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Chemical Peel Durban Price

Chemical peeling helps to improve the appearance of the skin and face. A chemical solution is applied to the face that causes peeling. This glycolic skin peeling treatment is beneficial in reducing superficial wrinkles, freckles and age spots and mild acne scarring.

There are several options for chemical peeling:

  • Light peels: A mild acid is used to penetrate the outmost layer of the skin and gently exfoliate it. This treatment is used to improve the appearance of the skin in cases of mild skin discoloration and rough skin.
  • Medium peels: An acid is used to penetrate the out and middle layers of the skin, removing damaged skin cells. Conditions that would benefit from a medium peel include age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, and some pre-cancerous skin growths such as actinic keratosis.
  • Deep peels: An acid is used to penetrate deep into the middle layer of skin. This procedure is helpful to treat age spots, freckles, moderate lines and shallow scars.
  • VI Body Peels: The first-of-its-kind, non-invasive, and pain-free! VI Body Peel treatments stimulate anti-aging collagen and increase cellular turnover. Target acne, acne-scarring, stretch marks, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation on various parts of the body, to reveal smoother, more radiant skin in just one treatment. For optimal results, we recommend three treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart.

Average cost of a chemical peel?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost of a chemical peel in 2020 was $519, however, there are numerous possible expenses (details below!) to consider when booking a cosmetic procedure.

AEDIT Average Chemical Peel Procedure Cost Range Chart
  • Average Cost of a Chemical Peel: $644
  • Price Range for a Chemical Peel: $200 – $6,000

Candidates considering a chemical peel will find it helpful to familiarize themselves with the myriad factors that affect the total cost of this facial rejuvenation procedure.


Type of PeelSuperficial vs. Medium vs. Deep
ProviderTraining, experience, specialty
Consultation FeesMay or may not count towards the final cost of the procedure
LocationFacility fees vary by region and are typically higher for larger facilities
Recovery ExpensesSpecial equipment, follow ups, etc.

What are the different types of chemical peels?

Before we start deep diving the numbers, let’s do a quick review of the various types of chemical peels. Peels are labeled according to the depth the chemical solution penetrates into the skin layers (epidermis and dermis). Superficial chemical peels (or light chemical peels) affect the epidermis (top outer layer), medium-depth peels penetrate into the upper layers of the dermis (second layer), and deep peels make their way well into the dermis layer. All peels remove damaged skin cells and promote new growth.

Superficial and medium peels can be done multiple times over an individual’s lifetime, and typically have some minor stinging, swelling, redness, and peeling. Deep peels, meanwhile, are typically only done once. Deeper peels have the most significant results with considerable side effects and downtime. Individuals with active cold sores (herpes), significantly sun damaged skin, or other skin conditions may not be good candidates for a chemical peel.

What affects the cost of a chemical peel?

Let’s look further into the variables from the first table. Friendly reminder, we’re providing estimates only throughout this guide. Provider consultations will always create the most accurate assessment of a chemical peel cost.

That being said, the following can give you an idea of the questions to ask and factors to consider when going into a consultation:

  • Procedure Type: Superficial, medium, and deep peels will have varying costs depending on their intensity.
  • Provider: A more experienced, board certified cosmetic provider or specialized dermatologist typically charges more for their expertise.
  • Location: The 2020 ASPS Report shows procedure occurrences by region. The coasts accounted for a majority of all chemical peels performed in the United States. Given the high volume of procedures, candidates can expect costs to be higher on the coasts.
  • Recovery: Chemical peel recovery will vary considerably by procedure type. Recovery time may include prescriptions, recovery garments, follow ups, and missed work.

The most appropriate chemical peel for a candidate will be dependent on their individual needs. The table below provides an overview specific to each chemical peel type.


Superficial Chemical PeelLeast invasive and least expensive
Glycolic Acid Peel (alpha hydroxy acid)Light to medium peel with average cost
Salicylic Acid Peel (beta hydroxy acid)Light to medium peel with average cost
Medium Chemical PeelMid-range invasiveness and expense
ViPeelMedium depth peel with average costs
TCA Peel (trichloroacetic acid)Medium or deep peel with average costs
Deep Chemical PeelMost invasive and most expensive
Croton Oil PeelDeep peel with higher cost
Phenol PeelDeep peel with higher cost

What does the cost of a chemical peel include?

Are you wondering what you’re actually paying for when you swipe your card for a chemical peel? Each of the factors we listed in our first table have their own costs. The cost of the chemical peel itself will also have fees for the provider’s time, the facility’s procedure room and supplies, and any recovery supplies provided added to the total price.

A chemical peel, depending on the type, may also require multiple sessions to achieve the desired aesthetic. All costs we quote on this page are single session costs so for those considering regular treatments or multiple initial treatments, costs will be higher.

Chemical Peel Durban Price


How much does a chemical peel cost around the world?

For those considering pursuing a chemical peel abroad, the following table compares average prices in a few select countries. PSA: add in travel expenses, research the reputation of the provider and facility, and factor in the additional costs related to recovery when comparing costs. The table below reflects costs converted to U.S. dollars.


Canada$175 to $6,000
Mexico$125 to $4,250
Colombia$100 to $4,000
United Kingdom$200 to $6,000
Australia$200 to $5,500
Japan$150 to $5,750
United Arab Emirates$175 to $5,000

Hyperpigmentation Laser Treatment Price

If you opt for home remedies to treat skin pigmentation, they barely cost anything at all. However, laser surgeries for treating skin pigmentation are expensive, and they range from around Rs. 3000 to Rs. 5000 for a single session, and the patient has to undergo as many sessions as the doctor sees fit.

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