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Chemical Peels

At Thames Skin Clinic Dr Hemming and her team use a variety of skin peel products for different conditions and intensities of treatment.  From superficial exfoliating peels to deep skin levelling designer peels there is an option to suit all skin and combinations with skincare and treatments to help you to reach your goals.

Select ZO, Obagi and specialised skin peels

Skin peels smooth, refresh and rejuvenate the skin, to treat fine lines and wrinkles, for acne prone skin, hyperpigmentation and sun damage for both younger and more mature skin. Skin peels use strong acid bases brushed onto the skin after cleansing to remove the outer dead skin layers. In the healing phase, new collagen formation freshens and tightens the skin and renews skin health.

Types of skin peels vary due to skin type and treatment needed.

If you do not want a skin peel but would like to rejuvenate your skin please come in and discuss our range of  skincare products or other facial and skin rejuvenation options.


Before and afters

Results may vary from person to person

There are many types of skin peel using different strengths and quality of skin enhancing ingredients. Common products include the use of glycolic acid, lactic acid, retinol, TCA and Phenol.

For deeper skin peels it is essential that your skin is prepared for treatment. Preparation for a skin peel involves the use of topical skin care products for use at home in a skincare regimen. Depending on your skin type and condition Dr Hemming and her team of wonderful Thames Skin Therapists will prepare a routine for you and ensure that you are using the products for the desired duration for your skin type.

ZO skin health peel by Dr OBAGI

Dr Obagi’s current range takes his initials ZO. ZO skin health and medical products are at the forefront of skin health science. Dr Zein Obagi’s innovative ZO signature skin peels go beyond exfoliation by providing dermal and epidermal stimulation to stabilise skin functions and support skin renewal. With a portfolio of ZO skin peels the most appropriate treatment for your skin condition, lifestyle and skin health objective can be chosen.

ZO skin peels for every skin condition

ZO signature skin peels are designed to correct a wide range of skin disorders, including UV damage, melanoma, discolouration, uneven texture, acne, flaky skin, fine lines and wrinkles.

Consistent results with specific depth control.

ZO signature peels utilize triadic blends, unique enzyme complexes and retinol in safe concentrations to promote exfoliation and stimulation while controlling the depth of penetration and create of absorption to achieve specific treatment goals.

Preparing skin to optimise peel results

ZO GSR (Get skin ready) medical system should be used 4-6 weeks prior to the peel to stabilise and strengthen the skin, supporting barrier function and aid hydration.

Zo Controlled Depth Peel

Maximal skin tightening and mild skin leveling

A deep skin peel to dermal level under local anaesthetic injection and mild sedation. Intense stimulation and renewal is accomplished with ZO’s unique base. TCA can be controlled to penetrate at multiple levels in the dermis. Achieve long lasting skin restoration.

ZO 3-Step Peel

Aggressive exfoliation and epidermal stimulation

A deep skin peel to the lowest epidermis. Potent exfoliants, retinol 6% and anti inflammatory agents penetrate the epidermis and upper dermis. Texture repair, pigmentation correction and anti ageing benefits

Obagi Blue Peel Radiance

What is Blue Peel Radiance?

Blue Peel Radiance is a unique blend of Salicylic, Glycolic and Lactic acids to provide a gentle but effective peel, resulting in tighter, smoother, brighter looking skin immediately after just one use.

Salicylic acid based peels are used to improve a range of skin conditions, including acne, photo damage and melasma.

Blue Peel Radiance effectively exfoliates the uppermost damaged skin layers, leaving your skin fresh, renewed and radiant.


What results can I expect?

Obagi Blue Peel Radiance can improve your skins look, texture, and feel in a matter of minutes.


Superficial exfoliation, with little to no downtime.

Provides instant radiance, tighter, smoother, brighter looking skin after just 1 treatment although a series of 4 to 6 peels provides best over all results. It is particularly effective, in the treatment of photo damage, and results in overall improvement in the texture and tone. It may also be beneficial in the treatment of darker skin pigmentary changes.

In combination with HydraFacial

At Thames Skin Clinic Blue Peel Radiance can be combined with HydraFacial offering an even deeper penetration of active ingredients and quicker results! This combination works amazing for super congested oily skin or photo damaged skin (pigmentation).

