Look Aesthetics

Chemical Peels in Essex

A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers to make way for new smoother fresher skin.

At Look Aesthetics we provide a range of Chemical Peels and facials using only Medical Grade products.


Chemical peels are used to treat a range of conditions including sun damage, acne, scarring, fine lines and wrinkles but also to refresh and restore tired looking dull skin.

Chemical peels can be done alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures.

Chemical peels can be done at different depths light, medium or deep depending on the skin condition we are treating.

Whether your looking for a Red Carpet Facial or a prescription Retinol Peel, here at Look Aesthetics we can provide you with a whole range of skin care facials.

A good skincare regime at home is essential.

We stock a range of home skincare products which will maximise your overall results.


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Treatment Summary

Procedure Time

30 minutes

Full Recovery

48 Hours (estimated)

Risks & Complications

Asymmetry, bruises,
infections & swelling

Back to Work

Up to 24 hours

Visual Results




Duration of Results

6 – 9 Months

How does the treatment work?

Your skin is double cleansed in preparation for your Chemical Peel or Facial.

Depending on the strength of the Peel used you may feel some slight tingling.

After the chemical peel treatment, you can expect the treated area of the skin to be dry, red and perhaps slightly irritated. Some degree of skin peeling and/or flaky skin usually takes place on day 1-3 after the procedure.

After the treatment itself, you will be given a comprehensive aftercare treatment guide to follow. By following the guide that is given to you. Using a SPF is essential after any chemical peel as your skin will be more sensitive to Sun damage.

Chemical facial peeling is a fantastic way to improve the tone, texture and smoothness of your skin, to help you restore your own confidence in the way you look.

WHy Us?

The condition of your skin can be a real confident booster. At Look Aesthetics we offer full consultations and a skincare plan to help with a range of skin condtions.

We offer a vast range of skincare treatments meaning we can offer you a combination of different treatments to get the best results.

Chemical peeling agents resurface the skin by inducing a controlled wound and thus removing superficial layers of the skin. As a result, skin peels promote the growth of a new healthy top skin layer and improve skin problems like hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven texture and skin impurities.

* We would advise you to prep your skin with homecare products 2-4weeks prior to your peel. This will ensure you see maximum results from your treatment. At your initial consultation we will prescribe a bespoke homecare regimen based on your main concerns and skin type. * Until the skin is completely healed, you should use the prescribed homecare products that are recommended including the use of a SPF50 to be applied Daily. This will ensure your skin heals quickly and is kept hydrated post treatment. * Some sensitivity to the skin occur after treatment depending on the skin type and home care regimen. Side effects may include, but not limited to, stinging, itching-irritation, redness,tightness, peeling and scabbing of the skin. * Avoid any extreme temperature settings including sunbeds, saunas steam rooms,exercising, hot baths or showers, scrubbing, picking of rubbing the skin.
Procedures may vary dependent on the type of chemical peel chosen. Skin is prepped using a medical degreaser to ensure the treated area is free of any oils left on the skin. The chemical agent is then applied and typically remains on the skin for 3 to 5 minutes. Most patients feel a mild stinging which is temporary and usually subsides after a few minutes. Some peels are designed to self neutralize and may remain on your skin for 2-4 hours.
Recovery times will vary based on the type and strength of the peel. Immediately after the peel, your skin will feel tight and may be red. Any visible peeling will be light and fluffy and easily controlled with moisturizer. Peeling usually lasts 3-5 days, depending on the actual peel treatment. Use of gentle cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen is important, as it will enhance the healing process and results. Normal activity may be resumed after the peel, however strenuous exercise and heavy sweating should be avoided for 2-3 days. Sun exposure should be avoided while skin is peeling; exposure of treated skin to a lot of heat should also be avoided as it may induce swelling, redness and for deeper peels blisters under the skin. Peeling skin should be allowed to slough off naturally; picking or peeling of flaking skin is prohibited, as it may lead to scarring. Use of prescription topicals should be avoided for 3-5 days post peel
There are various different peels to choose from, however the different peels relate to the various skin types and will help every single one in a different way, We would advise you to speak to one of our specialists who will assess what peel you will need to create a bespoke treatment.
Our range of peels can be used for the face and nearly every other area of the body, Talk to one of our experts and they can walk you through the various options.
The success of the peel should not be judged by the amount of peeling, but by the end results that the peel will produce. The amount of peeling may vary depending on individual skin condition at the time of the peel or the depth of the peel. Regardless of the degree of peeling, the skin is still sloughing off at an accelerated rate, resulting in the improvement of skin tone and texture and an improvement of fine lines and uneven pigmentation.
One week before the peel avoid waxing, electrolysis, deploritory creams, and laser hair removal. • Two to three days before the peel discontinue using any prescription topicals such as Retin-A, differin or Tazorac, as well as any products containing retinol, alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), beta hydroxyl acids (BHA) or benzoyl peroxide. • Patients who have had any medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures such as Laser treatments, cosmetic fillers or other surgical procedures should wait until skin sensitivity has completely resolved before receiving a peel.
Chemical peels should be avoided if any of the following conditions are present: • Active cold sores, herpes simplex or warts in the area to be treated • Wounded, sunburned or excessively sensitive skin • Accutane use within the last year • History of recent chemotherapy or radiation therapy • Allergies to aspirin • Women who are pregnant or actively breastfeeding • Patients with Vitiligo • Patients with a history of autoimmune disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, multiple sclerosis etc) or any condition that may weaken their immune system