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Skin Peels


A peel is a treatment technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off.  The regenerated skin is smoother and is more youthful than the old skin.  Chemical peel can treat all types of skin damage from acne and acne scaring to sun damage, pigmentation and fines lines.

There are many different skin peels available.  At Dermatherapy we use 9 different types that can be used anywhere on the face and body. 

Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid and Mandelic Acid peels are Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), these are naturally occurring carboxylic acids, they are natural constituent of sugar cane juice, sour milk and tomato juice.  AHAs are the mildest peel formulas and produce light skin peeling for treatment of fine lines, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation and acne.

Glycolic Acid Peel – derived from sugar cane, it has excellent anti-ageing properties as well as a great exfoliation for the skin. Glycolic acid stimulates the creation of collagen, encourages skin cell regeneration aiming to reduce fine lines providing hydration and nourishment to the skin. Glycolic acid peels also eliminate toxins from the skin by oxygenating and energising the skin, helping it to look brighter and more youthful.

Lactic Acid Peel – made from sour milk or yoghurt it has a high hydration power and is a basic component in natural skin protection. This acid has properties of anti-aging, which softens contours, reduces sun damage, improves texture, skin tone and generally activates collagen and elastin. Furthermore, it contributes to skin exfoliation by accelerating cell renewal.  Lactic acid also has whitening properties that helps achieve a more uniformed skin tone by reducing blemishes of melanic origin. Lactic acid is particularly suited to flaky skins and/or those displaying early signs of wrinkles and skin aging.

Mandelic Acid Peel – made from almond extracts, which cause a mild irritation to the skin that is specifically formulated to combat imperfections on the skin, such as an acneic pigmented skin, photo-aging skin and hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure.  Mandelic acid has whitening and lightening properties to help even out a damaged skin tone.

Salicylic Acid peels are Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) peels which is the same as AHAs but slightly stronger so it has the ability to go deeper into the pores.  They control sebum excretion, acne, as well as, remove dead skin cells.  Salicylic acid peels contain antiseptic and fungicidal properties to help regenerate the skin.

Dermatherapy also uses a range of peels that are peel combinations to achieve the best possible results for your skin.

Melanstop Peel is a combination of three active ingredients to combat pigmentation.  Melanstop breaks down the skins protein reducing melanin formations.  It improves the skin texture and provides antioxidant protection reducing sun-damaged effects that are caused on the surface of the skin.

Azelan Peel is formulated for excessively oily skin that has acneic tendency. It is a combination of Salicylic and Azelan to help restore the skin with antioxidants while controlling the oil production of the skin.

Piruvix Peel – derived from vinegar. Piruvex peel fights the fine lines, deep wrinkles and pigmentation.  It is mixed with Lactic acid to help with uneven skin tone, as well as, combat the oil production in the skin.  Piruvix peel is suitable for anyone who has a sensitive skin.

Jessner peel was created by Dr Max Jessner, a German-American dermatologist who combined salicylic and lactic acid with an ethanol base. Jessner peels are best suited for an oily complexion.  It is ideal for a dull, slightly wrinkled, sensitive, any skin tone, as well as, superficial scaring and pigmentation.

Trichloracetic Acid Peels (TCA) is used as a deep peeling agent in different concentration ranges.  Dermatherapy used 2 types of TCA peels, a soft TCA and full strength TCA.  TCA is a deep penetrating skin peel, penetrating as far as the dermis.  TCA is the perfect peel for Sun damage, pigmentation, acne scaring and fine lines.  TCA enables deeper peeling making it highly effective for damaged skin leaving you with a fresher more youthful looking skin. 


Targets specific skin concerns, such as acne, acne scarring, pigmentation and fine lines. The correct peel is established in your FREE in depth 3D skin scanning consultation. Skin peels can be used on the face and body. Dermatherapy understands not everyone wants to be pampered so we offer a range of speedy facial peels, giving the same results in less time.

Plan Peel Single Treatment 3 Treatment Course 5 Treatment Course  
1 Hydrating Skin Peel £89 £240 £360  
2 Acne Peel £129 £345 £510  
3 Pigmentation Peel £195 £525 n/a  
4 Advanced Acne / Pigmentation Peel £225 £600 n/a  

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my skin peel?

AHAs and BHAs (Glycolic, Lactic, Mandelic and Salicylic) peels may cause a slight stinging sensation while applied to the skin and mild skin redness.  They all achieve light peeling, in most cases no peeling depending on the strength of each skin peel.  Dermatherapy uses 3 strengths of each skin peel to achieve the best possible results.  Normal activity after an AHA or a BHA peel can be resumed immediately after treatment.

After a Jesner Peel or a TCA peel, the skin peels as a normal process of achieving desired treatment results.  TCA is encouraged with a 24hour downtime but most client resume to normal activity immediately.

Do skin peels hurt?

Depending on the strength of peel, clients may feel a mild discomfort.

What our clients say..

“I’ve been to so many clinics that don’t give you personal service, the girls at Dermatherapy really know their stuff, I felt like I was in safe hands. During my treatment course I changed to a different package to achieve the results I wanted. They listened to my concerns and addressed them, I now feel more confident in my skin”

- Anna Richards | Angel

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