What are Chemical peels?

Chemical peels are used to resurface and rejuvenate the skin by triggering the natural skin’s repair processes. The peels elicit a rapid increase of the natural exfoliation process and stimulate change deep within the skin to reveal renewed, rejuvenated and clearer appearance.

Various peels are used to harness their specific chemical properties to obtain the desired results. The degree of peeling depends on the concentration and type of product used, the length of time left on the skin or number of layers applied. Depending on the specific skin condition and desired result, the qualified Dermal clinicians at Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre will chose the appropriate peel to suit.

What are Chemical peels used for?

Chemical peels can be used to rejuvenate the skin, thus reducing sun damage, improving fine lines, pigmentation (brown marks), thickened, uneven skin and can effectively treat acne and problematic skin conditions in conjunction with other modalities used at Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre.


Which types of Chemical peels are used?

At Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre various light to medium strength peels are used. There are many types of peels offered to suit the various skin conditions and the desired peeling effect.

AHA ( Alpha Hydroxy Acids) also known as Fruit acid peels, Glycolic and Lactic acid peels at various strengths. Indications: mild to moderate sun damage, signs of ageing, pigmentation and congested skin. Often used on the face, body and back of hands.

  •  Lactic acid peels 20 – 60% Light peels used to brighten, hydrate the skin. Some flakiness may occur 2 – 4 days after application revealing a refreshed skin appearance.
  •  Glycolic acid peels 20 – 50% Moderate peeling to improve the signs of ageing, sun damage and pigmentation.

BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acids) also known as Salicylic acid. Due to its oil soluble property, this peel is used to treat oily, acne and problematic skin conditions allowing improved penetration.


Blueberry smoothie peel contains surface exfoliants and a combination of AHA’s and BHA’s to immediately remove dead build up and boost the skin with powerful anti-oxidants.

Benefit peel contains a combination of powdered Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in a stable form as well as retinoic acid based (AGP complex) and other enzymes. This peel is most suitable for Rosacea, fragile skins, pigmentation and dull skin conditions.

D-Tox peel contains Salicylic acid, AHA’s and Anti-inflammatory agents. Ideal for acne, congested skin and enlarged pores

Retinoic acid (Vitamin A – in various forms) peels are used to speed up the cellular renewal process and to reverse sun damage and the signs of ageing. It achieves this by actively working on the cell’s DNA to repair damage. These peels are also used for acne and problematic skin conditions to improve cellular function, regulate oil production and cellular turnover.

TCA (Trichloroacetic acid peel) is used to peel superficially as well as to medium depth peeling. The peel depth depends on the skin type, condition and desired result. Indicated for sun damage and ageing skin conditions.

Prior to any peels, a comprehensive consultation is necessary involving a full assessment by one of the centre’s qualified Dermal Clinicians. Suitability is assessed based on medical history, known allergies and any current medication or health and skin condition.

All peels at Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre are light to moderate in strength and depth of peeling. Deep peeling is achieved through Laser resurfacing or RF fractional resurfacing.

Deep skin resurfacing at Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre is performed using Laser resurfacing technology. A better, well controlled and more even result is achieved using Laser.

For a comprehensive consultation and assessment is required prior to any treatment.

Please call (03) 8686 5786 for more information.

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