Peels at LAB Skin Clinic, Neutral Bay – Call 02 9909 3602 – comprise superficial and deep chemical peeling. We use various techniques in the application of mild acids, or acid-like chemicals, to your skin to achieve freshening and rejuvenating.
Double-blind studies with retinoic acid and other excellent studies give scientific evidence to support the philosophy of peeling, which are indicated for the treatment of:
- Poor skin texture
- Enlarged pores
- Congestion & blackheads
- Pigmentation, including post-inflammatory pigmentary changes
- Dull & lacklustre skin
- Light scarring
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Moderate actinic damage
We use from 10% to 70% strength peels and Cosmelan peel. The effects of these peeling agents depend on factors such as concentration, time of application, frequency and duration of use.
Light peeling involves weekly or less frequent applications. In general, the shorter the interval between peels and the deeper the effects, the sooner maximal benefits will be attained. The shortest interval, in our experience, is 1 week, and we perform weekly treatments for 1 to 2 months initially. There is no absolute number of treatments, so patients may receive 20 or more light peels over a period of a year. The number of light peels a patient can receive is unlimited unless complications occur. After an initial series of light peels and the usual excellent result, most patients decrease treatments for variable periods of time.
Regardless of the problem -acne, pigmentary changes, or actinic damage – partial recurrences are likely. Patients have the option to return for additional light peels at the interval that they perceive is necessary to keep their problem under optimum control. The average return rate for 2 or 3 weekly light peels is twice a year.
Most patients sustain their improvement with regular use of retinoic acid and sunscreens and are seen annually until they are comfortable with self- treatment.
Come and see the experts and allow us to give you back flawless skin. Call 02 9909 3602 or click on the link below to make a booking online.
Six Things to Consider Before a Chemical Peel
The skin may need to undergo up to two weeks’ skin preparation before receiving a chemical peel…
- Medication – Some medications, such as the contraceptive pill, can negatively impact that results of a chemical peel. It’s important to speak with your aesthetician regarding your medications before proceeding with a peel.
- Skin tone – While fair skin tones often gain the best results from peels, those with darker skin can still achieve a good result. However, it’s essential to understand the peel you are receiving, as anything too deep can lead to uneven skin tone and possibly scarring.
- Sun damage – Once the skin has undergone a chemical peel, it will be photo-sensitive. Any exposure to UVA and UVB rays can be more damaging than usual so it’s important to keep out of the sun and protect your skin fro several weeks post-peel.
- Cold sores – A chemical peel can actually prompt a cold sore to resurface if you have the virus in your system. If you have experienced cold sores in the past, it is important to let your aesthetician know in advance.
- Preparation – Depending upon the depth and pH of the peel, you may need to prepare your skin for two weeks before undergoing the procedure. This generally involves cleansing twice a day and moisturising with a specific home-care regimen (sometimes also using retinol such as tretinoin (vitamin A) as a topical cream). This will help your skin recover quickly, as well as achieving a more even result. Daily application of sunscreen is also part of the preparation, if you are not already in the habit. For a medium to deep peel, you may also be required to take a dose of medication to avoid any viral infection – especially if you suffer from cold sores, as mentioned above.