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Deep Chemical (Croton Oil) Peels

Stress, the environment, and ageing can dull your skin and strip you of your bright, youthful appearance. While a thorough at-home skin care routine is important to maintain the beauty of your skin, many people require routine treatments to achieve the best complexion possible. Dr McManamny offers deep chemical peels because they work deep in the skin and target a number of skin problems to improve the tone and texture of your complexion.

What Can Deep Chemical Peels Treat?

Fine Line and Wrinkles

Fine Line and Wrinkles

Deep chemical peel treatments can be tailored to treat specific areas of the face. These focus areas may include fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and along the lower eyelids. Wrinkles can be caused by environmental factors, such as sun damage, or they can be the result of volume loss caused by ageing. Deep chemical peels are ideal for eliminating wrinkles that cannot be corrected through facelift surgery.

Acne and Acne Scarring

Acne and Acne Scarring

Acne affects men and women of all ages. The bumps and ridges on your skin left from acne can be corrected using deep chemical peels, which are ideal for restoring the texture of your skin. Patients with chronic acne can find relief through the deep chemical peel because it works within the dermis to target the root cause of acne. This process is also ideal for addressing visible scarring caused by acne.

Skin Discoloration

Skin Discoloration

Patients with sun damage, brown spots, and redness can see an improvement in the tone of their skin after a deep chemical peel. For many people, skin discoloration can be difficult to hide using makeup. By erasing the damaged outer layer of skin cells, deep chemical peels are able to provide a more even and flawless skin tone and complexion.

Deep Croton Oil Chemical Peel

Dr McManamny’s deep chemical peels use croton oil to achieve dramatic results. Patients are placed under mild sedation to ensure a painless and effective procedure. A chemical mixture that contains croton oil is applied to the surface of your face. The chemical mixture is designed to remove the outer layers of your skin that contain dead skin cells and bacteria. After the peel is applied, an ointment is rubbed into the skin that is designed to keep the skin moisturised during the healing process.

Addressing Your Concerns


Your skin will start flaking within several hours of treatment. You may experience some redness and facial numbing. Most patients’ skin peels for up to two weeks, after which time the skin may still appear pink. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight, as this can affect the quality of your results.


Deep chemical peels shouldn’t leave any lasting scarring. Patients may experience some temporary skin discoloration that will fade over time.


The cost of your deep chemical peel will vary depending on the size of your treatment area. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.


Sedation is used for a painless procedure, and a topical ointment is applied following your treatment to help ease discomfort.

Frequently Asked Questions About Deep Chemical Peels

When can I wear makeup following my treatment?

Patients should avoid applying makeup for several days. Depending on the extent of your treatment, you should be able to wear makeup within the first week.

Can I wear sunscreen following my treatment?

Yes. It is recommended that patients apply sunscreen prior to going into the sunlight, especially for the first six weeks after their treatment. It is also advised that patients routinely wear sunscreen following their treatment to prolong the quality of their results.

Will my skin feel itchy during my recovery?

Some patients may feel minor skin irritation in addition to dryness and peeling. Using a moisturiser is recommended and can help with these side effects.

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