What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are a type of skin treatment that can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and make your skin much smoother and clearer. A chemical peel uses different types of acid to break down the top layer of the skin and contributes to an even skin tone and improved complexion. Some chemical peels are very mild and are often referred to as ‘lunchtime peels’ since they require little downtime – around 20 minutes or so. These are amazing for tightening the skin and treating fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and enlarged pores. 

There are also medium-depth peels that use a pure form of the acid which isn’t neutralised, and these are designed to treat sunspots, photo-damage, mild to moderate acne scars, and wrinkled up skin in the under-eye area. The recovery period after them is typically between 5 and 7 days, as the skin is left raw and red. The deepest peels target severe acne scars and excessive sun damage, and these usually aren’t suitable for people with darker skin tones as they could result in scarring or hypopigmentation. Their typical downtime is about 7 to 10 days, but can sometimes last 2 weeks.


About The Procedure

At Skinnovation Laser Clinic in Sydney we use chemical peels designed by O Cosmedics Pro Dermal Planning Series and also Skinstitut. These skin treatment products aim to get rid of the top layer of your skin, but also make sure that your skin is rebuilt, repaired, and strengthened from the inside out. These chemical peels contains a specific blend of active vitamins, peptides, and antioxidants which are carefully combined with AHA, BHA, and enzymes in order to deliver the best possible results in just one session.

Home care is essential for optimal results and speeding up the process of recovery. Before the actual peel, our team will clean your skin to remove any oil, makeup, and sunscreen, and then apply an ointment around your eyes, nose, and mouth – the areas you don’t want to treat. The next step is the peel, when the chemicals will cause a reaction with the skin and treat its outer layers in order to even out the skin tone and promote the production of collagen.


The Benefits Of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can offer multiple benefits, one of them being they can improve complexion and clear the surface of the skin. Once the chemicals start to work, they will gradually dissolve the outer layers of dead skin and leave the fresh layer beneath them smooth and silky. Besides that, a chemical peel can shrink your pores and make them less visible, diminish dark spots, boost radiance, and it can even help with rosacea, too. 

Chemical peels can actually accelerate your skin’s exfoliation through the use of acids, which results in a more uniform complexion. There are chemical peels for everyone – for all skin tones and types. Book an initial consultation with our beauty experts, who can help you decide what kind of a chemical peel treatment to go for, so call us and make that happen!


Who Is The Right Candidate For A Chemical Peel Treatment?

Patients with darker skin tone can sometimes experience skin issues such as scarring, hypopigmentation and uneven skin tone after the procedure, which is why they aren’t always the best candidates for a chemical peel. Patients with fair skin are generally better candidates for chemical peels simply because their skin tone isn’t as prone to damage as the darker ones. 

Severe wrinkles, sagging skin, and prominent bulges all don’t respond well to chemical peels. A chemical peel can’t successfully deal with these skin issues on its own, which is why you should combine peels with other cosmetic procedures such as laser skin rejuvenation, dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, skin needling, or any other similar procedure. If you need any help or you want to get informed about this fantastic procedure, just contact our Sydney team at Skinnovation Laser Clinic and we will be happy to answer all your questions!


Recovery Period And Results

Depending on the type of chemical peel, you can expect a reaction similar to sunburn to occur after the procedure. Redness is a common side-effect the majority of patients experience immediately after the procedure, so don’t be scared if your skin gets extremely red once you are done with a chemical peel. Redness is often followed by scaling which typically ends within three to seven days after the procedure.

For mild chemical peel treatments the expected recovery time is around 20 minutes. These peels aren’t as aggressive, meaning that it usually doesn’t result in severe redness and swelling.


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Opt For A Chemical Peel Treatment At Skinnovation Laser Clinic

Our clinic is located in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs in Sydney, in Pacific Square Shopping Centre; visit us if you want to improve your complexity and boost the overall appearance of your skin. We offer a free consultation to our clients, so make sure to book yours and let us help you out with anything you need.

If you want to get a quality chemical peel in Sydney and give your skin exactly what it needs, now is the time to make it happen! Our team will help you learn more about chemical peels, their benefits, side-effects, and downtime, so don’t wait any longer and call us now, or you can send us an email to book your consultation, and allow us to show you the Skinnovation clinic!