Chemical Peels

A woman receiving a chemical peel from Natural Face Aesthetics in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a form of controlled exfoliation that uses a chemical solution to remove dead skin cells from the top layer of skin. During the peeling process, the dead skin cells shed or flake off, eventually revealing fresh, new skin underneath.

At Natural Face Aesthetics, in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, our peels of choice are Enerpeel skin peels and Obagi Blue Radiance peels. Enerpeel® skin peels don’t just peel they also remodel! Enerpeel® also deliver treatment ingredients deep into the skin, remodelling without excessive exfoliation and surface trauma. The emphasis is on remodelling, restructuring, rejuvenating, reducing sun and age damage and controlling skin conditions such as acne, scaring, rosacea, thread veins and pigmentation all with the minimal downtime ensuring you can carry on with life as normal.

All our peels contains specific ingredient combinations to target the active treatment components to each individual skin condition.

Enerpeel® Salicylic Acid

  • Designed to break down oil and surface debris in acneic skins
  • Introduces three key ingredients to control inflammation
  • Kill bacteria
  • Reduce oil production
  • Normalise excess skin cell production

Enerpeel® Mandelic Acid

  • Designed for the management of rosacea
  • Thread veins and broken capillaries
  • Hyper pigmentation
  • Hyper sensitive skin
  • Hyper reactive skin
  • Ideal for peeling throughout the summer months and for those with sensitive skin

Enerpeel® Jessners

  • Lactic acid component for reducing non-inflammatory pigmentation,
  • Oil control
  • Moderate actinic keratosis
  • Moderate to severe photo-aging and ageing

 For long-term results, we recommend a series of three or more chemical peels, spaced two to four weeks apart. The benefit of receiving a series of peels is that this treatment will be able to target the deeper layers of the epidermis, giving your skin an enhanced exfoliation and encouraging the production of collagen.

FAQs – chemical peel

How long will it take?

Usually 30 minutes

Can I fly after treatment?
Does it hurt?

Generally, no. There can be some mild discomfort upon application of the solution.  Some patients may experience a mild stinging or burning sensation. Your face can feel warm and tight for a few days post peel.  You will be monitored closely throughout the treatment session.

What is there any down time?
There can be some mild erythema (redness) immediately post treatment. Most clients can return to work on the same day, but we recommend that you wear no make up for the first 12 hours. At around 2-4 days post treatment, there can be mild flaking which is easily managed with moisturiser. During this this period it is important to avoid direct sunlight and wear SPF 50
Can I go to the gym after treatment?
This is dependent on the depth of your peel – your practitioner will discuss this with you.
Can I drink alcohol after treatment?
How long do the effects last?
The lasting effects of a chemical peel is determined by a number of factors.

  • The type of peel
  • The depth of peel (superficial, medium or deep)
  • The number of peels

Your practitioner will discuss this with you.

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