Chemical peeling involves the application of a chemical solution to the surface of the skin to produce the careful removal of its outer layers. The amount of skin removed will depend on the type of chemical used, the strength of the product (superficial, medium or deep) and how long it is left on the skin.
They can be used on most areas of the body, but are commonly used on the face or the backs of the hands to improve rough skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, blemishes, scars or acne and actinic keratosis (precancerous skin growth).
At Elite Aesthetics we use a range of superficial to medium depth peels, allowing us to balance efficacy with your lifestyle, to avoid the lengthy recovery periods of the deeper, more aggressive treatments, whilst providing a highly effective peeling system.
If you are considering having a course of peels you will also need to follow a home care regimen with specifically recommended products to allow you to see optimal results.
To find out more about the peels we offer, and which would be most beneficial for you, please get in touch.
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Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, discolored skin and scars — usually on the face. They can be done alone or combined with other cosmetic procedures. And they can be done at different depths, from light to deep. Deeper chemical peels offer more-dramatic results but also take longer to recover from. Peels can be combined with microneedling to tackle deeper scars.
A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to exfoliate and peel off areas of damaged skin. To remove freckles, a moderate skin peel containing glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid penetrates the skin’s middle layers. Once damaged skin is removed, new skin is generated.
Acne can be a difficult condition to treat. The right peel can tackle acne and soften the scars that come with it. Salicylic acid peels and Jessner’s peels (equal parts salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol, an antiseptic exfoliant) dive deep into skin to unclog pores while also skimming the surface to lossen blackheads and fade post-pimple pigmentation marks.
The ZO Stimulator Peel is a wonderful introduction to peels for anyone that has not had a peel before.
It is a superficial peel which causes no downtime no peeling or flaking. A combination of citric, glycolic and lactic acids help to improve skin texture and tone by providing both accelerated exfoliation of the epidermal layer and a unique brightening complex works to prevent the formation of pigmentation.
If you have been considering a peel but feel a little nervous, then the Stimulator Peel is for you. This ‘celebrity’ loved treatment is a favourite before big events and is often known as the ‘lunchtime red carpet peel’ because no downtime is required afterwards, simply a glowing rejuvenated complexion.
It uses a combination of three exfoliating ingredients- glycolic, lactic and citric acid to slough away dead skin cells and any superficial blemishes to reveal fresh, clearer skin underneath. It also stimulates cell turnover for continued improvement to the skin.
A highly effective treatment for the many signs of skin ageing, the ZO Stimulator Peel is ideal for treating sun damage, fine lines, uneven texture, large pores, dull skin, and even acne. Suitable for any skin type or colour. This peel can help with the following:
Your skin will be cleansed using the appropriate cleanser from the ZO range to remove any make up or oil. This is followed by ZO Exfoliating Polish and Polish Activator and ZO Peel Prep Solution to prepare the skin for the Peel.
The Stimulator Peel is then applied and left on for two to four minutes before it is neutralised with pads soaked in Peel Neutraliser, which restores the Ph balance of the skin after the acids in the peel. If you are having a Brightening or Hydrating Medical Peel, the appropriate products are then applied. The final step is the application of ZO Daily Power Defence moisturising serum and ZO Ommerse Renewel Cream to hydrate and protect your skin.
The active Peel solution causes the superficial layer of the skin to peel off and may cause slight initial reddening. The treatment exposes a new layer of healthy undamaged skin, resulting in a smoother texture and a more even skin tone.
Clears pores to help reduce blackheads and whiteheads
The peel can be combined with other treatments to enhance the results.
Between 45 and 60 minutes.
We have a fan blowing cold air to make you extra comfortable during your treatment. Unlike some stronger chemical peels during which you may feel discomfort, the Stimulator Peel is not painful and does not involve any downtime. You may experience a mild warming sensation briefly whilst the peel is applied. There may be slight initial reddening of the skin, followed by limited peeling a day or two later. For special events the Peel is ideal to have 3 days before.
We recommend having a peel once a month to maintain your skin.
