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Chemical peels have been performed since the ancient Egyptians, though now instead of in the pyramids and deserts you can receive one at our skin clinic in Inverness! They’re a popular way to tackle many different skin conditions like active acne, scarring, and hyperpigmentation. However, they’re becoming more readily available in high-street stores…

What’s the difference between a chemical peel at our skin clinic, and one bought on the high-street?


First of all, we’d always recommend coming to see us at Emma J Aesthetics if you’re experiencing any problems with your skin’s health. We offer individual skin consultations and can recommend treatments based on your personal needs. It’s better to have guidance from a medical and aesthetic professional like Emma than to pick something off the shelf that may or may not help you.


Chemical peels at our skin clinic can be tailored to certain strengths to suit you. Our entire approach is client-centred and there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. If everyone’s skin is different, why buy a pre-packaged treatment from the high-street when you could receive individual treatment?


Chemical peels from the high-street also come in very minor strengths. They’re more like a light exfoliation than a true skin clinic chemical peel. Their acid concentration is far lower than those we provide because of their public availability, whereas our medical professionals can use higher and more effective strengths. Because of their lightness, they can’t address the skin’s health, but only it’s short-term appearance. They can’t tackle any underlying problems in your skin or help to remodel and rebalance oil production, for example, so your problems are likely to return after this short-term quick-fix.


Whereas high-street chemical peels can only lightly exfoliate the very top layer of the skin, a course of professional chemical peels at our skin clinic can work much better. We can safely treat skin conditions like acne, sun damage, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and even acne scarring. Because our peels can work at much deeper levels in the skin with greater strengths, and because of our expertise, we can effectively treat your skin’s health.


Professional at home solutions

Even if you do wish to perform at-home peels, we provide a range far superior to those you can find on the high-street shelves. Chemical peels by ZO Skin Health are formulated and created by renowned dermatologist Dr Zein Obagi, who’s full range Emma J Aesthetics is proud to provide. These may be recommended for your use to compliment other treatments to best optimise your results. However, these at-home peels still require a face-to-face consultation first to ensure that you are suitable and would benefit from their effects. The individual consultation is still incredibly important to us, even if you are taking our treatments home with you, so you can get the best results from your treatment.


Chemical peels available on the high-street are far, far weaker than those available at our skin clinic. Where we address your long-term skin health and remodelling, they address short-term and often ineffective superficial results. If you are seeking professional care and brilliant results, then Emma J Aesthetics’ skin clinic can’t wait to meet you.


Book your individual skin consultation today!

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