ZO Chemical Skin Peels

ZO Chemical Skin Peels

 At Skin Cosmetics London, we offer chemical peels from the ZO Ski Health.

These are mainly trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels of varying strengths that are also self-neutralising. We will try to make the peel as pain free as possible. Processes involved in maintaining good skin health are extremely complex. It is normal for these processes to

naturally slow down and become disorganised by the age of 30 years. For the deeper chemical peels, we insist on preconditioning your skin for at least 6 weeks beforehand in order to ensure your skin responds to the peels in the best possible manner to achieve the best possible result.

After performing an accurate assessment of your skin, we will discuss your concerns and formulate a bespoke treatment program with you. We offer chemical peels from the ZO Skin Health brand.

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Dr. Zein Obagi has developed new innovative treatment protocols for everyone regardless of skin condition, age, gender, or ethnicity. Based on the latest advances in skin therapy technology – biotechnology complexes, plant stem cell components, and multi-therapy delivery systems – these products and programs have been optimised for your specific needs.

Unique Retinol Formulations Maximise Results. Retinol is Dr. Obagi’s hero ingredient, because it’s the only topical ingredient scientifically proven to provide powerful anti-aging benefits. Some ZO® products contain 5-10X the industry average of retinol—because there’s nothing better at stimulating cells. Even the moisturizers have retinol added to them—so they do more than just hydrate, they stimulate cellular function.

ZO Medical 3 Step Peel

A 3-step system which is suitable for all skin types, the 3-Step Stimulation Peel from ZO Medical is designed to exfoliate the top layers of skin and stimulate cellular function in the skin’s deeper layers whilst calming and soothing the skin. It’s a system which means little or no downtime and is performed by a qualified practitioner at Skin Cosmetics London.

When you come in for the 3-step stimulating peel, your expert practitioner will follow the below steps:

Step 1 – This is the application of the peel solution itself. A blend of salicylic, trichloroacetic, and lactic acids, these ingredients minimise inflammation and help hydrate the skin.

Step 2 – Stimulating Retinol Creme. This is applied after the peel solution and works to stimulate cellular function at a deep level for collagen enhancement, firming, and wrinkle reduction.

Step 3 – Application of the Calming Creme Post Procedure Skin Relief. This cream is used as a finishing product to minimise any inflammation and irritation that may result after the first two steps and restore moisture.

After the peel, your skin may have a yellow tone, but this is completely normal and when you wash your face the next day, this will have disappeared. You may also notice your skin begin to lightly peel the next day, but this will only last for a couple of days.

The great thing about this Zo Medical 3 Step Stimulating Peel is that it is suitable for all skin types and tones. For best results we recommend around 3 peel treatments spaced 6 weeks apart. You will see the difference instantly and you will notice your skin is tighter, smoother and brighter looking with a healthy glow!

This peel removes multiple layers of dead skin cells revealing a fresh, youthful complexion underneath. It can help combat sun damage, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring and large pores.

The great thing about the 3-Step Stimulation Peel is that it’s suitable for any skin type or colour but it’s important to pre-condition your skin prior to the application of the peel to improve skin health as well as accelerate post peel healing. Your practitioner will advise of this at your initial consultation.

The most common area to be treated with the ZO 3-Step Stimulation Peel is the face but it can be performed on the neck, chest, hands and even the arms and legs if desired.

You will see the difference instantly and you will notice your skin is tighter, smoother and brighter looking with a healthy glow!

Skin peels often achieve instant, glowing results and tighter, smoother, brighter-looking skin after just one peel but at Skin Cosmetics London we recommend around 3 peels placed 6 weeks apart for optimum results.

You will notice redness following the peel, or a slight yellow tone but this will disappear when you wash your face the next day. The unique thing about the ZO 3-Step Stimulation Peel is that peeling is very mild as most of the dead cells are removed by the twice daily washing following the peel. Downtime for this peel is around 5-7 days.

ZO Ossential Stimulator Peel


This revolutionary beta/alpha acid peel stimulates cellular turnover, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving overall skin tone, texture and clarity without downtime!

The Perfect “Lunchtime” peel with no downtime

If you have been considering a peel but feeling a little nervous then the Ossential Stimulator Peel is for you. This celebrity-loved treatment is a favourite before big events and is often known as the ‘lunchtime peel’ because no downtime is required afterwards, simply a glowing rejuvenated complexion!

The Ossential Stimulator Peel uses a combination of three exfoliating ingredients- salicylic, lactic and citric acid to slough away dead skin cells and any superficial blemishes to reveal fresh, clearer skin underneath. It also stimulates cell turnover for continued improvement to the skin.

Benefits of a ZO Ossential Stimulator Peel

This skin peel is superficial and is great for:

  • Reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Acne & pore size reduction
  • Age spots/sunspots
  • Improving skin’s texture and tone


What is ZO Ossential Stimulator Peel?

This peel is made up of a combination of lactic, citric and salicylic acid plus potent concentrations of other active ingredients to exfoliate the skin, stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin and reduce lines, wrinkles and other blemishes.

You will notice results straight away and skin will be fresher, glowing and with an improvement in texture and tone. We recommend a course of treatments for optimum results.

Most of our clients will see a dramatic improvement in their skin after just one peel. However, we recommend a course of 3-6, 4-6 weeks apart for maximum results.

Unlike some stronger chemical peels during which you may feel discomfort, the Ossential Stimulator Peel is not painful and does not involve any downtime. You may experience a mild warming sensation briefly whilst the peel is applied.

This peel is recommended for adults concerned with skin ageing, sun damage and hyperpigmentation- or anyone wishing to have a rejuvenating boost to the skin.

We do not recommend that the peel for those:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Using Roaccutane or prescription retinoids
  • Having radiation or chemotherapy
  • Allergic to lactic acid, citric acid, salicylic acid or latex

This successor to the original Blue Peel from Dr. Zein Obagi. This peel allows a new layer of undamaged skin with a smoother texture and more even skin tone to emerge. The ZO Controlled Depth Peel is able to reach the deepest skin layers where it stimulates the cells locally. Patients will be treated with a local anaesthetic before this peel. The peel has a downtime of 7-10 days, which means your patients will experience redness and flaking during this period.


  • Maximal skin tightening benefits
  • May be combined with other ablative procedures for enhanced benefits
  • Easily mixed with TCA
  • Excellent benefits to visibly reduce the look/feel of redness and inflammation


This peel is great for men and women wanting to correct skin problems such as acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, tone, skin laxity or poor texture. We perform it in-clinic and can customise to the patient’s needs based on their skin type and specific goals. Depending on your personalised treatment, we may perform this peel under conscious sedation to minimise any discomfort during treatment. This skin peel will help to reveal a new and healthy layer of skin with improvements to tone, tightness and texture.

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