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Chemical peels

Chemical peels can be an effective solution for a number of skin concerns ranging from anti-ageing and improving skin tone to medical conditions such as acne. There are a large number of chemical peels on the market and after clinical assessment, Self London’s expert dermatologists will be able to tailor a plan for your specific needs.

In order to remove the outer layers of the skin, a carefully formulated acidic solution is gently applied for an allotted time. Peels target different depths of the skin and can range from very superficial to deep. The depth required depends on the severity of the skin concern as well as the sensitivity of your skin. All of these considerations will be discussed during your consultation.

Most chemical peels require 20-30 minutes of treatment time, depending on the type of peel. In most instances, your treatment can be conveniently slotted into your daily routine.

The number of treatments required depends on the depth of the peel, as well as the extent of the skin problem being addressed. For most peels, a minimum of 3 sessions is required to see benefit, which are usually carried out at 4-6 week intervals.

The peels result in an accelerated exfoliation of the skin, improving both skin tone and texture.

This will vary depending on the strength of your peel. In some cases, you can safely and comfortably continue with your routine after you leave the clinic; however, other peels may require 7-10 days of downtime. The team at Self London will discuss recovery during your consultation and after your treatment.

The extent of the side-effects depends on the type and depth of the peel. It is likely that you will experience some redness and possibly swelling of the skin, which may continue for 7-10 days following the deeper peels. It is important to protect your skin from the sun following this procedure.

Expert chemical peels range from £600-£1750.

For expert advice on chemical peels, book your consultation at the clinic today.

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