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What is a Chemical Skin Peel?

The use of Chemical Skin peels for rejuvenating skin is not a recent thing. In the early 1900s, saloons offered specialised chemical skin peels with secret ingredients. During the 1950s, phenol peels were made which could cause scarring or pigmentation at times. Chemical skin peels are basically meant for removing the dead skin layer that cause dullness and pigmentation adding to the ageing appearance. Historically, they were even used by the Egyptians, with Cleopatra commonly shown taking a bath in milk that contains a glycolic acid used in modern day peels for exfoliating dead skin.

Why Have A Peel?

Our skin plays a vital role in giving us a young and youthful appearance, but it is often taken for granted. Our skin is highly affected by changes in the weather, UV rays of sun, infections, pollutants, hormone changes within our body and trauma. Though many people do not recognise skin as an organ, it’s the largest organ in the body and the most noticeable, so it holds the ultimate significance in aesthetics.

In addition, ageing significantly affects the colour and texture of the skin. As we age, our skin gradually starts getting thin, dry, dull and blemished. The elasticity and collagen production within the skin also declines significantly.

Chemical skin peel helps to stimulate the process of skin exfoliation, which encourages the growth of new, rejuvenated skin tissues. They help to give skin a natural glow, brightness and freshness while also greatly improving its tone and texture. Depending on the other supporting ingredients, these peels suppress melanin and improve skin dullness, pigmentation, texture, pores and acne, as well as other skin parameters. Anyone can benefit from a chemical skin peel, just the same as almost anyone can benefit from a facial. A mild/superficial peel can be as potent in clearing the skin as having dozens of facials in a matter of minutes!

At least 20 different skin conditions / problems can be effectively treated by the use of Chemical Skin Peels. These include, but are not limited, to:

Peel Types

There are many types of chemical skin peels, but in a broader sense, they fall into one of the following categories:

  • Superficial peels (Glycolic/Salicyclic at low strengths)
  • Superficial-medium peels (Jessners /LA Peel)
  • Medium peels (TCA/ trichloroacetic acid)
  • Deep peels (Phenols)
  • Combination/fusion peels (these can be any strength, depending on formulation)

Skin Peels offered by CosmeDocs

CosmeDocs stock almost all popular peels. Here are some of the most popular chemical skin peels:


Chemical Skin PeelGlycolic Peels | Enzyme Peels | Salicylic (Acne) Peels

  • 1 Course £75
  • 2 Course £125
  • 3 Course £150
  • 4 Course £175
  • Perfect Peel 1 Course £400
  • Perfect Peel with Booster £450

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