• Chemical Skin Peels

    Our chemical peels remove the outer layers of skin so that a smoother, more evenly pigmented, glowing layer of skin can appear.


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Chemical Peels Overview


    45 minutes






    We recommend you have maintenance treatments every 9 months to a year


    This depends on the individual but the full effects are usually seen approximately 8 to 10 weeks after your first session


    2 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart

What are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are cosmetic procedures that involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin. This solution helps remove the outer layers of the skin, revealing a smoother, more evenly pigmented, and glowing complexion. 

At Wimpole Aesthetics, we specialise in AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) peels, which offer effective results with minimal downtime.

What is Involved in the Procedure of a Chemical Peel?

  • The skin is cleansed to remove any oils or impurities.
  • A carefully selected peeling agent, such as AHA or TCA, is applied to the skin.
  • The peeling agent causes a warm sensation, like a sunburn, which subsides quickly with cool compresses.
  • In some cases, there may be mild swelling around the eyes, but overall discomfort is minimal.
  • Within a few days, the skin starts to shed, revealing a pink-coloured, smooth-textured layer.
  • The shedding process lasts about five to seven days, and during this time, the skin undergoes significant rejuvenation.

What Chemicals are Used in Wimpole Aesthetics’ Peels?

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) are found in plants and food such as citrus fruits, apples, grapes, sugar cane and sour milk. The acid breaks the intracellular bonds of the epidermis and accelerates the sloughing of the superficial dead skin cells of the epidermis.

Lactic acid and glycolic acids are the two most common AHA acids found in skincare products. This peel is considered a light peel and patients will require multiple treatments to see results. This treatment can help with acne scars.

Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) can be used in many concentrations, but it is mostly used for medium-depth peeling. Fine surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes and pigment problems are commonly treated with TCA. The result of TCA peels produces more dramatic results than AHA peels. Clients may require more than one peel to achieve the desired results.

The Benefits of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels offer a range of benefits for your skin:

  • Improved skin texture and tone
  • Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
  • Treatment of superficial blemishes and pigmentation issues
  • Enhanced skin radiance and luminosity

With the right peel treatment, you can address various skin concerns and achieve a more youthful and revitalised appearance.

What to Expect During and After a Chemical Peel

  • You may notice an immediate improvement in your skin’s appearance.
  • Over the next 8 to 10 weeks, as your skin continues to heal and regenerate, you will experience the full effects of the peel.
  • For optimal results, we recommend a series of two treatments, spaced four weeks apart.
  • Maintenance treatments every 9 months to a year can help prolong and enhance the results.
  • It’s important to follow the post-peel care instructions provided by your skincare professional to ensure optimal healing and maximise the results of the chemical peel.

With each treatment, you’ll witness a reduction in the signs of skin ageing, including fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, and sun damage. Your skin will appear more youthful, radiant, and revitalised.

At Wimpole Aesthetics, our skilled professionals will assess your skin condition, discuss your goals, and recommend the most suitable chemical peel treatment for your needs. BOOK A CONSULTATION to schedule a consultation and embark on your journey to healthier, more vibrant skin.

Why Choose Us

At Wimpole Aesthetics, we provide a wide variety of medical treatments and non-surgical rejuvenating procedures in the field of anti-ageing and aesthetic medicine. Our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz stays abreast of the latest developments in this field, but always ensures that any treatment we offer can deliver safe and effective results.

We love to hear our patients tell us that we have the feel of a local clinic right in the heart of London’s medical district.

Our Founder and Medical Director Dr Berkowitz along with Aesthetic Medicine Practitioner, Dr Hammer have over half a century of collective experience which is what makes the Wimpole Aesthetics’ no-risk policy successful.

What Does Getting Started With Us Look Like?

If you’ve been considering an aesthetic treatment to rejuvenate your skin or reshape your body, then the first step is to get in touch with the clinic to arrange a consultation with our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz or one of his team, depending on your requirements.

Call us on 0207 224 2247 or email us on info@wimpoleaesthetics.co.uk to arrange your consultation.

The consultation is an essential part of the patient journey as it gives us the opportunity to discuss your objectives and the outcome you’re hoping to achieve. We will talk you through the procedure or treatment plan, clearly explain any possible risks and the results you can expect, as well as answer all of your questions.

Procedures at Wimpole Aesthetics are carried out under the direction of our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz and his team. We aim to deliver practical, safe and effective medical aesthetic alternatives to cosmetic surgery whilst always respecting a patient’s privacy, dignity and confidentiality.

Our care and support continues after you leave the clinic. You are provided with comprehensive aftercare advice appropriate to the treatment you have received and we welcome patients getting in touch if they have any questions regarding their experience and results.

At Wimpole Aesthetics, we provide a wide variety of medical treatments and non-surgical rejuvenating procedures in the field of anti-ageing and aesthetic medicine. Our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz stays abreast of the latest developments in this field, but always ensures that any treatment we offer can deliver safe and effective results.

We love to hear our patients tell us that we have the feel of a local clinic right in the heart of London’s medical district.

Dr Josh Berkowitz - Medical Doctor

Dr. Josh, a respected figure in cosmetic health, oversees various treatments and personally trains his staff. Known for honest assessments and a risk-minimizing approach, he believes in tailoring treatments to individual needs, not cost.

