Chemical Peels

 

Sun damage? Pigmentation? Uneven skin tone or breakouts? A chemical peel could be the solution. The chemical peel process regenerates and resurfaces damaged cells to stimulate cell renewal, refine, rejuvenate and provide hydration. The treatment is finely tuned and tailored to your individual needs; the clear result being smoother, more even and more supple skin.

At Wodonga Skin Centre our range of proven advanced skin peels can be applied in a range of intensities to suit your treatment, as recommended by your experienced skin therapist. We take into account your skin’s sensitivity, condition and any specific concerns before customising a
precise chemical solution for your skin. We also take time to explain the process and any downtime, keeping you fully informed and in control.

To guarantee you get the results you are looking for and optimise skin health, prior to any skin peel one of our therapists will assess your skin and recommend pre- and post-treatment skincare products. Using the correct products specifically chosen for your skin and treatment
can significantly enhance your results and ensure you’re delighted with your revitalised look.

PRE-PEEL PREPARATION

ASPECT STARTER KIT
All Skins must be prepped on the minimum of an Aspect Starter Kit (Purastat 5 Cleanser, Exfol A Serum, Extreme C Serum and Phytostat moisturising cream) with sun protection for between 2 to 4 weeks ideally prior to a peel.

Skin Products

Blueberry Smoothie Peel

COSMEDIX
30 minutes | $65.00
Add on | $25.00

The blueberry smoothie peel is a refreshing part manual scrub with lactic acid that gentle exfoliates the skin without any visible irritation. This is a deep clean for your skin no matter your skin type.

Polish and smooth out your skin texture for a healthy glow. Add this peel to indulge in your facial or as a stand alone treatment to introduce your skin to peels.

 

 

Pomegranate Peel

COSMEDIX
30 minutes | $65.00
Add on | $25.00

Perfect to rejuvenate your skin prior to any occasion.

Stimulate cellular turnover to even out the top layers of your skin while encouraging new health skin cells to return to the surface.

This exfoliating peel is suitable for all skin types and can be added to a microdermabrasion or facial treatment.

Lactobotanical Peel

ASPECT
30 minutes | $120.00
Add on | $65.00

A powerful yet gentle peel is the way to treat your concerns with an instant plumping effect will have you on the way to smooth and luminous complexion.

Whether it is dull, lifeless or dehydrated skin, this Lactic peel will increase cell turnover with less irritation for even the most reactive skin by strengthening your skin impaired barrier function and
promote natural moisture for the skin.

Formulation with the highest concentrations of pure naturally-derived botanicals and high octane cosmeceutical correctives. Formulated with certified organic non-genetically modified ingredients. Free of known irritants to the skin.

Carbonate au Chocolat Peel - Age Deception Peel

ASPECT
30 minutes | $120.00
Package of 3 | $309.00 | SAVE $51.00


A gentle yet effective skin treatment designed to target teenage problematic skin to detoxify impure, clogged and congested skin types. This can be a great alternative for teenagers not ready for chemical peels.
The detoxifying facial treatment includes a deep cleanse, fruit enzyme treatment, shoulder and décolletage massage, completed with either a calming or a exfoliating clay mask whilst relaxing to a soothing scalp massage and finished with the appropriate serums and moisturisers/SPF.
This will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and decongested.

aspect skin kit

Jungle Brew Peel

ASPECT
30 minutes | $85.00

No matter what your age, this clinical strength peel will help your acne by using beta hydroxyl acids if you are seeing congested skin, acne, blackheads or oily pores. Powerful skin renewal and deep detoxifying will calm those breakouts whilst unblocking the skins pores.

Aspect Jungle Brew Skin Peel

Pigment Punch

ASPECT
30 minutes | $120.00

Brown spots, hormonal marks, discolouration or ageing beyond your years? Then this pigment Punch clarity peel is for you! For the treatment of Epidermal and hormonal pigment, you cannot go past
Aspects Pigment Punch peel with its revolutionary ingredient Tyrostat that eliminates the need for harsh, irritating chemical skin lighteners. The peel also includes salicylic acid for the refining of the
skin’s epidermal layer. Whilst also combining the remarkable skin whitening action of pure Vitamin C.

