Facial Peels

I offer different types and strengths of facial peels depending on the individual.

I use skinbetter and Medik8 skincare products for facial peels, and unlike other acid peels, these products work by process of induction – not destruction. Destruction chemical peels can injure your skin, causing inflammation, burning, and even blistering and usually induce your natural healing process which can take between 7 to 10 days to recover fully.

There are two peels in the Skinbetter range

30% Professional Peel System

This is a lighter peel for clients with mildly photodamaged skin, including early signs of skin ageing and blemishes. It contains Glycolic and Salicylic acid together with the patented alpha hydroxy acid retinoid conjugate formula. The recommended course is to have monthly treatments for 3 months. We will then assess the results and discuss where we go from here.

50% Professional Peel System

A more intensive but still tolerable peel designed for clients with moderate photodamage, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, blemishes, uneven skin tone and dullness.

Clients are required to be on Skinbetter products before having a Peel as your skin requires to be tolerant to the AlphaRet.

I apply the light fusion after the peel.

Cryotherapy treatment is able to be applied in conjunction with the lightfusion and peel which takes your skin to another level of brightness.

skinbetter Facial Treatment Prices 

skinbetter 30% Peel and lightfusion skinbetter 50% Peel and lightfusion additional Cryotherapy treatment
£120.00 £135.00 £40.00


Medik8 Facial Peels

Chemical peels are fast-becoming the number one clinical skin treatment worldwide. At a fraction of the price of laser, they can significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, pigmentation and blemishes with less discomfort and downtime. Medki8 Peel Facials can visibly rejuvenate skin to provide a softer, smoother, more youthful-looking complexion.

Chemical peels are suitable for almost everyone and at Medik8 they have a varied range from their Sensitive PHA Peel which is suitable for very sensitive skins right through to their mono peels which use high-strength single acids which can even be layered to target stubborn concerns like pigmentation.

I recommend a course of peels to really see and feel the difference. By using the correct products before and after peels will assist in boosting the recovery process within the skin and significantly reducing the sensation of discomfort while supporting the skin through any natural shedding or peeling. Medki8’s Time Release Technology in their peels helps to reduce the speed of how quickly the peel formulation hits the skin.

There are 6 Medik8 Signature Facial Peels:

  • Rewind – to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Even – Sun damage and hyperpigmentation problems
  • Clarity – brings blemishes under control and dramatically reduces the risk of future breakouts.
  • Universal AHA – mild peel suitable for all, ideal for those looking to start their peel journey
  • Sensitive PHA – a light PHA based peel for sensitive, redness-prone skins to help manage texture
  • Eye Reveal – an ultra-gentle yet effective solution to treat laughter lines.

any one of these Signature Facial Peels, together with lightfusion treatment  is £100.00

Medik8 Layering Peels

These are an exciting addition to the normal peel treatment and generally for Clients who have seen a plateau in peel results or are dealing with a stubborn skin concern, or demand faster results from the peeling treatment. You can discuss this additional option of a Medik8 layering protocol in the clinic.
Medik8 layering peels add an extra £10 for each layer.

Medik8 – 12 Weeks to Wow

In the same way, many of us sign up for a Personal Trainer at the gym. I invite you to 12 weeks of personalised, intensive training for your skin. 12 Weeks to WOW allows you to have prescribed, a full at-home skincare regime alongside a comprehensive course of 6 in-clinic peels tailored to your specific skin concerns, your lifestyle and your skin goals.

The result – A remarkable skin transformation

Medik8 Facial Treatment and Course Prices 

Medik8 Facial Peel Medik8 Layering Peels 12 Weeks to WOW
£100.00 An additional £10.00 £600.00


12 Weeks to Wow – Personal training for the Skin – What does it involve?

It is simple:

  • Eight clinic appointments with 6 Medik8 professional peels (spaced 10-14 days apart) and
  • A homecare regime designed to use twice daily.

Initial Appointment

At your first clinic appointment, I will assess your skin, and together we will work out the best “In-Clinic” and “At-Home” regime for you. At this initial consultation, I will talk to you about my treatment approach and how to help you meet your skin goals.

You will receive your 12 Weeks to WOW Skin Passport, which is a printed booklet that you and I fill in together to track your progress and the treatments and peel strengths you have experienced.

Your passport is a great tool and will help me tailor the very best program for you. It will allow me to record any changes to the types and strengths of each treatment to ensure that your experience is truly bespoke for you.  In addition, I will also record any changes to your home care regime with you and suggest top-ups and product changes as required. Please bring your passport to every treatment.

I will also take a photo of your skin from a few angles so we can track your progress throughout the program. (These photos are for clinical records only).

You will be sent home with homecare to prepare your skin for around 2-4 weeks before returning to have your first peel.

Clinic Treatments

After 2 to 4 weeks of consistent at-home skincare use, you will return to Thorntonhall Therapies for your first of 6 professional peel treatments.

The following is what to expect from a peel:

All Medik8 peels have Time-Release technology, which means minor discomfort is to the minimum. Every skin is different, but many clients describe the experience as either itchy or just increased heat on the skin. You can ask me to remove the peel at any point in the treatment, but I find the majority of clients are easily able to have the peel on the skin for the recommended 10 minutes which only enhances the results. Time may vary dependent on skin condition or type.

After the facial peel treatment, it is neutralised quickly by the use of cool, soothing gauzes which are placed on the skin to normalise it as soon as possible. You will then receive beautiful pampering aftercare with layers of soothing serums and creams tailored to your skin type. A Light fusion treatment is offered.

You will leave the clinic make-up free but will need to use a Medik8 Post Peel Treatment Kit. The Kit has everything you need to care for your skin for the next 3-5 days. I will show you how to get the best use from the Kit and book in your next appointment.

After 10 to 14 days have elapsed since your first peel, you will have your second in-clinic appointment for peel 2. Using your Skin Passport notes, we will discuss your first treatment experience, how the products felt on your skin, and assess the next step for peel 2.

The process repeats every 10 to 4 days with another in-clinic professional peel until all six are complete. I will be taking photos at every Clinic appointment

Final Appointment

After completing your six peels, you will be invited back for one last in-clinic appointment to review the process and compare your before and after pictures. As well as celebrating the results with you, I can then discuss how to prolong them and recommend an ongoing maintenance regime to help retain Beautiful Skin for Life.

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