Chemical Peels

chemical-peelsAt Golden Ratio Cosmetic Medical Clinic, we offer a range of skin peels including Obagi Blue Radiance Peels, ZO®, Neostrata and Glo Therapeutics products. These innovative peels can be adapted to the best formulation for your individual skin type, condition, lifestyle, and according to what you would like the treatment to achieve.

Chemical skin peels go beyond exfoliation by providing dermal and epidermal stimulation and supporting skin renewal. If you have a skin disorder such as hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne, flaky skin, or fine lines and wrinkles, a cosmeceutical treatment such as a skin peel can help remove dull, unhealthy skin cells and boost the creation of healthy cells underneath.

We also offer TCA and Glycolic Acid chemical peels, providing a range of peel strengths and depths to best suit your needs.

Chemical peel in Hampshire


What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a treatment used to improve the appearance of the skin on your face, neck or hands. Each chemical peel uses a specially formulated solution with approved acids to exfoliate and peel off the top layers of your skin to stimulate skin cell renewal and reveal new, regenerated cells underneath. After your treatment, you should see a visible improvement in problems such as fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, brown spots, red spots, sun damage, acne and dry, flaky skin.

How do I know which chemical peel is right for me?
Chemical peels work at different depths. Superficial peels will only remove the outer layer of your skin and gently exfoliate, whereas medium chemical peels will penetrate the outer and middle layers of your skin to target problems such as age spots, freckles and other signs of sun damage. The depth and strength of the peel will affect how much peeling you experience after your treatment.

We will always advise you on which peel we feel would be most suitable for your skin and your individual needs. Many people choose a gentle superficial peel to enhance another aesthetic treatment but they also work well as standalone procedures that can boost the health and appearance of your skin.

Are chemical peels painful?
When a chemical peel is applied it can cause a slight sting or small measure of discomfort but it is very manageable. Superficial peels that use glycolic or alpha-hydroxy acids, for example, are gentle to the skin.

You may experience some stinging, redness, irritation and crusting, but your skin should adjust so that these issues resolve themselves.

We may recommend that you use specific skincare products before or after your chemical peel treatment to prepare your skin for the procedure and maximise the results.

What can I expect after a chemical peel?
All skin peels require some follow-up care. With a superficial peel, you may find that life can carry on as usual, although it can still take between one and seven days for your skin to heal. People often notice that their treated skin initially looks quite red and it may scale as the top layer of the skin flakes away. We will recommend a suitable lotion or cream to help with this scaling; you should also wear a high factor sun cream as your new skin cells may be more vulnerable to sun damage. Make-up can usually be worn the day after your treatment.

Medium peels can take between seven and 14 days to heal, and your skin may feel quite red and swollen at first – symptoms that tend to worsen for the first 48 hours. You may also experience some blistering, and find that your skin crusts and peels off.

We will give you careful aftercare instructions for any treatment you have at the Golden Ratio Cosmetic Medical Clinic, so we’ll explain how you can best look after your skin before and after whichever peel you choose.

How much does a chemical peel cost?
The cost of your treatment will depend on the peel and the area treated.

As a rough guide, you can find our full treatment and price list here. We will always give you an itemised breakdown of your treatment plan so that you can be confident that there are no hidden costs.

Chemical peel in Chandlers Ford near Eastleigh, handy for Southampton, Winchester and Andover. Call us today on  02380 270 698.