Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels are used to provide a gentle effect to restore skin tightness and give a smoother, brighter appearance to the skin.

They also help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, counteract sun damage and the reverse the effects of ageing.

Chemical peels help to improve the appearance of scars, reduce age spots, freckles and dark patches caused by pregnancy or taking birth control pills. Face peels can also improve the look and feel of the skin.

The procedure involves the application of a chemical solution to the epidermis and/or dermis. This action chemically loosens the dead and damaged cells, causing exfoliation and serving to promote new cell growth.

Chemical Peels


Chemical peel Patient
  • Mild to moderate acne, chicken pox & surgical scars

  • Ageing skin, fine lines & wrinkles

  • Enlarged pores

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Photo damage

  • Uneven skin tone

  • Uneven Texture


You can see the cost of a chemical peel on our Fees page here.

If you are looking to improve the texture and appearance of your skin due to damage from aging, the sun, acne, acne scarring, or dark spots from pregnancy, you are a good candidate for a chemical face peel. If it is your first time using a chemical peel, our practitioner will be only too happy to assist you with any questions you may have about chemical peels and what formula is right for your skin type.

You are NOT a good candidate for a chemical peel if any of the following apply at the peel site:

  • Infection or disease
  • Cut or broken skin
  • Sunburn
  • Currently have an active Herpes simplex 1 sore
  • If you are nursing or pregnant
  • If you have taken Accutane in last 6 months
  • If you currently have Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis or Rosacea. You are not a suitable candidate if you have used any of the following drugs in the last 48 hours: Retin-A, Renova, Prescription skin care products, products that contain ascorbic acid, bleaching or skin-lightening agents or other acid products.

Please talk to your practitioner if you are unsure and she will answer any questions you may have.

For best results, always prepare your skin for at least 2 weeks prior to utilising a chemical peel.  A two-week preparation does not guarantee you will not have any pigmentation issues arise during your peel, but it decreases your chances considerably.

Speak with your practitioner prior to your treatment so that you are fully prepared when you attend your appointment and get the best results.

Your practitioner will discuss post-procedure skincare with you following your treatment to help soothe, calm and protect the skin.


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