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The Cadogan Clinic is currently offering a reduced service in light of the government's January lockdown guidelines.

All of our services will be delivered in line with the UK government's social distancing measures and fully compliant with all PPE guidance from Public Health England and NHS England.

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Am I suitable for a chemical peel?

Peels are suitable for many skin types and concerns. Your practitioner will go through a medical questionnaire with you and determine your suitability.  Certain patients may not be suitable for a peel due to the risk of photosensitizing the skin and poor healing. These include those with known compromised skin healing, certain immune system disorders, photosensitizing medication, Accutane and herpes simplex. These factors will be discussed in detail at your consultation.

For some peels, you may be required to have a skin care treatment plan. So, stop smoking and avoid sunshine and photosensitizing drugs. Then there is the ‘at home’ skin preparation, which might be glycolic acid, retinoic acid, and darker-skinned patients may need a bleaching agent or melanin inhibitor, such as hydroquinone.

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