Glycolic Acid Peel

Treatment - Glycolic Skin Peel

What is it?

There are many different types of skin peels. A Glycolic acid peel is a superficial peel. This is ideal if you want to replenish your skin and freshen your appearance. Glycolic acid peels have no recovery time and normal activity can be resumed immediately. If you are interested in a deeper peel we recommend an Obagi blue peel.

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Summary of your treatment

Procedure time

30 mins

Full Recovery


Duration of Results

3-4 Months

Back to Work


Sensitivity Period

60 mins

Risk of

Infection, skin irritation


Not required

Results Visible in

7-14 Days

Frequently asked questions

How does it work?

A glycolic acid peel is generally used to exfoliate and replenish the skin, treating lines and wrinkles, acne, acne scars, pigmentation and sun damaged skin. Different degrees of acid peel work to give different results.

What is involved?

The procedure involves applying the solution to the area to be treated. This then speeds up the cell renewal process of the skin tissue, revealing a new layer of refreshed invigorated skin tissue.

What is the result?

The result of a glycolic acid peel is a brighter, fresher, luminous skin.

What are the risks or side effects?

You may experience temporary redness, dryness, flakiness or hyper-sensitivity for a short period following the treatment that generally subsides within 24 hours. For deeper skin peels, you may experience some peeling of the skin tissue. This normally occurs 24 hours following the treatment and lasts for approximately 2-4 days.

Are there any contraindications & cautions?

A full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at the consultation with Deborah Forsythe. If you prefer, please call us to discuss prior to your appointment.

What is the basic aftercare advice?

We recommend a SPF 50 following treatment of a skin peel. We will also suggest a suitable moisture cream post treatment.

For more information please call our team and arrange your consultation with Deborah.


How much does it cost?

Our glycolic acid peel treatments start from £60.00

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Deborah Forsythe is an internationally respected leading authority in non-surgical facial rejuvenation. She has pioneered facial aesthetic medicine in the UK for over 20 years and has been educating and training other medical professionals across Europe since 2004.

Deborah loves to meet patients. She prides herself in how her ability to listen to your needs and loves to use her expertise to work with with you to achieve the results that you want.

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  • Thank you for everything you have done for me – you have given me my confidence back and that is priceless! I now feel ready to face the world thank you Deborah
    Leslie Norton
  • I had a PDO Thread Lift & I would thoroughly recommend this treatment with Deborah to anyone who is serious about the way their skin looks. The benefits are numerous, I love how my skin feels plumper, is smoother to touch, looks like there's fresh life in my skin and an overall improvement to how I feel about myself. Thank you!
    Margaret S.
  • Hi both, just to say many thanks for all the nice things you have both done for me in the time of us meeting, the changes to my face are wonderful – well done Deborah! Thank you Jackie for making me feel at ease and happy.
    Melanie Morton
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    John Stewart
  • I would not hesitate to recommend Deborah, she is amazing at what she does, and never compromises on safety or quality. I have been seeing her for many years and wouldn’t dream of letting anyone else touch my face. I trust her implicitly, she has turned me away more than once saying "go away, you don’t need anything at the moment"
  • Thank you so much for yesterday, I felt pampered as opposed to being stabbed by needles!! You guys are truly inspirational and I look forward to my next appointment
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