Are chemical peels expensive?

Are chemical peels expensive?
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Chemical peels are a cheaper alternative to some of the more advanced laser and wave-based skin rejuvenation treatments, offering excellent results for the price. The goal of a chemical peel is to remove the top layers of outer skin, revealing fresh, new skin underneath.

The cost of chemical peels varies depending on how deep the peel goes (which determines which strength ingredients are used), how many appointments you need, which clinic you choose, and the expertise of your practitioner.

Chemical peels range in price, starting at around $65 * at ENRICH. How you want your skin to look is key, and the peel will be in line with the sorts of results you want. The cost of the chemical peel recommended will be in line with the treatment you are receiving.

Elements that affect the cost of chemical peels

  • Your skin goals
  • How many peels you need over time
  • The quality and ingredients of the peel
  • The skill of your practitioner

To achieve your skin goals, at ENRICH we use only the best-quality chemical peels and our clinic has experienced practitioners.

Our doctors and dermatologists perform advanced peels at ENRICH, and our lighter peels are performed by our nursing team.

Why you’ll love our chemical peels (and the price)

At ENRICH, a chemical peel is performed by a trusted, qualified practitioner. We’ll walk you through the treatment from start to finish – no surprises, including on the price of your chemical peel. You’ll leave knowing how to care for your just-treated skin, and what to expect from your treatments over time.

Chemical peels don’t hurt, but you will feel some tingling as the skin cells are dissolved. You’ll feel a little pink and warm in the cheeks afterwards, but this will dissipate over the course of the day, depending on how strong the peel is.

How many chemical peels will I need and how does this affect the price?

Our chemical peels may be used for a very specific purpose, for example removing skin blemishes or fine lines and superficial wrinkles. Chemical peels may also be used as part of your ongoing beauty regime, to keep skin fresh and dewy as you age.

Peels are a fantastic way to keep your skin refreshed all year round. Many people come to our clinic for chemical peels every one to two months, often combined with other anti-ageing and skin beautifying treatments.

The price of a chemical peel

Peels have a long history in cosmetic dermatology, being one of the only original skin rejuvenation treatments that has stood the test of time. Chemical peels have regained some popularity due to their cost-effectiveness and consistent, positive results.

While there are newer, more high-tech versions of skin resurfacing, the classic chemical peel is an oldie but a goodie. We love our array of peels, and our clients are very satisfied with the results.

Read more about the different types of peels available and chemical peel costs

If an improved complexion is what you’re after, a chemical peel may be in your price range and is a good entry-level cosmetic procedure. If you’re unsure of what sort of results you can expect, booking in for a series of starter peels can be a great idea.

At ENRICH our simple glycolic peel followed by a healing light diode is just $85. At many other places you would pay $150 or

more for such a treatment.

You can see if you like the treatment, results, and of course, the price of your chemical peel. If you want or need more advanced treatments, our cosmetic practitioners and dermatologists can discuss options with you.

Chemical peels as a form of skin resurfacing

When the peel ingredients are on your skin, they are dissolving skin cells, dirt and debris. This process can help to treat skin conditions such as acne, while leaving your skin refreshed and rejuvenated. The chemical peel triggers the production of collagen in the skin, which over time, helps keep your skin firm and toned.

One peel can only do so much, as your skin must adjust to the process. Each peel can go progressively a little deeper, with results becoming more visible beyond just a fresher complexion. You can expect to see a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, smoother skin, more even skin tone, and a reduction in breakouts and the appearance of large pores.

Peels range from very mild fruit acids to more advanced, deeper-acting ingredients. You can get some very light chemical peels over the counter, but these are unlikely to get you the results you want and act only as a mild exfoliant. For deeper peels, a trained practitioner must administer these in a clinic, as they must be handled with care and precision.

If you’re into science and want the evidence, this 2017 scientific review (O’Conner et al) offers a wealth of information, including what the Ancient Egyptians used!

Chemical peels cost – the non-financial costs of a chemical peel (side-effects)

  • Redness – peels do irritate the skin, as the ingredients dissolve the top layers of skin
  • With deeper peels, skin may flake or peel off over the next few days
  • Sun sensitivity – sunscreen after a peel is non-negotiable
  • Be kind to your skin after a peel – it’s just had its top layer removed

Read more about the recovery process after a chemical peel.

Why we love chemical peels

  • Can treat most skin types
  • Effective  no downtime skin resurfacing treatment
  • Lower cost than other more advanced treatments
  • Non-invasive skin resurfacing
  • A great “starter” treatment for the cosmetic novice

We provide treatment expertise on chemical peels and skin rejuvenation.
Contact our friendly clinic staff for a consultation


  • please note prices correct at time of publication but can be subject to change
Please Note:

*With all surgeries or procedures, there are risks. Consult your physician (GP) before undertaking any surgical or cosmetic procedure. Please read the consent forms carefully and be informed about every aspect of your treatment. Surgeries such as liposuction have a mandatory seven-day cooling-off period to give patients adequate time to be sure of their surgery choice. Results may also vary from person to person due to many factors, including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise. Before and after photos are only relevant to the patient in the photo and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience. Ask questions. Our team of dermatologists, doctors and nurses are here to help you with any of your queries. This page is not advice and is intended to be informational only. We endeavour to keep all our information up to date; however, this site is intended as a guide and not a definitive information portal or in any way constitutes medical advice.

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