The Jessner peel is done by brushing an acidic liquid onto the skin to remove the top layers and encourage new, younger looking skin to grow.
The Jessner peel is typically a medium peel, which means it removes skin cells from the top layer of your skin, the epidermis, and the upper portion of the middle layer, the dermis. However, it can also be used as a superficial peel, which has a faster healing time but needs to be performed more often to get the results of a deeper peel.
Regardless of the depth, the peel is made up of a mix of lactic acid, salicylic acid, and resorcinol in a 95 percent ethanol solution.
The Salicylic Acid peel is one of the most effective peel treatments available for moderate acne with excellent results including:
This makes a lactic acid peel a better choice for sensitive skin. Lactic acid may also be an option if you’ve tried another peels in the past and found the product too strong.
Lactic acid is used to create a mild chemical peel that can help even out your skin tone. It can help address:
1-2 treatments for 6-8 weeks will usually give you optimal results. Again, these results will depend on your skin, the strength of the peel, the frequency of the peel, and how well you take care of your skin post-peel. Because lactic acid peels are mild, they can be safely used 1-2 times per week.
Chemical peels containing lactic acid are beneficial for aiding in the control of pimples and acne, decreasing the appearance of pores and smoothing out rough skin.
Lactic acid is excellent at hydrating and brightening to the skin. It has a very large molecular structure and thus it tends to be less irritating. Glycolic acid peels, on the other hand, has the smallest molecular structure, penetrating quickly and deeper – thus can be more irritating for some people.
Glycolic acid is a type of alpha-hydroxy acid (or AHA) that’s derived from sugar cane.
It joins other acids you might recognize, such as lactic acid, tartaric acid, and citric acid.
It helps shed dead skin cells and reveal the newer, brighter layers underneath by acting on the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of skin)
How long does glycolic acid take to work? Just like every other skin care treatment, consistency is key when using glycolic acid products. The effects start showing in 2-3 weeks, and a complete skin transformation takes about 6-8 months.
Pyruvic Acid Peel – EnerPeel® PA is the next most active acid to a TCA, but with a much greater safety profile. As a keto acid, it has a sebum slowing effect like the beta hydroxyl acid Salicylic Acid, but it penetrates much deeper than an EnerPeel® SA.
It can be also used in conjunction with EnerPeel® JR for a deeper peel especially when sun damage combined with lines and wrinkles is the target.
5-ACID BLENDED PEEL WITH GLUTATHIONE, VITAMINS AND MINERALS
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The Perfect Peel Company makes the Perfect Peel.
At Elite Aesthetics, the Perfect Peel Costs £350.
The ZO 3-Step Peel is a medium-strength peel that combines 10% TCA (trichloroacetic acid), salicylic acid, lactic acid and high-dose retinol (6%). It is indicated for patients of any skin type and colour, who require a more potent skin peel (medium strength), but with minimal downtime (3-5 days).
The peel is conducted by our doctor and costs £350.
TCA peels are cosmetic treatments that use trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to improve your skin’s appearance. The peels come in a variety of strengths or concentrations of acid. A TCA peel works by removing dead skin cells and stimulating new skin cell growth.
Obagi Blue Skin Peel is a leading deep rejuvenation treatment which helps eliminate blemishes, acne scars, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and sun damage whilst increasing overall texture and tightness. … These dead cells are replaced by healthier ones, allowing the skin’s own clarity and tightness to resurface.
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Dr. Shirin is a fully-trained and highly-experienced aesthetic physician, who works diligently to ensure a 5 star quality service, and brings an honest and ethical approach to every one of our clients. With over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including several years as a GP and a sub-speciality in anaesthetics, Dr. Shirin is fascinated by the harmony between medicine and aesthetics, and with her expertise, Elite Aesthetics is able to offer effective, doctor-led treatments to vastly improve the lives of our clients.
To find out more about how we’ve put a smile on customers faces in the past, read our testimonials below for first-hand accounts of a variety of our treatments. You can also find out more about what we think at Elite on our blog, as well as reading more about what the press says about us. Our delighted clients hail from areas including Dartford, King’s Hill, Gravesend, Bromley, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, and West Malling – as well as from further afield.
