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Chemical Peels

What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical Peels are an effective way to improve a number of different skin conditions, targeting concerns on the face and body. Depending on your specific skin condition, a treatment can be tailored using our diverse range of chemical solutions. Chemical Peels work in a variety of ways to stimulate cell renewal, refine, rejuvenate and hydrate the skin, as well as regenerate and resurface damaged skin, making it well worth the cost.

We offer a number of treatments in our Melbourne clinics, ranging from superficial to medium depth. The active ingredients we use include Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) – such as Glycolic, Lactic and Mandelic acid – as well as Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) like Salicylic acid, along with Retinoids (Vitamin A), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and Enzymes.

Treatment is useful in combating a number of skin concerns including sun damage, wrinkles, scarring, acne, and pigmentation and to maintain a fresher more youthful complexion. It may also be combined with Microdermabrasion, Skin Needling, Photo Rejuvenation or Laser Skin Therapy to provide accelerated and more dramatic results.

Our range of Chemical Peels assist in addressing a number of skin concerns. We currently offer very superficial (level 1), superficial (level 2) and medium-depth (level 3) peels, each designed specifically to treat different conditions.

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What can it treat?

The appropriate Chemical Peel can provide simultaneous actions to superficially treat:

What types of peels are there?

There are several suitable options available, each created for different skin problems and types. They are divided into superficial, medium, and deep, with a related variation in Chemical Peel cost.

Very Superficial peels remove the top layer of dead skin cells and usually only have a short period of minor cosmetic benefit. Stronger superficial peels performed by our clinicians usually need to be repeated on several occasions for a noticeable improvement.

Our Melbourne clinics provide a number of options for Chemical Peels, including:

Micro Enzymatic Peel –An ultra-gentle skin exfoliator that uses enzymes and only targets dead skin cells, meaning this peel is gentle enough to use on all skin types and conditions. It promotes a smoother, brighter complexion while hydrating and softening the skin. The enzymatic micro peel is an ideal product to use after treatments including Chemical Peels, Photo Rejuvenation, skin needling and microdermabrasion, as it gently removes dry, rough or peeling skin without causing damage to the new skin underneath.

Reveal Peel – This powerful blend of 25% AHA and 2% BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) is an advanced skin peeling treatment that exfoliates and assists to even skin tone, restoring fresh, smooth and youthful skin. The reveal peel has minimal down time and helps to improve and smooth the texture of the skin, removing damaged outer layers and revealing the younger looking skin beneath. This Chemical Peel costs $119 and is available in our Melbourne clinics.

Retinoid peels or Ageless Peel – Retinoids are the ingredient found in well-known skin products such as Retin-A. Retinoids helps to increase the turn-over rate of the skin and makes it behave more like younger skin. The Ageless Peel actively reduces damage caused by UVA exposure and is therefore an excellent choice for clients looking to reduce ageing caused by sun exposure. The main benefits of the peel are the restructuring and rebuilding of collagen and increased hydration, resulting in skin clarity and firmness. This Chemical Peel costs $99.

Alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) peels / Glycolic Peels – Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane, and lactic acid is a naturally occurring acid in the body. These peels may be performed at various concentrations, which in turn vary the strength of the peel. Their main function is to remove the top layer of skin, promoting renewal of skin cells and a healthy cell turn over which leaves your skin fresh and smooth. The cost to receive this Chemical Peel in one of our Melbourne clinics is $99.

Purple Peel – This medical-grade, medium depth peel contains lactic, glycolic, salicylic and mandelic acid. An intensive peel, it is effective in renewing, brightening and resurfacing, which makes it the ideal treatment for severely pigmented and aged skin. The purple peel requires full skin preparation three to four weeks prior to treatment with specialised skin care products. It contains beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), with salicylic acid being the most active ingredient used. This treatment is perfect for those with oilier or acne prone skins, as it is oil-soluble and penetrates deeper into the skin. BHA peels provide the most dramatic results for ageing, pigmented and problematic skin areas. The benefits include resurfacing skin by removing damaged layers, promoting healthy new cell growth, reducing pigmentation, normalising oil production and improving the appearance of acne scars, resulting in a youthful and clear complexion. The Chemical Peel cost for this treatment is $199.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are there any side effects after having a Chemical Peel?

The deeper the peel, the greater the likelihood of experiencing side effects, with increased recovery time needed. Some side effects that can occur include swelling, redness and stinging. Most superficial peels are safe and effective, whereas medium and deeper peels require careful pre-peel preparation and post-peel care.

Are peels just for the face?

Not at all – parts of the body other than the face can also benefit from Chemical Peels, such as the chest and back for acne, or the neck and décolletage to help reduce sun damage. We can perform peels for multiple areas of the body at our Melbourne clinics.

Can any skin type be treated?

People with a darker skin tone might encounter more post-peel problems than those with lighter skin tones. Deeper peels on darker skin types must be considered with caution, so it may be better to perform a series of more superficial peels rather than one deep peel. Different skin problems also respond to particular peels. Acne, for example, responds well to salicylic acid based peels as it is both oil-soluble and penetrates deeper into oily and clogged pores, removing dirt and sebum. Wrinkles are best treated with our Ageless peel, containing an anabolic retinoid action which corrects and enhances skin function for a long-term restructured and repairing effect. Choosing the right Chemical Peel for your specific skin problem means you’ll get more value from the cost of your treatment. We can determine the best peel for your skin type at an initial consultation in one of our Melbourne clinics.

Before & After Photo’s

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DISCLAIMER: *Results may vary from person to person.

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Two weeks prior to your peel of choice you will need to start preparing your skin:

For all peels – Cleanse once a day with a specialised cleanser recommend by your dermal aesthetician.

For Ageless Peel and Purple Peel – Cleanse once a day with a specialised Glycolic cleanser. The use of specialised pre-peel products recommend by your dermal aesthetician is essential in order to prepare your skin for the treatment, reduce side effects and provide the best possible results.

This skin care regime will build up your skin’s strength to obtain the treatment, help the skin peel more evenly and speed up the healing process after your peel.

It is also essential to protect your skin from sun exposure and use an SPF30+ sunscreen every day.

Post-treatment care will depend of the type of peel performed and your skin’s reaction to the peel. Our clinicians will be able to give you the right post-treatment advice that is specific for the type of peel you have had.

  • After your peel, the skin will be tender and will need gentle care.
  • Don’t Pick. The most important thing to remember after a Chemical Peel is to steer clear of picking, scrubbing or peeling the skin away yourself. Removing the skin prematurely can lead to complications such as hyper-pigmentation. To gently remove dead skin the use of Skinstitut’s Enzymatic Micro Peel is recommended a few days after the peel is performed.
  • Avoid scrubs, exfoliants and acne cleansers unless otherwise instructed. These products will only further irritate the skin, therefore slowing down the healing process.
  • Again it’s essential to protect your skin from sun exposure. Make sure to use an SPF30+ or greater every day.
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