Chemical Peels

Our patients love Chemical peels because they're effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, deep acne scarring and hyperpigmentation issues. They give the treated area an all-over boost by removing dead skin cells and stimulating new cell growth.

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What are Chemical Peels?

A chemical peel is a rejuvenating resurfacing solution that is applied to the skin by your medical practitioner and addresses various individual skin concerns. Peels remove dead skins on the outer layers of your skin, clearing away superficial signs of discolouration, damage and fine lines, and promoting new skin growth. There are various options that your practitioner may recommend based on your individual skin. 

Which areas can you use chemical peels on

Medium skin peels target only skin cells from the epidermis and from portions of the upper part of your middle layer of skin (dermis) and are suitable for acne scars, stretch marks, dull skin, large pores, roughness, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Deeper peels are designed to target more stubborn manifestations of acne scarring, wrinkles, pigmentation and poor texture.

Key Areas for Treatment:

Medium and deeper chemical peels are typically applied to the whole face and neck and can also be placed on the backs of the hands. They are effective in the treatment of:

  • Wrinkles and Lines
  • Acne Scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Overlarge pores
  • Sun Damage
  • Uneven Skin Tone

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Most chemicals peels are made of naturally occurring, carefully formulated acids and they are classified by their depth of penetration. The more challenging the skin issue, the more likely your medical practitioner is to recommend a deeper treatment.

Your treatment will peel away the skin’s damaged outer layers and the new cells and collagen are stimulated during the healing process, to producing a smoother, tighter, younger looking skin surface. Each treatment is customized for patient skin type, specific problem areas and the delicate areas of the face. The depth of the peel is dependent on the concentration and type of acid, the duration of the contact and a person’s skin type and sensitivity.

Expert Insight:

"Chemical Peels are a fantastic treatment to brighten and refresh the tone and texture of your skin. As peels don't eliminate sagging or excess skin, they work extremely well when incorporated into a technology treatment programme, resulting is all around brighten and tighter skin."

Helen Chapman Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Helen Chapman, Advanced Nurse Practitioner

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how much downtime is there for chemical peels


Healing time for chemical face peels varies depending on the individual and the treatment. Typically, you can expect to experience some redness, stinging and flaking of the skin after your treatment.

The skin on your face will flake and peel about two days after your treatment and will continue for roughly a week. Deeper peels will typically take longer to recover from and require greater preparation.

how much do chemical peels usually cost


Costs depend on the type of chemical peels your medical practitioner recommends on the day of your appointment.

Generally speaking, costs for peels are £125 - £550 depending on depth and number of areas.

Book a Skincare Consultation with us today to discover what treatment is right for you.

how long do chemical peels take to work

Appointment Time

It's really important to ensure you're a good candidate for a chemical peel before we get started, so we'll spend some time talking to you beforehand to make sure. Depending on the type of chemical peel your practitioner advises, the application can take between 15 - 30 minutes. 

how often can you get a chemical peel

Refresh Time

Medium depth chemical peels treatments are safe and effective and can be used every 3 - 6 months, depending on your personal skin type. A deep chemical peel lasts much longer, and can be performed annually. Your practitioner will be able to advise how often you might like to leave between treatments in your personalised treatment plan. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Enerpeel at Private Harley Street Clinic in Marylebone

Our Trusted Brands:

We only use brands that come personally recommended by our advanced nurse practitioners, who have years of professional experience with the wide variety of treatment options available and their various results.

Private Harley Street Clinic uses EnerPeel® as our key chemical peels treatment. Specially formulated for maximum efficacy with minimum discomfort, the patented carrier ingredient in the product allows for improved absorption of the product and simultaneously reduces redness and flaking by up to 50%. 

Professional Insight...

Learn about the science behind EnerPeel and what makes it unique in this video from the experts at Tebitech in Italy - it describes how EnerPeel uses a unique carrier ingredient to ensure maximum effectiveness with minimal discomfort. 


"...looks so natural..."

"Karolina and her injectable fillers give a lift that looks so natural. The before and after photographs look remarkable but I still feel like I look like 'me'. She takes the time to explain every step and why she feels it would be best for me. I trust her fully as she has such a good eye! I've been seeing her for almost five years and look forward to every visit!"

"...never ceases to amaze me..."

"I have all my injectables done with Helen and am genuinely always so pleased with my results each time. Her ability to listen to my needs deliver natural results whilst maximising my features to look their best never ceases to amaze me. I have nothing but praise for Helen I tell all my friends about her!"

"...nothing but confidence ..."

"Karolina is professional, approachable and very easy to talk to. I go to her for my under-eye as well as cheek filler and each time her work has been amazing. She makes sure we talk thorough about what we are trying to achieve and keeping it looking natural. I have nothing but confidence in Karolina as I know the results will be outstanding."

"...honest and realistic.."

"I have been seeing Helen for almost a decade, and over this time have had various treatments from Ultherapy and various injectable fillers to combat the ravages of time. Helen has a great eye, is subtle in her approach to injectables and always stays up to date with new techniques and treatments. I trust her implicitly with my face - not only because she is skilful, but also because she is honest and realistic about options and results, and she has never let me down"

"...the results speak for themselves.."

"I've been seeing Helen for injectables for as long as I can remember. She really takes the time to get to know you and how your face is constructed.

She practices the utmost in hygiene and ensures any discomfort is minimal. The results speak for themselves.

I've had people comment on how well rested and radiant I look - never obvious, never overdone. I wouldn't go anywhere else!"



Although we recommend not having any other treatments for at least two weeks after a peel (speak to your practitioner to confirm exactly how long), as part of your treatment regime, peels work brilliantly alongside technology skin tightening treatments such as Ultherapy, which lifts and tightens the skin.

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