare advice. 

What you need to know: we usually start your treatment plan with a mild application to first see your skins’ response and prevent skin reactions. Your future treatment sessions is where we can build up the treatment strength based on your skins’ tolerance and your personal goals. 

How does it feel?

A superficial chemical peel may feel like a light prickling sensation with some warmth or heat in the skin. A medium depth peel may feel like a light burning sensation with some warmth or heat in the skin. After the peel your skin may feel tight or dry or like a mild sunburn. 

Treatment tip:

Even if you have had a chemical peel before: the strength of the treatment is dependent on several things: (solution pH, %, type of acid, application method (gauze, brush, massage), no. of layers and combination of acids used.

Superficial peels vs medium depth peels: 

Superficial peels exfoliate the top layers of skin (epidermis), medium depth peels will reach in between the top layers and deeper layers (dermal epidermal junction). Multiple layers of a superficial peel do cause deeper peeling however, multiple layers of a superficial peel is not equal to a single layer of a medium peel. 

This treatment is not for you if:

  • You have had a recent skin resurfacing procedure (within 2 weeks) ie. laser, microdermabrasion, or chemical peel. 
  • You had injectables (within 1 week)
  • You used tretinoin (within 48 hours)
  • You have used acne medication isotretinoin (within 6 months)
  • You had hair removal or waxing (within 72 hours)
  • You have a cold sore, infection, or contagious skin disease

Please advise your skin specialist if you are:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding

Treatment benefits:

  • Low cost
  • Minimal side effects
  • Non-invasive
  • Tailored to target your skin concerns

Treatment risks:

  • Post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIH)
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Burns
  • Superficial frosting


  • No strenuous exercise
  • Avoid heat sources: saunas, steam rooms 
  • Peeling or flaking is normal: do NOT pick, or pull the skin (this can lead to discolouration)
  • Avoid exfoliating actives: retinoids (retinol, tretinoin), AHAs (glycolic, lactic) BHAs (Salicylic) and Benzoyl Peroxide. 
  • Wear SPF (minimum 30+) immediately after treatment and everyday post treatment to avoid pigmentation.


We need to get to know you and your skin history and understand your skin goals.

Skin analysis 

Skin analysis is the process of identifying your skin type, advantages and flaws, so we can recommend the best treatments and products


We usually start your treatment plan with a mild application to first see your skins’ response and prevent skin reactions.


Based on the treatment we schedule our next appointment and advice you on products which will improve the results