Chemical Peel


AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT TO SLOW DOWN SIGNS OF AGEING

A chemical peel aids in slowing down the signs of aging, accelerate exfoliation and gets rid of dead skin cells. Improve skin texture, fine lines, superficial scarring and hyper pigmentation and increase the health of your skin through improved cellular activity. For maximum benefit, 3 to 4 Chemical peels are required.

Chemical Peels offer affordable effective solutions to improving skin texture fine lines superficial scarring and more.

An ideal solution to slow down the signs of aging, accelerate exfoliation and to get rid of dead skin cells. Improve your skin texture, superficial scarring, acne scarring, hyper pigmentation, fine lines, and increase the health of your skin through improved cellular activity.  A course of 3 to 6 chemical peels is needed for maximum benefit.  These are 1 every 2-4 weeks depending on the peel. Skin preparation is required 2-4 weeks prior to your first peel. However we do offer select peels that don’t require skin preparation if you are just after a good skin boost in hydration and luminosity.

Chemical peels or chemo-exfoliation is a medical procedure that utilises chemical compounds which influence the histological and ultra-structural regeneration of skin by renewing the epidermis and reshaping the micro-architecture of the dermis. The procedure is used to improve specific cutaneous conditions through the controlled removal of the top layer of skin. The aim is to alter the appearance of the skin by regenerating new skin cells.

We use a range of acids such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s), Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA’s), and Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to target specific conditions.

Everything you need to know

Why is chemoexfoliation good for the skin?
Skin rejuvenation procedures such as chemical peels aim to stimulate the skins remodelling processes; inducing fibroblasts to produce new fibres of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid while also activating enzymes to degrade the old skin fibrous matrix. This regeneration process is used to treat various conditions such as:

  • Acne and Acne Scarring
  • Rosacea
  • Large pores
  • Pigmentation (uneven skin tone, darker patches)
  • Aged Skin
  • Sensitive skin
  • Dry or dehydrated skin

Chemical peeling uses different acids depending on what condition is being treated and in principal they ultimately increase the health of the skin through improved cellular activity. Over a period of time after a chemical peel, the skin will increase in thickness, colour, and hydration and improve the texture of the skin.
Who can have a chemical peel?
Chemical peels can be used on various parts of the body including the face, chest, back, décolletage and hands. When used correctly, superficial to medium depth peels can be used on any skin. We have a range of different peels that will be suited for most people. All chemical peels are prescribed specifically for you and will be carried out by our qualified medical staff. The type of peel used will greatly depend on:

  • Your skin type (oily, dry, light, dark)
  • The results you would like to achieve
  • The length of recovery time
  • Medical history
Course of treatment
A course of 3 - 6 chemical peels is needed to be of maximum benefit. These are 1 every 2-4 weeks depending on the peel. Skin preparation is required 2-4 weeks prior to your first peel. However we do offer select peels that don’t require skin preparation if you are just after a good skin boost in hydration and luminosity.

Preparation is important to ensure that your skin benefits fully from the effects of the peel whilst allowing you to continue with your daily routine and ensure the safety of your skin.

Depending on the extent of your problem or the size of the area involved, it may be necessary to have more than one type and/or more than one course of peels.
What is the treatment process?
Treatment time is usually around 30-45 minutes depending on the type of peel being used.

  1. Your skin is meticulously sanitised using a suitable cleanser and degreaser.
  2. An ointment such as Vaseline is applied to prevent the chemicals from entering your eyes and other delicate places on the face.
  3. The chemical peel is then applied to your face.
  4. We communicate with you throughout the peel to ensure maximum comfort is maintained throughout the process.
  5. The peel is dissolved at the end of the treatment session.
  6. Sun cream and a soothing cream is applied to your face.
What to expect after a peel
First, you will experience dry, tight skin with slight to moderate redness. Your skin may also be overly sensitive. It will peel for about a week after the treatment depending on the type of peel you had. You can expect your skin to turn from a pink shade to a shade of brown. When the old, damaged skin has all peeled away, you will be left with more refreshed, glowing skin.

It is important to note that peels can induce a breakout; this is part of the natural process where your skin is purging itself. Your recovery time will depend on the type of peel used, the deeper the peel the longer the recovery and more chance of peeling.

Using the correct product prior and after each peel is essential for skin healing and efficacy of the peel results.
Sun Exposure
Patients who have our deeper peels such as our TCA-peels are advised to avoid sun exposure for several months after treatment to protect the newly formed skin.
Failure to heed this advice may result in patchy hyper-pigmentation (darker than normal colour to the skin). Slight lightening of the skin colour normally results from removal of sun damaged layers of the skin – very rarely, more marked lightening has occurred.

 

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Your private health insurance and medicare may cover some of the cost of TCA peels. Be sure to check your policy and contact your insurance company before the procedure is performed. Our staff can also advise if your claim is within Medicare guidelines.