Chemical Peels

Chemically induced exfoliation


Revitalise your skin with our chemical peels, which effectively exfoliate and brighten your complexion, revealing smoother and more youthful-looking skin.

More about Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin, causing the top layers of skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. This process removes dead skin cells, promoting the growth of new, healthy skin cells and improving the overall texture and appearance of the skin. Chemical peels are available in different strengths, from superficial to deep, depending on the specific needs and goals of the individual. They can be used to address a variety of skin concerns, such as acne, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage.
Superficial peels use a milder acid, such as alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta hydroxy acid (BHA), and are well-tolerated with little downtime. Medium-depth peels use a stronger acid, such as trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and may cause redness and peeling, but can provide more dramatic results. Deep peels use the strongest acids, such as phenol, and can produce the most significant improvement in the appearance of the skin, but require more downtime and carry a higher risk. Chemical peels should be performed by a trained professional who can assess your skin type and recommend the appropriate treatment.

Chemical Peel Brands

Explore the chemical peel brands offered at Organic Armour.


Aesthet offers an advanced chemical peel range that contains a balanced blend of acids to ensure an effective and safe peel, resulting in fresher, tighter and smoother skin.


Dermaceutic is the top French chemical peel brand that prides itself on the highest-grade active ingredients that science can provide to ensure maximum product efficacy.


The Elaine Brennan range is a unique peeling range formulated for the most stubborn concerns. All ingredients used in their peels are of the finest medical-grade quality.

Treatment Steps



The dermal aesthetician will assess the skin type and the client's concerns. They will then discuss the appropriate treatment, discuss the budget and set expectations.



The face is cleansed to remove any dirt, oil and makeup.



A prep solution is applied to the skin to remove excess oil and to ensure that the chemical solution can penetrate evenly.



The chemical solution is applied to the skin using a brush. The solution is left on the skin for a set amount of time, depending on the type and strength of the peel.



After a set amount of time, the chemical solution is neutralised using a neutralising solution and water.



The dermal aesthetician will perform extractions of blackheads, whiteheads and milia.



The dermal aesthetician will apply serum, moisturiser and sunblock. Additional post-treatment instructions will be communicated.

Treatment Information

The specific type of chemical used in the peel will determine the treatment information below, dependent on the strength of the peel and the desired results. It is best to consult with your dermal aesthetician to get the correct information about your chosen treatment.

Treatment Duration

0.75 - 3 Hours

Recovery Time

3 - 14 Days

Best Results After

2 - 6 Treatments

Risks & Complications

Low - High


These tips can really help reduce the healing time of the treatment.
Follow all post-treatment instructions
Avoid facial waxing for 5 days
Avoid touching the treated area for 5 days
Gently wash and moisturise the treated area
Avoid excessive exercise for a day
Avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks
Avoid exfoliants and retinol for 5 days
Apply sunscreen to the treated area
Chemical peels are a popular cosmetic treatment, but the risks and side effects can vary depending on the type of peel and the client's health. Improper skin preparation can cause the peel to penetrate deeper than intended, resulting in mild complications such as burns. Additionally, those prone to cold sores may experience a breakout after the treatment. Common side effects include dryness, redness, and mild sensitivity for a few days after the procedure. In some cases, underlying congestion may be pushed to the surface, causing breakouts. Mild swelling is uncommon but can occur.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it a once-off treatment?

The number of chemical peel treatments needed depends on the individual's skin concerns and the type of peel used. While a single chemical peel treatment can provide noticeable results, multiple treatments may be required to achieve optimal results. Typically, a series of 3-6 treatments spaced several weeks apart is recommended to achieve the desired outcome. After the initial treatment series, maintenance treatments may be recommended to maintain the results.

Will my face go red, and for how long?

It is common for the face to appear red after a chemical peel, but it is not guaranteed. The level of redness can vary depending on the type and strength of the peel used, as well as individual skin sensitivity. Typically, the skin may appear flushed or sunburned immediately after the procedure, and the redness may last for a few hours or up to several days, depending on the individual.

Will my skin flake and peel?

Peeling is a common occurrence after a chemical peel, but it is entirely dependent on the type of peel applied to your skin. Peeling is not indicative of a successful peel. Many people do not peel but still, receive results. The extent and duration of peeling can vary depending on the type and strength of the peel used, as well as individual skin sensitivity. Peeling usually occurs a few days after the treatment and can last for several days to a week or more. During this time, the skin may feel dry and tight, and the peeling may be visible as small flakes or larger pieces of skin. It's important to avoid picking or peeling the skin as this can lead to scarring and other complications.

Do the Peeled layers of the skin grow back?

Yes, the peeled layers of the skin do grow back after a chemical peel. Chemical peels work by removing the outermost layer of the skin, which stimulates the growth of new, healthy skin cells. As the skin heals after a chemical peel, a fresh layer of skin will begin to grow, replacing the old, damaged skin.

Who cannot receive a chemical peel?

While chemical peels are generally safe and effective for most people, there are certain individuals who may not be suitable candidates for the treatment. These include but are not limited to; 

individuals with active skin infections, such as cold sores, pregnant or breastfeeding women, individuals who have taken acne medication within the past 6 months, individuals with eczema, rosacea, sunburn or psoriasis, individuals who have been on antibiotics in the last month or individuals who have a history of keloid scarring.

The Elaine Brennan Renewal Peel has additional specific contraindications to consider. These include major medical conditions that may affect healing, active cancer, recent cryosurgery or laser treatment. Patients taking oral chemotherapy drugs may also be advised against the treatment. Additionally, clients should wait at least two months after a facelift and avoid the treatment if they have flu-like symptoms. Anyone allergic to aspirin or with Reyes Syndrome should avoid the treatment.

Have further questions?

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We're always here to help you with any questions or concerns about your skin. Please don't hesitate to get in touch.


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