Show your true skin with chemical peels
Chemical peel treatments are a non-invasive and effective way to improve the appearance and texture of your skin, by removing the top layers of dead skin cells to reveal a brighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking complexion.
What Are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are a type of cosmetic treatment that use a chemical solution to exfoliate and resurface the skin. During a chemical peel, a solution containing various acids, such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or trichloroacetic acid, is applied to the skin, which causes the top layer of damaged and dead skin cells to peel away. The result is smoother, brighter, and more even-toned skin, with reduced fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and acne scars. Chemical peels come in various strengths, from light to deep, and can be tailored to different skin types and concerns.
At VC Dermal Clinics, we use the Lira Clinical Peels System, which optimises results while reducing downtime. Lira Clinical Peels have been formulated by an international team of experienced aesthetic, medical and scientific professionals, using cutting edge and quality ingredients that generate remarkable results.
Why Choose Us
Experienced and Qualified Practitioners: Our team of practitioners are highly experienced and qualified medical professionals with a passion for delivering safe, effective and personalised treatment plans.
Latest Technology and Techniques: We use the latest technology and techniques to provide our clients with the most advanced treatments available for optimal results.
Individualised Treatment Plans: We believe that each client is unique and requires an individualised treatment plan that caters to their specific needs and concerns.
Comprehensive Range of Services: We offer a comprehensive range of medical aesthetic services, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, laser hair removal, and skin rejuvenation, among others.
Exceptional Customer Service: At Victorian Dermal Clinics Melbourne, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service and creating a welcoming and supportive environment for our clients.
Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Peels
How Do Chemical Peels Work?
Chemical peels work by using a chemical solution to remove the outer layers of damaged or dead skin cells. The solution is typically composed of a combination of acids, such as alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), or trichloroacetic acid (TCA), that work to dissolve the bonds between the skin cells, causing them to slough off. This process of exfoliation promotes the growth of new skin cells and collagen, which can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and other skin concerns. The strength and depth of the chemical peel depends on the concentration of the solution and the length of time it is left on the skin. Our high-quality chemical peels are composed of natural, active ingredients that have been formulated to work on the surface of your skin as they address any underlying skin conditions.
What Are The Benefits Of Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels offer a variety of benefits for the skin, including:
Improved Skin Texture and Tone: Chemical peels can help to improve the overall texture and tone of the skin by exfoliating away dead and damaged skin cells.
Reduced Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles: By stimulating collagen production, chemical peels can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a more youthful appearance.
Reduced Pigmentation and Sun Damage: Chemical peels can help to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and other sun damage, leaving the skin looking brighter and more even-toned.
Reduced Acne and Acne Scarring: Chemical peels can help to reduce the appearance of acne and acne scarring by exfoliating away dead skin cells and unclogging pores.
How Many Chemical Peel Treatments Are Needed To See Results?
The number of treatments needed depends on the strength of the peel and your specific skin concerns. Generally, most of our clients see results within three months when they follow our instructions, which include regular in-clinic treatments and prescribed skin care at home. There are certain advanced skin conditions, such as acne and deeper pigmentation like melisma, which can take six to 12 months.
When you book your appointment at VC Dermal Clinics, your experienced skin therapist will work to tailor a treatment plan that is specific to your individual goals and skin concerns.
What To Expect After Your Chemical Peel Treatment
After a chemical peel treatment, your skin may feel tight and appear red, similar to a sunburn. You may also experience some mild stinging or burning sensations. Depending on the depth of the peel, you may also experience peeling or flaking of the skin. The amount of downtime after a chemical peel varies depending on the strength of the peel. Light peels may cause some redness and sensitivity, but typically do not require any downtime. Medium and deep peels can cause more significant redness, peeling, and discomfort, and may require several days to a week of downtime.
During the healing process, it is important to keep the skin moisturised and protected from the sun. You should avoid using harsh products on the skin and follow any post-treatment instructions provided by your skin therapist to minimise potential side effects and ensure the best possible results.
Who Is Suitable For Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are suitable for anyone who is looking to address a range of skin concerns, including uneven skin tone, texture, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation. Individuals with highly sensitive skin may require extra caution when considering chemical peels, and the strength and type of peel should be chosen carefully to minimise the risk of adverse reactions, such as excessive redness, irritation, or prolonged downtime. When you book your initial consultation, one of our experienced skin therapists will work with you to determine the best approach for sensitive skin. Your medical history and any pre-existing skin conditions will also be taken into account. Certain medical conditions, such as active skin infections, autoimmune disorders, or recent cosmetic procedures, may contraindicate or require modifications to the use of chemical peels.
What Chemical Peels Do We Use?
VC Dermal Clinics use the Lira Clinical Peels System, which optimises results while reducing downtime. Lira Clinical achieves this remarkable balancing act by formulating resurfacing solutions using healing minerals, botanical extracts and plant stem cells for cellular repair.These evidence-based peels are cruelty free and made from active natural ingredients, including alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) such as glycolic, lactic and mandelic acid, and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) such as salicylic acid along with retinoids (vitamin A), niacinamide (vitamin B3) and specific enzymes.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
At VC Dermal Clinics, we understand that you’re eager to see results from your chemical peel treatment. While the exact timeline can vary depending on various factors, we want to provide you with realistic expectations. Typically, most clients start noticing visible improvements within three months of undergoing regular in-clinic treatments and following our prescribed skincare regimen at home. This timeline allows for a gradual and steady transformation of your skin. However, please note that certain advanced skin conditions, such as acne or deeper pigmentation like melasma, may require six to 12 months for optimal results. Remember, patience and consistency are key. With our expertise and guidance, we will work together to achieve the best possible results for your unique skin concerns.