Had a consultation with Elite yesterday, I must say I was a bit nervous, but Charlotte was so friendly and helpful.
I was given lots of advice and was given products that were within my budget.
I was able to pick the products up with an hour, all the safety restrictions where in place and worked very well.
I was very excited to use my new skin care products.
And I was not disappointed, they were amazing and my skin felt amazing too.
I was 100% satisfied with the service I received from the moment I called Elite, every member of staff was friendly and professional.
I am looking forward to attending the clinic to have some treatments very soon.
Thank you ladies for all your help and for making me feel at ease and confident with the products I purchased.
Elite is an outstanding professional clinic with high standard treatments. All the staff members are friendly and offer you honest opinions when it comes to products and treatments. This is a welcoming clinic that I can 100% recommend. Treatments are spoken through and explained in detail, also aftercare. Confidential pictures are taken to review progress which is great. I have been going nearly a year now and am happy with all the treatments I’ve had, wouldn't go anywhere else. (Dermal Fillers Bromley)
Charlotte was great and gave some good advice for my skin! Thank you and will definitely recommend your services now I know where you are :)
A great discovery in the neighbourhood ! There is no need to go up to London for a beauty treatment of any kind. You'll find a whole range of different treatments suiting all age groups and concerns. Welcoming, reassuring, friendly, professional, high tech. I shall be back for more.
Very happy with the result of my recent visit. For sure will continue with Elite in future
I have been very happy with the care and attention you have received from Dr Shirin.. I would definitely recommend Elite to my family and friends.
thank you again for my follow up appointment to make sure i was ok and there was no life changing affects from the mess I had done else where how a midwife and beautician can inject and leave customers the way they did is unreal the mess my lips where in and the amount of lumps left was so bad and although there still not perfect Dr shirin managed to massage a lot of the lumps out so not only has she done my previous practitioners job with that but she also cares about the wellbeing of her customers I just wish I had got to Dr shirin to start with con not thank her enough
I am 100% satisfied with my results.
friendly and professional
Thank you so much! The results of my dermal fillers are amazing. At first, I was apprehensive but following my one to one consultation with you all my fears were addressed. I felt in safe hands and I am over the moon with the results I have had so far.
I was so impressed with my first visit to your clinic. Not only is it very tastefully done out but also spotlessly clean. It has a great feel to it. Dr.Shirin herself is just wonderful. I have a feeling she is about to change my life forever. I’m looking forward to my next appointment.
The clinic was above & beyond what I expected. Dr Shirin is amazing, I felt totally at ease with her, she gave a thorough explanation of everything we spoke about, very professional & knowledgeable. I highly recommend this clinic..
Inspite the discomfort of the fillers I am so pleased of the results
This was my third appointment with Shirin and as always it was first rate , professional and friendly. I can thoroughly recommend Elite Aesthetics and will continue to visit.
Vary happy off for second visit to week checkup was very impressed with the outcome after looking at my photos from before and after Thanks so much
Excellent services and treatments...
This facial felt lovely, and my skin felt amazing afterwards. Thank you Charlotte!
Amazing beautiful clinic! shirin was amazing made me feel so at ease and such a lovely lady. Can't wait to go back
Always a good experience and excellent results.
I really couldn’t be happier with my result and the fantastic profession service you provide!! Happy is a understatement.
Friendly professional & informative
Great service and friendly staff
The thought of the procedure was worst then the actual thing.Some discomfort but was over very Qwickly, was made to feel very relaxed. Everything done in a very professional manner, thank you
I have been seeing Dr Shirin for about two years now. She is amazing and has transformed the way I look. People ask how it is possible that i look younger now than I did three years ago. I used to be very depressed and self conscience but now Dr Shirin has helped me rebuild my confidence in the way I look and feel and I would never go to another clinic. Thank you Elite Aesthetics ????
