Customised Skin Peels

Skin (or “chemical”) peels have been used in Dermatology for many years as a method of resurfacing and improving the skin color and smoothness. They remove the top layers of the skin to help improve sun damage, problems with skin pigmentation, skin texture and the overall appearance of the skin.

There are several types of agents used for superficial chemical peels (salicylic acid, lactic acid, pyruvic acid, trichloracetic acid, retinoic acid, ascorbic acid), each suited to different skin problems. The benefits of the agents we use are that they can also be layered on the skin over different areas to maximize their effectiveness and address different problems within the one individual.

These peels have earned their nick name as “lunchtime” peels because disruption to your day to day activities are minimal. Some light peeling of the skin may occur in the following 3-4 days but generally this will not interfere with normal activities. We strongly encourage sun protection after our peels. Generally we recommend a course of four to six peels at monthly intervals.

It is important to understand that for best results a commitment to long term use of home products in between peels is necessary. We will advise you on this and will be able to guide you as to what sort of realistic outcomes you can expect to achieve. They will not fix all problems. We can however, combine these with other treatments offered in the clinic such as anti wrinkle injections (botox) and vascular laser (Candela Vbeam perfecta) for facial redness and broken capillaries and brown sun spots.

Parts of the body other than the face can be peeled also. For example, you can have chemical peels on the chest and back for acne, or on the neck, hands and décolletage to help reduce sun damage.

Please feel free to contact our office and ask for an appointment with our skin therapist Belinda Fraser. No referral for your GP is necessary.