Skin Peels

Skin peels or chemical peels are a popular and effective way of improving the quality and appearance of your skin.  They can be used to improve fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, rough skin surface, acne and acne scarring, pores, and decreased luminosity.

Skin peels and chemical peels are performed in Glasgow and Bothwell by both our expert aesthetic therapists and our Medical Team led by Mr Simon Ravichandran MBChB.MRCS and Dr Emma Ravichandran BDS.MFDS dependent on the medical grade.


At Clinetix Rejuvenation we perform a range of skin peels for a variety of common skin conditions.  Chemical peels are categorised in terms of their depth – Superficial, Medium or Deep. At Clinetix we often combine chemical peels with other treatments such IPL Phototherapy, Microdermabrasion or Dermalux LED Phototherapy to further enhance results.


The Clinetix Signature Facial

We designed the Clinetix Signature Facial to speed up the renewal process of cells. This kick-starts the skin to act younger, resulting in healthier, younger-looking skin. This luxurious facial has little to no downtime, as a result, it is ideal for freshening up tired, dull skin.


The Clinetix Hydrating Enzyme Peel

Rejuvenate and hydrate dull skin with the Clinetix Hydrating Enzyme Peel. Enzymes in the Clinetix Hydrating Enzyme Peel will exfoliate to remove the dead skin cells, support skin cell renewal and soften skin texture with minimal irritation.


The ZO Red Autograph

We specially designed the superficial ZO Red Autograph to gently exfoliate and stimulate the skin. In turn this improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.  A client favourite, the ZO Red Autograph is a fruit acid peel that globally improves the quality of the skin. The peel not only deeply rejuvenates the skin but also has the added benefit of strengthening anti-ageing properties. With little to no downtime, the ZO Red Autograph is the ideal treatment to brighten and refine lack-lustre skin.


Medical Grade Chemical Peels

In addition to these gentle peels, we also perform medical grade chemical peels to tackle more specific concerns. Clients concerned with specific issues such as acne scarring, rough skin texture or melasma may benefit from a course of medical grade chemical peels.

Salicylic Acid Peel

Salicylic Acid peels are an ideal skin remodelling solution designed specifically for those with oily, acne and breakout prone skin. The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of salicylic acid will reduce redness and inflammation caused by acne. Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) which uses chemical exfoliation to remove dead skin cells which cause blackheads and whiteheads. Salicylic Acid peels can be stand-alone treatments or as part of a combination treatment such as our Acne Clearing Treatment.

Pyruvic Acid Peel

Pyruvic Acid peels offer remarkable result with fewer side effects. The gentle peel can be used on most skin types to treat a wide range of skin conditions including fine lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation issues and oily skin.

Mandelic Acid Peel

Mandelic Acid peel is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) with a large molecular size. The large molecular size makes the peel less irritant and more gentle than other chemical peels. Used in a number of chemical peels to promote exfoliation and cellular turnover rate, mandelic acid is ideal for ageing skin. At Clinetix we use mandelic acid peels in a variety of our combination treatments including our Cellular Anti-Ageing skin treatment and also our I  Mondays combination treatment. Mandelic acid is excellent for improving ageing skin, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and lift pigmentation.

Jessner Peel

Made up of salicylic acid, lactic acid and resorcinol, Jessner’s can be used a stand-alone peel or as a preparation peel for medium TCA chemical peel. Jessner’s peel is ideal for treating hyperpigmentation, melasma, fine lines and wrinkles and also overall skin rejuvenation. Following the treatment, your skin will look fresher, younger and tighter.

TCA Peel

TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peel is effective in remodelling the skin to improve skin texture, tone, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, a TCA peel can also help improve superficial discolouration such as age spots.

ZO 3 Step Stimulator Peel

The ZO 3-Step Stimulator peel is an advanced dual-action peel designed to provide skin renewal and stimulation. The blend of exfoliants, retinol and multi-action agents support the improvement of skin barrier protection and furthermore improve the skin’s ability to repair and renew itself. Suitable for all skin types the ZO 3-Step Stimulator peel targets acne, melasma, pigmentation, fine lines, rough skin texture and dullness.

ZO Control Depth Peel

Famously known as the ‘Blue Peel’, the ZO Control Depth Peel is a medium depth chemical peel. We recommend the ZO Control Depth Peel for those with scarring, severe laxity, severe texture damage and also advanced pigmentation. The ZO Control Depth Peel offers maximal skin tightening benefits and anti-inflammatory benefits, however, requires approximately a week of downtime.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to recover from a superficial chemical peel?