Dr. Shirin, is very professional and clearly explains the treatment to you. I felt very relaxed and informed about my treatments. So glad I found Elite and don’t have to travel into London any more.
They offered a lovely gift for me due to an error on the machine.
Charlotte was really professional and friendly. The salon is clean and welcoming. As a competition winner I was treated the same as a paying client, with no pushy hard sell. I was informed about each process and my questions answered. After the HydraFacial my skin feels and looks wonderful. I would happily return and highly recommend the treatment, the salon and Charlotte. Thank you .
Consistently professional, knowledgeable and helpful - and of course the results are fabulous. Couldn’t recommend Elite more.
Very friendly..... and comfortable environment... very clean and fresh room Charlotte is very friendly and caring and makes you feel very comfortable.
Excellent service, prompt, professional, discreet and efficient service
Very Informative, Safe Experience. I felt completely in the know about what was going to happen and Dr Shirin ensured I was comfortable throughout the whole process. Will definitely be putting all of my treatments through Dr Shirin.
i had my 2nd micro-medical skin needling treatment yesterday and have to say i'm blown away by the results already! i'll be honest when Charlotte said it would be a good treatment for my enlarged pores i was a bit dubious ( having tried derma rollers before with no results and a lot of pain!) i'm so glad i listened! its slightly uncomfortable but manageable and well worth it!! thank you Charlotte - cant wait for my third treatment!
I have had the plex done on my eyes and I am so pleased with the amazing results! I had all 3 treatments now and feel 10 years younger!! I would like to say a massive thank-you to Dr Shirin . She made my visit to the clinic comfortable..She is a true professional and a lovely lady!! I am now on the ZO skin treatment can't wait for the results!!
I had my consultation with Dr Shirin this week she has recommended having Hydrafacial treatments to improve the texture and thinning of my skin, I have booked these on her recommendation. She has also suggested further procedures to give some fullness to my face and improve deep lines. I was very happy with the consultation and was comfortable with Dr Shirin.
Very easy and quick service
Always professional and helpful
Very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Immaculate clinic.
Dr Shirin is a genuinely kind, direct and very informative person. She knows how to make you feel totally relax and at ease. Her approach and her treatment has definitely increased my confidence in her work and in myself and has improved my lifestyle. It’s great to know that someone of her expertise is easily accessible to everyone.
I think I actually skipped out of the clinic ! So happy with my results no bruising- minimal swelling and so natural and subtle ! So relived to have my face in the hands of someone I can trust- who is in it for genuine amazing results rather than the hard sell! Dr Shirin your amazing !!
Absolutely love everything about Dr Shirin, Charlotte and Elite Aesthetics - I have no reason (or desire) to go anywhere else!
I had Anti Wrinkle and cheek fillers, I need a little more in the cheeks but would only use maybe 1/4 of the product, I was kindly advised to wait until my next treatment rather than waste money or look over done. Excellent advice, she truly cares about you, rather than making money. My look is very natural, I don’t looked over done and I have many comments about how well I look
Very happy with my treatment. Dr Shirin, her staff and the Elite Clinic are extremely professional in all aspects including the aftercare service. I wouldn’t go anywhere else now and highly recommend them.
Had the tear trough treatment yesterday and am absolutely thrilled with first day results and looking forward to the next few weeks as it settles in. I had a very deep hollow under one eye that is no longer there at all! I am a bit of a wimp with needles but Dr Shirin is so calm and professional and explains everything as she goes along, that it was a completely comfortable experience for me. I have only recently discovered Elite and am so glad I have - a lovely clinic manned by a fantastic team - thank you!
Every time I visit the clinic it is a pleasure you are made to feel comfortable love my visits
Great service very professional. Am really pleased with the results!
Very friendly and professional. A relaxing environment with time for explanation and discussion. Very caring, treatment went smoothly. Highly recommended.
I have always been treated excellently by true professionals with their 'state of the art' skin care. The results are truly incredible. I would wholeheartedly recommend Elite to everyone.