Dr Natalie Hammer

Dr. Natalie Hammer, a GMC-registered doctor and Aesthetic specialist from the USA, boasts 14 years of medical experience, with eight years dedicated to aesthetic medicine.

AHA and TCA peels are painless; you will experience a slight stinging to the skin when the chemical is applied to your skin. Your skin is exposed to the chemical for approximately two to three minutes. When combined with microdermabrasion, there is a slight abrasive sensation during the procedure.
It is not necessary to take time off work, but your skin may look a little red immediately after the treatment.
Most people who have sun damage such as multiple solar keratosis, pigmentation abnormalities, certain types of acne, and fine wrinkling might benefit from a chemical peel. Peels are often used to treat fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth. Wrinkles caused by sun damage, ageing, and hereditary factors can often be reduced with this procedure. Microdermabrasion is often combined with a chemical peel to refine the outer appearance of the skin.
The amount of improvement is individual and depends on the initial condition of the patient’s skin. Maximum improvement of damaged skin and wrinkling ranges from 50% to 85% and, although 100% percent improvement is not possible, most patients view the results as dramatic.
The price of chemical peels ranges from £75 to £600 The price of the treatment will depend on the type of chemical peel that is recommended.

Yes, when performed by a qualified skincare professional, chemical peels are considered safe. However, it’s important to disclose any medical conditions, allergies, or medications you are taking during your consultation. This information will help your skincare professional determine the most suitable peel for your skin type and minimise the risk of any adverse reactions. They will also provide detailed pre- and post-peel care instructions to ensure the safety and efficacy of the treatment.

 After a chemical peel, it’s essential to follow the post-peel care instructions provided by your skincare professional. Typically, we will recommend gentle skincare products and moisturisers that are free from irritants, fragrances and harsh ingredients. 

It’s important to keep the skin hydrated and protected with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Avoid using abrasive scrubs, exfoliants or harsh cleansers until the skin has fully healed. We may also suggest specific serums or creams to enhance the healing process and optimise the results of the peel.

The duration of a chemical peel can vary depending on the type and depth of the peel. Superficial peels usually take about 30 minutes to complete, while medium to deep peels may require longer sessions, typically up to 45 minutes. However, it is important to note that the overall time commitment includes pre-peel preparation and post-peel care instructions.

What our patients say

Natalie and Dr Josh have been incredible in boosting my confidence and my skin! They truly listen and deliver 100% natural results every time. Natalie is completely honest, professional, has integrity and that’s why I trust her fully. Wimpole clinic have a much greater range of cutting edge treatments beyond anti wrinkle treatment that have resulted in my skin improving with age. It’s mad but true. They always assess what is right for my face and my skin on the day and advise according to what my skin needs. I’ve been going to Wimpole Aesthetics for years now, initially drawn to their incredible IV boosts but am now unable to ever turn back. Class, quality and aesthetic results that are truly worth it!!!

5 star

Dr Josh is a caring and knowledgeable doctor, his consultation is very detailed, he answered all the questions that I am concerned. Dr Natalie did the filler and skin booster, she takes care of me a lot, even after the treatment she still cares about me, I booked the review after two weeks, highly recommended! Btw, they have a Chinese speaking staff so don’t worry if you are not familiar with medical terminology!

5 star

An unpretentious practice. Approachable team with honest, friendly advice. Dr Joshua is amazing and I would recommend him to anyone. He doesn’t prioritise making money like other practices- he will tell you honestly whether you need treatment or not. Acting on clients best interests and well being.

5 star

Wonderful experience. Dr Natalie is very experienced and honest. Loved my treatments with her. Fantastic results. Highly recommend her and this clinic.

5 star

I have suffered adult acne for many years and after trying many options I was recommend I visit Dr Natalie and I’m so grateful I did! I’m currently on roaccutane and have had two facials with her. Such amazing changes in my skin. She has a wonderful bedside manner and has made this whole process wonderful. I sincerely cannot recommend Dr Natalie enough. Also very central clinic so makes before/after work apts very easy! 10/10

5 star

Very professional and very friendly environment, with knowledge doctors and Nurses. I would definitely recommend them, went there with my family it was a great experience.

I would highly recommend !!

5 star

I have been living with scarring above my upper lip, as a result of electrolysis treatment 25 years ago, in the form of a deep vertical line and small indentations in the skin. I sought help from Wimpole Aesthetics, and from the moment that I entered the small, personal clinic I was totally put at ease and welcomed by the extremely professional and friendly team. I received a course of Mesotherapy and Dermapen treatment and am absolutely delighted with the results. I had almost given up on ever having smooth line-free skin above my upper lip again. I highly recommend letting Wimpole Aesthetics take care of you.

5 star

Having lived in Australia for over 10 years, my skin had suffered mild sun-damage and had developed a lot of discolouration on my face in particular. Also, as I approached the age of 40, I noticed a lot of wrinkles appearing! I decided to have Microdermabrasion treatment and the improvements after just 3 treatments were extremely encouraging. I have booked a further 2 treatments in coming months and I am so excited about seeing further benefits to the look and texture of my skin.

5 star

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