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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peel

This treatment is used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin making it look younger and rejuvenated. There are a wide range of products available to allow us to deliver you a tailor-made treatment

It involves the application of chemical solutions to the skin surface, which causes dead skin to fall off, leaving regenerated smoother, brighter and more youthful skin. This helps normalise cell turnover and formation of pores. It stimulates the skin cells and reduces the appearance of fine-lines and wrinkles. It stimulates production of moisture. It reduces the appearance of aging skin, rough skin, sallowness, fine-lines and wrinkes.

This can be useful to treat the results of sun damage, to improve the appearance of mild scarring, to treat specific types of acne, reduce pigmentation, age spots, freckles and dark patches.

Peels come in a variety of strengths and your Doctor will help you choose the appropriate range of treatment and post-treatment care plans for more youthful skin. There may be some immediate stinging sensation during treatment. The skin may be flushed and erythema may last for 1-2 hours.

At hardwick clinic we are licensed and trained to use medical grade professional peels (e.g. glycolic acid) and will design a bespoke treatment plan for you

Photodynamic Therapy

To enhance the effect of the chemical peel it can be combined with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and carefully selected skin care products and/or lymphatic drainage.

Professional Grade Products available
Preparing for your peel

Your doctor will inform you at the free consultation about the best ways to prepare for this treatment. We can prescribe professional cosmetics 2 weeks prior to treatment and for post-treatment use. This will optimise the response to the peel and support skin rejuvenation afterwards.

For male clients it is important to have shaved approximately 3-4 hours before your peel.

A full description of our extensive line of skincare products is available here.

Conditions suitable for this treatment

Your doctor will always discuss this treatment with you and design a treatment plan based on your skin. In general this procedure is excellent for the following:

  • Reduce appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Treat the results of sun damage
  • Improve the appearance of mild scarring
  • Treat certain types of acne
  • Reduce pigmentation, post inflammatory pigmentation, age spots, freckles and dark patches
  • Improve the look of skin that is dull in texture and color
When can a chemical peel can not be performed?

You should not have a chemical peel in the following circumstances:

  • Coldsore - Active herpes simplex
  • Roaccutane use within past 6 months
  • Recent surgery (healing wound)
  • Recent radiotherapy
  • Sunburn from Insufficient sun protection
How many peels do I need to have?

Usually 4-6 peels are required. Occasionally the number of peels need to be increased to achieve optimal results. The usual intervals between peels are:

  • 4 weeks for treatment of aging, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, roughness and sun damaged skin
  • 2 weeks for acne and oily skin
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**Results described here are indicative and may vary from patient to patient

Further Information

To learn more about ageing and how it affects our skin, you can read more about ageing here.

For further details about this and other procedures, please contact us for more information.

Additional treatments may be available, please contact us for more information

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