A course of 6 treatments is recommended in combination with either Aspects Pigment punch serum, Cosmedix simply brilliant or Lytera for best results.

Purity Peel

COSMEDIX
30 minutes | $120.00

The perfect treatment series for oily, acne-prone, congested skin. Features AHAs and BHAs to help exfoliate and clarify. Leaves skin clearer, softer and healthier looking. It contains 10% encapsulated
Retinol AGP complex, plus a blend of Chirally Correct acids, antioxidants, plus Zinc and Turmeric for anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, the Purity Peel penetrates deep within the skin with a multitude of actives ingredients to address the multiple causes of acne, rather than singular symptoms.

The Purity Peel is suitable for all skin types and is most effective at treating acne, oily skin, enlarged pores, acne scars and  post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Because this treatment is so gentle and there is no heat involved, it is also safe to use on darker skin types that would usually be higher risk of PIH. A slight to moderate tingle may be experienced. Mild flaking may occur within 2-3 days post treatment. Downtime varies by person.

 

Benefit Peel

COSMEDIX HIGH STRENGTH RETIN A
30 minutes | $130.00

This best all round peel has powerful antioxidants vitamin A peel for softer, radiant skin. Infuses extremely high concentrations of antioxidants, vitamins and proteins into the skin. The Benefit peel is truly for all skin types. Utilising encapsulated retinol and Vitamin C, this stimulating peel is effective for reducing pigmentation, rosacea, problem and premature aging skin types.

In recent clinical testing, 91% of Benefit Peel recipients reported brighter skin, more uniform tone, and less apparent wrinkles in just six weeks.

Clients must be prepped on a at home Retin A serum at a minimum of 14 days prior to first peel. Mild flaking may occur within 2-3 days. It is advised to have a consultation with one of our therapist’s prior to having this peel.

Timeless Peel

COSMEDIX HIGH STRENGTH RETIN A
30 minutes | $150.00

The ultimate age-defying peel is for the more experienced client, containing Retinol (Vitamin A), which is the powerhouse of anti-ageing, and stimulating lactic acid, the Timeless Peel by Cosmedix works more deeply within the layers of the skin to improve tone and texture. The Timeless peel stimulates collagen and elastin production and cell turnover to visibly reduce signs of aging and pigmentation with this skin tightening anti-aging peel.

 

Deep Sea Peel

30 minutes | $250.00

The Deep Sea Peel is a medium depth plant and herb based peel. The peel works by stimulating significant cell turnover,  acceleration of blood circulation and protein synthesis resulting in smoother, denser, more hydrated skin. The peel is so incredibly effective due to the chemical reaction that occurs when the sea herbs are massaged into the skin. Lifting away stubborn pigmentation and soften the appearance of acne  scarring. This is however not recommended for sensitive skin, but will be tailored to individual's skin type. The peel is manually massaged into the skin, the longer and deeper the massage the deeper the peel penetration resulting in more exfoliation.

As the gritty peel is massaged into the skin you may experience some mild discomfort during the treatment. Your skin will feel and look like it is freshly sunburnt post the treatment. You may also experience shedding of the skin - indicating that the active ingredients are taking effect! It’s important to know that you can’t wear make up for 48 hours post treatment.

*Please enquire in clinic for the Deep Sea Peel*

 

TREATMENTS AND FOLLOW UP
Prior to any peel treatment, it is recommended to book in for a consultation to discuss the best treatment for your needs and skin type. Some peels require your skin prepped on a specific serum at least two - four weeks prior to treatment so the consultation is the recommended starting point for most peels and advanced skin treatments.
All peels should be undertaken between 5-10 days before any important event depending on the treatment chosen and post-treatment care varies depending on the chemical peel used.
The results and ongoing maintenance of your peel treatment will be greatly enhanced when the appropriate skin care products are used - our Dermal Clinicians can assist you with your skin care regime.

