Chemical Skin Peels

GLYCOLIC & TRICHLOROACETIC ACID PEELS

The principle behind a chemical skin peel is to apply a substance to the skin that will take away the surface layer, revealing the fresh, new skin underneath.

Glycolic acid peels

Glycolic acid peels refresh the skin by reducing the build-up of cells in the lower skin levels. This is one of the mildest forms of chemical skin peel and is particularly useful for treating sun damaged skin, shallow scars and premature ageing.

The glycolic acid treatment that we use at The Devonshire Clinic is extremely effective at penetrating the skin but does not cause many of the side effects often associated with other skin peel acids.

We recommend a series of chemical skin peel treatments. Once the appearance of your skin has improved, regular maintenance treatments will help to maintain your skin in the best condition possible. In between treatments we will recommend a personalised skin care routine for you to follow at home to aid skin regeneration, reduce redness and to make the impact of your glycolic acid skin peel longer lasting

A glycolic acid peel does not hurt, although you may experience a tingling or stinging sensation while the peel is in place and your skin may redden temporarily. Most people find that they can have their glycolic acid skin peel in their lunch hour, returning to work with only a healthy glow.

Trichloroacetic acid peels

Trichloroacetic acid peels, or TCA peels, are available at our London, Harley Street clinic. We describe treatment with TCA as a medium chemical peel because chemicals used act on the mid-layer of the skin. It is a more intense treatment compared to a glycolic acid skin peel.

Because TCA peels affect these deeper layers, the treatment can successfully reduce acne scars and treat sun damage as well as smoothing wrinkles and evening out skin tone.

As this is a more intense treatment, the skin will appear reddened for several days after your peel.

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