Clinical Peels are wonderfully diverse treatments that can be tailored to suit different skin types and treat an array of skin concerns, including:
Peels work by utilising gentle exfoliating agents to loosen the intercellular ‘glue’ that holds dead skin cells to the surface of the skin, increase the natural exfoliation process that takes place beneath the skins surface, stimulate the regeneration of new, healthy skin cells to resurface the skin and deeply cleans the pores to ultimately achieve a brighter, refined skin texture and complexion.
Peels vary in strength and in their particular ingredients and therefore can be tailored to suit almost every skin type and condition. So, no matter what your individual concerns are, there will be a peel just right for you! Of course, before commencing any peel treatment your skin must be assessed to determine which peel is exactly the right fit, more often than not the peel used will change each time you have a treatment.
The number of treatments required will vary depending on the condition being treated and its severity. Beautiful results can be enjoyed from just a one-off peel treatment, an ideal treatment option when maintaining general skin health or when preparing for a special occasion or event. Best results will be achieved through multiple treatments, we recommend undergoing a program of 6 peels, particularly when the goal is to correct specific skin concerns.
For best possible results, it is recommended to use an appropriate cosmeceutical home care regime for 2 weeks prior to commencing a peel treatment. Avoid excess UV exposure, taking extra caution not to obtain a sun burn before any peel as this will make treatment impossible until the skin fully heals. Peels cannot be performed if there are any open wounds in the area, cold sores or if you have been taking Roaccutane medication within the last 6 months. Pregnancy and breast feeding are contraindications to some peels, but not all. Peels cannot be performed if the area to be treated has been waxed on the same day.
Clinical peel treatments can be quick and easy and may only take around 30 minutes to complete. A peel in this category is the perfect ‘lunch time’ treatment as you are in and out of the clinic quickly and can resume your normal daily activities straight away.
If your Clinical peel is within the Performance Treatment category your treatment will take between 45-60 minutes, depending on the customisation of your treatment.
If you are pairing an LED treatment with your peel you will be in the clinic for an extra 20 minutes. If you are new to the clinic we prefer to start with a skin consultation which takes approximately 30 minutes.
Peels are painless, enjoyable treatments. When most peel solutions are applied to the skin you will experience a tingling sensation and often some gentle warming of the skin, this typically settles down a few minutes after application. Some peels, even though triggering stimulation beneath the skin’s surface, will not create any detectable sensation on the skins surface. Some of the Performance treatment peels include infusion with Sonophoresis and/or massage.
Typically, a slight redness will be noticed immediately following the treatment, this will naturally dissipate over the course of 1-2 hours. Some clients may notice slight dryness or flakiness on the skins surface for a few days following the peel, generally this is only an outcome following a stronger peel however more sensitive or dry skins can experience this result following a low-level peel also.
Following a peel your skin will be a bit more vunerable than usual so it is important to follow after-care instructions.
How frequently you can have a peel will depend on what skin conditions are being treated and the strength of the peel. Typically, you can have a peel every 2-4 weeks, when starting out we recommend coming in fortnightly to maintain optimum results.
Peels can be performed as a stand-alone treatment but optimum results will be achieved through Combination Therapies. By pairing your peel with other treatments and modalities, such as LED Light Therapy, we can boost the results of the peel, calm redness and inflammation, speed up natural wound healing and boost collagen and elastin production. When paired with other treatments, such as Laser Genesis, a peel can be included as an upgrade for a discounted price, providing an effective plumping and skin rejuvenating treatment.
Skin peeling is a relatively new term used for this quick and easy clinical treatment, but did you know this method dates back to the ancient world? Cleopatra, who was a symbol of beauty and known for her flawless skin, used to bath in milk. The fermented milk would act like a modern-day peel to stimulate exfoliation and renewal of the skin. The main ingredient used in this case was lactic acid, a derivative of fermented milk, which is one of the main ingredients we still use in peels today!