Skin Peels

Chemical peels are one of the oldest cosmetic treatments performed, dating back to ancient Egyptian times when, natural acids derived from fruit and milk were applied to the skin in the name of beauty.

A medical peel involves the careful application of a chemical exfoliant to the epidermal layers of skin specifically for the removal of  superficial lesions, blemishes, fine lines, reduction of large pores and acne, thus improving texture of the skin.  The nature of the compound, the concentration of the chemical and the level of time in contact with the skin determines the depth of penetration and the level of peeling.  This is a cost effective treatment, to improve the health and radiance of the skin. A deeper peel will address scaring,deep lines, skin laxity, pigmentation issues and more.

Some Areas Treated

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Helps reduce fine lines


Helps to lift and tighten, reduces skin imperfections


Helps to reduce smokers and lipstick lines


Revives dull, tired skin, looks smoother and younger

Our Skin Peel Prices

  • Light medical peel or the Obagi Blue peel Radiance

    from £50
  • Light to Medium Peel
    from £75
  • Obagi Blue peel and equivalent
    from £400

* Note that there is an additional charge of £20 for gentlemen for the additional product required.

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Tracy Cullen RGN, Nurse Prescriber

My passion and commitment towards excellence is my philosophy. During the last 15 years I have established and grown a number of aesthetic and cosmetic services for and on behalf of several businesses. I am now delighted to offer you the same high standards of clinical excellence at Coastal Skinthetics and I look forward to welcoming you at one of our clinic locations in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.


Skin Peel FAQ’s

Peeling will promote exfoliation allowing healthier cells to the surface, improving the texture and feel of the skin.  Certain peels are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory so particularly appropriate for acne-prone skin.  Also suitable for back and chest. A TCA peel, depending on the concentration, penetrates through the top five layers of the epidermis to the upper most layer of the dermis and this will target deeper, more problematic skin issues such as scaring, deep lines etc.

Superficial peels may sting, prickle or feel hot for a brief minute or two, but not painful. A Medium depth peel does feel hot and prickles (like a nettle sting) a cool fan will help you manage this, it lasts a few minutes.

Superficial/ light peels you may expect to be pink, which should settle within  a few hours. Your skin may become a little dry and tight and you may experience a light flaking of skin but there may not be any obvious peeling.

A medium depth peels you will be pink for several hours and your skin will feel tight and dry.  Expect the skin to darken prior to any peeling if you have any pigmentation issues.

Peeling usually begins on 3rd day and may last 3 or 4 days. Coastal Skinthetics will provide you with appropriate skin preparation if required prior to treatment and aftercare and treatment recommended for optimal results.  The advice given will vary depending on the peel used.

Results will depend on the type of peel used, the aftercare, whether a single, or a course of treatments. A course of treatments is initially recommended.  A regular maintenance treatment will achieve the best results over a longer period of time.

Single light treatments can be for that special occasion to brighten the skin.

All treatments carry a degree of risk. These risks along with complications are discussed with you at prior to any treatment.

It is essential your skin is assessed prior to any treatment; skin type, condition, skin preparation required, if any, the appropriate aftercare depending on the type of chemical peel appropriate for you following that initial assessment.  All of the above is essential in reducing the risks and side effects.

Side effects include, but are not limited to; Redness, Tenderness, Dryness, itching, Peeling;  these are expected to be temporary and should settle spontaneously, usually within a few days.

Altered pigmentation- darker pigment patches (usually temporary) – or loss of pigment which may be permanent. Misuse of peels or in the wrong hands, can cause permanent skin damage, increased sensitivity, altered pigmentation  all of which can be permanent.

At Coastal Skinthetics a detailed medical history will be taken and an assessment of your skin type, needs and expectations,  this assists to guide us on the most appropriate treatment for you including the correct peel is selected for you based on the assessment.

Not recommended in the following: Should you have any skin infection in or near the treatment area or are unwell in any way (even a cold).

Should you have any skin infection in or near the treatment area or are unwell in any way (even a cold).

Should you have any skin infection in or near the treatment area or are unwell in any way (even a cold).

If previously experienced allergic reactions to any ingredients in the peel solution.

If you are taking any medications that cause photosensitivity

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding

If in the last 18 months have undergone a course of Roacutane (acne treatment).

If you are prone to cold sore virus, you must advise your clinician in advance of treatment as chemical peel can trigger the virus.

Vigorous exercise, sun exposure, sun beds, sauna should be avoided for minimum 48 hours, after treatment.

You must wear sunscreen SPF 30 minimum.

Further advice specific to your treatment will be given as appropriate by our clinical service practitioner.

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