Zo Stimulatior Peel

Skin Brightening Peel

A superficial peel consisting of a combination of citric, glycolic and lactic acids. These are all ingredients which help to improve skin texture and tone and create a unique brightening complex that works to prevent the formation of pigmentation.

This particular ZO peel is great for first timers who may be a little nervous about the thought of a ‘peel’ as it comes with no downtime, no peeling or flaking. It is known for being a favourite before big events “the lunchtime red carpet peel” as it creates an immediate glowing complexion. It helps to remove dead skin cells and any superficial blemishes to reveal fresh, clearer skin underneath. It also stimulates cell turnover for continued improvement to the skin.

Enzymatic Peel

Epidermal renewal with invisible exfoliation

Blend of exfoliating enzymes penetrates the epidermis. Repairs barrier function and stabilises and resurfaces skin surface.

The At Home Facial

FEATURING ZO® Enzymatic Peel and Complexion clearing mask.

This at-home treatment improves overall skin health and helps clear congestion. It can be used alongside your ZO skincare program weekly or more frequent under our supervision.

For more information about how to set this up and use the products to maximise the facial’s effect alongside the facial instructions please contact info@thamesskin.co.uk

Neostrata ProSystem Peels
  • 20% Glycolic Peel pH1.6
  • 35% Glycolic Peel pH 1.3
  • 50% Glycolic Peel pH 1.2
  • 70% Glycolic peel pH 0.6

(70% glyciolic acid peels are used for aggressive treatment of sun damaged skin.)

Additional treatment

Clarifying Peel Ph 1.6 For oily or acne prone skin

Brightening peel pH 1.6 For uneven pigmentation and discolouration, photoaging, dyschromia, sun spots, melasma.


 NeoStrata ProSystem Peels

First launched in the USA is 1988 by founding dermatologists Drs Van Scott and Yu Neostrata has been discrubited in the UK since the late 1990s.

The Neostrata skin rejuvenation system is a glycolic acid peel system performed as an in-office procedure by a trained professional. Neostrata skin peels provide controlled and predictable removal of surface skin cells, stimulating skin renewal to improve the appearance of the skin. The procedure is fast and convenient, taking only  about fifteen minutes. With virtually no recovery time, you can be back to your normal routine the same day. There is no significant pain or discomfort or need for anaesthesia.

Optimal formulations of Glycolic acid have been safely designed to stimulate healthier, younger looking skin.

Neostrata Peels are superficial to medium depth and visibly diminish the look for fine lines and wrinkles, smooths and softens skin, increasing hydration and suppleness, balancing skin tones. Peels can also improve oily / acne prone skin.

Higher strengths can help reduce the appearance of acne scarring and certain pigmentation problems.

Neostrata peels can be used on the face, neck, chest, hands and on all types of skin including fine skin, normal skin, greasy or thick skin.  It can also be used safely and effectively on black and Asian skin.

It takes 4-6 peel treatments at 3-4 weeks intervals to. Achieve the desired effect.

All body areas appear to respond well to treatment with glycolic acid peels. The arms, hands, neck and chest all improve at a slower rate than the face.

Starting with a course of 4 or 6 peels one month apart and increasing the strength of the peel as tolerated.

Retinol Peel

Advanced physician strength peel to exfoliate, improve fine lines and wrinkles and reduce acne and improve skin laxity, promoting bright even and clear complexion.

Glo Skin Peels

Very Superficial


Exfoliating fruit enzymes and salicylic acid, breaks down dead cells for smoother skin. Promotes reduction of oiliness for clearer skin.  For quick cleansing, acne (grade I-II), ageing, dry, dehydrated, hyperpigmentation, sun damaged skin.

glõLactic 15%

Exfoliating and moisture retention properties. Promotes softer smoother skin and improves appearance of fine lines. For acne (grade I-II) ageing, hyperpigmentation, sun damaged skin.


glõSalicylic 30%

Antiseptic exfoliat deeply cleanses pores. Excellent for acne and aids overall skin rejuvenation. For acne, oliy, congested, combination, hyperpigmentation, sun damaged skin.