Frequently asked questions

A clinical peel will take less than 20 minutes to perform. Your Dermal Clinician will cleanse the area to be treated, and then prepare the skin for the peel by applying a solution to clean away any oil on the skin. Removing excess oil ensures an even and deep penetration of the peel itself. Your Dermal Clinician will then apply the correct peel to meet your skin’s requirements, and leave the peel on the skin for the appropriate amount of time. Serums will be applied to the skin after the peel has been removed, to sooth any heat or redness from the skin. Finally a sunscreen will be applied to protect the skin from UV damage when you leave the clinic.

Your Dermal Clinician will talk to you throughout the  treatment, and ask you to give verbal feedback to manage your comfort levels. Most clients will feel tingling, warmth or prickling from the peels – so peels may feel different to others.

Immediately after the treatment your skin may appear flushed and feel warm. This may last a few hours. In the days following a superficial peel (Pomegranate, Blueberry, Lactic) treatment your skin will look hydrated, fresh and glowing. In the days following a medium depth peel (Cab choc, Pigment punch, Purity, Benefit, Timeless) treatment you may experience some skin flaking or dryness, before the skin settles to look fresh and clear. With either superficial or medium depth peels, it is normal to experience breakouts post peel, because of the resurfacing nature of this treatment.

Depending on the type of peel, your treatments might be performed 2-6 weeks apart. At Wodonga Skin Centre we always recommend you have a course of peel treatments to achieve best results.

Before your treatment a Dermal Clinician will check the health of your skin. If your skin function is impaired, you will not be able to have a peel treatment on the day. An at home skin care routine that includes cosmeceutical products, will help to strengthen the health of the skin – to ensure maximum results from your peels and minimise downtime.

Sun exposure or solarium for 2-4 weeks prior Waxing, electrolysis or depilatory creams in the treatment area for 2 weeks prior Injectable treatments 2-4 weeks prior Other skin treatments for 2-4 weeks prior People who are prone to cold sores MUST take antiviral medication 2-3 days prior to treatment

Skin preparation is one of the most important concepts of chemical peeling as it pre-conditions the skin and improves the outcome of the peel by:

  • Increasing the speed of re-epithelialization (epidermal healing) of the skin post peel
  • Encourages a uniform penetration of the peeling agent. If there are areas of thickened dead skin cells the peel is less likely to penetrate evenly
  • Decreases the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
  • Introduces clients to a maintenance regime. Clients will develop a good skin care routine and practice good sun protection, which assists in maintaining their results post peel.

Peels that require skin care prepping/consultation:

  • Carbonate au Chocolat
  • Pigment Punch
  • Jungle Brew
  • Purity
  • Benefit
  • Timeless
  • Deep Sea Peel
  • Women during pregnancy or breastfeeding can only have the following peel treatments (Pomegranate Peel, Blueberry Peel and Aspect 20% Lactobotanical Peel)
  • People who are prone to cold sores MUST take antiviral medication 2-3 days prior to treatment
  • People that have had recent sun or solarium exposure
  • People that have recently had other treatments to the area (such as injectables, microdermabrasion, laser, waxing, electrolysis and depilatory cream)
  • People on certain medications (such as Roaccutane)
  • People with impaired skin barrier function

 

Generally, the deeper the peel the more risk for complications. Superficial and medium depth peels are safe and effective treatments with very little downtime.

Risks include:

  • Epidermolysis - visual separation of the epidermis from the dermis
  • PIHP (Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) in darker skin types - darker patches appearing on the skin post peel. It can take weeks to years for the skin to return to normal colour
  • Prolonged erythema (redness), scarring, dermal wound, delayed wound healing and possible infection (if the skin is not cared for correctly)

These risks can be avoided by strictly adhering pre and post peel advice given. It is also highly important that you chose to have your peel treatments with highly  qualified and experienced Dermal Clinicians. At Wodonga Skin Centre, our team of fully qualified Dermal Clinicians offer an expert level of care to all clients.

Depending on the skin condition being treated, you will require 3 to 12 treatments, every 2 to 6 weeks apart. Treatments can continue providing the skin is not showing signs of irritation beyond the healing stage.

 

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