Chemical skin peels are used to speed up the natural exfoliation process which leads to overall skin regeneration. Different types of acids are applied to the skin, breaking the chemical bonds between skin cells to allow for the exfoliation process to begin. This accelerates the healing process and production of new cells, leaving your skin looking radiant and healthy. Chemical Peels can penetrate to different depths of your skin and vary in strength.
Let’s explore some commonly asked questions regarding chemical skin peels.
Who should get a chemical skin peel?
Not everyone is suitable for all chemical skin peels, that’s why it is essential to have a thorough Skin Analysis with one of our Dermal Therapists to determine the best treatment plan for each person. If any of your skin concerns include; Acne, Rosacea, Pigmentation, Dullness, or Ageing, a chemical skin peel may be a great treatment option for you. Your Dermal Therapist may recommend a course of Chemical Skin Peels or may include them in combination with other treatments.
What chemical skin peels do Geelong Veins Skin & Laser offer?
Your Dermal Therapist will pick a peel best suited to you and your main skin concerns. The following chemical skin peels are offered at Geelong Veins, Skin and Laser.
This is an amazing introduction peel suitable for all skin types. This peel combines lactic acid 15% and Papaya Enzyme to achieve a brighter complexion and more even-textured skin. If you are concerned with dull or lifeless skin appearance, sun damage or hyperpigmentation, acne and congestion, general signs of ageing, have sensitive skin or you’re a higher Fitzpatrick type, this peel is suitable for you. This peel can be performed as a stand-alone treatment or as a course of peels.
Lactic Acid is a type of Alpha Hydroxyl Acid (AHA) and ranges in strength from -20% to -60%. Lactic Acid is a larger molecule AHA meaning it not only exfoliates but also hydrates the skin, therefore aiding in improving dehydrated, sun damaged and pigmented skin.
Salicylic acid is a type of Beta Hydroxyl Acid (BHA) which is a great peeling agent for anyone one with Acneic or congested skin and Rosacea. It penetrates the pores to provide deep cleansing, removing trapped oil and dead skin cells. It also contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties to calm sore, red skin associated with acne or rosacea.
A Jessner Peel is an advanced peel suitable for those with oil, thickened skin, cystic acne, sun damage, pigmentation and ageing skin. The Jessner Peel combines salicylic acid, lactic acid, resorcinol and kojic acid. It is a layered peel, where we want to achieve frosting of the skin. Flaking and peeling can be expected from days three to seven post peel.
How do you prep for a chemical skin peel?
Your skin should be appropriately prepped with home skincare products for a minimum of two weeks before your first peel. This is required to help achieve optimal results but to also reduce the risk of adverse reactions from the chemical skin peel as your home skincare products are designed to strengthen your skin.
Your therapist will be able to prescribe what products are best suited to your skin in preparation for your chemical peels during a Skin Analysis, though popular choices are Synergie’s Ultimate Anti-Ageing Kit or the Synergie’s A-Zinc Essentials Kit.
How do you look after your skin post chemical skin peel?
Synergie’s Post-Treatment Kit will cover all your post chemical skin peel product needs. Designed to assist in the healing and regeneration phase after your peel. It is important to follow specific aftercare instructions for individual peels given to you by your therapist.
All of our chemical skin peels, with the exception of the Jessner, may result in some redness and flaking of the skin but do not require any downtime. The Jessner peel can lead to peeling of skin from days three to seven post peel, though individual reactions vary.
How much do chemical skin peels cost?
Each chemical skin peel varies in price. Please see below.
Enzyme peel $89
Layered peels $120
Jessner peel $175
Power peel $145 (includes microdermabrasion)
The above prices are valid as at 12/01/19.
To further explore the possibility of a chemical skin peel and if it is suitable for your skin and skin condition, please do not hesitate to book in for a complimentary skin analysis with one of Geelong Vein, Skin and Laser’s dermal therapist.