Chemical peels are procedures that accelerate skin exfoliation to promote subsequent regeneration of the epidermis and dermis. The outer layers of the skin will peel off, giving way to a renewed skin, more luminous and with fewer imperfections.

To that end, the professional uses specific chemicals at precise concentrations depending on the skin sensitivity of the patient and the desired outcome. Chemical peels can be used for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes. In this post, we will focus on chemical peels for skin rejuvenation. These are cosmetic procedures that can achieve outstanding results.


Chemical peels can visibly reduce fine lines, mild wrinkles, and different types of dark patches. However, for severe wrinkles and folds, mesotherapy treatments or hyaluronic acid fillers would be more appropriate.

The exfoliating action of any peel has antiaging effects per se. The new skin will always look younger. Besides, specific peels for skin rejuvenation contain ingredients that enhance skin glow, even the skin tone, and stimulate skin bio-revitalization. Today, innovation in the production of chemical peels permits not only to include acids as fundamental components but also other active ingredients that contribute to the production of skin proteins and to homogenize the color of the skin.

Some chemical peels can effectively attenuate hyperpigmentation and help to inhibit its triggering factors, achieving long-lasting effects in this respect. In fact, chemical peels are well known for their whitening and brightening effects. That is why they are so popular for the treatment of skin photoaging.

Chemical peels are more advisable and beneficial for fair skin tones. Darker skin phototypes, III- VI according with Fitzpatrick scale, can react with rebound pigmentation. Therefore, only very soft chemical peels are recommended for dark skin phototypes.


Depending on the intensity of the chemical peel, desquamation can last for a few days. While for a light chemical peel, the results are immediate or almost immediate, for an intense one, the skin needs some days to recover. Intense peels may present skin redness at first, followed by scaling that can last for a week.

Once the skin has peel off, the results may show:

  • A more radiant skin.
  • Enhanced skin glow and luminosity.
  • Attenuation of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Significant reduction of hyperpigmentation or dark patches.
  • Even skin tone.


Here a selection of some of our chemical peels for skin aging and photoaging.

Skin peel

Chemical peels can treat a wide variety of skin ailments (including acne) and skin complaints: superficial lines & wrinkles, age spots, pigmentation, rosacea, light stretch marks, dull complexion, uneven skin texture and many more.

Skin peels cause an exfoliating action by breaking up the bonds between skin cells which bind the dead skin cells to the surface. The peel solution induces exfoliation of the epidermis. This causes a mild sloughing (peeling) action leaving behind a smoother, softer skin. In addition, AHAs help to clean pores by killing bacteria causing acne, at the same time stimulating the production of collagen and elastin in the epidermis and smoothing out imperfections in darker complexions.

Your skin will be cleansed professionally and a pre-peel will be used. The peel will be applied, then neutralised (if needed). Serums, moisturiser and SPF protection will be applied. You will be given aftercare recommendations to follow. The treatment usually takes 30 minutes.

Superficial chemical peels are likely to cause a tingling sensation in the skin after the peel has been performed but they are unlikely to cause pain. Medium depth peels are likely to make the skin slightly sore but this slight discomfort can be alleviated by a cool fan or compress to the area of skin.

At Garden of Aesthetics we use a range of skin peels depending on the best we deem suitable for the condition we are treating. The Award winning eneerpeel range.

At our clinic you will have a free consultation where a trained aesthetician will firstly ascertain if you are suitable for treatment, and then decide which skin peel would target your skin concerns best. A patch test would then be carried out before carrying out your first treatment, and your skin may have to be primed with certain products beforehand to achieve the best effect of the peel.

Depending on the peel, this can range from none or up to 7 days. Some redness, (like sunburn) and mild to moderate peeling or flaking may also occur. Your therapist will advise you at your consultation.

A course of peels is usually recommended and the number and frequency will vary according to the skin condition being treated. Your Aesthetician will advise you of this at your consultation.


HydraFacial is 30- 60-minute treatment that’s designed to deep cleanse, exfoliate, rejuvenate and refresh all skin types. Using a range of active botanical ingredients, and a patented device, dirt, grime and excess oil are removed from the skin’s surface and hydrating serums are delivered deep into your pores.

Tailored to your specific skin condition, the treatment finishes with active ingredients designed to hydrate, control oil and prevent breakouts. Here, we explore what HydraFacial is in more detail. But if you’re interested in arranging a free consultation or want to know more about our services, please get in touch.

What’s more, HydraFacial super serums are made with nourishing ingredients that create an instantly gratifying glow. HydraFacial rebuilds and restores the health of your skin and offers immediate results.

Yes, HydraFacial treatments use patented vortex technology to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate your skin on another level. Botanical skin care products and ingredients, which include hyaluronic acid, and proven antioxidants are also delivered deep into the skin to protect it from free radicals and daily stresses.

What’s more, HydraFacial super serums are made with nourishing ingredients that create an instantly gratifying glow. HydraFacial rebuilds and restores the health of your skin and offers immediate results.

Brighter, tighter and more supple skin is achieved immediately after your first treatment. Plus, with every treatment, you can expect the results to get even better. We recommend that you have a HydraFacial once a month for best and long-lasting results but the treatment can be enjoyed as often as once a week for quicker and more noticeable results.

HydraFacial has a number of benefits. This includes being:

  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Designed to treat lots of skin imperfections like dull, tired, dry and acne-prone skin as well as sensitised skin
  • Ideal for pigmentation, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles and anti-ageing
  • Completely pain-free with no downtime or side effects
  • A relaxing and comfortable treatment

Yes, in fact, it’s so much more than a standard facial. Suitable for all skin types, this treatment focuses on a six-step process, resulting in more benefits than a typical facial treatment. This includes:

  1. Detox – A specially formulated technique is used to aid circulation and eliminate toxins.
  2. Cleanse and exfoliate – Dead skin cells and impurities are removed.
  3. Brighten – A gentle yet proven solution of glycolic and salicylic acid removes excess debris from your pores.
  4. Extraction – Impurities and blackheads are removed from congested areas.
  5. Hydrate – Active botanical ingredients are combined and delivered deep into your skin to plump and replenish.
  6. Rejuvenate – LED Light stimulates collagen, reduces redness and soothes irritation leaving your skin fresh and glowing.

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