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Chemical Skin Peels

Revitalize Your Skin with Expert Chemical Skin Peels in Limerick
Chemical Skin Peels

What are Chemical Skin Peels?

As a qualified medical doctor, I administer Chemical Skin Peels, including Glycolic Acid Skin Peels, at my Limerick clinic. These peels involve the application of a chemical solution, such as glycolic acid, to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. This treatment is excellent for those looking to address issues like acne, rosacea, age spots, sun damage, and uneven skin texture. The goal is to reveal smoother, more youthful skin beneath.

How do Chemical Skin Peels work?

Glycolic acid, naturally found in sugar cane, has small molecules that penetrate deep into the skin, reaching the dermis. This deep penetration aids in the effective exfoliation of the skin, removing dead skin cells and promoting the regeneration of new, healthier skin. This process can dramatically improve the skin’s texture and appearance.

Who can benefit from Chemical Skin Peels?

Anyone looking to improve skin issues such as acne, rosacea, age spots, sun damage, bumpiness, and discoloration can benefit from Chemical Skin Peels. These peels are particularly effective for those seeking a softer, smoother, and more even complexion. Both men and women, including those with thicker skin, can see significant improvements from this treatment.

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During our initial consultation at my clinic in Limerick, I will assess your skin type and concerns to determine if Chemical Skin Peels are suitable for you. We will discuss your goals and tailor a treatment plan that best fits your needs.

The treatment typically involves a series of peels, with the strength and depth of the peel gradually increasing based on your skin’s response and tolerance. A course of four peels at 2-3 week intervals is generally recommended, starting with a 20% concentration and potentially increasing to 35% or 50%. For some clients, especially those with thicker skin, a concentration of up to 70% may be used. To maintain results, a follow-up peel every 8-10 weeks is advised.

Your Chemical Skin Peel Journey


Your journey begins with a personal consultation, where I assess your skin and discuss your aesthetic goals. This step is crucial to ensure the Chemical Skin Peel is tailored to your specific skin needs.


When it comes to Chemical Skin Peels, I understand that clients might have some apprehensions about discomfort. However, it's important to note that anesthesia is generally not necessary for these treatments. The sensation experienced during a Chemical Skin Peel is usually a mild tingling or stinging, which most clients find quite manageable. My approach is always to ensure your utmost comfort, and I find that the majority of clients undergo the procedure smoothly without the need for any anesthesia. Rest assured, your comfort and safety are my top priorities during the treatment process.


The peel process is straightforward. The glycolic acid solution is applied to your skin, and you may feel a tingling or slight stinging sensation. The procedure is quick, and there is usually no downtime required.


After the peel, your skin may be more sensitive to sunlight, so wearing sunscreen is essential. You may experience some redness, peeling, or flakiness, which is a normal part of the skin renewal process.

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For Glycolic Acid Skin Peels

20-30 Min

7-14 Days

Several months to a year


None Required

€ 75

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Most Common Queries:
Here’s What I’m Often Asked About Chemical Skin Peels

A Chemical Skin Peel is a dermatological procedure that involves applying a chemical solution, like glycolic acid, to the skin. It exfoliates and removes the top layers of skin, promoting new, healthier skin growth. This process can address a variety of skin concerns, including aging signs, sun damage, acne, and uneven skin tone.

Glycolic Acid, used in Chemical Skin Peels, is a type of alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugar cane. It’s known for its small molecular size, which allows it to penetrate deeply into the skin. Glycolic acid effectively exfoliates the outer layer of dead skin cells, revealing fresher, smoother skin beneath.

Individuals with concerns like acne, fine lines, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and uneven texture can benefit significantly from Chemical Skin Peels. The best candidates are those with non-sensitive skin who are looking for a non-invasive way to rejuvenate and improve their skin’s appearance.

Most people can have a Chemical Skin Peel, but it’s not suitable for everyone. It’s not recommended for individuals with certain skin conditions, very sensitive skin, or those who are pregnant. A thorough skin assessment during consultation is crucial to determine suitability.

Chemical Skin Peels are relatively quick and convenient treatments. Depending on the peel’s strength, there may be minimal to no downtime, allowing most clients to return to their daily activities immediately or within a few days.

Yes, but these are specially formulated acids safe for skin treatment. They’re designed to gently remove the outer skin layer without causing harm when correctly applied.

Most clients experience mild discomfort, often described as a tingling or stinging sensation during the peel. It’s generally well-tolerated, and I ensure to monitor your comfort throughout the procedure.

A Chemical Skin Peel usually takes about 20-30 minutes. Results, such as improved skin texture and tone, can be seen once the peeling process subsides, typically within 7-14 days.

Post-peel, your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight. I recommend avoiding direct sun exposure and diligently using a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin.

While Chemical Peels can improve the appearance of fine lines and give the skin a smoother texture, they may not eliminate deep lines or wrinkles. These may require more intensive treatments.

The number of peels and frequency depends on your skin condition and desired results. Typically, a series of 3-6 peels spaced 4-6 weeks apart is recommended, followed by maintenance peels as needed.

Yes, over-peeling can occur with improper use or too frequent treatments. It’s crucial to follow a professionally recommended regimen to avoid damaging the skin.

Yes, Chemical Peels can be used on most skin types. However, certain peels are more suitable for specific skin types and concerns, which I determine during the consultation.

If you have a history of Herpes labialis, it’s important to inform me during the consultation. I may prescribe a prophylactic antiviral medication to prevent an outbreak post-treatment.

Before a Chemical Skin Peel, avoid any form of skin exfoliation or irritating products for at least a week. Also, inform me about your current skincare routine and any medications you’re taking, as some products may need to be paused before the treatment.

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