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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Alex M
Alex M
I’ve been using Secret Aesthetics for about 3 years now and in the last couple of months alone i’ve seen Dr’s Zoya, Haroon and Taran for various treatments. All are incredibly professional, as well as kind and welcoming and always explain procedures fully. It’s important to me to see practitioners that want to do the right thing for me, rather than just take my money, and that’s what you get here. It’s also a lovely experience going to such a beautiful clinic. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Thank you Secret Aesthetics.
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Melissa Jones
I have been seeing Dr Haroon for a few years now for my usual botox treatments, however today I decided to take the plunge and have my nose straightened with filler. My nose is something I have been self conscious about for a number of years and I was very anxious to have this done. The results have blown me away & I wish id of had this done many years ago! Dr Haroon is an amazing, highly skilled person who has an extremely calming aura about him that instantly makes you feel at ease! I would highly recommend him! I will continue to see him for many years to come. Dr Haroon thank you so much for giving me a fresh boost of confidence X
Ella Dooley
Ella Dooley
I had lip fillers done with Dr Humaira and I am beyond happy with the results. She took time to talk through exactly what I wanted, made me feel so comfortable and relxaed through out the whole procedure. The results are amazing! All the staff were welcoming with amazing customer service. Will be back soon
Hennah A
Hennah A
I am never disappointed with my visits to the clinic. I was unable to attend my original appointment due to childcare and Dr Zoya was very accommodating. I managed to get another appointment in the same week. This time I met Dr Haroon. He was a pleasure to work with & listened to all of my concerns. I left the clinic satisfied. I cant wait for my next appointment.
Lps Wild dreams
Lps Wild dreams
I am 48 years old and I’ve never had any aesthetic treatments done before. I have been keen to but too anxious to take the plunge mostly because of the fear of looking like someone else in the mirror! There’s a lot of horror stories out there!! However, after 2 years of colour correction under my eyes, buying endless products and nothing working, I felt quite defeated!! I booked myself in at Secret Aesthetics to have tear trough filler and mid face filler done. Dr Naqvi was exceptional and definitely lives up to his name as ‘the’ Industry expert. I was provided with not just all the essential information I needed to make my decision but I was given the respect, understanding and time to decide on what was best suited to me. After deciding on what I wanted, Dr Naqvi did a mid face filler and Botox on my forhead. I am blown away by the results!!! I looked at myself this morning and could not believe how much of an impact such a little tweek has made. I look rested and fresher faced overnight and I am the younger me. Thank you Dr Naqvi and all at Secret Aesthetics
Georgia Mae
Georgia Mae
Met with Dr Haroon and he is absolutely fantastic. He takes his time to explain everything first, which I really appreciated. It's clear he loves what he does as it shines through. I will definitely be back and will only ever see Dr Haroon from now on. :)
Paul Davies
Paul Davies
Highly recommended. I never write reviews but felt compelled to add to the positive comments that led me to Secret Aesthetics. The follow up service provided was excellent. Thanks to Haroon Ashraf and his team for their professionalism and friendly service.
Thank you Humaira for listening to my concerns and planning my aesthetics accordingly. Can’t wait for my next session !!
Amy Hewitt
Amy Hewitt
Dr Humaira was amazing. She really went above and beyond in the consultation and you could tell she really skilled at what she does. I would definitely come back to see her again!
Claire Bull
Claire Bull
WOW.. An excellent experience from day one. An excellent experience from day one of visiting Secret Aesthetics. A beautiful relaxing and calming environment with the relaxation room and comfy chairs. Dr Zoya is the best in the Aesthetics business with a wide range of knowledge and expertise. There are a wide range of treatments available all tailored to suit your expectations. A tailor made plan especially for you with a skin care package to suit you. Nothing is too much trouble from the reception staff right through to the Dr's. I cant express just how nervous I was, but the calming environment with a warm welcome from everyone, has made me feel at ease on my visits. I can't thank everyone who as been with me on my journey enough, for all the information, reassurence and questions answered before during and after treatment. Dr Zoya, you and your team are all amazing and I would NEVER put my trust in anyone else. A***
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