As we age, our skin can gradually appear dull and lifeless. This is caused by dead skin cells that build up and clog your skin. Chemical peels are topical acidic solutions that are applied to the skin for a controlled period of time, causing the dead skin to slough and eventually peel off. The regenerated skin is smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin, leaving you with a fresher, more youthful appearance. It may be useful for conditions such as sun-damage, pigmentation, acne scarring and as an effective anti-wrinkle treatment.
Will one treatment be enough to achieve these results?
Some clients choose to have a chemical peel every now and again to refresh their skin, however a course of 4 to 6 peels at monthly intervals refreshes cell turnover rate and creates a glowing, youthful skin tone.
What is involved in the treatment?
A typical peel takes around 20 minutes and you can return to normal activities immediately. Following the chemical peel, it’s important to maintain daily use of SPF 30+ sunscreen whilst the skin is recovering, as it is more prone to sun damage. Mild cleansers and moisturisers should be used at home. Peeling will usually occur 2 to 4 days after the treatment.
What types of ingredients are used?
We offer a range of different peels at different intensities, which your practitioner will discuss with you. Some of our peels include L-lactic acid, Citric acid and Salicylic acid.
Are there any reasons why I can’t have this treatment?
Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive should not undertake a chemical peel procedure. Nor is it recommended for people with uncontrolled diabetes, some autoimmune disorders, or recent laser surgery. Recent use of oral prescription retinoid for acne treatment may also be contraindicated. Your practitioner will discuss your current and past medical history with you to determine your suitability.
Your practitioner will provide you with a comprehensive skin assessment to determine the most suitable treatment to help you achieve a youthful complexion. For more information on how chemical peels could be integrated into your beauty system, speak to an experienced doctor at one of our cosmetic clinics located in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart and many other regional locations by calling 1300 568 348 or by using our Online Booking Service.