Chemical peels may sound a little scary, and there are all kinds of horror stories which may have scared you off in the past, but the reality is that when conducted properly, they can provide amazing benefits for a variety of skin complaints. They’re not just for your face either; chemical peels can be used elsewhere on your body as well. Whether you’re looking for a solution which can have a positive impact on acne, acne scarring, sun damage, pigmentation, or even wrinkles, chemical peels could be the answer.
What are chemical peels?
There are several varieties of chemical peels including alpha-hydoxy acid (AHA) peels, beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) peels, Vitamin A peels, and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels. Each of these have their own unique benefits, so are targeted at different complaints.
AHA peels include lactic acid and glycolic acid peels, can be completed in a very short period and there is generally no downtime afterwards. They can treat complaints such as acne, sun damage, and overall rejuvenation of your skin.
BHA peels include salicylic acid peels which provide excellent benefits for those suffering from acne, congested skin, whiteheads, blackheads, and overly oily skin. You may experience some downtime from BHA peels due to exfoliation, but this will depend on the concentration used.
Vitamin A peels are ideal if you want to rejuvenate your skin without needing to follow a daily skin care regime. You can expect exfoliation which will last for a few days afterwards.
TCA peels target your skin’s deepest dermal layers, enabling them to treat complaints such as pore size, acne scarring, skin pigmentation and wrinkling. Exfoliation generally lasts a few days after your treatment.
We will be able to guide you as to which variety will provide the best benefits for your unique skin complaint, and what to expect following your peel.
Chemical peels for acne
If you’re suffering from blackheads, whiteheads, and general skin congestion acne, chemical peels could give you the relief you’ve been searching for. By exfoliating and clearing out the congestion which has built up in your pores, chemical peels can help to clear your acne up. We may also recommend you use a specialised skin care regimen to help keep your skin clear. Normally you will require a series of peels to achieve your desired outcome. It’s likely we’ll recommend an AHA or BHA peel for acne.
Chemical peels for acne scarring
If you have scarring left behind from acne, you may benefit from a TCA peel, which stimulates elastin and collagen.
Chemical peels for sun damaged skin
Depending on the severity, sun damage to the dermis can be treated using AHA peels, BHA peels, or TCA peels.
Chemical peels for wrinkles
Thanks to their ability to target the deepest dermal layers, TCA peels may be able to help lessen the visibility of fine lines and wrinkling.
Do chemical peels hurt?
This is dependent on a lot of things including your unique skin composition, and the treatment being undertaken. Many people report feeling little to no discomfort during their peel. You can rest assured you are in the safest of hands with our highly experienced team, and we will talk you through every step of your treatment, helping you to know exactly what is happening, and what to expect.
Chemical Peels Brisbane
If you are looking to refresh and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin, chemical peels could provide you with excellent results. Our friendly team have extensive experience in chemical peels, and will be able to guide you as to the best peel to achieve the results you desire. To request your consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us.