Facial peels produce similar results to dermabrasion, but the mechanics are different. Facial peels use a chemical solution to treat the same facial ageing problems.
About chemical peel facial treatments
Overview of chemical peels
Whatever treatment you choose at Brisbane Skin, you will be in the hands of highly skilled and experienced registered nurses with a passion for aesthetic improvement. The importance of this fact cannot be over-stated:
“Warning: The results you see after getting a chemical peel depend largely on the skill of the person performing the peel. To protect your health and get the results you seek, you should see a dermatologist or dermatologic surgeon. These doctors have in-depth knowledge of the skin.” – American Academy of Dermatology
In this article, the facial rejuvenation team at Brisbane Skin looks at facial peels using medical grade chemical solutions. It is one of the most in-demand cosmetic treatments we offer, and equally popular throughout Australia.
The myth about chemical peels
The terms “chemical peel” and “facial peel” are alarming to many people. They have the misconception that these scary-sounding treatment names burn facial skin and turn it bright red. An episode of the popular television series “Sex and the City” has added to this myth, showing a blotchy-faced Samantha wearing a black veil after a facial peel.
When done correctly, however, facial peels are a wonderful way to address uneven skin tone, acne, and other frustrating complexion issues such as:
- Uneven pigmentation
- Skin thinning
- Liver spots/sun spots/solar lentigines
- Actinic keratosis
- Acne scarring
The mechanics of a facial peel
Facial peels produce similar results to dermabrasion, but the mechanics are different. Dermabrasion relies on a machine to mechanically exfoliate the top layers of facial skin and expedite cell turnover. Facial peels use a chemical solution to treat the same facial ageing problems. The secret is that different skin problems require different face-peel regimens, and some disorders such as rosacea and eczema should not be treated with a chemical peel.
At Brisbane Skin, our medical experts are superb diagnosticians, able to identify skin disorders and prescribe which type of facial peel will deliver the best possible outcome for each individual. This is extremely important as chemical solutions for peels come in three distinct strengths:
- Deep peels that exfoliate skin tissue at the deepest layer of the dermis.
- Medium peels that exfoliate skin down to the superficial layer of the dermis.
- Superficial peels that exfoliate the outermost layer of skin tissue.
Following a facial peel, skin regenerates naturally. New skin comes to the surface, giving the complexion a more youthful texture with a uniform colouration that blends well with the untreated skin.
The law about chemical peels
Australia’s governing bodies have strict regulations regarding medical-grade skin treatments. These treatments rely on solutions with a higher concentration of active ingredients than is available to consumers in over-the-counter facial peels. Because they are so powerful, medical grade facial peel solutions are only available to dermatologists and other medical professionals.
Higher ingredient concentrations make medical grade peels more effective and their results more long lasting. For many patients who visit our practice, chemical peels yield better, faster, and more permanent results than other skin rejuvenation treatments.
Best of all, in the hands of a doctor who has experience with this effective treatment protocol, chemical peels have a low risk of complications, and side effects from this facial rejuvenation treatment tend to be mild.
Comparing laser skin resurfacing vs facial peels
The goal of our skincare specialists is to help patients bring their cosmetic enhancement dreams to reality. To do that, we use a wide range of tools and treatments including
- Chemical peels
- Phototherapy with BBL/IPL
- Laser resurfacing
Which is the best treatment for your skin? That’s something that you will determine when you consult with us at Brisbane Skin.
Choosing the right chemical peel for you
In selecting a skin rejuvenation treatment, our chief concerns are:
- Patient Safety
- Patient Satisfaction
Brisbane Skin has earned a reputation for both patient satisfaction and safety because our dermatologists take the time to consult with patients one-on-one. Getting to know them as people, our experts can better determine which facial rejuvenation treatment is best suited to their skin and their goals.
Factors that influence the decision include:
- Skin – type, tone, and thickness
- Realistic goals
- Patient’s ability to devote time to a recovery process
- Which, if any, previous skin resurfacing treatments have been performed
Why You Should Choose Brisbane Skin for Medical Grade Skincare
You should never hesitate to ask any skin care specialist about his/her background, particularly regarding the treatment you are considering. The skill of a dermatologist or aesthetic skincare specialist is a key factor in whether or not a chemical peel will be successful. At Brisbane Skin, all our medical grade skin care treatments are administered by technically skilled registered nurses with broad training and experience.
Because our doctors are constantly updating their knowledge and skill sets, they are uniquely qualified to advise Brisbane Skin patients regarding changing trends and emerging treatments. This is essential when it comes to custom-tailoring a skin rejuvenation treatment program to a patient’s skin and goals.
Thanks to their extensive training and devotion to ongoing education in aesthetic enhancement, the team at Brisbane Skin is skilled at performing medical grade facial peels. They are also expert at creating personalised home care regimens that can enhance and maintain the results of a facial peel. Our skin care specialists work with patients to ensure they know what to do to extend the benefits of a chemical peel and help prolong the glow of fresh, healthy skin.
If this sounds like something you would like to know more about, we want to hear from you. You can reach Brisbane Skin’s team of skin experts by phone during business hours on 07 3160 3330 or visit our contact page to learn what our expert team of skin specialists can do to beautify your skin and refresh your appearance with facial peels.