Chemical peels can target dullness, fines lines and wrinkles and other signs of photo-aged skin, such as pigmentation and rough texture. They're also great for treating inflammatory conditions such as acne and acne scarring.
They work by breaking down the bonds between skin cells and causing exfoliation. Depending on the type of peel they penetrate to different depths.
Superficial peels penetrate to the epidermis only.
Medium depth peels penetrate through the epidermis to the papillary dermis.
Deep peels penetrate all the way through the epidermis and papillary dermis to the reticular dermis beneath. These have the greatest exfoliative effect.
Peels work best when you've prepped your skin beforehand. If you decide a peel is for you, then I'll work closely with you to get your skin ready with a selected regime of actives that work to prepare and protect your skin before your series of peels.
On the day of the treatment it's completely normal to experience some stinging or slight burning sensation with the application of the peel. Most of the peels performed at Dr. Tranter Aesthetics take about 30 minutes total, however the application of the peel solution itself is only for a few minutes maximum, then it's neutralised.
Afterwards you can expect your skin to look a little red (like a mild sunburn) for 24-48 hours, and then your skin will peel as the top layers are exfoliated away. The peeling process usually occurs after 5-7 days, but can take up to 10 days for deeper peels.
Take a look at the peels on offer in the clinic below:
In strengths of 20%, 40% and 60% (physician-only) Lactic Acid is an AHA that brightens, gently exfoliates and hydrates the skin. This is a superficial peel that is well tolerated and also works on mild signs of photo-ageing. Perfect for those starting out with peels or with younger skin.
This peel combines Salicylic Acid and Tyrostat™-11, which work together to treat dark pigmented areas, uneven, dull lifeless skin. This re-texturising treatment effectively exfoliates, evens out skin tone. and illuminates complexion to restore radiance.
A multi-action, resurfacing peel suitable for all skin types. Combining the retinoid-like response of Lanablue™, exfoliating action of Lactic Acid, protective antioxidant properties of Canadian Willowherb™ and calming Niacinamide, the Triple Action Peel helps to improve appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.
A unique three step peel system that contains a powerful blend of actives including Kojic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Retinol and Emblica that work synergistically to deliver improved skin texture, clarity and visibly brighter skin.
Dramatically reduce the appearance of dark spots and visible signs of ageing induced by UV exposure.
Emblica | A potent antioxidant that provides protection against external oxidative stress, including photo-damage, helping to illuminate and visibly diminish the signs of excessive UV exposure.
Glycolic Acid | The smallest molecular weight AHA that penetrates quickly and deeply to remove build-up of lifeless cells.
Kojic Acid | A powerful chelating agent that addresses the appearance of dark spots to even out complexion.
Lactic Acid | An AHA that exfoliates and encourages hydration to smooth and plump appearance.
Mandelic Acid | A larger molecular weight AHA that penetrates slowly for gentle exfoliation.
Salicylic Acid | An oil soluble BHA that works into pores to help minimise excess oil and lift debris to clarify complexion.
Retinoic Acid | Helps increase cell turnover, optimise skin function and improve overall appearance.
Ready to start your journey to clearer, brighter and more refined skin with a series of peels?