Clinical Resurfacing or Clinical Peel

Clinical Resurfacing better known as chemical peels treat the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin, to remove debris, dead skin cells, congestion and pigmentation, and increase cellular turnover to reveal more brighter skin. Different to your typical facial, Clinical Resurfacing involves the application of a sophisticated chemical agent, which is absorbed into the skin. Clients who require treatment of complex and moderate-severe skin issues such as ageing including fine lines and wrinkles, melasma, Grade III-IV acne, acne scarring including post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and moderate-severe photodamage are ideal candidates for Clinical Resurfacing treatments.

All Clinical Resurfacing treatments require a skin analysis consultation and skin preparation using an AHA cleanser and vitamin A serum.

FAQs

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS

  • Softens fine lines and corrects imperfections.
  • Increases cell turnover for clearer, brighter skin.
  • A results driven treatment that works deeper in the skin for long lasting effect.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS

You may experience a slight redness which subsides within a few hours. In the few days following the treatment, you may also experience some dryness or light peeling. This is normal as the skin undergoes its regeneration process and is easily covered with makeup. 

Due to the ingredients used, this treatment is not suitable during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED

Your skin will be noticeably brighter, your complexion smoother and fine lines reduced after a single treatment. Best results come from 3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY TREATMENT

We start with a thorough cleanse of the face before applying the Peel. The peel stays on for 5-10 minutes to allow the active ingredients to be absorbed into the skin. The peel is then soaked off and a rich moisturiser is applied. The whole treatment takes 30-45 minutes.

IS IT PAINFUL

You may experience a tingling or tightening sensation in the skin, but no pain.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY PEEL

Best results are evident 10 days after the treatment and have a cumulative effect. Your skin will be noticeably smoother, with an improvement in tone and texture.

WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I TAKE PRE AND POST

Pre-Treatment:

Your skin must be prepped with one of our Vitamin A serums prior to having a Level 2 Peel. 

Post-Treatment:

There is no downtime required for a clinical Peel and you can resume normal activities immediately. However you should avoid strenuous exercise and/or swimming for 24 hours.

We always recommend the use of sunscreen to prevent sun damage to the skin. Sunscreen with SPF 30 or above should be used daily. If you are under the sun for prolonged periods of time, sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least once every two hours.

Types of Peels and Resurfacing

Lightening Lift

Lactic acid blended with kojic acid and a cocktail of brightening agents to reduce all forms of pigmentation.

Skin type indications: Pigmentation, ageing, dry/dehydrated, uneven skin tone, age spots, redness-prone.  Recommended treatments 3-6

Cost $110 per treatment

Prepaid $550 6 treatments 

Wrinkle Lift

This advanced treatment is formulated with additional glycolic acid and an innovative blend of firming and anti-ageing properties, to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin type indications: Advanced ageing, wrinkles, rough complexion, uneven skin tone, smokers’ skin, tired/dull skin, oily/acne

Allow 45mins

Acne Lift

Blend of AHA’s and BHA’s with protective agents to effectively treat all grades of acne.

SKin type indications: Acne, oily, acne-prone, ageing

Allow 45 mins

Perfection Lift

This concentrated blend of lactic acid, salicylic acid and resorcinol works synergistically to quickly and effectively reduce the appearance of advanced ageing, pigmentation and acne. This extra strength treatment reveals a younger you in a single treatment.

Skin type indications: Advanced ageing, pigmentation, acne

Allow 60 mins

Beta Lift

This powerful non-blended salicylic acid treatment quickly and effectively targets and improves moderate/severe acne. Skin type indications: Acne, oily, ageing

Allow 60 mins

Timeless Retinol Peel

Containing Retinol (Vitamin A), which is the powerhouse of anti-ageing, and stimulating Lactic Acid, the Timeless Peel by Cosmedix is an intensive Level 3 Face Peel that works more deeply within the layers of the skin to improve tone and texture.

Best results come from  1-3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart.

Skin type indications: pigmentation and/or congestion, sun damaged, thickened or mature skins

Note your skin must be prepped with one of our Vitamin A serums prior to having a Timeless Retinol Peel. Our nurses will advise the best peel to treat your specific skin concerns on the day of your appointment.

Advanced Timeless Retinol Peel

Take your skin to new limits, incorporating the Timeless Peel but layering  first with Beta Hydroxy Acid for deep epidermal stimulation.

Skin Types: thick, oily, sun damage, moderate/severe acne

Deep Sea Rejuvenation Peel

The Deep Sea Peel by Cosmedix is a unique, acid-free Level 3 Face Peel which attains dramatic rejuvenating results through the physical penetration of marine-based ingredients deep within the epidermis. This initiates a complex array of biological responses resulting in cellular renewal and regeneration.

Best for

  • Time poor clients who want a dramatic rejuvenation result.
  • Treating sun damage on the face or chest. The Deep Sea Peel does not contain Retinol making it an excellent option for those concerned with sun sensitivity.
  • Producing dramatic results at the start of a treatment plan, or giving your existing plan a big boost.

What are the benefits?

  • Smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles and overall improvement in skin texture.
  • Stimulates cellular turnover, strengthens skin and increases circulation resulting in brighter, healthier and more hydrated skin.
  • Removal of epidermal hyper-pigmentation.
  • Stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis for firmer skin and anti-ageing benefits.
  • Safe to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Allow 70mins