Skin peels and DermaSweep at the Cranley Clinic

Medical Skin Treatments such as peels or Dermasweep – offer a quick, pain free and effective way of treating a variety of skin problems including, acne, sun damage, fine lines, pigmentation, melasma, dull lacklustre skin and enlarged pores.  The skin is left feeling soft and smooth and the quality and texture of skin is improved.

Chemical Peels

There are a variety of medical strength peels available for different skin types and conditions.  Peels improve the skin by removing the top dead layer of skin helping to improve dull lacklustre skin.  It also helps to unblock clogged pores which can help reduce acne formation. Peels stimulate the production of collagen and elastin and speed up the cell renewal process.  By removing the top layer of skin, this allows for deeper penetration of active ingredients and moisture into the deeper layers of the skin.

The treatment takes approximately 20 minutes and after the treatment the skin will have a pinkish glow.  There is very little to no downtime immediately after the treatment and you may resume your normal activities.  You will see results after the first treatment but more lasting and significant results will occur after four to six treatment sessions spaced approximately 10 – 14 days apart.


A controlled selective skin infusion microdermabrasion from the USA, allowing flexible and customised treatments for the individual patient.

DermaSweep is a safe, painless and non-invasive exfoliation and multi-level skin resurfacing system that removes dead skin cells and treats a wide variety of skin conditions and skin types.  Using a variable level vacuum system, the skin is gently lifted with the bristle application tip which gently vacuums away the dead skin cells.  This stimulates collagen, revitalises, firms and tones the skin. Epi-Infusion treatments combine exfoliation with delivery of skin specific topical solutions,  leaving patients with fresher feeling and better looking skin.  The solution is applied under vacuum pressure at the same time the system exfoliates the epidermis (top layer of skin).  Skin concerns such as acne, dull lacklustre skin, dehydration and hyperpigmentation can all be treated with the DermaSweep.

The treatment takes approximately 30 minutes and after the treatment the skin will have a warm pinkish glow.  There is no downtime immediately after the treatment and you may resume your normal activities.  You will see results after the first treatment but more lasting and significant results will occur after four – six treatments spaced 10 – 14 days apart.


Vi peel

The Vi peel is made up of TCA, Tretinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, Vitamin C and a mineral blend. It loosens dead surface cells and helps reduce cell accumulation at the upper levels of the skin to reveal softer, smoother, younger skin beneath. It helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimises pore size and reduces sun spots and hyperpigmentation including melasma. It stimulates collagen and elastin and is very effective in treating acne problems. 

Unlike some other peels the Vi Peel does not damage the deeper, healthy skin cells so you can continue to have scheduled treatments for as long as you want.   By sloughing off the old dead skin, forcing the body to recreate new skin at a faster rate, the skin thickens stimulating the underlying structure to make more collagen and elastin.

What Happens During The Treatment?

The area to be treated will be cleansed with a mild cleanser and then wiped with acetone to remove the oils and cellular debris from the surface of the skin.  Your skin is then ready for the application of the Vi Peel.

The peel with be applied to the area using sterile gauze.  You will experience a slight stinging sensation for a few seconds which usually subsides almost immediately.  Some patients may feel more comfortable using a fan during the application of the peel.  Once the treatment has finished, the peel will not be washed off but will remain on the skin for at least 5 hours. It should then be removed (at least 1 hour before bedtime) following the instructions given.  When treating areas that are not exposed to sunlight e.g. back, you may leave the peel on until the following morning and apply the Retin A  towelette supplied in your after care pack and leave it on the skin until the evening, again you will be advised of this during your appointment.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

A single Vi Peel treatment will add a healthy glow to the skin. 

For acne prone or sun damaged skin, the peel may be repeated as often as every two weeks until the desired result is achieved.  For hyperpigmentation or melasma the peel may be repeated every 4 weeks for up to 4 treatment sessions. 

Older skins can be treated every 6-8 weeks. 

After your initial course of treatments, a maintenance session every 3 months is recommended to maintain your results.


For more information, or to book an appointment, please call 020 7499 3223.


Melasma Pigment before & after Fruit Acid peels, daily sunscreen & nightly Rx lightening cream.