Medical Peels Sydney
Medical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the face which causes an accelerate form of exfoliation of these dead cells. Medical peels work by removing different layers of the skin, which allows damaged cells to be removed and replaced by fresh and new skin during healing.
There are many different chemical peels available at Verve Cosmetic Clinic. Facial peels are divided into superficial, medium and deep. Very superficial peels, such as the ones performed by beauticians, will only remove the top layer of dead skin cells and usually only offer a short period of minor cosmetic benefit.
The stronger superficial peels and medium to deep peels performed by our doctors result in a more noticeable improvement in textual irregularities, uneven pigment such as age spots and freckling, deeper wrinkles, some types of acne scarring and precancerous skin lesions.
After a comprehensive assessment, we can choose the right peel that suits your skin.
What Happens during Medical Peels?
At Verve Cosmetic Clinic, we use medical peels from CosMedix. These are known as non-traumatic peels that aid healthy change in the skin to create a beautiful, renewed complexion. There is a choice of four CosMedix medical peels that will be applied to your skin at the clinic:
The Blueberry Smooth Today’s Peel using a refreshing Blueberry Smoothie scrub to invigorate the skin with the use of a gentle acid and active blueberry extracts. This exfoliates the skin for a youthful glow without irritation.
The Blueberry Jessner Peel Today’s Peel is suitable for all skin types and it is best used as a pre-peel application to ready the skin for a deeper peel treatment.
The Timeless Peel Tomorrow’s Peel is the best peel to dramatically reduce the visible signs of aging. This deep peel aids in exfoliation and also helps to increase your skin’s moisture level, offering an age defying, smooth textured complexion.
The Deep Sea Peel Tomorrow’s Peel relies on the healing power of the ocean. You will feel the refreshing action of this unique non-acid peel for up to 24 hours after application.
Medical peels normally last around 20 minutes, but this will depend on the number of layers the doctor has determined necessary for you to achieve your skin goals.
Do Medical Peels Hurt?
You may experience some tingling of the skin during a medical peel, but this is not described as painful and there is minimal discomfort during the treatment.
Are there any Side Effects from Medical Peels?
There are minimal side effects associated with medical peels. The skin may appear slightly red after treatment, but this will fade within 48 hours of having a medical peel. In addition, after a medical peel, the skin will start to naturally peel within two to three days. This peeling will continue over the next several days as the skin is renewed.
Is there any Downtime Associated with Medical Peels?
There is minimal downtime associated with a medical peel. Skin recovery will take approximately seven to 10 days and using intense skin products should be avoided during this time. In addition, it is best to avoid sun exposure for the first one to two weeks after treatment to allow the skin to heal, as it will be sensitive to burning.
Who are Suitable Candidates for Medical Peels?
Medical peels can help to revitalise the skin that harbours damage, such as sun spots, as well as diminish wrinkles, scars from acne and other skin irregularities that you are experiencing. Since some medical peels are more suitable for certain skin types, a consultation with a professional is necessary to determine what one will be suitable for you.
To find out more about medical peels, you can contact us today to arrange a consultation with Dr Alia Nasser.Book a consultation