Actually most peels do not require any recovery.  The peels that we use to manage most skin complaints are classed as superficial peels and may cause a little bit of dryness of the skin for a few days but it is unusual for significant redness and skin shedding.  Almost everyone who has a superficial peel is able to return to work or normal activities immediately.

How long does it take to recover from a medium peel?

Medium peels will achieve faster results with less treatments and are particularly useful for deeper lines and wrinkles, deeper scars, pigmentation and skin tightening.  They result in redness of the skin and true “peeling” that typically starts after three days and continues for another 6 or 7 days.  Patients having medium depth peels are often do so before a week off work.

How many treatments will I need?

For most skin conditions a course of 6 superficial peels is recommended, between two and four weeks apart.  After this a maintenance peel every few months is often undertaken as part of an ongoing skin care regime.  For medium peels less treatments are required to reach the desired outcome.

Are peels painful?

Superficial peels often give a tingling or heat sensation on the skin of the face when they are applied that quickly subsides and is well tolerated by most patients.  Deeper peels may feel a little hotter and a cooling fan is sometimes used to help make the process comfortable.

I have dark skin, can I have a peel?

Yes you can.  Whilst the darker the skin the higher the risk of problems following a peel it is possible to peel darker skin safely with some solutions providing you use an adequate pretreatment skin care protocol.  This would involve the use of a SPF and a skin lightening cream.

Can I improve the results of my peel?

Using a skin care regime for at least two weeks before the treatment will reduce the risk of side effects and improve the outcome of all chemical peels.  Depending on your skin type and your desired outcome from a peel a regime will be prescribed at your initial consultation.


“The only aesthetics clinic I will ever attend. Lovely reception and therapists and Simon is incredible … would not trust my face with anyone else!”


“Emma and her team at Clinetix are amazing, they have looked after me so well. Lisa is so professional and took the time to make sure I understood my new skin care routine and products. I would recommend this clinic 100%.”


“Dr Simon’s expertise and experience are 5 star. I can completely trust him with my skin and the results speak for themselves.”


“I enjoy all my visits to the clinic, very professional and friendly staff, would not hesitate in recommending the clinic.”


Love this clinic everyone really friendly. they always listen and give the best advice on whatever concerns you have. I’ve been coming here for over three years now wouldn’t go anywhere else.


The staff are so friendly and professional. I’m absolutely thrilled with my results and would highly recommend Clinetix to anybody.


I was warmly welcomed into the clinic. It was a very professional although relaxed atmosphere. I was immediately put at ease, offered a refreshment and shown to a seat. Thereafter, I was introduced to Dr Emma, this lady knows her stuff. I am also a person who is highly anxious regarding needles and pain. I was so confident in her skills and how my treatment plan was communicated to me I was brave enough to do everything. Guess what, virtually pain-free. I had a vast amount of work done. More than I ever imagined in one session. I had a great skin consultation also and purchased the recommended products. We all have budgets and there was by no means a high sales push. I did buy the treatments suggested and it was a large one of spend, however getting it all done in one day is far more beneficial – fewer nerves and an instant result. I would highly recommend this establishment and look forward to my return  My aim was to look better but more importantly to feel better. The physical and psychological benefits are amazing!


I have been receiving treatments from Emma & Simon for many years and have never been disappointed. I have tried others and they did not compare to Emma & Simon. I would happily recommend them to anyone.


I’ve been coming to Emma for 3 years now and always delighted with the results. Advice is always offered to achieve the best look and I trust her wholeheartedly. Staff are always friendly and welcoming. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.


I have been having my treatments at Clinetix for 5 years now. Very professional and very experienced. I would not go anywhere else. Emma is amazing.


Wouldn’t go anywhere else! First class team, amazing results every time.


Absolutely fantastic team, from beautiful receptionist to the lovely Dr’s Emma and Simon. Go along and get rejuvenated at Clinetix, you won’t be disappointed.


I’ve been coming to Clinetix now for 6 months and my skin has never looked better! The staff are so knowledgeable, super friendly, incredibly well trained but never pushy. And Emma is amazing- believe me- nothing hurts ever! Highly recommend!


Very friendly and up to date with their treatments. Very professional team. Always made to feel welcome.


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Great staff, very efficient listeners to what you want and advise the best procedure for you.