glõGlycolic 30%

Promotes repair and regeneration of skin, aids elimination of actinic keratosis. Helps improve appearance of ageing skin and uneven texture and tone. For acne (grade I-II), ageing, sun damaged, hyperpigmentation, ingrown hairs.


 glõGlycolic 60%

Aggressive chemical exfoliant promotes repair and regeneration of skin. Aids elimination actinic keratosis, helps improve appearance of ageing skin. For acne (grade I-II), ageing, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, ingrown hairs.

glõModified Jessner 14%

A synergy of effective acids reduces melanoma, freckles acne and mild cases of rosacea. For acne (grade I-II) ageing, hyperpigmentation, rosacea (mild).

glõAlphaBeta 17%

Refines surface texture, decreases discolouration and clears acne disturbances. For congested, oily, dry, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, sun damage.

glõTCA 15%

Medium depth peel, especially for mature skin with sun damage fine lines and hyperpigmentation. For ageing, actinic keratosis, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, mature skin, sun damage.


Combination treatment to enhance skin tome and texture while purifying blemish prone skin. For Acne, congestion, breakouts, fine lines, sun damaged, hyperpigmentation

Is this treatment suitable for me?

We will guide you regarding suitable treatment times, it is best to avoid bright sunlight for 3 weeks after treatment. It is not suitable if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Skin peels are not suitable for irritated skin, if skin has been treated with laser within the last 6 weeks or if you have used acne medication in the last 6 months.

How safe is treatment?

All of our treatment are extremely safe when carried out by our fully qualified and highly experienced practitioners. For some of our skin peels you will start by using a pre peel treatment program to protect your skin and enhance your results.

Will I feel any pain or discomfort during my treatment?

Our patients do not describe our skin peels as painful. Sometimes you will feel a little tingling, burning or a prickly sensation on the skin. A peel can be neutralised and stopped at any point in the treatment. After treatment your skin will feel warm and can be slightly red. We provide full aftercare advice and apply a premium SPF to the skin for added protection. 

Are there any associated risks?

There are no serious risks associated with this treatment as long as your aftercare is followed correctly. Please ensure you provide us with your full medical history and update any changes which may occur.

How much downtime is usually needed and what should I expect?

After treatment you should expect your redness or mild inflammation or swelling. Deeper peels will cause your skin to flake and shed. Do not pick the skin as it may leave unwanted pigmentation or scars. Deep peels take 5-7 days to conclude.


Skin peels are best performed after several weeks of preparation. Pretreatment with skincare products prepares the skin for the peel and stops the peel burning and causing hyper pigmentation. The length of preparation recommended depends on your skin type and concerns.

Treatment areas

When you and your skin are ready for a peel the area is cleansed thoroughly, the peel is applied and after acting it is removed. Post procedure spf must be worn.

Skin peels do feel itchy and may sting the skin on application. Ideally they are left on the skin for 5 minutes but you must tell your doctor if it feels too strong for you. Pre procedure skincare specifically recommended for your skin type and with the peel in mind should be used for best results.

Treatment areas

Treatment is a safe and effective way of refreshing and rejuvenating the skin as well as treating fine lines, texture, tone and wrinkles.

Any area of skin can be suitable for a peel from the face and back to the décolletage and neck. Arms and legs too, especially if there are scars and pigmentation problems.

Pre-treatment is essential in order to prevent the peel burning and causing damage to the skin. In some clients a good medical skin care regimen is better than a peel.

Side effects

At Thames Skin Clinic we like to assess your skin thoroughly. Before going ahead with a peel you are likely to be started on a pre peel treatment. For glycolic peels you will be asked to us a specific glycolic acid serum for 2 weeks prior to your treatment. For ZO skin health deeper skin peels you will need to start a ZO routine for 6 weeks (or more depending on your skin type). Preparation of your skin is vital to allow desensitisation and ensure your skin peel does not damage your skin.

Most patients can undergo a glycolic peel without any side effects. The treated skin is virtually normal in appearance. On rare occasions a patient may experience mild sloughing, weeping or scabbing. Some redness is temporary and normal. Redness may be covered with makeup.

