Chemical Peel

Chemical peels use a safe biochemical agent to exfoliate dead surface skin cells that are impossible to remove using physical exfoliation only. This also stimulates new cell growth and collagen and elastin production, which in turn produces smoother plumper looking skin. Depending on the type of chemical peel, this treats problems such as fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, sun damage, acne, dullness, reduced radiance and scarring. A thorough consultation, diagnosis and treatment plan will be made for each patient depending on the skin concern, and a suitable chemical peel will be prescribed.

The agents include glycolic acid, salicylic, mandelic acid, lactic acid and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) - the agent chosen depends on the depth of the peel and the effect desired. The peels offered include Obaji Blue Radiance peel and Dermaceutic Skin Peels.

Depending on the Fitzgerald skin type, some patients will need to ‘prepare’ their skin before having a skin peel to prevent unwanted side effects and complications, this can include using retinol and hydroquinone for 6-8 weeks before the peel procedure.


The procedure includes skin cleansing, the preparation being left on the skin for a specific amount of time depending on the peel (up to 20mins) and then is usually washed off. A protective SPF will then be applied to the skin after treatment.

Side effects/ downtime:

Some peels have zero downtime and your skin will instantly look fresher and brighter
Possible redness immediately post-peel
Flaking off of the dead skin cells may occur 1-7 days after treatment


Pregnancy and breastfeeding patients are unsuitable candidates for a skin peel.
Some skin types are unsuitable for a skin peel
Skin peels are safe with a medical practitioner with good training.

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Chorlton Health Hub  559 Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy,  Manchester  M21 8AN

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