What Are Peels

A Peel, also referred to as Skin Peels or Chemical Peels, is a procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the surface of the skin to remove the outermost layer of tough, dry or damaged cells.

There are a number of different types of Peels and Cosmetic Sculpting Clinic only uses the highest quality available. We offer a variety of peels that can be incorporated in your skin treatment plan to address specific concerns.

Pigmentation Peel – 30% Citric Acid For patients with uneven pigmentation and discolourations, such as photoaging-induced dyschromia, sun spots and/or melasma.

Retinol Peel – The Retinol Peel is an advanced, physician-strength peel that contains a high potency retinol (3%) in combination with the unique, patented, synergistic active ingredients NeoCitriate and Aminofil (Retinol Boosting Complex) to greatly enhance collagen and dermal matrix production. The advanced formulation also contains soothing and antioxidant based ingredients (bisabolol and vitamin E). The peel is designed to exfoliate and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help reduce acne and improve skin laxity while promoting a bright, even, and clear complexion. It is designed for patients who have mild to severe sun damage, acne and acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and age spots, and/or anyone wishing to improve their overall complexion. It is a very effective peel with minimal downtime, showing visible results even after one peel, although a series of four to six peels at four to six week intervals is recommended.

Clarifying Peel – 30% Mandelic and Citric Acid For patients whose primary concern is oily or acne-prone skin, including superficial acne scarring or spots.

Glycolic Peel – Available at 20%, 35%, 50% and 70% acid concentration, Glycolic Peels can be customised to suit your exact skin needs.

Fruit Enzyme Peel – For those with a more sensitive skin, this gentle Peel is free of any reactive chemical exfoliants and effortlessly lifts dead skin cells and impurities to reveal a smooth, brighter complexion.

Cosmedix Pomegranate Peel – An antioxidant resurfacing treatment that contains 15% L-Lactic Acid, fruit enzymes and Pomegranate Seed Oil. Designed to gently exfoliate impurities and dead skin cells while infusing the skin with antioxidants like resveratrol and Green Tea Extract. Suitable for sensitive skin.

What To Expect

  • The treatment will take approximately 30 minutes.
  • Your skin may need to under go prior preparation depending on the strength of the peel.
  • The peel will be applied for the required period of time and then neutralised to stop the acidic elements from remaining active.
  • A post-treatment hydration or calming mask may be required to assist with the healing process.
  • Depending on the peel, you should not expose your skin to direct sunlight or use make up following the treatment and only use skin care products approved by your therapist.

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Frequently Asked Question

What do skin peels do?

Skin Peels resurface the skin through inducement of a controlled wound, removing the outer layers of the skin. This promotes the growth of a fresh healthy top layer of skin and improves issues such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and uneven texture.

Why didn’t my skin peel after the treatment?

The efficacy of a peel should not be assessed based on the amount of physical skin peeling, rather the end result of the treatment.

Peeling of skin will vary from person to person but regardless of visible peeling, the skin cells are still being turned over at a highly increased rate.

What do I need to do before my peel?

One week before the peel, patients should avoid laser hair removal, waxing, electrolysis or any harsh treatments of the area.

In the days leading up to the treatment the patient should discontinue use of any prescription topicals such as Differin, Tazorac, Retin-A and any other products containing AHA, BHA, Retinol or Benzoyl Peroxide.

Who should not have a peel?

Peels should be avoided by any patients experiencing the following conditions:

Active Cold Sores;
Wounded, sunburned or excessively sensitive skin;
Accutane use within the last year;
Allergies to aspirin;
Pregnant or Breastfeeding women;
Patients with Vitiligo;
Recent Chemotherapy or radiation therapy; and
Patients with a history of autoimmune disease or any condition that could weaken their immune system.

Can I exercise after the peel?

Any exercise that produces excessive sweating should be avoided for 24 hours as the sweat can irritate the fresh skin.

How should I care for my skin after the peel?

Use a soap free, gentle cleanser to wash your face and avoid scrubs, wash cloths or anything with active ingredients for the first week.

Apply a hydrating moisturiser twice per day or as often as is needed to prevent dryness and control peeling.