Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
South West and Wales
Based in Swindon

Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
South West and Wales 2023, based in Swindon

Chemical Peel

Chemical Peel Treatment
Chemical peels can effectively improve skin texture, exfoliate dead skin cells and refine open pores, enabling you to achieve clear, smooth and youthful skin. Treatments can work on all types of skin concerns such as acne, lines and wrinkles and pigmentation. There are many different types of chemical peels available and the appropriate peel would be selected for you based on your skin type, condition and concerns. A series of Glycolic Acid peels can help the skin appear healthier, smoother, plumper, firmer, less oily and more even-toned with fewer acne blemishes.

Quick Facts

  • Chemical peels consist of a topical solution which is applied to the surface of the skin to resurface and regenerate the skin

  • There are different types and strengths of chemical peels and the results and downtime will vary depending on which one you have

  • The chemical peel that is most suitable for you will be decided by your skin type and skin concerns

  • Results vary for each individual, therefore, expectations and outcome will be discussed during the consultation

What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are a treatment that can resurface and stimulate cell renewal on the skin. By chemically exfoliating the skin, this can remove the top layers of skin which has many benefits. Chemical peels can stimulate collagen production, reduce the appearance of pigmentation, smooth lines and wrinkles and leave the skin smooth and soft. Peels can also play a crucial role in controlling an acneic skin.

How Do Chemical Peels Works?

There are many different types of chemical peels which are suited to different skin types and concerns. Different peels will have different strengths and this will determine the depth that it penetrates into the skin. At Anna Medical Aesthetics, the brands of choice are SkinTech and NeoStrata. 

Glycolic Acid is an ingredient that is often used for skin renewal treatments. This can help remove the damaged layer of surface skin cells revealing fresh skin, stimulating cell turnover and encouraging anti-ageing effects in the skin. Other ingredients that are often used in chemical peels are Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, Beta-Hydroxy Acids (BHA) and Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA). All of these can have different beneficial effects on the skin and the most suitable peel for you and your skin type would be discussed during your consultation.

Who Is The Chemical Peel Treatment For?

Chemical peels are suitable for anyone that is concerned with the appearance of their skin. Here are some of the concerns that are commonly treated with chemical peels:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone/discolouration
  • Open/enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Blemished/acne-prone skin
  • Shallow acne scars
  • Lacklustre, dull skin

What Does The Treatment Involve?

First of all, the skin is cleansed thoroughly with an appropriate cleanser. Protection around the eye area is applied, the skin is prepped and then the chemical peel solution is applied to the skin. Once the peel has been on the skin for the appropriate time, it is removed and neutralised. Soothing products and sun protection are then applied.

How Long Do The Result From The Chemical Peels Treatment Last?

A one-off treatment can be carried out as a brightener prior to a special occasion but to treat concerns on the skin, generally, a course of chemical peels are required. The number of treatments and the time between treatments will vary depending on the chemical peel that you have and the concerns that are being treated. This will be discussed and determined during your consultation.


Sun exposure both before and after the treatment should be avoided. Saunas and steam rooms should also be avoided for a minimum of 48 hours following treatment. It is a necessity to apply SPF following the treatment.

Safety & Side-Effects

Following treatment, it is common for there to be some redness in the skin. The level of redness will depend on which chemical peel is used. A few days following on from your treatment, you may experience shedding (or ‘peeling’) of the skin. Again, the level of this will depend on which chemical peel you have. Deeper peels may have a longer recovery but can also result in greater improvement in the skin.

A full list of possible side effects and what to expect following treatments will be discussed during your consultation.

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Read What Our Patients Say

Janet MehrezJanet Mehrez
20:50 15 Mar 23
I went for my first appointment with Anna nervous and not knowing what to expect. All the staff were friendly and professional, putting me at ease. Anna takes time to explain all the treatments available and listens to you, asking what you would like to achieve. It is a journey and she looks after you every step of the way.I am so happy with the treatments we decided on. Very subtle, boosting my confidence, my skin looks amazing. I can't stop looking in the mirror.A big thank you to Anna and her staff. An amazing experience from the very beginning.
Kerri LewisKerri Lewis
15:08 25 Jan 23
Dr Anna has changed my life, my confidence has been restored all thanks to her amazing work!The advice and guidance I received from herself and her team is invaluable, (particularly Kelly who went above and beyond to make me feel at ease each time I attended the clinic)The support and service I’ve received really is second to none. The clinic is immaculate and is also gorgeously furnished.I would very highly recommend Anna Medical Aesthetics to anyone looking to have an aesthetic procedure and rest assured it’s in the most professional of settings.Anna is very highly qualified, knows what she is talking about and has made me feel at ease during this entire process. I can quite confidently say I would never go anywhere else for advice or treatment!Thanks to Anna and her wonderful team!
Liss DLiss D
13:12 13 Nov 22
I have been seeing Anna for quite a few years for various facial procedures and the transformation from when we first met to now is incredible! This is all thanks to the amazingly talented Anna, who is a true professional, providing honest advice and guidance to get the best, natural looking results. I trust Anna implicitly and this, along with Anna’s wonderful team, is the reason I wouldn’t go anywhere else for help to age gracefully 😉 Thank you all for doing such an amazing job!
Katerina LeonidaKaterina Leonida
09:28 28 Sep 22
Went to Anna to get my skin ready for my wedding. I have had wonderful hydro facials, skin pen with Erica who has helped reduce pigmentation from scaring on my skin. My skin feels so smooth and looks amazing without make up. I also had a tear trough treatment with Anna. She promised me I wouldn't feel any to very little pain, and she was right. It was comfortable, and the end result looks natural. Everyone at Anna Medical Aesthetics are understanding, approachable and honest. I feel these are such great qualities to have that I will be returning for more facials and any future treatments. Thank you ladies
Michelle WMichelle W
09:19 19 Jul 22
I’m a new client with Anna Medical Aesthetics. After some research and reading lots of reviews I went to the clinic.I couldn’t have been more delighted with Anna, and her great team Kelly, and Erica.Anna is very knowledgeable and extremely patient, for many reasons I had to go back a few times. She was incredible kind.I would highly recommend this five-star clinic to anyone considering facial aesthetics.I look forward to returning in September!

To Our Patients

We provide no-obligation consultation on medical and cosmetic treatment and women’s health, covering Swindon, Cirencester, Bath, Oxford, Newbury, Chippenham and surrounding areas. Our new, purpose-built facility is equipped with three state-of-the-art treatment rooms and the latest medical equipment.

We are a CQC registered medical practice, and a SAVE FACE accredited aesthetic clinic; adhering to the highest possible standards of safety and clinical expectations, earning the highest-rated medical aesthetic clinic in Swindon with industry-leading TrustPilot’ Excellent’ score.

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