VI Chemical Peels in Birmingham


Face, Eye Circles, Neck, Chest, Back and Hands


Ageing Skin, Pigmentation, Acne, Scarring and Open Pores


3-10 days


Peeling skin, swelling, redness, tingling, itching


From £275


Advanced GMC registered Doctor


Free Complimentary Mailbox Parking
Additional privacy facility available upon request
24/7 access to Royal College of Emergency Medicine doctor for all post care emergencies

About VI Chemical Peels:

Chemical peels are traditionally associated with a long down-time, pain and a high risk of complications especially in skin of colour.

VI Peels are an award-winning revolutionary range of medical grade medium strength peels that are suitable for all skin types (Fitzpatrick I-VI) with results visible as early as 1 week! These peels give you clinical results without the complications traditionally associated with the stronger peels that could enable these types of results.

PRO-TIP! If you get anti-wrinkle injections, Dr Zoya recommends adding on your anti-wrinkle injections at the same time as doing the peel. The ingredients in this peel numb the skin making the Botox injection virtually pain-free. Results from both the peel and neurotoxins take the same amount of time to kick in. By working synergistically on skin texture and fine lines and wrinkles – the combined end results are far superior.

There are 5 different ingredients in all the peels at varying strengths. The strength and dosage of each ingredient is what varies between the different peel types to allow for more individualised, targeted treatments:

  • TCA: Collagen stimulator, Exfoliator
  • Retin-A: Collagen and Elastin Stimulation, Targets Hyperpigmentation
  • Ascorbic Acid: Anti-Oxidant, Targets Hyperpigmentation, Collagen Stimulator
  • Salicylic Acid: Pore-Refining, Decongesting Anti-Acne Agent
  • Phenol: Exfoliant and Numbing Agent

There are additional ingredients in the stronger peels such as Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydroquinone and Hydrocortisone. This unique blend means VI Peels do not require prior skin conditioning or the painkillers normally used with other chemical peels.

The Chemical Peel Procedure:

There are multiple peels and the best type will be determined on the day of your consultation. Depending on your skin concern, the doctor may prescribe a bespoke regime of peels alongside other treatment modalities including microneedling and medical-grade skincare.

On the day of treatment, your skin will be cleansed and a sterile technique used to apply 4-6 layers of the peel in the targeted area.

The peel does not burn and is not painful Some patients might experience a stinging sensation or slight discomfort but this usually passes within seconds.

Your skin will look slightly tan or bronzed immediately after the peel due to the retinoic acid. This fades within the hour. Over the next few days, your skin will feel tighter and pigmented areas may appear slightly darker. Skin peeling usually begins on day three. It’s a light fluffy peeling and it is easily controlled with moisturiser. In some cases, the peel is virtually invisible. Patients on Retin-A may experience heavier peeling. Usually, by day 6-7 you will be completely done peeling and your skin will look amazing.

Chemical Peel Side Effects:

It is expected as part of the results process to notice peeling and redness. The peel itself is not considered painful. There may be mild discomfort but usually it is described as a tingling, warm feeling.

Results from VI Chemical Peels:

Full results are seen 1-2 weeks after treatment. Some people will see their desired result with just 1 session but most individuals require a course.

If you already have a good skincare regime with regular exfoliation, you may not notice much peeling, this does not mean you will not see results as the ingredients will still act on the dermis and epidermis to allow for cellular change.

Aftercare for Chemical Peels:

You may resume normal activities straight after the peel however we strongly advise sun exposure to be minimised especially during the peeling process.

Your skin will look tanned immediately after the peel due to the retinoic acid. This fades within the hour. Over the next few days your skin will feel tighter and pigmented areas may appear slightly darker. Skin peeling usually begins at day three. It’s a light fluffy peeling and it is easily controlled with moisturiser. In some cases the peel is virtually invisible. Patients on Retin-A may experience heavier peeling. By day 6-7 you will be completely done peeling.

