Chemical Peels

A chemical peel can be the ideal procedure for producing new, younger looking, rejuvenated skin with a more even complexion. Chemical peels can be used on the face, hands and neck. The process causes the skin to peel and in turn rejuvenates its appearance revealing a new and younger looking layer of skin.

Common and effective uses of chemical peels include:

  • Reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles that can occur due to accelerated ageing obtained through sun damage
  • Treatment of acne and acne scars
  • Treating some of the hallmarks of skin ageing such as dark spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Improving skin texture and producing smoother, tighter skin
  • Improving the appearance of minor scars


  • A detailed consultation will be undertaken
  • Pre-procedural photos are taken
  • Skin is cleansed and disinfected, topical numbing cream may be applied.
  • Your consultant will apply a superficial or medium peel made from glycolic acid, to targeted areas of the skin. This may produce a slight burning sensation and redness

Are there any side effects?

After the procedure, the skin may sting slightly for a few days. Usually between 7-14 days, depending on the depth of peel applied, the skin will start to peel, revealing the new surface layer of skin.

Is there any down time?

The Neostrata Glycolic acid Rejuvenation system used in the Revivify London clinic produces little down time, and evidence the peel has been undertaken is often undetectable. Patients are usually able to go about their normal routines soon after the treatment.


  • After a chemical peel, the skin is especially sensitive to the sun. A broad spectrum sun cream of at least SPF 50 will need to be applied daily. Direct sunlight exposure and tanning is to be avoided completely for a few months after the peel.
  • Your consultant will discuss the appropriate skin care and precautions to take after undergoing a chemical peel procedure.
  • If needed, painkillers can be taken.

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