Interested in a chemical peel in Beckenham or Bromley?
Not sure which one to choose?
Follow Dr Kim's Easy Guide Below.
Superficial Chemical Peels
What are superficial peels?
Superficial peels penetrate the outer most layer of the skin and gently exfoliate the skin.
How do Superficial, Medium and Deep Chemical Peels differ?
The deeper peels penetrate the lower levels of the skin and cause more shedding than superficial peels. Deeper chemical peels are undertaken less often than superficial chemical peels.
Superficial Chemical Peels can help with:
the signs of ageing
increase overall skin health
How long will I peel for?
Superficial peels only produce mild to no peeling. Peeling will be light, like a dandruff, with minimal down time.
How many Peels will I need?
As superficial peels are mild, regular treatments to maintain the effects will be needed. Superficial peels can be completed in a series of 3-4 or completed every month if needed.
What is the aftercare
Yes! If you cant see yourself wearing an SPF of 50 after the peel then chemical peels are not for you!
Can I wear makeup after a chemical peel?
Immediately after the chemical peel you should not wear make up for 12 hours.
Who can’t be treated?
pregnant and breastfeeding
very dark skin as this can result in mismatched skin colour between your face and body
allergic reactions to chemical peels
Will the Chemical Peel be painful?
The superficial chemical peels are not painful whilst the deep chemical peels can give a prickly sensation.
Types of Superficial Chemical Peels available in Beckenham and Bromley
ZO Stimulator Peel (Red Carpet Peel) in Beckenham or Bromley
The ZO Stimulator peel is a superficial chemical peel using ZO Skin Health technology. This peel can help with mild skin discolouration, rough skin and overall skin health.
The stimulator peel is made of an even mix of glycolic, lactic and citric acid. The ZO Stimulator Peel has little to no downtime with little to no shedding, but microscopic peeling.
Time: 30 minutes
ZO 3 Step Peel in Beckenham or Bromley
The ZO 3 Step Peel is slightly deeper peel that can be used for acne, skin laxity, sun damage, uneven texture and lines and wrinkles. This peel requires pre-treatment with a ZO Skin Health skincare regime to optimise the results.
The ZO 3 Step Peel is made of 17% salicylic acid, 10% TCA and 5% lactic acid. This peel will result in mild peeling.
Time: 30 minutes
Obagi Blue Peel Radiance in Beckenham or Bromley
The Obagi Blue Peel Radiance i gives light exfoliation while giving the skin a significant glow. This peel is perfect if you have an event to attend and want a quick easy treatment to improve the skin. For best results it is recommended that you have 4-6 peels at 2 weekly intervals.
Benefits of Obagi blue peel radiance
Radiant, tighter, smoother, brighter skin
Overall improvement in texture and tone
Recovery time following the Obagi Blue peel Radiance
Day 1 – skin may feel tight
Day 2 - 3 – minimal areas of dry flaky skin
Time: 30 minutes
Neostrata Glycolic Peels
The Neostrata Glycolic Peels are superficial peels made of a range of different peel strengths from 25%, 30%, 50% or 70% glycolic acid. You will need to start at 25% and work your way up to condition the skin. Prior skin treatment with skincare is not strictly necessary.
These peels are ideal for uneven texture, dullness, large pores, congested skin and blemishes.
Time: 30 minutes
NeoStrata Retinol Peel
This peel contains 3% Retinol plus Retinol Boosting Complex™ to exfoliate and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, help reduce acne, and improve skin laxity while promoting a bright, even and clear complexion.
The peel is applied in-office and washed off at home after eight hours or after overnight wear.
Patients can expect moderate flaking for three to five days as old, dull layers of skin are shed. This peel can be repeated once a month for ongoing results.
The retinol peel retails at £100 and takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Here are some photos of the peel as it progresses on Day 2 and 3 after the peel.
Chemical Peel Beckenham
The various chemical peels, both superficial and deep, are available at the Beckenham clinic. The peels can be used to treat a variety of conditions. There are acne peels, pigmentation peels and peels for big pores. Each chemical peel had a different indication and a peel will require a consultation prior to a chemical peel being performed.
Chemical Peel Bromley
The full range of chemical peels is also available in Bromley. Please contact Dr Booysen for a consultation to determine which chemical peel is the best for conditions.
I have acne scarring and want to try and improve this.
Acne scars are deep scars and require deep peels with shedding. A combination of peels and micro needling can help improve the scars.
A deep peel such as a TCA peel is ideal.
I spent a lot of time in the sun and have big colour spots on my face.
Sun damage causes excess pigment to be produced and a combination of skincare and deep chemical peels can help. Book a consultation to discuss the options.
I have older skin and want something to improve my lines and texture.
The skin produces less collagen and elastin as we age but regular peels can help improve this. A Neostrata Retinol Peel would be ideal.
I have big pores and poor skin quality, I work so cant afford any heavy peeling.
A superficial chemical peel such as a Neostrata 25% or 35% peel would be ideal. Minimal shedding with effective results. Repeat treatments are needed.
I have dark skin but have acne scars, could I have a peel?
Micro needling and skin care products would work well here. Book a consultation with Dr Kim to discuss the options.
I have an event and would like to have radiant looking skin.
The Obagi Radiance Peel is ideal for this. Minimal peeling but beautiful, radiant skin just in time for the event.