Over time, our skin becomes incredibly susceptible to many forms of damage and discolouration as well as being one of the first places on the body to display the most dreaded signs of ageing. Of all the solutions available for correcting issues as wide-ranging as wrinkles, clogged pores and general dullness, chemical peels – composed of many rejuvenating ingredients – are generally considered to be the most effective, and it’s not hard to see why.

At AcuDerma, we’re proud to offer a selection of advanced chemical peels from one of the world’s most respected skincare brands: ZO Skin Health. Amongst these premium skincare solutions is the ZO Stimulator Peel, a superficial peel notable for its popularity within celebrity circles and its promise of offering instant results with very little downtime.

As all chemical peels can vary in their intensity, it is important to choose one that you feel is right for your skin. Formulated by world renowned skin expert, Dr. Zein Obagi, the ZO Stimulator Peel can be categorised as a superficial peel, which means that it will only focus on the gentle exfoliation of the top layer of skin, otherwise known as the epidermis. When applied, this milder form of peel works to treat a number of common skin complaints such as acne, pigmentation and age spots and is unrivalled in its ability to strip away dead skin cells, stimulate cell turnover to improve skin tone, texture and clarity, and leave patients with a healthy glow - perfect for the red carpet or that big night out! . This peel is affectionately known as the “Red Carpet Peel” owing to the number of celebrities that avail of it before they have to look picture perfect for red carpet events, and can’t afford to hide away with the redness of flaking that some peels cause. Basically, there is no downtime, peeling or redness afterwards, just glowing, healthy skin. The perfect lunchtime peel – with no downtime and added anti-irritants and antioxidants, this advanced peel solution is gentle enough for all skin types. This peel is also recommended for individuals starting on a new ZO® Skincare regimen to jumpstart exfoliation and allow for deeper product penetration.



The ZO Stimulator Peel is made up of a combination of acids – Citric Acid, Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid that can have many positive effects on the condition of the skin. These powerful ingredients are capable of brightening the appearance and clearing away the unwanted debris that accumulates on the skin over time, setting the stage for a complexion that radiates confidence and one completely unmatched in its smoothness.


In terms of your treatment, we will ensure that your face is thoroughly cleansed before we apply this peel to your skin. This peel will be left in place for 2-3 minutes before a neutralising solution is used to balance your skin’s pH level and a selection of products tailored to your skin concerns applied to ensure that your skin remains fully hydrated and protected following your treatment.

The peel can be customised to your skin concerns – with ingredients specific for acne prone skin, hyperpigmentation or signs of ageing - plus potent concentrations of other active ingredients to exfoliate the skin, stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin and reduce lines, wrinkles and other blemishes.


  • Epidermal exfoliation and renewal improves skin texture and tone

  • Great for treating acne or acne prone skin, mild hyperpigmentation, signs of ageing or simply just dull or rough skin for a smoother / brighter / healthier glow.

  • Accelerated exfoliation of skin surface pigmentation creates a more even skin tone

  • The unique multi-targeted skin brightening approach helps prevent the formation of new pigmentation

  • Perfect for all skin types

  • Quick 45-60 minute treatment

  • For optimum results we recommend once a week for a month



Unlike some stronger chemical peels during which you may feel discomfort, the ZO Stimulator Peel is not painful and does not involve any downtime. Some patients report a mild warming sensation or a slight tingling sensation when the peel solution is applied but this normally subsides after a few moments.


In most instances, your results should be instantly visible and your skin will appear noticeably brighter, fresher, glowing and rejuvenated, with an improvement in texture and tone. We recommend a course of treatments for optimum results.


Use a high SPF and avoid the sun as with any peel. As the ZO Stimulator Peel is a milder peel, you should be able to return to your routine as normal after this procedure. Any tightness you feel will normally subside within a few hours and setting aside some time to recover shouldn’t be necessary. These results can be maintained by using a selection of products from the ZO Skin Health range and we can discuss these options with you after your treatment session.