Chemical Peels Melbourne

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Our Chemical Peels

At H&H Aesthetic Medicine we offer a variety of chemical peels to treat a wide range of skin conditions and concerns.

A chemical peel treatment is a procedure where a specific ingredient/acid or blend of ingredients/acids are applied to the skin to cause controlled changes to different layers of the skin. Peels of different strengths and combinations can be utilised within a treatment plan to increase the skin’s natural skin cell turnover rate while addressing your specific skin concerns, resulting in smoother, brighter, more even-looking skin.

It is a common misconception that professional peels must be aggressive and have significant downtime, however with our superficial peels or enzymatic treatments this is not the case. You may feel a slight tingling sensation as the product is applied, however more often than not you will be able return to work and social activities straight away feeling rejuvenated and refreshed!

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High concentration solutions that result in excessive visible peeling, scabbing and downtime to obtain results are not always used or needed to achieve visible results. This type of downtime may be appropriate for specific conditions such as significant sun damage which leads to deeper lines/wrinkles, pigmented lesions, extremely thickened or severe scarring perhaps, but is not necessary for the majority of our patients looking for skin rejuvenation.

Peels may be performed as a stand-alone treatment or combined with other treatments to enhance your results. Most of our peel treatments are performed in combination with LED Light Therapy and a hydrating, soothing mask post treatment. Our superficial peels and peel alternatives are often combined with the Laser Genesis treatment in our Premium Laser Genesis Facial to help treat the skin on the deeper & superficial layers with very minimal to no downtime!

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Chemical Peel Skin Concerns or Conditions:

Benefits of Skin Peels can include:

Preparing for a Skin Peeling Treatment:

Some superficial skin peel treatments may be performed without the need of priming the skin with prescribed home care. However, some treatments will require the need for patients to use prescribed home care for a period of time prior to receiving treatment (approximately 2-4 weeks).

It is very important you follow the advice given during your consultation when it comes to priming your skin. It not only helps to ensure that your skin barrier is strong enough to receive the treatment which provides a more comfortable treatment while also reducing the risk of side effects, adverse reactions and downtime associated with the treatment.

Following A Skin Peel Treatment:

Your treating Dermal Clinician will prescribe and provide relevant home care advice and products to use in the days following your treatment. It is very important to follow the post care advice provided to you as this helps to reduce risk of Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation, soothe the skin, help to restore that skin barrier, provide optimal skin hydration, accelerates skin recovery time and helps to maintain the peel results.

After any skin treatment, you need to limit your exposure to the sun; this includes being outdoors on overcast days, as it is still possible to receive sun burn without visible sun. If it is safe to use following the treatment you must use a SPF that is recommended to you by your treating clinician to avoid any adverse reactions.

Types Of Chemical Peels Used At H&H Aesthetic Medicine

Superficial Peels & Peel Substitutes

Our superficial peels or peel substitute treatments include the use of Fruit Enzymes, Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs; Glycolic acid, mandelic acid, lactic acid etc.) & Beta-Hydroxy Acids (BHAs; Salicylic acid). These treatments provide little to no downtime and provide treatment options for most skin types. These types of peel treatments can provide improvements in skin health, texture, tone and strengthening the skin barrier.

Conditions these treatments can help to improve: Acne, acne scarring, textural issues; congestion, blackheads, fine lines, dehydration etc.

AlphaRet® Professional Peel System

An exclusive medical use only, professional treatment. This 3-step peel system has shown to improve overall skin tone and texture for patients with mild photodamage, early signs of ageing or blemishes. Utilising a proprietary blend of Lactic, Glycolic and Salicylic Acids, the Triple Acid Gel retexturizes the skin to enhance the action of patented AlphaRet® Technology for optimal results.

AlphaRet® Professional Peel systems are clinically proven to visibly improve the texture of skin, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, uneven skin tone and dullness from photodamage.

Superficial to Medium Depth Peels

TCA – (Trichloroacetic acid) – Dermaceutic Cosmo Peel

The Cosmo Peel (TCA) are a medical grade peel that can treat superficial to medium depth skin conditions. It works by causing controlled destruction of the skin cells (removes layers of dead skin cells) to induce the skin’s inflammatory response which leads to regeneration and remodelling of the treated skin. This provides improvements of the appearance of early signs of aging, wrinkles, pigmented lesions as well as improving the overall health, strength and quality of the skin.

The downtime associated with TCA peels does depend on the strength of the peel used, the strength of your skin at the time of treatment. Following the application of the TCA solution, the Cosmo cream is applied to the treatment area and is then left on the skin for a minimum of 4 hours and up to 12 hours before being removed as directed at home. You will feel a tingling/prickling sensation in the first few minutes after the peel application, this will subside quickly.

It is important that you follow the advice of your treating clinician with prepping & priming your skin in the weeks prior to your appointment.

Dermaceutic Mela Peel

Mela Peel Forte is a two-step, medical grade, medium depth peel that uses a blend of effective skin peeling & pigment inhibiting ingredients to even out skin tone targeting target pigmentation spots, post-inflammatory pigmentation, hormonal pigmentation such as melasma and chloasma while giving the skin a smooth and fresh appearance. Mela Peel Forte is suitable for most skin types and formulated at concentrations to optimize efficacy with minimal side effects and down time.

Following the application of the peel solution, the Mela Cream Forte is applied to the skin and left on the skin for a minimum of 8 hours before being removed as directed at home. This is essential as it is the 2nd step to the treatment needed to achieve the desired result.

It is important that you follow the advice of your treating clinician with prepping & priming your skin in the weeks prior to your appointment.

FAQs — Chemical Peels Melbourne

Our Dermal Clinicians will assess your skin and advise on which Skin Peel/s are right for you during the consultation process. You may not always have the same peel treatment at every visit, and your skin is always assessed each time you visit to ensure your skin is receiving the treatment it needs at that time.

If you are unsure which treatment to book online, our ‘Signature Speciality Treatment’ is the best option as the treatment is tailored to your skin goals and needs on the day of treatment. This includes our LED Light Therapy, skin peel, exfoliation & a hydrating or soothing mask.

Yes, in most cases you will leave the clinic with a refreshing glow. Some people may go slightly pink after the treatment but K. Ceutic post treatment cream by Dermaceutics helps to soften any visible redness. It is best that you leave the products that are applied at the end of the treatment on your skin for the rest of that day & evening and to avoid wearing makeup at least for the first 24hrs.

This can vary from person to person depending on the type of peel that is used, how strong their skin is, and how well the post care advice provided to you is followed. You will be provided a copy of our Do’s & Don’ts following your treatment.

With our Peel Alternatives & Superficial peels, we cannot always predict whether any effects will or won’t occur. Your treating Dermal Clinician will discuss all potential side effects, risks during the consultation & after your treatment.

But, the most common side effects include:
  • Purging (acne breakouts); this is due to the increase in skin cell turnover, pushing up underlying congestion sooner than it would have appeared on its own without treatment.
  • Dehydration / Dryness / Flaking / Peeling; This usually only lasts a couple of days for superficial peels. It’s important that you don’t pick, scratch or use any type of manual exfoliation on the area as this can lead to further adverse reactions and increase your down time. With our advanced peels such as TCA you can expect the peeling/flaking to last 1-2 weeks, With MelaPeel dryness can up to 4 weeks.
  • Mild Redness can occur, this usually subsides by the time you have finished your treatment, however with advanced peels such as TCA or MelaPeel this may last up to a couple of days.

If you would like further information about our Skin Treatments, please call us on (03) 7007 8811 or fill in the enquiry form below.

If you would like to book an appointment, please book your skin peel here!

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