  1. NB) We have noticed in clients on a good skincare regime, the peeling may be minimal.

Wait at least 1 week before reintroducing actives in to your skincare. Do not use hot water for 3-5 days

Use a gentle moisturiser 3-5 times a day

It is paramount that you practice good skincare especially with regards to sunscreen after any chemical peel. A peel is exposing new skin over a very short period of time. This newly exposed skin is very delicate and needs to be protected with a good quality broad-spectrum SPF every 2 hours.

Chemical peels are not a be-all and end-all cure for skin conditions. If good skin care is not practiced, the end results will be adversely affected. It is important to strictly follow the pre and post-care instructions given to you by your clinician.

Visit our Skin Treatment Clinic in Birmingham:

  • Free Complimentary Mailbox Parking
  • A 5-minute walk from Birmingham New Street Train Station
  • Additional privacy facility available upon request

Our luxury aesthetics clinic provides professional Chemical Peels in Birmingham, West Midlands as well as surrounding areas such as Solihull, Edgbaston, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Coventry, Dudley, Sutton Coldfield, Stourbridge, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Tamworth, Cannock and Lichfield.  

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Based on 229 reviews
Julie Smyth
Julie Smyth
I had booked in for a skincare consultation with Dr Zoya, I can honestly say it was one of the most thorough consultations I’ve had. Dr Zoya is very knowledgeable in her field and is passionate about skincare, she analysed my skin and explained the issues I have and suggested products that may help and some in clinic treatments. I didn’t feel rushed or any pressure to purchase any products or services I received a comprehensive skin care plan by email, what I liked was everything was itemised and you can pick and choose any items to purchase, also the steps in which to use the products Am/Pm. Dr Zoya is a lovely warm welcoming lady I felt completely at ease, the clinic is beautiful and very relaxing, reception staff also very warm and welcoming. Overall a very positive informative consultation, look forward to starting my treatments.
Hadassa Busatto
Hadassa Busatto
Amazing service! Highly recommend it! Maryam is lovely and made me feel so welcome since I stepped in. Felt so spoiled having sat in a massage chair, having coffee and chocolate & watching Netflix while I was waiting for my appointment. Then was seeing by Tara who is amazing and very attentive. She then explained me everything about the treatment I wanted to do and also had a good look on my skin and sent me a personalised skin care recommendation.
Rahela Petrea
Rahela Petrea
Amazing service!! Dr. Haroon is impeccable
ellie rynn
ellie rynn
Super happy with my results, Dr Zoya did a great job and super informative, answering any queries I had.
Dr. Naqvi at Secret Aesthetics is truly outstanding. His professionalism, kindness, and expertise made my experience exceptional. From the moment I walked in, the reception staff were wonderful, ensuring a pleasant visit. I highly recommend Dr. Naqvi for delivering exceptional results and creating a positive atmosphere.
Kaci Boland
Kaci Boland
I recently visited Dr Zoya for lip filler, I have been getting lip filler for over four years and I can confidently say she’s the best! She takes her time to analyse and assess your lips, we had an honest conversation about what’s best for me, the look I was trying to achieve and I felt really positive about her advice. I’m over the moon with the results. She is the best at what she does and couldn’t recommend more!
Gursharon Perifanos
Gursharon Perifanos
Lovely welcoming place, staff are amazing. Relaxation room available whilst waiting to see the Dr, so inviting and relaxing. Also very professional here. Would not go else where.
Gorg Kau
Gorg Kau
Fantastic Dr Naqvi was brilliant I will be back!
rafaqat Ali
rafaqat Ali
Such a stunning clinic felt so relaxed here and the vitamin drip, massage chair, and food were amazing!
Adam Daniell
Adam Daniell
SA staff were extremely friendly and Dr Naqvi was wonderful - professional, intelligent, knowledgeable, and very clear in her explanations. Treatments were also reasonably priced and have been very effective.
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