What is a Neostrata chemical peel?

At Honour Health, we use NeoStrata ProSystem – a highly effective, superficial peeling system that can only be used by medical skincare professionals, and that is clinically proven to achieve outstanding results in skincare.

The Neostrata ProSystem peeling system is a specific technique for skin renewal. It is used to help remove the top layer of damaged surface skin cells, revealing fresh skin cells that are smoother and brighter. The treatment also stimulates cell turnover and encourages collagen and elastin production in the deeper layers that plumps the skin.


Do Neostrata chemical peels hurt?

The biggest misconception about this treatment is that chemical peels will burn the skin, leaving it sore, red and painful. With Neostrata ProSystem peels, you only experience some tingling – nothing more. These rejuvenating superficial peels are even gentler than traditional scrubs.


What kind of acid is used?

The word ‘acid’ conjures up all sorts of images of burning skin – ouch! However, this is not the case with Neostrata chemical peels. They contain three alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs), which are naturally occurring ‘fruit acids’ found in fruits and other foods:

  • Glycolic Acid is found naturally in sugar cane
  • Citric Acid is found naturally in citrus fruits
  • Mandelic acid found naturally in almonds

Many common skin problems are associated with the excess build up of dead skin cells that make the skin thick and dull, and may cause clogged pores. These AHAs help to loosen and remove these dead surface layers to exfoliate and smooth the skin.

At Honour Health, we introduce our patients to chemical peels with a rejuvenating 20% glycolic acid peel – and then step up the glycolic acid concentrations up to 35%, depending on the results our patients would like to achieve.

We also offer two targeted benefit peels, depending on the specific skin concerns our patients would like to address:

  • The Clarifying Peel combines glycolic acid with mandelic acid and is designed for oily, acne prone skin
  • The Brightening Peel combines glycolic acid with citric acid to help control the signs of pigmentation and sun damage


What happens during the treatment?

Your skin will be cleansed and prepared, and the Neostrata chemical peel will then be applied. You may experience a ‘tingling’ sensation while the peel is on your skin. Following this, the peel will be neutralised and aftercare products will be applied. We will also advise you about skincare products to use at home.


How will I look afterwards?

Neostrata chemical peels are simple treatments with generally little or no downtime, and are often called ‘lunchtime treatments’ because patients can return straight to work afterwards with a healthy glow. Initially, your skin may appear red or a little ‘flushed’ and feel a little tight and sensitive. These are normal and expected results. You may notice that your skin feels rough over the next couple of days due to enhanced exfoliation, and it will be especially sensitive to UV light, so it is important to avoid sun exposure and use SPF factor 50 sun protection.


What are the results?

A chemical peel regimen can help to:

  • Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Even skin tone
  • Reduce pore size
  • Improve skin tone and texture
  • Reduce the appearance of blemishes
  • Reduce the appearance of oily skin
  • Soften shallow acne scars
  • Increase skin glow or radiance
  • Help the skin appear healthier, plumper and firmer


How many peel treatments will I need?

Depending on your skin concerns, we recommend a series of up to six peels, administered once every four to six weeks. Improvements with acne prone skin can occur between one – three peels, whilst deeper textural changes usually occur between four – six peels. More severe skin issues can take longer to improve.


Find out more:

Book a free, no obligation skin consultation at our Jesmond, Ponteland and Stanley practices to share your skin concerns or talk about any of our treatments.


Claim a discount:

Our patients receive 10% off all of our skin treatments, including Neostrata chemical peels, when they become members of our Honour Health Club.