CHEMICAL PEEL

… new skin with a single treatment!

A Medium-Depth Chemical Peel  is an excellent procedure to dramatically rejuvenate your facial skin by removing its damaged upper layers along with freckles, brown blotches, scaly sunspots and even superficial wrinkles.

The peeling skin is then replaced by new skin which grows out from the depths of the hair follicles. This new skin, having been protected in the depths of the hair follicles from exposure to the sun, is fresher and unblemished in its appearance. 

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Types of Chemical Peel

Chemical Peels are described as Superficial, Medium or Deep according to the depth of the peel and each type delivers a specific and predictable result. 

1. Superficial Peel

This peel removes only the very uppermost layers of the skin.  Accordingly, it will only make the skin look fresher and feel smoother. It will not remove wrinkles, freckles, sunspots or brown blotches. 

This peel usually requires no anaesthesia or sedation and is carried out as a simple walk-in, walk-out office procedure. 

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There is minimal or no discomfort after the treatment. The skin peels off over the next 3 days and healing occurs by about the 4th or 5th day.  Makeup can be applied once the skin has completely healed.  You only need to be off work for 4 or 5 days until the skin finishes peeling. 

Superficial peels can be repeated every 2-3 months if necessary. 

Complications with Superficial Peels are very uncommon.

2. Medium Peel

This is by far our most commonly performed Chemical Peel because of the extent to which it can dramatically rejuvenate the skin! 

A well-performed Medium Peel only needs to be done once but it can be repeated if and when new sun-damage ever occurs.  You can also take comfort in the fact that after a Chemical Peel your skin will NOT end up thinner than it was prior to the Peel – the reason being that on completion of healing, the skin will have returned to its former thickness. This is why a Chemical Peel can be safely repeated without the risk of creating thinner skin each time!

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A Medium Peel removes skin to a greater depth than a Superficial Peel. 

It is excellent for removing most signs of sun-damage such as freckles, brown blemishes, blotchy pigmentation, sallowness, skin coarseness and even sunspots.  It can improve or totally remove very fine wrinkles, especially around the eyes.  It cannot, however, remove those wrinkles that reach deeper than the depth of the peel.

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A Medium Chemical Peel is carried out in the privacy of our Clinic with Intravenous Analgesia only. As you won’t be having an anaesthetic, you can go home shortly afterwards but because of the medications used in the procedure, you must have someone escort you home.  You cannot go home alone and you should not drive for 24 hours after the medications.

The entire procedure takes around 1 hour.  Immediately after the procedure, the skin will look mildly red, freckles and brown blotches will look darker and the skin will feel ‘tight’ like mild sunburn but you will have NO pain at all. 

Over the next few days your skin will become progressively darker until the peeling starts on or about the 4th  day.  The skin peeling usually commences around the mouth, continues over the rest of the face and should be completed by the 7th or 8th day.  During the peeling, you will have NO ‘raw’ areas of skin simply because as your old skin is peeling off, your new skin has already formed under it. 

During the week of peeling, you will need to be off work and stay indoors. During this time, you need to apply Vaseline regularly to all areas until they are fully peeled. 

Once the skin has completely peeled, usually by the 8th day, you can resume wearing make-up, return to the Clinic for a final check and then return to work. 

Complications with Medium Peels are very uncommon. 

3. Deep Peel

Owing to their potential complications, Deep Chemical Peels have been largely replaced by Laser Skin Resurfacing which offers similar results but with greater control and safety – factors essential when working in the deeper layers of the skin. 

Laser Skin Resurfacing can deliver similar results without the permanent loss of skin colour that commonly results from a Deep Peel.  

For these reasons, we do not offer Deep Peels.

Who is suitable for a Medium Chemical Peel? 

Chemical Peeling is best suited to individuals with fair skin.   

People with dark, olive or Asian skin are generally not suitable for Medium or Deep Peels as they have a higher risk of pigmentation complications after these peels. They may be better suited to a Superficial Peel. Our Doctor will advise which type of Peel is appropriate for your skin type.

How long will the improvement last? 

This will depend on the individual, the type and depth of the Peel and their future sun exposure.  Generally, the rejuvenation achieved with a Medium Peel should last for years.  The more you protect your skin from sun exposure the longer that improvement will last. 

What precautions are necessary after a Chemical Peel? 

To maintain your improvement for as long as possible, you should protect your new skin from exposure to the sun and ultraviolet light for at least 3 months after a Chemical Peel.  This is because your new skin is initially very sensitive to the sun and ultraviolet light. 

This does not mean that you have to stay indoors but NO SUNBAKING, even with sunscreens. 

Always remember that ultraviolet light, particularly Ultraviolet A, is present all year round, even on cloudy days, and can easily penetrate glass e.g. when driving a car or sitting at a window.  So, do not ease up on your ultraviolet protection, even on cloudy days. 

Our Doctor will give you additional detailed information on how to best protect your new skin after the Peel. 

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Medium Chemical Peel

Cost $1,700
Theatre Fee $275
Inclusive of all Follow-Up Appointments for up to 6 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

 What are the different types of Chemical Peel?

Basically, the 3 types of Chemical Peeling are: 

• Superficial

• Medium-Depth (the most popular depth of Chemical Peel) 

• Deep 

 What do each of the different depths of Chemical Peel achieve?

Superficial Peels only remove the very uppermost layers of the skin.  Accordingly, they will only smooth and freshen up the skin.  They will NOT remove wrinkles, freckles, sunspots or brown blotches.

Medium-Depth Peels are excellent for people with sun damage and premature ageing of the skin.  They will improve or eliminate superficial wrinkles as well as remove freckles, brown spots, blotchy pigmentation and scaly sunspots.

Deep Peels can also remove the signs of sun damage and wrinkles but have been almost universally replaced by Laser Skin Resurfacing which offers similar results but with greater control and safety that are important when working in the deeper layers of the skin. 

How is a Medium Chemical Peel done?

A Medium Chemical Peel is carried out in the privacy of our Clinic and you can go home shortly thereafter.  The entire procedure takes around 1 hour. Any passing discomfort at the moment the Peeling Agent is being applied is relieved with analgesic medication. 

How will I look immediately after a Medium Chemical Peel?

Immediately after the procedure, your skin will be mildly red, freckles or brown blotches will look darker and the skin will feel ‘tight’ like mild sunburn but you will have NO pain. 

What is the recovery after a Medium Chemical Peel?

Over the next few days your skin will become progressively darker until the peeling starts around the 4th day.  The peeling usually commences around the mouth, progressively extends over the rest of the face and should be completed by the 7th or 8th day.  During the peeling, you will have NO ‘raw’ areas of skin because as your old skin peels off your new skin has already formed beneath it.

During the week of peeling, you will need to be off work and stay indoors.  During this time, you need to apply Vaseline regularly to all areas until they are fully peeled.

Once the skin has completely peeled, usually by the 7th or 8th day, you can resume wearing make-up, return to the Clinic for a check, and then return to work. 

Can multiple Superficial Peels achieve the same result as one Medium Peel?

 NO. This is a common misconception promoted by some Beauty Salons.