One of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic techniques is a chemical peel. These can really help give a boost to the skin of the face, hands and neck to rejuvenate and improve texture. They can also be very effective in treating acne and acne scarring.
Our specialist peels are designed to be quick and easy without the downtime associated with other peels and more invasive techniques. Suitable for all skin types, our peels will help your skin look smoother and brighter with an overall improvement in the texture and appearance of your skin.
Chemical peels work by applying a chemical solution to the surface of the skin to carefully remove its outer layers. The chemical solution causes the top layers of the skin to gently peel off, making way for new, healthy skin to shine through.
Chemical peels can be used for treatment of the following skin complaints:
- Dull, ageing skin
- Sun damage
- Acne and oily skin
- Acne Scars
- Melasma and pigmentation
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun/age spots and freckles
- Uneven skin, enlarged pores and blackheads
Types of Chemical Peels
Chemical Peels can be classified as either superficial peels or medium depth peels depending on the chemical solution applied to the skin surface. They both remove the outer layers of the skin, but do so to variable depths. Our team of experienced medical skin experts, led by our Consultant Dermatologist, will advise on which type of chemical peel would benefit you most, as well as how many peels you would require, which is dependent upon the condition you are being treated for. No matter how deep the peel, your skin will re-grow and should heal fully. If you choose to have a deeper peel – maybe to get rid of wrinkles or acne scars – when the skin re-grows, it will not “remember” the blemishes that were there before. As the new skin develops, a new band of collagen in the dermis will grow along with a thicker epidermis. Hence, your skin will appear smoother and more perfect than before the treatment. The deeper the peel, the greater potential for improvement to the skin. However, the risks of side effects are greater with deeper peels.
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Why choose St. Michael's Clinic?
Here at St. Michael's Clinic, Shrewsbury's leading private skin and laser treatment clinic, our experts are specialists in all aspects of dermatology, skin cancer, anti-ageing and beauty treatments. We are able to offer NHS patients a consultant led dermatology service from our three sites in Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock and Donnington (Telford).
St. Michael's Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, ensuring the best level of treatment is provided to you in a safe environment. Our Clinical Lead Dr Stephen Murdoch is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Laser Medical Association and the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. We are part of the Dermatology Partnership, a leading group of dermatology clinics, defined by clinical excellence and focusing on leading dermatological care.