How do Chemical Peels work?
When the selected product is applied to your skin, it causes the removal of the top or most sun-damaged layers. As these layers peel off over the next week or so, new unblemished skin forms from the deeper germinal layers.
Chemical peeling stimulates the growth of new healthy skin cells, replacing tired, old and sun-damaged skin.
Please be aware, as with most Dermal Treatments, there are different levels associated with a Chemical Peel, and will vary based on the individual requirements and practitioner recommendations. For those with sensitive skin or requiring a subtle skin refresh, our Absolute Glow Peel is a great treatment option.
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What are the possible complications of Chemical Peels?
Scarring can occur with strong acids or a phenol peel but is almost unknown the more gentle peels that we use. The most common causes of scarring are from infection and pulling the flaking pieces of skin off before they’re ready. Both are avoidable and patients should take extreme care to avoid manipulating the skin while it is flaking.
Cold sores can be activated in those prone to this problem. Anti-viral medication can be taken prior to the procedure in this case.
Increased pigmentation can occur and will resolve over time. Pigmentation changes can also be largely prevented with sunscreen and minimising your sun exposure for 3 months after the peel. Absolute Cosmetics Medicine offers some of the best Chemical Peels in Perth!
When is the treatment NOT recommended?
The chemical peeling treatment: