Chemical Skin Peels

Skin peels use acids and enzymes to reduce the visible appearance of open pores, dead skin cells, blemishes, acne and pigmentation. There are three types of peel: superficial, medium and deep TCA peels. 

When professional administered chemical peels are safe and effective. Our aestheticians use superficial and medium peels in our medi-facials to when treating acne and correcting moderate pigmentation.  

TCA peels are performed by our medical team to treat severe sun damage, large pores and comedones.

Acne peels are used to exfoliate your dead cells and excess sebum whilst minimising pore size, reducing breakouts and helping to control your acne.

Whether your breakouts are hormonal or acne our amazing Red Carpet Medi-facial combines:

  • Glycolic acid to exfoliate dead skin cells
  • Salicylic acid to clean your pores with an antibacterial effect
  • Lactic acid to help to brighten and minimise pores

Oily skins can have this peel every 2 weeks which will help maintain your pore pathway and control oil - unclogging blocked pores.

This combined peel exfoliates the stratum corneum and deeper epidermal layers if more than one layer is used.  Although used in our Red Carpet Medi-facial the peel can also be performed on the neck and back. It is typically repeated every 4-6 weeks to maintain results with a home skincare regime to enhance results. 

Preparation and Aftercare

Patients using skincare containing Tretinoin or vitamin A, benzoyl peroxide or salicylic should refrain from using these products for 3 days prior to their peel in order to avoid sensitivity. Product use can resume 24-48 hours after the peel.  

Patients having laser, IPL or electrolysis treatments should avoid such treatments for 1 week prior to their peel.

This deep peel gets it name from combining the Tricloracetic Acid (TCA) with a blue solution that enables your practitioner to precisely control the depth and coverage of the peel.  As result your face will appear blue immediately after treatment, but this quickly fades.

The precision of the Obagi Blue Peel allows your practitioner to safely peel away more layers of skin to remove problems buried deeper in your skin and thus turn back the clock up to 5 years.  This is the world's leading and most powerful skin peel that treats:

  • Dark pigmentation
  • Severe Acne

The application of the peel typically takes 20 minutes during which you may experience a mild burning sensation. Following the peel, light swelling occurs and your skin will begin to peel within 2-3 days and continue for up to 10 days.

Preparation and Aftercare

Prior to your Obagi Blue Peel you must prepare your skin using Obagi Nu-Derm skincare for 6 weeks.  After your peel you will have 7-10 days downtime as the peeling is very visible. During this recovery period you must stay out of strong sunlight as your newly revealed skin will be sensitive to the sun. You must continue to use the Nu-Derm skincare to aid recovery and achieve the best possible results.

Whilst this peel requires preparation and has significant downtime, however the results are permanent and transforming, which is why it is the world's most famous skin peel.

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New patients require a 30 minute consultation to review their medical history and determine the best treatment plan appropriate to them.


Georgina's TCA skin peel removed her age spots & pigmentation.

Georgina's skin peel

"I had some spots and sun damage, and I hated them! My experience has been skin looks younger, smoother and many of the spots have disappeared. I feel more confident about myself and I am very happy." Treatment performed by Stephanie.
TCA chemical peel before and after photos


Dr Victoria Dobbie

Dr Victoria Dobbie

Victoria has over 16 years’ experience in aesthetic medicine and has performed over 25,000 treatments. Victoria speaks at conferences and has been involved in pharmaceutical steering groups for dermal filler product development. Currently Victoria is the official trainer for Ellanse and Silhouette Soft® in Scotland.

Victoria specialise in providing full facial rejuvenation through advanced combination treatments involving Ultherapy®, TIXEL®, Thread Face Lifts, TCA peels and aesthetic injections.

Victoria provides advanced injection treatments for chronic migraines, bruxism, TMJ and hyperhidrosis.

Victoria is also passionate in helping women through menopause with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Dr Victoria Dobbie BDS
Dental Surgeon & Facial Aesthetics
GDC 69584

GDC 69584
Clinical Director
Claire Jackson

Claire Jackson

With over 10 years experience in aesthetic medicine, Claire is highly skilled in advanced procedures enabling her to discuss a wide range of treatment options to achieve your goals with minimum discomfort and downtime. 

Claire specialises in treating photodamaged skin, trauma scars, stretch marks and skin disorders such as rosacea and acne. In addition Claire provides facial rejuvenation through treatments involving Ultherapy®, Threads, TIXEL®, EndyMed, TCA peels and aesthetic injections.


Claire Jackson RGN INP
Nurse & Facial Aesthetics
NMC 05F1684E

NMC 05F1684E
Nurse & Facial Aesthetics
Derna Hughes

Derna Hughes

Winner of Aesthetician of the Year 2018 at the Scottish Medical Cosmetic and The Herald LOOK Awards is confirmation of Derna's expertise in laser and IPL skin rejuvenation treatments.

Derna is a qualified STEREX Advanced Cosmetic Practitioner in hair and skin blemishes removal, and has over 10 years experience in providing lasers and IPL treatments. In addition Derna specialises in microneedling to help reduce acne scars and stretch marks. So, whatever your skin concerns Derna can help you achieve clear, smooth skin.

Prior to specialising in aesthetics Derna worked for Virgin Atlantic providing beauty treatments to its first class and celebrity passengers, so you can be sure of outstanding attention to detail and service. Just ask her about some of the stars she has treated!

ITEC, City & Guilds, ACP, VTCT, CIBTAC
Mhairi Brown

Mhairi Brown

Mhairi can help you achieve glowing radiant skin with great skincare advice and a range of medi-facials including the HydraFacial, Red Carpet Facial and PhotoFacial. As an experienced laser therapist Mhairi can help you achieve smooth hair free skin in as little as 6 sessions.


Hannah Holmes

Hannah Holmes

Hannah is ready to help you achieve glowing radiant skin with great skincare advice and a range of medi-facials including the HydraFacial, Red Carpet Facial and PhotoFacial. Plus she can help you with laser hair removal and IPL skin rejuvenation.

Hannah's bubbly personality is sure to get you relaxed and chatting.