Chemical Peels

What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels work by applying a solution of active ingredients to the skin that trigger the skin’s natural repair processes. The chemical solution, which can be applied in varying strengths, stimulates the skin to perform chemical exfoliation and make changes deep within to stimulate cell renewal.

A chemical peel in Melbourne can be used to refine, rejuvenate and hydrate the skin, as well as regenerate and resurface damaged skin. Chemical peels can assist with treating:

  • Ageing skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Pigmentation and melasma
  • Acne and breakouts (a chemical peel for acne is recommended for superficial acne and acne scarring)
  • Dry / dehydrated skin
  • Congested skin

Common Questions

Also known as a phenol chemical peel, the deep chemical peel is among the strongest and is designed specifically for significantly deep facial wrinkles, scars, sun damaged skin and growths that are pre-cancerous. Your medical professional will provide you with a chemical peel that penetrates into the deepest layers of the skin for the most effective results. Not surprisingly for an aggressive face peel, the deep chemical peel requires a lengthier recovery time.
Typically, once the recovery period has ended and your skin has healed (usually 2 to 3 weeks for a superficial face peel and longer for a deep chemical exfoliation), you should begin to see results.
The deeper the chemical peel, the greater the likelihood of experiencing side effects, with increased recovery time needed.

The skin will be delicate and sensitive for the first 2 to 4 weeks after treatment; prolonged sun exposure should be avoided and a full spectrum sunscreen worn at all times.

Medium and deeper skin peels require careful preparation and post-peel care.

Our skilled and experienced dermal clinicians who perform chemical peels in Melbourne will take you through everything you need to know before starting your very first treatment. We provide exceptional standards of client education so you feel at ease with how you can best prepare and care for your skin away from the clinic

When you look at a chemical peel before and after photo, it’s important to understand there are ‘two’ afters – immediately after the procedure when the skin is healing, and then after the recovery once the skin has healed and the ‘true’ after shot is available to be viewed.

Potential side effects that your skin might experience after a facial treatment in Melbourne include redness of the skin, darkening of the skin, possible scarring, and the potential for your skin to change to a colour that’s lighter than the desired shade. Once your skin has healed, you should be able to notice the smooth, youthful appearance that made you seek a chemical peel in Melbourne in the first place!

What Types of Chemical Peel Treatments are Available?

We offer a range of professional-strength skin peels using formulations from renowned cosmeceutical brands – SkinCeuticals and Mesoestetic. These are classed into three distinct categories of chemical peel:

Superficial (Light) Skin Peels

These require little to no recovery time and can be used to treat:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles;
  • Areas of dryness;
  • Uneven skin tone and mild pigmentation; and
  • Acne scarring.

Medium-Depth Skin Peel

A medium peel is used to treat similar skin conditions, but requires a higher-strength formulation that’s more intensive to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin. This facial treatment in Melbourne usually requires around 48 hours of recovery time but provides more dramatic and long-lasting results.

Deep Skin Peel (The Cosmelan® Peel)

This is a specialist formulation from Mesoestetic that is extremely effective in treating melasma and severe pigmentation. The Cosmelan® chemical peel requires considerable pre and post care:

  1. Skin preparation begins at least two to four weeks prior to your treatment.
  2. On the day of the treatment, a specialist mask is applied which you return home with and leave on for between 8 to 12 hours.
  3. You will remove the mask at home and follow with a daily skin care regime that involves the application of a second crème.
  4. Your skin’s recovery time can take up to a week from the day of your treatment.

After 1 week – You will begin to notice results. Skin blemishes will begin to fade and a brighter complexion will begin breaking through.

After 2 to 3 weeks – Your skin will take on a shiny, healthier glow. These results will continue to improve over the fourth or fifth week.

Arrange your Free Consultation

We welcome you to a free no-obligation consultation with one of our expert dermal clinicians before your treatment begins. This is your opportunity to discuss all your skin concerns and discover if microdermabrasion is right for you.

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Pre & Post Treatment Care

  • The deeper the chemical peel, the greater the likelihood of experiencing side effects, with increased recovery time needed..
  • The skin will be delicate and sensitive for the first 2 to 4 weeks after treatment; prolonged sun exposure should be avoided and a full spectrum sunscreen worn at all times.
  • Medium and deeper skin peels require careful preparation and post-peel care.

Our skilled and experienced Melbourne dermal clinicians will take you through everything you need to know before starting your very first treatment. We provide exceptional standards of client education so you feel at ease with how you can best prepare and care for your skin away from the clinic.

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(03) 9764 1617 / 0412 633 807

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