The Shanghai Ren'ai Hospital doctors

What are Facial Peels

Skin peels improve the texture of the skin, giving it added brightness and rejuvenation for a more youthful, fresh glow. Skin peels are a form of deep exfoliation, unclogging the skin of dead cells that can create a dull, lackluster complexion. By removing the superficial layers of the skin, collagen and new skin cells are produced, enhancing your complexion.


At Nu Cosmetic Clinic, we offer a unique solution to your skin problems. All of our peels are tailor made to the individual’s needs, targeting your specific problems or problem areas. Our peels can help reduce:

– fine lines

– wrinkles

– the effects of sun damage

– blemishes

– acne scarring

– dullness

The Procedure

Different peels have slightly different procedures, however in general, the skin is cleansed and an anaesthetic gel may be applied if required. The peel will then be carefully applied and left in place for a period of time. On removal of the peel, the top layers of skin will be taken away leaving younger looking and fresher skin.

Later Progress

Following the procedure, you may feel a little sore but simple analgesia such as paracetamol are normally all that is required. We advise you to avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or using sunbeds for a few weeks after your peel as they new skin will be delicate. Make-up and fragranced skin products should be avoided for a few days. The full effect of the peel will take a few weeks to show as your skin rejuvenates.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure normally takes 20-40 minutes.

How long do the results last?

This is dependent on the type of peels you choose. A glycolic peel normally maintains results for 3-6 months, where deep peels will last for up to 5 years.

Will the procedure hurt?

The procedure can be uncomfortable, so local anaesthetic is normally used in the area.

How many sessions will I need?

This is dependent on your skin prior to treatment and the type of peel you choose. You skin specialist will be able to tailor a bespoke package for you based on your needs.

When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities?

If you choose a light peel, you can go back to normal activities the same day. A deep peel will leave your skin quite red for up to 10 days after the procedure. We recommend you avoid excessive heat for about two weeks after (e.g. sunbathing, sunbeds, saunas). If you have had a deep peel, we recommend that you do not use any products, other than those we recommend, for at least 2-3 weeks after the procedure.

Are there any alternatives to this procedure?

Over the counter peels are available, though these are generally not as effective.

Can I combine this procedure with other procedures?

Yes, many clients choose to have other procedures at the same time.