ZO chemical peel or red carpet peel clinician brushing on acid to clear away dead skin cells
An introduction to

Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a powerful skin exfoliating solution applied to the face, neck, or hands to reveal the smooth and clear skin underneath. It works by removing outer layer of dead skin cells and stimulates the growth of new cells. The aim is to improve the appearance of the skin – for example, by reducing age spots and evening out skin tone. This technique of exfoliation is very popular because it’s useful for a variety of skin concerns.


At the Repton Clinic we use ZO Stimulator peel as our go to chemical peel. The ZO Stimulator Peel is made up of a combination of acids that clear away dead skin cells and unwanted debris that accumulates on the skin over time. This leaves a fresh-faced complexion that’s radiates with a healthy glow, giving the ultimate ‘Red Carpet Ready Look’.


• Treats Acne – Topical acne treatments only go so far, and a peel exfoliates deeper, revealing a fresh new layer of skin. Peels for acne work best when received in a series.
• Minimizes Pores – Removing the outer, often damaged layer of skin with a peel has the benefit of making pores look smaller.
• Reduces the Appearance of Fine Line and Ease Wrinkles
• Fades Discoloration – Surface level sunspots, discoloration, and hyperpigmentation can be reduced by taking away the top layers of the skin.
• Balances Texture and Smooths Skin – Brings balance to the overall texture of the skin by lifting rigid layers of dead skin

The most common areas of treatment area is the face.


• Quick treatment to administer
• Instant results giving a healthy glow to the complexion
• Non-Invasive Treatment that requires no needles or surgery
• No Down Time

  • To enhance results, start on the Zo Getting Skin Ready Program (for your skin type) 4 – 6 weeks prior to having the peel.
  • Avoid the use of retinoids, tretinoin and steroid creams in the area of treatment for 3 to 5 days prior to your ZO®
  • Stop the use of facial exfoliants, exfoliating brushes or scrubs, peel pads, AHA products, BHA products, Benzoyl Peroxide, retinols, and other potentially irritating products 3 to 5 days before your peel.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure for 10 days prior to procedure.
  • Avoid laser hair removal, electrolysis, facial waxing, and the use of depilatory cremes for 5 to 7 days prior to treatment.
  • Avoid having a peel until the skin has healed after any procedures such as IPL, laser, or microdermabrasion.
  • If you have any history of herpes you will have to start anti-viral medication one day prior to the peel and continue for 7 days.
  • Cosmetic Injecting clients should leave two weeks between their last cosmetic injecting treatment and a peel.
  • Avoid using steam/sauna for 24 hours prior to treatment.


  • Avoid washing the face or treated area for at least 5 hours after the peel.  Preferably wait to wash the morning after the peel.
  • Avoid touching the skin immediately after the treatment.
  • Avoid steam/saunas, swimming, situations where you might sweat heavily, including intense workouts at the gym, hot showers for 24 hours post treatment.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure at least 7-10 days following the peel.  Sunscreen should be used to protect the skin after the skin has healed completely.
  • Drink plenty of water to hydrate and aid healing.
  • Avoid rubbing, scratching, picking, or peeling the skin.
  • Avoid using facial exfoliants, exfoliating brushes or scrubs, peel pads, AHA products, BHA products, Benzoyl Peroxide, retinols, and other potentially irritating products 3 to 5 days before your peel.


This treatment is not suitable if you have any of the following:


  •  Active herpes or other localised infection in the treatment area, including warts.
  • Moderate-to-severe chronic skin diseases such as eczema or psoriasis.
  • Active condition in the treatment area such as: sores, rash, burns or wounds.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Compromised immune system due to immunosuppression-related skin diseases (e.g., Vitiligo, lupus etc)
  • Diagnosed with a malignant tumour.
  • History of radiation therapy in the area to be treated.
  • Allergies to salicylates.

Call 01283 701345 to book your appointment.