When it comes to revitalising the skin, chemical peels are the most common cosmetic treatment in the dermatological world. This versatile and customisable procedure (which has been around for decades) can help address a broad range of skincare concerns like acne, acne scars, hyperpigmentation like dark spots, sun spots and age spots. However, since its meteoric rise in popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, chemical peels have truly come a long way. Modern day chemical peels are not just highly effective, but are also minimally invasive, require little to no downtime, and offer a powerful solution to those who are looking to take their skin health and appearance to the next level.
In today’s blog, we explore everything you need to know about chemical peels — what it is, what it’s used for, the benefits, and more. Read on to find out more.
What Is A Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment that involves applying a chemical solution to the skin to remove the outermost layers of dead skin cells. During this treatment, a specialised chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers, resulting in skin that grows back smoother and clearer. Chemical peels are a highly effective way to target different skin conditions on your face and body, including uneven skin tone, inflamed and irritated skin, pigmentation and more. VC Dermal Clinics™ use evidence-based, medical grade chemical peels that suit all skin types and skin conditions. 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 Is A Chemical Peel Used For?
Chemical peels can be used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin prone to breakouts
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Sun damage
- Age spots and freckles
- Acne and acne scars
- Dull and lifeless skin
- Rough skin
In addition to treating the conditions mentioned above, chemical peels can also improve skin health by promoting cell turnover, which can lead to brighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin.
What Are The Different Types Of Chemical Peels?
Generally, the four most common types of chemical peels you will find in 2023 are AHA peels, BHA peels, TCA peels, and Phenol peels. AHA and BHA peels are classified as light chemical peels, whereas TCA peels are defined as medium depth peels. Lastly, Phenol peels are considered the deepest peels and have previously been considered the most effective type of chemical peel. Unfortunately, phenol has an increased risk of scarring and has an unwelcome property of being toxic. As such, we do not offer Phenol peels at VC Dermal Clinics.
Benefits Of Chemical Peels
Victorian Cosmetic Dermal Clinics chemical peels are customised to your specific skin concerns. Our pain free, non-invasive chemical peels require no downtime and can be performed during your lunch break. The benefits of our medical grade chemical peels include:
- Cell renewal and regeneration of damaged skin
- Reduced skin pigmentation
- Improved skin hydration and smoother skin
- Refined skin texture and tone due to increased collagen production
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Improved blackheads, whiteheads and acne
What Is The Chemical Peel Recovery Time?
Recovery time for a chemical peel varies depending on the depth of the peel and skin type, but typically ranges from 3-7 days. Deeper and more intense peels may require a longer recovery period of up to two weeks. During this time, do note that your skin will be red and sensitive, and peeling or flaking may occur. Sun exposure should be avoided and strict sun protection measures should be taken, more of which our experienced skin therapists will discuss with you during your consultation session.
What Chemical Peels Do We Use At VC Dermal Clinics?
At Victorian Dermal Clinics Melbourne, we are proud to use the Lira Clinical Peels System, which optimises results while reducing downtime. It may sound too good to be true, but 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.
An international team of experienced aesthetic, medical and scientific professionals has formulated each line of Lira Chemical Peels. The cutting edge and quality ingredients used in these chemical peels generate remarkable results. For optimal results, a course of chemical peels is recommended.
Chemical Peel Before & After
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At Victorian Dermal Clinics, we have developed our protocols and methods for treatment through almost 2 decades of clinical experience and outstanding results. All of our therapists are experienced, qualified and laser safety certified. Moreover, we provide in-depth skin consultations prior to your first treatment with us. Before we perform any treatment, we make sure it is the right solution for your skin concerns.
To learn more about the chemical peels we offer or to book a consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us today.