Peel Away Dull Skin with the Chemical PeelJuly 17, 2017
Patients are often adamant to try a chemical peel thinking the treatment will leave their skin red and inflamed for days due to its name ‘chemical’ peel, however this is simply not the case. Chemical peel’s at Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia are a painless, relaxing treatment that works to rejuvenate and calm the skin due to its rich antioxidant properties and resurfacing nature. There is minimal down-time associated with this treatment.
Here is everything you’ve been wanting to know about Chemical Peels:
What is the Chemical Peel?
At Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia we have a variety of peel solutions, your clinician will asses your skin type and tailor a Chemical Peel for you. After thorough cleansing, the solution is applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and stimulate new collagen formation to create a rejuvenated skin, the high-antioxidant formula penetrates deep into the skin to revive cells and promote a natural glow to the surface layer of the skin.
How does it work?
The ‘type’ of chemical peel will determine its process of effectiveness however most chemical peels work by removing the top layer of the skin to stimulate new collagen formation, strengthening and plumping the skin’s surface. By resurfacing the skin, concerns such as pigmentation, acne, enlarged pores, dullness, un-uniform texture and fine lines are reduced.
The strength and key ingredient of the peel will determine the penetration level. Chemical peels may also vary in strength and can be categorised as superficial, medium and deep.
How long does the treatment take?
The procedure will take about 20-30 minutes for a full face.
What results can be expected?
Results may vary depending on the peel applied, results can range from no visible peeling to a light to moderate flaking to extreme shedding between 2-7 days after the peel. Skin may appear flushed and feel tight for several days and discoloration may temporarily darken before peeling. An increase in breakouts may be expected too and indicates a positive progress. Results may last for 2 weeks up to 4 weeks and may need a repeat treatment after to improve the result. Most patients need a series of treatments depending on the skin concern at hand.
What treatments work well with the Chemical Peel?
Peels works well with laser treatments like Surface Rejuvenation Laser Toning and Deep Rejuvenation Laser Toning. Phototherapy is a good add on with peels as it helps to calm and repair the skin and is also antibacterial.
Is there any preparation involved?
Two weeks prior to treatment the skin will need to be prepped with the recommended exfoliator, vitamin A , pigment inhibitor, and suncreen. Sun exposure for two weeks pre and post treatment is to be avoided.
Are there any risks involved?
There is a risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) on all peels which is why skin preparation is very important. The strength of the peel used will determine it’s downtime. Possible risk of burns or skin trauma may occur if the peel was not done by an experienced and highly trained clinician.
Who is suitable/unsuitable for this treatment:
The treatment is suitable for men and women who are wanting to reduce pigmentation, fine lines, dull and lifeless skin, uneven skin texture. The following may be excluded:
> Pregnant women
> A client with an autoimmune disease
> Those with active infection, herpes simplex virus (cold sores)
> Those who have recently been exposed to Roaccutance (must avoid peels for at least 6 months)
What is the cost of treatment?
Prices start from $200
Sick of dull skin?
Have a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced clinicians, and have a chemical peel tailored to you!