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Are you seeking a solution to rejuvenate your skin, address acne scars, tackle fine lines and wrinkles, or improve your skin tone and texture? Look no further than our specialised chemical peel in London at Lisa Frankin, where we offer a range of chemical skin peels to address various skin concerns and leave you with healthier, radiant skin.

A chemical skin peel, often referred to simply as a chemical peel, is a cosmetic treatment that involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin’s outer layers. This solution exfoliates the skin, removing dead skin cells and stimulating collagen and elastin production. Depending on your specific needs, we offer a variety of chemical peels, from superficial to deep, at our prestigious Brompton Road clinic, Chelsea.

Chemical peels, known for their effectiveness in addressing various skin concerns, involve the application of specific chemical solutions to the skin’s surface. These solutions are carefully chosen based on the desired depth of the peel and the particular skin issues being targeted. Below, we’ll explore some of the key chemicals commonly used in chemical peels:

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid is a popular choice for superficial peels. It’s derived from sugar cane and is effective at exfoliating the skin’s outer layers, improving skin texture, and reducing fine lines.

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is excellent for addressing acne scarring, acne scars, and oily skin. It exfoliates the skin, unclogs pores, and reduces inflammation.

Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA)

TCA is often used in medium depth peels. It can effectively treat sun-damaged skin, age spots, and uneven skin tone. TCA also stimulates collagen production for a more youthful appearance.

Retinoic Acid

Retinoic acid is known for its ability to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It’s commonly used in deeper chemical peels to promote collagen and elastin production.

Mandelic Acid

Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that is derived from bitter almonds. Its known for its gentle exfoliating and antibacterial properties. It can penetrate the skin very effectively to provide benefits such as exfoliation and acne Treatment.

Mandelic acid is considered suitable for a variety of skin types, including sensitive skin, due to its larger molecular structure, which results in slower penetration and less irritation compared to other AHAs. 

Lactic Acid

Lactic acid is a milder option that provides light exfoliation. It’s suitable for those with dull skin and can improve skin colour and texture.

Salicylic Acid Exfoliates

Salicylic acid is known for its ability to exfoliate the skin, making it an excellent choice for those with acne-prone skin or enlarged pores.

TCA Peels (Trichloroacetic Acid)

TCA peels are versatile and can be adjusted in strength to address different skin conditions. They help stimulate collagen production and improve skin health.

Lactic Acid

Lactic acid provides a mild exfoliation, making it suitable for those with sensitive skin or concerns about dullness and uneven skin tone.

Other Chemical Solutions

Depending on your specific skin type and concerns, a consultant dermatologist may recommend other chemical solutions to tailor the peel to your needs.

It’s important to note that the choice of chemical and its concentration should be determined by a qualified skincare professional based on your individual skin type, concerns, and the depth of peel required. Chemical peels, when administered by a knowledgeable expert, can be a highly effective way to rejuvenate your skin and address various skin complaints, ultimately leaving you with healthier, more radiant skin.

When it comes to rejuvenating your skin and addressing various concerns such as acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, and sun damage, understanding the different types of skin peels is essential. At Lisa Franklin’s clinic, we offer a range of chemical peels tailored to your unique skin needs. Here’s a comprehensive overview of the various types of skin peels:

Superficial Peels

Superficial skin peels primarily target the epidermis, the skin’s top layer. These peels are usually left on the skin for just a few minutes, providing a gentle exfoliation that leaves your skin smoother and with a radiant glow. Superficial peels have minimal downtime, making them a great choice for those with busy lifestyles. While results may be subtle after a single peel, we recommend an ongoing treatment plan for the best outcome.

Medium Peels

Medium peels are designed to deeply exfoliate the skin, stimulating new cell growth and increasing collagen production. These peels work on both the top and slightly deeper layers of the skin. You may experience some tingling and redness for a few days after the treatment. At Lisa Franklin’s clinic, we offer a range of medium peels, including Jessner, pyruvic, and salicylic acids, to address various skin concerns effectively.

Deep Peels

Deep peels are reserved for more severe skin issues, such as deep facial wrinkles, heavy sun damage, or stubborn acne scars. These peels deliver dramatic, long-lasting results but may require a longer recovery time. Common side effects include tingling, peeling, redness, and swelling, all of which are normal reactions to this intensive treatment.

Understanding the different types of chemical peels and their benefits is crucial for achieving your desired skin goals. Whether you’re looking to improve your skin tone, reduce fine lines, or address specific skin concerns, Lisa Franklin’s clinic offers a personalised approach to chemical peels that can help you achieve healthier, more radiant skin.

For a thorough consultation with our consultant dermatologist and to explore the most suitable chemical peel options for your skin, book an appointment with us today. Let us guide you on your journey to achieving your skincare goals with the revolutionary power of chemical peels. Your path to healthier, more beautiful skin begins with us.

Our chemical peels offer a multitude of benefits:

Improved Skin Texture

By removing dead skin cells, a chemical peel helps to reveal smoother, softer skin.

Reduced Acne Scarring

Chemical peels can significantly reduce the appearance of acne scars and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Addressing Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles can be minimised, providing a more youthful appearance.

Even Skin Tone

Chemical peels can correct uneven skin tone and discolouration, resulting in a more uniform complexion.

Stimulated Collagen and Elastin Production

Deeper chemical peels encourage collagen and elastin production, promoting firmer, more youthful skin.

Treatment for Sun Damage

Sun-damaged skin can benefit from chemical peels, restoring a healthier look and reducing sunspots.

Suitable for All Skin Types

Our chemical peels can be tailored to different skin types and concerns, including oily skin and sensitive skin.

Chemical Peel FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about chemical peels:

Chemical peels work by applying a chemical solution to the skin’s surface, which exfoliates the outer layers and reveals fresh, healthier-looking skin.

Superficial peels target the outermost skin layers, while deep peels penetrate deeper to address more significant skin concerns.


Chemical peels can use various acids, such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and trichloroacetic acid (TCA), depending on the peel’s depth and purpose.


Yes, with the guidance of our consultant dermatologist, we can tailor the peel to your specific skin type and concerns.


The downtime varies depending on the type of peel, but light exfoliation and redness are common temporary side effects.

The Best Chemical Peel London

At Lisa Franklin, our goal is to address your unique skin concerns and provide you with a revolutionary peel experience. With the expertise of our consultant dermatologist and a customised skin consultation, you can achieve the radiant, healthier-looking skin you’ve always desired.

Don’t let your skin suffering continue; take the first step towards healthier, more beautiful skin with a chemical skin peel at Lisa Franklin.

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