If scabs are picked, scarring may occur or areas of hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation may result.

Side effects are minimal if any. Your skin may sting and look flushed or red.

Deeper peels cause crusting and peeling of the skin. This is normal and part of the peel process.

They are not suitable for irritated skin or if skin has laser treat within the last 6 weeks, if you are suffering from a viral infection or have used roaccutane in the last 6 months.

It is essential to us SPF sun protection after skin peels.


On the day

Do not touch, rub or massage the area or apply makeup for at least 6 hours.

Your skin may sting or burn with some flushing or redness for 1-2 hours after a peel.

You must apply strong SPF sun cream and can use a moisturizer, SPF is essential to avoid post procedure hyperpigmentation.


For the next few days

It may feel tighter and may feel warm to touch; this may last for 1-2 days.

Eperdermolysis (whitening) and peeling may occur and could last up to 3 weeks. Depending on the peel and tolerance.

Do not put on normal make up until healed. Mineral make up may be applied.

Your specialist will recommend a home care program for you to follow for best results.

It is advised to avoid sun, tanning and other cosmetic treatments and wait 2-4 weeks before fillers and injectable wrinkle treatments.

Treatment courses

A course of skin peels will give you the best results. I would suggest 6 at monthly intervals.

Continue with your personal skincare products and have regular reviews.

Skin Peels vary by the area of treatment given and the type of peel used to achieve the best results. We often get asked about the cost of treatment. At Thames Skin Clinic we pride ourselves on results rather than focus on the price of a treatment, it is more important that we get the correct quality of product rather than offer cut price treatments, products and services (especially when it comes to medical treatments). You will never see Thames Skin Clinic advertising services on social coupon sites such as Groupon as we believe they have a negative impact on our customer safety, results and satisfaction. We also wish to abide by the advertising regulator and work in a safe ethical manor.

Our prices reflect the skill, training and premier product choices we have made as well as the true reflection of the beautiful bespoke clinic surroundings.

To discuss skin peels and for a detailed consultation regarding the best options for you treatment please call us today and book an initial consultation with our specialist practitioners. There is a charge for appointments with Dr Hemming.

A pre peel consultation is necessary to arrange preparation programs prior to having a skin peel.

Superficial Skin Peel

  • ZO Stimulator peel – £140
  • Obagi Blue Peel Radiance – £165

Body areas available. Courses of 3 and 6 available.

We offer different peels depending on your skin’s needs.

Moderate and Deep Skin Peels

  • ZO skin health 3 step peel – £495
  • ZO controlled depth peel – £1250

Courses of 3 and 6 available.

Additional effects

Skin tightening, hydration and improves skin laxity

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Initial appointment

New Patient consultation 45 minutes

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Treatment takes

20 minutes (following consultation)

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Follow up

4 weeks following treatment

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Lasts for

6-18 months, permanent with maintenance treatment

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Results take

4 weeks with full results 1 months after final treatment

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0 - 7 days for skin to settle, depending on depth and type of peel

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Anaesthetic required

No, apart from the Obagi Blue peel or controlled depth peel

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The results just keep getting better.

I’ve been visiting Doctor Anna for over a year to revitalise my skin with topical treatments. As I grew to trust her professionally, I decided to take that bold journey to address my dark circles which have gotten worse with age. I was incredibly nervous and a bit scared that I would look unnatural or vastly different after treatment. From the first day of treatment, I was excited and pleased with the results. It’s been two weeks now, and the results just keep getting better. I feel beautiful. The cherry on the cake is my loved ones and close friends haven’t noticed a thing!


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01 Nov 2018


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20 Jul 2017


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I’ve had the pleasure of going to Dr Anna for a few years now and was delighted when she opened The Thames Skin Clinic as so close to where I live. The space is gorgeous and bright so perfect for any treatments you may require! I’ve been used to, in the past to going into these darkened rooms where they surely can’t treat you properly. Dr Anna and her team are professional and friendly in the right measure and make you feel at ease and confident that you’ll walk out of there looking and feeling a million dollars!! Would def recommend a visit to see for yourself!


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