Chemical Peels Brisbane

Whether you’re considering a chemical peel treatment to help address acne scars, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, or fine lines, Herstellen Clinic in Brisbane has a range of peels that can suit your skin type. Our team has extensive experience, guiding clients through effective and comfortable skin treatment journeys to healthy, youthful looking and glowing skin. With the clinical formulas and equipment needed to help put your best face forward, our practitioners can recommend the best chemical face peel treatment available to help address your concerns.

Interested in learning more about chemical peels and their potential benefits or side effects? Check out our summary discussion below highlighting the benefits of the most common skin care acids for your skin type and need.

Treatment guide:
What are chemical peels and how do they work?

Chemical peels refer to the application of unique contact-safe acids that provide gentle exfoliating benefits to your complexion. Depending on the ingredients used, they can exfoliate, replenish and hydrate your skin, removing unwanted pigmentation, scarring and other skin concerns while achieving a youthful, healthy glow.

Types of chemical peels

From alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) to beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), Vitamin A acids, and trichloroacetic acid (TCA), each facial treatment offers unique benefits and can be used to target different complaints. Some of the recommended applications and benefits of these acids include:

  • AHA Acids include lactic acid and glycolic acid peels and can be completed with very little to no downtime. Treating acne scars, environmental damage, and more, AHA acids can brighten and plump the skin.
  • BHA Acids include salicylic acids that can target acne, whiteheads, blackheads, and oily skin. A highly exfoliating acid, BHA products are still the most often preferred choice for clients with sensitive skin.
  • Vitamin A peels are ideal for minimising the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and UV damage. Exfoliating benefits achieved from Vitamin A application typically last for a few days.
  • TCA Acids target the deepest skin layers and can help reduce pore size, acne scarring, skin pigmentation, and fine lines.

Each client undergoes a consultation with one of our specialists to determine which treatment will best suit your condition, and what to expect after your peel.

Personalised treatments

After an in-depth consultation, our experienced clinicians can put a personalised treatment plan to treat your particular skin concerns and achieve your desired results. The specifics of your treatment, including the ingredients used in the peels, will depend on the skin concerns that you are treating and the condition of your skin.

If you’re suffering from congestion, acne scarring, environmental damage, or want to target fine lines, chemical peels may help exfoliate the skin and reduce the visibility of damage. With further added benefits of hydrating the area and boosting elastin and collagen, the right treatment for you can help reverse the signs of damage and ageing.

Tailored to your needs by our qualified consultants, the following common skin concerns can often be addressed:

  • Acne Scars: AHA and BHA acids can reduce acne scar visibility depending on the level of skin sensitivity
  • Sun Damage: AHA, BHA, and TCA acids can be used to reduce environmental damage
  • Fine Lines: TCA acid can help remove dead skin cells and encourage new skin growth

Chemical peel aftercare guide:
What to expect

During the chemical face peel treatment, each person will have a different experience with the sensation of the skin acids and chemical peels. We have observed that most patients report little to no discomfort during their peel while some notice a slight tingling sensation.

As far as aftercare goes, chemical peel recovery time is generally quite minimal, with flaking, redness and a sensation of tightness being some normal and mild side effects of the treatment. Your skin may also feel slightly more sensitive than usual, but this is also normal as the peels can be intensely exfoliating.

We will provide you with some personalised aftercare instructions during your consultation, but generally, after treatment with chemical peels, you should avoid excessive sun exposure and protect your skin with an SPF 30. Although it can be tempting, you need to avoid itching or rubbing the skin after treatment as this can cause irritation or even infection.

Avoid using hair removal treatments, such as creams or waxing, and do not have any IPL or laser treatments in the treated area until the area has healed.

To manage any discomfort, you can apply cold compress to the treated area. After your skin has healed, you should maintain a good skincare routine with a daily moisturiser and cleaner.

When it comes to how long to wait between chemical peels, four to six months is typically a good time frame in between treatments, but this will depend on your individual skin type.

Chemical skin peel treatment costs

Each treatment with a chemical face peel will involve different ingredients, and may involve different treatment times or steps. Chemical skin peel treatments can be personalised, which means that costs may differ per person.

A consultation with our friendly team of experts at Herstellen Clinic in Brisbane is the best way to work out how much your chemical peel treatment will cost.

Contact us today to book your consultation and begin your journey towards clear, radiant, rejuvenated and glowing skin!

Chemical peel side effects:
Are chemical peels bad for your skin?

When applied on the skin of the right treatment candidates, chemical peels are exfoliating and effective, yet comfortable and beneficial to the skin.

When following the necessary preparation and aftercare instructions, chemical peels can work wonders on your skin and achieve amazing results, treating a variety of skin concerns from signs of ageing to acne scarring.

Side effects can occur if chemical peels are placed onto candidates that may have skin that is unsuitable for treatment, such as extremely sensitive skin, rashes or active infections. Potential complications can also occur if the candidate has an allergic reaction to the ingredients. These side effects can include irritation, rashes, infection, discoloration, a burning sensation, the reactivation of cold sores or scarring, in more serious cases.

It’s important to follow your preparation and aftercare guidelines to ensure the best results and prevent any skin complications from occurring! Your friendly clinician will advise you on the best steps to take during your chemical peel consultation.

With the right care, chemical peels can be a game-changing treatment for skin concerns and can boost the overall health of your skin. Get in touch with us to ask any more questions about the potential side effects of the peels and book your consultation to determine if you are a suitable candidate!