As always lovely experience at Elite If you want a professional service in a lovely clean environment then I recommend you give Elite a try. Having done vast research before having any treatments I chose Elite and have not looked back.
Every time I visit Elite I have a wonderful experience. They are so friendly and welcoming and make you immediately feel comfortable. What sets them apart is that they go that extra mile - absolute dream team, also Charlotte is a magician! Cannot wait for my next treatment.
I have have had 3 treatments and each time I have had fantastic service. Dr Shirin Lakhani is lovely and very professional I have recommended you to all my friends.
I’m not a confident person so I was nervous about my consultation but I didn’t need to be, Dr Shirin was honest and very informative. I didn’t feel rushed at all and she made sure we had covered all areas of concern. Very professional clinic, I will be returning for treatment
Very professional everything was explained about the procedure very well. Had a very excellent experience.
Thoroughly enjoyed my experience at elite aesthetics. Initially I was was nervous but all the staff were really polite and kind and I was soon at ease. Dr shirin explained the whole procedure throughly making sure I understood and was most professional. I fully recommend having treatment at elite aesthetics.
Dr Shirin is very passionate about helping you achieve your goal and supports you every step of the way. Refreshing to spend time talking to a Dr that listens. Great service and team are lovely. Thank you.
I was very impressed with a professionalism and a patient care right from the beginning when I walked in to the clinic. I had a LED facial treatment and it was absolutely great. I will definitely be back soon!
Such a fantastic clinic. Professional, discreet, welcoming and reassuring. Always feel my best interests are at the heart of their advice and treatment plan options.
Just wanted to say I am really pleased with the outcome of my treatment and especially with my lips. There was no adverse swelling at all. I never thought I would like my lips done but will definitely do it again. I will come to you again (all the way from Norwich) as I like the results. Thanks again
I was recommended to Shirin by a friend. We spoke in great depth about which treatment would be best suited for me. I decided that cheek filler would give me the result I required and I couldn’t be happier – fantastic! My cheeks are fuller and it has made a difference to my appearance without being over the top. I have recommended Shirin to my friends. I will be back…Thank you once again.
I felt completely safe in professional hands and I look amazing too. Great before and after care. Definitely having more!
I have had two cosmetic procedures from Dr Shirin Lakhani, both I couldn’t be happier with! My lips have always been thin, so I spoke to Shirin in great depth about having lip filler. She put me at ease, with every question answered with great medical knowledge. Once I had my lips done, I was over the moon with the results! Wish I had found Shirin years ago! A few weeks later, I had anti-wrinkle injections, and again, very happy with top results!!! I would be more than happy to recommend Shirin to my family and friends. Top lady!
Dear Shirin, just wanted to let you know how happy I am with my anti-wrinkle injection treatment. From start to finish, it was very professional and I have a wrinkle free forehead. I have seen 3 other therapists in the past but you are definitely the best, so thank you so much.
Very professional. I have always suffered with acne and acne scarring, tired and lack luster skin. Since I had Vampire therapy nearly a year ago, I have NOT had bad skin once! My skin is much plumper with less visible pores and a nice fresh sheen. What really surprised me was that I managed to get over my fear of needles – perhaps this was because it wasn’t made to feel like a hospital scenario. The vampire therapy session was a real treat – I’m so very glad I did it!
I‘ve used Elite Aesthetics for over three years now and I couldn’t be happier with the results of my treatments. Dr Shirin has been nothing but honest and professional in her advice – even so far as guiding me away from treatments she doesn’t think I need. My skin has gone from tired, listless, and frankly ageing to fresh and glowing. I whole heartedly recommend Elite, and do so every time I’m asked “what do you use on your skin?”
Effective and well-priced service. I would definitely visit Shirin and the team again.
This is undoubtedly the very best aesthetic clinic I have ever been to! I have been having fillers and treatments for years and wish I had met Dr Shirin years ago, her expertise, guidance and advice is second to none. I am 37years and have now been going to Elite Aesthetics for nearly two years my treatments with Dr Shirin are so naturally done no-one ever believes me when I say I have lots of aesthetic treatments most people think I’m late 20’s and this is all down to the techniques and expertise of Dr Shirin Lakhani! I would never put my face or body in the hands of another aesthetic doctor she is the best I’ve ever met and am so grateful to her for the confidence I have regained.
