Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Peels - Skin Rejuvenation, Embellish You

What are they?

Chemical peels are used to improve the skin texture and tone of the skin. Using Alpha Hydroxy , Beta Hydroxy Acids and enzymes to peel the skin, which will dissolve the bonds between the cells that hold them on, which helps the top layers of skin to come off and stimulate the basal layer of cells to regenerate themselves. There are many forms of chemical peels that range in intensity from very mild to very strong. 


“Everyday sun exposure affects skin quality. So almost anyone can benefit from a chemical peel, as they improve skin’s color and texture. The stronger the solution, the deeper the skin de-surfacing, and the more improvement we attain,” says David Green, MD, a dermatologist based in Bethesda, Md.

What Conditions Do They Treat?

Chemical Peels are used to:

  • Reduce fine lines under the eyes and mouth area, treat wrinkles caused by sun damage, ageing, and family history.
  • Improve the appearance of mild scarring.
  • Treat some types of acne.
  • Reduce Melasma, Chloasma, age spots, freckles and dark patches caused by birth control pills, pregnancy or other hormonal changes.
  • Improve the look, feel and brightness of skin that is dull and looks tired
  • Treat sun damaged skin which may contain pre-cancerous Keratosis. After a treatment, new pre-cancerous lesions are less likely to appear.

Chemical Peels at Embellish You

Who Is a Good Candidate For a Chemical Peel?

Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are the ideal candidates for chemical peels.

Darker skin types may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated although the risk of an uneven skin tone after the procedure is increased.

How Are Chemical Peels Performed?

A chemical peel can be performed in the clinic however we have one exception which is the Doctor only Blue Peel. This is carried out under general anaesthetic in our day surgery centre.

Pre -Treatment –

We normally ask you to prepare your skin for 2-4 weeks prior to your peel. Pre-treatment strengthens the skin, prepares it for the best possible treatment result and also firms the basis of your ongoing skin care routines. After all, once you have improved your skin you will want to maintain it as long as possible. Your pre-peel preparation may include our Skinstitut pack combination of Retinol, vitamin C, a tyrosine inhibitor and glycolic products. After the chemical peel, it is important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day.

On the day of treatment, your skin will be cleansed thoroughly to remove excess oils. The chemical peel, possibly several layers, will be applied. Depending on the peel type, your face may feel very hot. Depending on the peel, a fan or cold air will be available to make the treatment more comfortable.

The chemical peel produces a controlled wound, enabling new, regenerated skin to appear.


What To Expect After the Chemical Peel

Depending upon the type of chemical peel, you may experience a sensation similar to mild or moderate sunburn . Peeling usually involves redness, followed by scaling that lasts three to seven days. Mild peels may be repeated at one to four-week intervals until the desired effect is achieved.

Medium-depth and deep peeling may also result in swelling, as well as water blisters that may break, crust, turn brown and peel off over a period of 7 – 14 days. Medium-depth peels may be repeated in six to twelve months, if necessary.

Post treatment, it is important to avoid exposure to the sun because the new skin is fragile and more susceptible to complications.


What Are the Possible Complications of Chemical Peels?

In some skin types, there is a risk of developing a temporary or permanent colour change after a chemical peel. Subsequent pregnancy, contraceptive pills, or a family history of brownish discolouration on the face may increase the possibility of developing abnormal pigmentation.

There is a low risk of scarring although some individuals may be more prone to scarring. If scarring does occur, it can usually be treated with good results.

If you have had a cold sore in the past, there is a small risk of reactivation. This can be avoided by taking medication pre-treatment .

If you have any if the following you should let your practitioner know prior to treatment;

  • history of keloid scarring
  • history of abnormal scarring
  • history of x-rays to the face
  • previous cold sores


Glycolic/Lactic Peel $65.00
Salicylic Peel $85.00
Jessner Peel $180.00
Micro enzymatic Peel $25.00
Ageless Peel $150.00
 Pumpkin Peel $50.00


For more information about Peels, please call us on 07 3856 1110.

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