Treatment: Chemical peel2018-12-14T15:49:22+00:00

Chemical peeling treatment improves your skin texture

  • Conditions Treated

    Fine pigmented blemishes / Fine lines / Solar lentigines / Actinic keratosis / Epidermal atrophy / Atypia

  • Treatable Areas

    Eyelids / Décolleté / Shoulders / Neck / etc.

  • Practitioner


  • Downtime

    The downtime depends on the depth of the peel. But most patients have no problem going back to work 6-7 days after the treatment.

  • Your Specialist

Jane Olver

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Eyelid & Lacrimal Specialist

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Trichloroacetic acid chemical peel

The Problem

As we age, we can get fine pigmented blemishes and fine lines both around the eyelids and areas such as the décolleté, shoulders and neck.

The Treatment

A Trichloroacetic acid chemical peel (TCA peel) is a medium depth peel that does cause noticeable redness and exfoliation. We use TCA peel in different concentrations to be either a superficial (20 –30%) or medium depth peel (30 –50%). The exact percentage we use depends on the patient’s age, the amount of skin rejuvenation required and their skin colour or Fitzpatrick skin number. We most commonly use TCA 35% concentration.

Phenol based peels are the deepest. In strong concentrations phenol preparations are potentially cardio and renal toxic and so we rarely use them.


The Results

A Trichloroacetic acid chemical peel helps reverse solar lentigines, actinic keratosis and improving skin texture but has only a marginal effect on fine wrinkles. It tightens the skin. It helps correct epidermal atrophy and atypia and helps lay down new sub-epidermal collagen.

Product Range

Our product range includes:

  • Trichloracetic acid chemical peel (TCA peel)
  • Phenol based peel

Talk to us about your options on 020 7935 7990

The best way to figure out whether this is something for you is to give us a call. We can answer any questions you have and help you clarify which treatment options are best for you.

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“Dr. Jane Olver was fantastic! She was so caring and sweet and it was clear that she knew what she was doing – very professional! I am absolutely over the moon with my results now!”

Toni C.

“Jane Olver is your woman – I wish I had found her at the start. I will be forever grateful for her care and expertise.”

Nancy W.

“Just wanted to thank you for your exceptional assistance with my eye condition. I was so worried but you really helped me feel at ease.”

David T.

“I felt much better after speaking to you and being reassured. I am much calmer and actually got some sleep last night.”

Catherine M.
“I was deeply impressed by the politeness and empathy shown to me. I found the surgery very peaceful and beautifully decorated and I hope to see Jane again soon.”
Jeffrey W.
“I highly recommend Jane Olver. The whole experience was calm and highly professional.”
Lorraine M.
“I am writing to you to say thank you to you, Cloe and Jane for taking care of me this week. You were all really lovely and professional and I am very grateful. Big cheer for The Clinica London Team.”
Rick A.
“Many thanks for taking care of my ptosis surgery today. I am now back home and resting but wanted to send a quick note to thank you for taking such good care of me.”

“The treatment was a great success; within 24 hours of starting the treatment the pain and swelling subsided and as a result, I was able to enjoy a great holiday in Argentina.”
“Thank you, my eye is recovering brilliantly (you almost can’t see I had it). Jane was amazing, please pass on a huge thank you.”


Recognised and trusted as a premium eye care and skin care specialist

We are accredited with the major private health and professional speciality bodies who have bestowed upon us the qualifications to carry out aesthetic and medical treatments at the highest levels of quality.

Frequently Asked Questions

Deep chemical peels can be a bit uncomfortable. After the actual peel, pain is normally minimal. It is possible that the skin is itching during the healing process.
In most cases the procedure takes about 40 minutes.
From day 1 to 14 the skin begins to peel. The duration is depending on the depth of the peeling. After this time the results shows up.
The longevity of results depends on how good the patient takes care on the skin after the treatment and that a good skincare routine and products are followed.