I am very pleased with my plexr results from Dr Shirin, the little hook on the area just under my eyebrows has gone along with my pigmentation marks, my eyes are much tighter and all without surgery. Looking forward to my tear trough filler.
Dr Shirin made me feel very relaxed and comfortable during my procedure and the outcome was amazing. It was only some cheek and a small amount of lip filler but I felt and looked 10 years younger. You will not find a more professional or capable doctor than Dr Shirin Lakhani.
So so pleased with my second microneedling treatment with Charlotte.
I felt very comfortable and relaxed considering I was nervous about having microneedling done to treat my large pores, pigmentation and uneven skin tone.
Charlotte told me step by step what she was doing and answered all of my questions.
Looking forward to my next one. Thank you my skin feels smoother already! Xx
A great discovery in the neighbourhood! There is no need to go up to London for a beauty treatment of any kind. You’ll find a whole range of different treatments suiting all age groups and concerns. Welcoming, reassuring, friendly, professional, high tech. I shall be back for more!
Absolutely amazing! I’ve had a few treatments there now and each time they have been amazing. So friendly and welcoming. Can’t wait to start my next lot. See you soon ladies xx
Dr. Lakhani is, without doubt, the kindest and most caring physician you could ever ask for.
She is knowledgable and would never try to push any unnecessary added extras like so many aesthetic practitioners today.
I feel completely confident when recommending her to friends and family and no one has ever been disappointed.
She is the ultimate professional. I am always thrilled with results.
I’ve just had my first Hydra Facial at Elite Aesthetics and amazed at the results. A few friends have commented on my skin and said I looked
refreshed. I can see a difference in my pores and my skin is just glowing. Thanks to Charlotte for recommending this treatment for me!
Charlotte explained the treatment and benefits which I saw immediately after the treatment, especially an improvement in fine lines and smoother, softer skin.
I’ve already booked in for my next treatment.
What I love about Dr. Shirin is she really listens to you and gives you the best advice to suit your needs and budget. Her emphasis on natural enhancement and improvements means I only want to go to her for any aesthetic treatments. I trust her. Thank you again Shirin! X
Great clinic, lovely, clean and modern. Charlotte was excellent, knowledgeable about the treatment whilst also friendly. The facial itself was very enjoyable and my skin looks and feels tighter and smoother. I highly recommend the Hydrafacial Treatment.
Dr Shirin’s professional approach fills you with confidence. The clinic is modern and efficiently run. They certainly do their utmost to help and advise their clients. I am 100% satisfied that I made the right decision in choosing Elite Aesthetics!
We have extensive knowledge and experience in the medical and aesthetics industries, but we know that above all, the results matter! All of our treatments are vigorously tested in-house before we offer them to our clients to ensure they are safe, effective and will give you, our wonderful clients, the results you want. Your happiness, well-being and satisfaction are at the very core of everything we do here at Elite Aesthetics, and as a result we will never over-treat or carry out a procedure that Dr. Shirin, deems inappropriate or unsafe. Ethical treatment guides our practice, and we aim to become an industry leader in this respect. This means you can always feel confident that you are in safe hands when you choose Elite Aesthetics.
Our practice is led by our founder, Dr. Shirin Lakhani, who is an advocate for greater regulation in the aesthetics industry. Dr. Shirin and Elite Aesthetics believe greater regulation is vital to the development of aesthetics industry as a whole, and as such, our clinic’s philosophy is based on providing doctor-led care to the highest, medically approved standards. We adhere to stringent ethical and medical principles ensuring all the procedures we offer are safe and effective. Dr. Shirin is also fully registered with the GMC (reference number 4634863), and Elite Aesthetics is Save Face accredited, an endorsement recognised by the UK Government, The Department of Health, NHS England and the CQC (Care Quality Commission).