Who can get a chemical peel?

& Who CANNOT get a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are generally well tolerated and the wide range of peeling agents available means that they are suitable for all skin types.

What medical conditions would preclude a chemical peel?

However, they are not appropriate for certain groups of people:

  • those whose skin healing response might be compromised – Diabetics, and people with other auto-immune diseases like Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hepatitis;

  • those who are taking steroids;

  • people with cancer or receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy

  • those taking photosensitising medications e.g. some antihistamines, antibiotics or oral contraceptives;

  • people taking Isotretinoin for treating acne

 Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician