Less invasive than an injectable, yet more dramatic than a facial, chemical peels are perfect for ‘newbies’ to anti-ageing procedures or as a top-up treatment between Botox or Dermal Filler appointments. If used early enough, chemical peels can prevent the formation of fine lines, as they work by removing the entire top layer of skin, banishing dead skin cells and encouraging the growth of new ones in their place. Treatments tend to take between 5-30 minutes, depending on the severity of the peel. At NewLife, chemical peels come with a choice of three strengths, and the amount of downtime required varies accordingly. A mild peel should settle within a few hours, whereas the strongest may induce several weeks of flaking and redness. Patients choose their peel based on a number of factors within their consultation, including how much time they have until their next big event and the result needed.