How is lactic acid different to glycolic acid?

Glycolic acid is typically harsher and depending on its strength it can quite literally strip the skin, causing irritation. The Peel Boutique uses chemically correct lactic acid, a gentler, less invasive peel that achieves maximal results with no downtime.

Who will be performing the peel?

Prior to enrolling, each of our specialised therapists are put through Dr Rabia's extensive training programme. Only once they have qualified are they able to perform our treatments. We believe that this ensures consistent quality through all of our treatments.

How often can I have a treatment?

Whilst it's safe to have a treatment up to once a week, it's important to remember that everyone's skin is different. We encourage you to find a routine that works for your skin-type, budget and schedule. We have subscription and package options that work for a variety of needs.

Do the peel treatments hurt?

You may experience a slight tingling sensation during the peel, however it is a painless treatment.

Are the results instant and how long will the results last?

Most clients notice an immediate glow to their skin post treatment and you should see noticeable differences over the course of 24 hours. Your skin will appear brighter and feel smoother. It is advised to book regular peels to maintain your brighter complexion.

How should I care for my skin after a peel at the peel boutique?

To maintain your new glow, apply a serum and SPF daily, and a gentle exfoliant once or twice weekly. For a curated edit of our preferred products please visit the shop on Dr Rabia's website by clicking here and look out for the launch of our retail products later this year.

What can I not do before or after my treatment?

You must avoid using any products containing the following for 1 day before or after your treatments.
Vitamin A
Vitamin C for 1 day before or after your treatment.
Hydrocortisone or steroid
Topical antibiotic

The following should be avoided for two weeks before and after your treatment
Laser Resurfacing
Facial Peels
Facial Laser Hair Removal

Our products contain fruit enzymes from pumpkin, papaya, pomegranate and pineapple. If you are allergic to any of these fruits you may experience a mild reaction, in which case caution is advised. Please seek advice from your therapist if you have any concerns.

Can I wear makeup after a peel?

Whilst for best results we recommend that leave your skin bare for around 12 hours after your treatment, it's quite safe to apply makeup after a peel. We recommend mineral makeup brands such as Oxygenetix.

Can I go straight into the sun after a treatment?

Your therapist will apply a layer of sunscreen so it is safe to go out in the sunlight. Sunbathing in direct sunlight is not recommended for 48 hours after a peel.

Can I have a treatment if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

During pregnancy and breastfeeding the changes in your hormones mean that your skin may be more sensitive than usual. Whilst it is totally safe to have a treatment, you may experience a stronger reaction, meaning more redness than usual.

Are there any circumstances in which I should avoid a treatment?

Our treatments are not suitable for those taking Acutane, Roacutane or Isotretinoin. You must leave a gap of six months between finishing your prescription and booking an appointment.