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Chemical Peels Scars, pigmentation, active acne and removal of fine lines and wrinkles

Chemical peels can be a highly effective way to target a range of conditions including acne, sun damage, pigmentation, fine line and wrinkles, and scarring.

They work by removing damaged outer layers of skin to reveal smoother, younger-looking skin beneath. They improve texture and can even remove acne scarring as well as treating active acne.

At Emma J Aesthetics, we use a range of chemical peels to enable you to achieve the results you’re looking for. You can read more about the different peels we use and their effects by clicking below.

Incredible results from our range of chemical peels

Unlike most other treatments, chemical peels go deeper than the skin’s top layers to penetrate the mid to lower levers of the epidermis. This delivers bigger results that last far longer.

Dermaceutic TCA chemical peels

TCA stands for trichloraceutic acid. It comes in many concentrations but is mainly used for medium-depth peeling. TCA peels are particularly effective for treating superficial wrinkles, acne scarring and sun-damaged skin.

We provide TCA chemical peels as one-off treatments and courses (discounts available) at Emma J Aesthetics. After application, surface skin cells peel away to reveal the undamaged, smoother, even skin beneath.

£130 discount on peel courses

ZO Skin Health Ossential Stimulator Peel

This mild peel uses three essential formulas to prep, peel and neutralise your skin. It combines alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) with beta hydroxyl acids (BHAs) to gently exfoliate and target hyperpigmentation. There is little irritation or downtime and skin is left looking and feeling beautifully even.


ZO Skin Health 3-Step Peel

This potent peel works to make skin healthier thorough exfoliation and cellular stimulation of the deeper layers of the skin. It’s a highly effective treatment for targeting hyperpigmentation as well as fine lines, uneven skin texture, large pores, dullness and acne.

Step 1 – removes the outermost layer of the skin with a peel containing salicylic acid, TCA and lactic acid. The peel also contains saporinins to minimise inflammation and glycerine for hydration.

Step 2 – consists of the application of retinol cream to repair natural skin function and boost firming and wrinkle reduction.

Step 3 – soothes skin post peel with a calming cream to reduce inflammation and irritation.

It is important to follow an approximate 6 weekly individualised program prior to this peel.

£300 discount for course

At-home peels

ZO Skin Health Retinol Stimulation Peel

This highly effective peel to be used at home utilises Ossential Advanced Radical Night Repair to exfoliate and stimulate the dermis. The unique formulation tackles hyperpigmentation while strengthening and tightening skin. It’s ideal for the face, neck and chest.

Please note these at home peels require a consultation and a course of ZO skin preparation and ideally a long term continuation for best results and for rejuvenation and repair of skin disease.


ZO Skin Health Invisapeel Intensive Resurfacing Peel

Specially formulated to exfoliate and stabilise the surface of the epidermis for smoother, brighter and firmer skin, this unique peel is ideal for achieving great results at home. It improves the visible signs of sun damage while targeting hyperpigmentation. It also optimises the benefits of any ZO Skin Health treatment.

Please note these at home peels require a consultation and a course of ZO skin preparation and ideally a long term continuation for best results and for rejuvenation and repair of skin disease.


If you’d like to find out more about chemical peels in Inverness, make sure you get in touch to book an appointment with our skin team by calling 01463 830149, sending us an email at or visiting our contact page or Book Online.

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Your questions answered

Is a chemical peel right for me?

Probably, as chemical peels can achieve great results for both women and men of all ages. They are ideal if you’d like to target sun damage, fine lines, shallow acne scars, dry or rough skin, dull skin tone, uneven pigmentation, acne or enlarged pores.

How long does the treatment take?

Our chemical peels take up to an hour depending on the peel included in your tailored programme.

How often should I have a chemical peel?

This does depend on the results you’re looking to achieve. Generally speaking, a course of skin peels (rather than a one-off treatment) will deliver longer lasting results. Many people are so happy with their fresher looking skin, that they keep results topped up with a peel around every six weeks.

Is the treatment painful?

No, not at all. Some people experience a tingling sensation but that’s all.

When will I see results?

Results are seen from two weeks to two months. If you have a course of chemical peels, results will improve even more over time. This is due to the turnover of freshly-peeled skin which is then replaced by new, younger epidermis.

Are there any side effects?

Redness, tingling and slight swelling can all occur after a chemical peel. Depending on the type of chemical peel you have, you may need to allow from three to ten days downtime after the treatment to allow your skin to calm down and stop peeling.

*Individual results may vary.

Chemical peels step by step


We will take the time to explain the various types of chemical peel and work out a treatment plan that’s exactly right for you. For some peels, you may need to follow a pre-peel skin preparation programme.


Your treatment will take up to an hour and will consist of various steps and processes to achieve rejuvenation.


You may need to allow from five to seven days downtime after your treatment depending on the chemical peel. We will talk through this during your consultation.

What our clients say

“I completely trust her to understand and deliver the results I am looking for.”

Lynne McDonald

*Individual results may vary.