Chemical Peels – Chemical Rejuvenation 2017-07-15T10:19:08+00:00

Chemical Peels – Chemical Rejuvenation

Chemical peels are used as a method of rejuvenating and regenerating the skin’s appearance to make it look smoother and less wrinkled. Improving the look of the skin will make your skin look younger and more youthful, boosting your self esteem and giving you a younger and fresher appearance.

Introduction to Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a method of resurfacing the skin by inducing a controlled wound to the skin, the chemical solution which is applied to the skin will make it blister and eventually fall off, the skin underneath will be smoother and less wrinkled. This will remove the top layers of skin to help induce a collagen re-modelling.

And what does a chemical peel do?

The controlled wound of a chemical peel will remodel your skin and therefore improve the appearance of the skin. This can help individuals who suffer from sun-damaged skin, skin pigmentation problems, wrinkles, skin texture problems and will generally improve the appearance of your skin. The strength of the chemical peel will determine its depth. Deeper skin peels can have more complications and a longer recovery, but will also produce the greatest improvement in the skin. Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck or hands, depending on where your skin needs rejuvenating.


Your initial consultation with Mr Andrea Marando will take place at the Star Clinic, Manchester or at his London practice. During this consultation Mr Marando will assess your suitability for a chemical peel. Most people will benefit from a chemical peel if they feel that their skin needs rejuvenation, however, you may benefit from a deeper peel if you have significant skin blemishes.

Mr Marando will advise you on what type of peel will best suit you, and whether you want a facial chemical peel, or other areas. While you are having one peel it may be possible to have different peels done simultaneously to increase the effectiveness of the results.

During the consultation, Mr Marando will also assess your skin type, as different skin pigments may be less suited to deep chemical peels; candidates with light hair and skin are often more suited to chemical peels. Mr Marando will also discuss chemical peels costs.

If you decide to go ahead and proceed with the treatment, you will always be invited to come back for a second consultation with Mr Marando, closer to the date of procedure.

Who is the best candidate for a Chemical Peel?

Fair skinned and light haired patients usually see the best results from chemical peels. You can still achieve good results if you have darker skin, but it is also more likely that you have an uneven skin tone after your treatment.

If you have saggy skin, severe wrinkles or skin bulges then chemical peels are not the best treatment choice for you. During a consultation with Mr Marando, he may suggest a better suited treatment such as laser resurfacing, fillers, surgical lift procedures etc.


The Procedure

There are different types of chemical peels, and during your consultation Mr Marando will advise you which peel would be most suited to your skin type. Different types of chemical peels are better suited to certain skin problems and types, and chemical peels also differ in strength, and are classified as superficial, medium and deep according to the level of skin they reach. The type of skin peels that Mr Marando offers are:

Superficial peels

The superficial peels include Alpha-Hydroxy (AHA) peels, Beta-hydroxy (BHA) acid peels and Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel at 10-20%. AHA peels stimulates collagen formation, whereas BHA are used for oilier skins or acne prone skins as they are oil soluble and penetrate deeper into the oilier skin environ. TCA peels provide skin resurfacing and improve skin texture, wrinkles and pigmentation.

Medium Peels

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) 35% – at these concentrations, TCA peels can help with skin texture, wrinkles and pigmentation. This acid peel will remove dead skin cells, minimising fine lines and superficial age spots and other skin discolourations. These peels are also very effective for decreasing the appearance of acne scars. These treatments are often combined with other skin rejuvenating treatments, such as microdermabrasion. These treatments are usually spaced 2 to 3 months apart for maximum impact.

The length of your peel will depend on the depth of the peel, and how many “coats” of acid are applied to your skin. The chemical peel tends to take around 15-30 minutes.  Your skin will first be cleansed and degreased, then the acid will be applied. As soon as the acid has reached the intended depth, a neutralising solution will be applied. If you have a deeper chemical peel Mr Marando may apply a anaesthetic to reduce discomfort.


Light chemical peels may need virtually no recovery time. The skin will be mildly irritated by the peel, but the patient can usually return straight to daily activities and to work. Recovery after medium chemical peels will be around three to seven days after treatment. Around two weeks after treatment, the skin will be fully recovered.  Your skin will take longer to recover the deeper the peel is, recovery after a deeper peel will be around seven to ten day. Complete healing can take two months or longer.

Patients typically take a week off work after undergoing a deeper chemical peel. Mr Marando and his team will provide you with a comprehensive care package and  follow up appointment to make sure you make a full recovery.

Book a consultation

To make an appointment to discuss which chemical peel will be right for you contact Mr Marando’s team at the Star Clinic, Manchester or at his London practice on Harley street.

Why Choose Us

  • Mr. Andrea Marando qualified in Medicine from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome in 1991.
  • He then completed the accreditation process and became Specialist in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1997
  • Mr. Marando is one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in the North West, keenly aware of the importance of minimal or no scars and highly dedicated to a natural look.
  • GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery, he is member of the Independent Doctors Forum, of the Italian Association of Plastic Surgeons (equivalent of the BAAPS), and a Diplomat of the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery.

What Clients Say

” Right from the start i felt at ease and had every confidence that he understood my points of view…”
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About Mr Andrea Marando

Cosmetic surgery is a huge decision to make and one that isn’t easy. Mr Marando has many years experience.


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Our Philosophy

Different procedures fall under facial rejuvenation, such as the ‘MACS lift’, ‘Mini Facelift’, ‘Quick Lift’or ‘Full Facelift’.

Patient Care

Our goal is to understand the needs of every patient and and to meet or exceed expectations without exception.


Star Clinic is located in Manchester and Mr Marando performs surgery in locations all over the UK

Cosmetic treatments in the North of England