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About Skin Peels

We all know that skin peels can be great to treat a range of conditions including acne, sun damage, pigmentation, fine line and wrinkles, scarring as well as refreshing thick, tired and dull looking skin.

However the world of skin peels can be a confusing one. There are exfoliators, resurfacers and peels, all work to different strengths and perform differing tasks, which can mean it's hard to know which one to choose.

Exfoliators are the gentlest way to refresh the skin. Working on the top layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum, it removes the dead skin cells revealing the new, healthy skin below. Exfoliators are topical and have no down-time.

Skin peels treat the top layers but also penetrate the mid to lower levers of the epidermis, delivering stronger, extended results. Because chemical peels are so active and deeply penetrating, downtime of up to 10 days can be expected.

We offer a range of skin exfoliators and peels, as well as an extensive range of homecare options to ensure you get the best, long-lasting results. To learn more meet with a member of our expert team at your local clinic.


During puberty we are assured by the adults around us that acne stops after the teen years. Unfortunately that's true. Every spot that appears on the skin is a form of acne, so even if you're past the worst of it you can still have outbreaks. In fact outbreaks are very common for both males and females from their 20s to their 40s, though we even see clients in their 50s and 60s.

Acne isn't curable but it is certainly treatable. Our clients notice considerable improvement in the appearance of their skin after a course of acne treatments.

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Acne solution Salicylic acid Skin peel

A more aggressive form of the resurfacer, this peel uses 30% antibacterial Salicylic Acid to penetrate and decongest hair follicles, reducing redness and inflammation associated with acne while preventing future breakouts. By targeting blemish-causing bacteria, it effectively releases hardened sebum while quashing oil.

Key Benefits

  • Continues to address acne concerns even after it's application
  • Deeply cleanses the skin and follicles of dirt, debris and oil
  • Increases the skin's ability to retain moisture
  • Controls inflamed pustules and redness associated with blemishes

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Acne Solution Modified Jessner Peel

This peel was designed to comprehensively manage acne, preventing persistent breakouts and calming current blemishes with Salicylic Acid. Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, our Modified Jessner’s peel also employs Lactic Acid to lift dark spots due to acne scarring, and resorcinol to exfoliate away dead skin cells, excess oil and debris to establish your clean and clear complexion.

Key Benefits

  • Greatly exfoliates for a softer, smoother appearance
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial
  • Diminishes pigmentation associated with acne and scaring
  • Effectively hampers stubborn breakouts, including cysts

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Anti-Ageing Skin Peels

There are some things in life that are inevitable and ageing is one of them. As we age a lifetime of sun exposure and personal habits (smoking, alcohol consumption, dietary choices) catch up with us. Combined with the natural ageing process where collagen production slows and gravity takes its toll, we soon see the signs of ageing.

From your 30s onwards it's very common to see evidence of fine lines and superficial sun damage, which gradually becomes more pronounced during the 40s and 50s.  Eventually skin may appear less smooth or tight that is once was, it may also feel drier, thinner and have a more uneven appearance.

We offer a bespoke skin peel packages based on your desired outcome using one of our three specially formulated anti-ageing skin peels.

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Rejuvenation & Preventative

Skin peels are not just about addressing a skin concern, that can simply be an excellent way maintain the skin you have. At The Harley Medical Group we believe that prevention is better than cure, which is why we recommend anyone concerned about the future of their skin to consider rejuvenation treatments. These treatments perfect your look today while protecting and preparing your skin for tomorrow.

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While not actually a skin peel many of our clients of find that they benefit from combining skin peels with Microdermabrasion. Medical grade crystals exfoliate away dead skin cells revealing the softer, more radiant and younger looking skin beneath.

Key Benefits

  • Dramatically reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Refreshes dull, tired looking skin
  • Evens skin tone and areas of sun damage
  • Improves the appearance of superficial scars
  • Fast, effective and with no downtime

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Uneven Skin Tone & dark spots

Uneven skin tone and dark spots are caused by melanin, the skin's pigment, being present in a large quantity, or being poorly distributed and subsequently becoming visible on the surface of the skin.

Hyperpigmentation in the skin can last for years and may prevent you from achieving a clear and even complexion. Our range of skin peels, combined with our homecare range, will help speed up the skin rejuvenation process and prevent further pigmentation from appearing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Skin peels are ideal for anyone who wants to reduce any sun damage, fine lines, shallow acne scars, dry or rough skin, dull skin tone, uneven pigmentation, acne or enlarged pores and achieve better appearance of their skin. Prior to your treatment you will have a free consultation where all your questions are answered and you are assessed for your suitability to proceed.

After having a consultation with a nurse counsellor to assess your suitability for a Skin Peel, you will undertake a complimentary Computerised Photo Imaging Skin Analysis test prior to your treatment. Your skin will be cleansed prior to the prepping solution being applied. The Peel strength suitable for your skin type will then be applied evenly with a brush, whilst it dries and your skin is kept cool. A layer of wet gauze is placed over the skin which activates then Peel. Moisturiser and SPF are then applied to your skin following the treatment. We recommend any of our moisturisers and Enhanced Performance SPF 25 from The Harley Medical Skincare range. After your treatment, your skin will be clearer, smoother and radiant. You can go back to work and carry on with your usual daily routine, as there is no redness or flaking to your skin. It is important to wear sun protection cream at all times.

The average time for a treatment is 30minutes if done alone, or 45minutes if performed with Microdermabrasion.

We recommend that you book the course of six peels every two weeks and maintain with top-up treatments every 4-6 weeks to keep skin looking clearer, smoother and brighter. When you have completed your course, you will have another Computerised Photo Imaging Skin Analysis test to see the subsequent results.

All of The Harley Medical Group's Cosmetic Surgery and Non Surgical Solutions clinics in the UK are registered with the Care Quality Commission.

The Harley Medical Group has always been at the forefront of promoting initiatives for legislation of good working practice and patient safety within the cosmetic surgery industry. We are heavily involved with the continual improvement and regulation of the cosmetic surgery industry.

We are pleased to be able to announce that The Harley Medical Group has successfully completed the registration and certification process for the Independent Healthcare Advisory Service Register of Injectable Cosmetic and can be found on the website: www.treatmentsyoucantrust.co.uk

It's essential you attend one of our Registered Clinics and are consulted prior to your treatment by a nurse counsellor so a tailor made treatment programme can be started. Your nurse counsellor will be able to advise you on the treatment plan which is most suitable for you to achieve your desired results. Your nurse counsellor will run through all of this information in thorough detail with you at your consultation and will assess your suitability for this treatment.
If you have any concerns or further questions relating to Skin Peels, please feel free to contact your nearest clinic, where our friendly Nurse Counsellors are on hand to answer any concerns or queries that you may have.

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