Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

LACTIC ACID PEEL

Lactic Acid Peels are superficial peels and excellent for resurfacing the skin, increasing skin’s moisture levels and reducing the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation and uneven texture. Designed for those who are concerned with pigmentation, acne and fine lines.

Professional skin peels can enhance the actions and efficacy of Ultraceuticals Vitamin A & C homecare treatment regimes.

Features and Benefits:

  1. pH adjusted to balance skin efficacy with skin tolerance
  2. Immediately results in a smoother, softer skin
  3. Helps diminish appearance of fine lines and photoageing
  4. Increases hydration levels of the skin
  5. Improves clarity and helps restore radiance to the complexion

Skin Preparation:

  1. For the best outcome and minimised risk we recommend all clients to use Ultraceuticals homecare for at least two weeks
  2. You must have used one product from the Even Skintone Range for a minimum of two weeks prior to treatment
  3. Daily use of Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50+ is mandatory to protect against heightened photosensitivity

Why are they so important?

  1. Ensures a more even penetration of peeling agent
  2. Achieves better results of the peel
  3. Reduces wound healing time
  4. Reduces the risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  5. Sun protection to prevent any further damage

MANDELIC ACID PEEL

Mandelic Acid Peels are also a superficial peel and are ideal for a variety of skin types and concerns. They have been trialled extensively on oily, acneic, congested and problematic skin conditions and combined with homecare received excellent results. They are also used extensively to treat photoageing and melasma patients. They are also recommended for skin showing the visible signs of ageing.

Mandelic Acid works by breaking up the bond between skin cells, leading to an increased rate of cellular turnover. This is beneficial because it purges the skin of dead skin cells, which can contribute to wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and acne. Mandelic Acid has also been known to have antibacterial properties, which are especially beneficial in the treatment of acne and oily skin.

Features and Benefits:

  1. Rapidly unblock pores, deeply exfoliates
  2. Improves the appearance of pigmentation
  3. Refines course texture and diminishes fine lines
  4. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
  5. Clarifies and brightens the complexion
  6. It immediately results in a smoother, softer skin

Skin Preparation:

  1. For the best outcome and minimised risk we recommend all clients use Ultraceuticals home care for at least two weeks
  2. Daily use of Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50+ is mandatory to protect against heightened photosensitivity
  3. No pre-peel skin preparation required as for Lactic Acid Peels

VITAPEEL

The VitaPeel is targeted at pigmented skin, photo aged skins and as a beauty flash treatment.

This is the prefect treatment for ageing or sun damaged skin, this potent peel (known as a modified ‘Jessners’ formula) features high strength AHAs (Lactic Acid), BHAs (Salicylic Acid, Citric Acid) and Resorcinol. The skin brightening treatment works to rapidly exfoliate surface congestion while diminishing the appearance of dark spots, pigmentation and blotchiness to reveal brighter, clearer glowing complexion.

Also known to be of benefit for the treatment of acne and congested skin.

Features and Benefits:

Helps to reduce the appearance of pigmentation and uneven skintone.
Helps to refine the epidermis and reduce the visible signs of ageing
Creates significant exfoliation
Layered application provides control over depth of peeling

Skin Preparation:

The client must have used one product from the Even Skintone Range for a minimum of two weeks prior to treatment. i.e. Ultra Brightening Serum or Even Skintone containing AHA’s and BHA’s
Daily use of Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30+ or 50+

Why are they so important?

Ensures a more even penetration of peeling agent
Achieves better results of the peel
Reduces wound healing time
Reduces the risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Reduces the risk of reaction to specific peel ingredients
Sun protection to prevent any further damage

Contraindications for Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid and VitaPeel

  1. Herpes simplex (cold sores) (if prone to cold sores, can start cold sore treatment beforehand)
  2. Eczema or dermatitis
  3. Rosacea
  4. Cancer or radiation therapy (within the last 12 months)
  5. Roaccutane
  6. Recent facial surgery
  7. Open wounds of any kind/broken skin
  8. Sunburn
  9. Topical prescription Vitamin A or Ultra Skin Perfecting range (within the last 48 hours)
  10. No waxing for 5 days prior to peel
  11. IPL and laser therapy (within the last 2 weeks)
  12. Injectable treatments (within the last 72 hours)

Contraindications specific to VitaPeel:

1. Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
2. Reaction history to salicylates (aspirin)
3. Blood Thinners

What to expect after a Lactic Acid Peel

  • Following a Lactic Acid Peel there is usually no obvious peeling of the skin and no disruption to normal work or social commitments
  • Some people experience a slight irritation, flaking and/or redness which will usually subside quickly
  • Lactic Peels work by enhancing the skin’s own regenerative capacity and it is not necessary to see peeling for them to be working
  • If an Ultrasonophoresis treatment is performed in conjunction with a Lactic Peel some flaking should be expected

What to expect after a Mandelic Acid Peel

  • Immediately following the peel, generally there is a minimal redness present
  • 1-2 days after the peel mild flaking may occur
  • Please note it isn’t necessary for the skin to flake in order for the peel to work

What to expect after a VitaPeel:

  • Following a VitaPeel peeling of the skin can be expected.
  • Some people also experience irritation, flaking and/or redness which will usually subside quickly

After care for all Peels

To minimise the risk of complications it is important that clients follow all post treatment instructions carefully.  This is as follows:

  1. Apply moisturiser regularly after treatment to maintain levels of skin hydration. We recommend Ultra Moisturiser Cream or Ultimate Bio-Repair Moisturiser
  2. Apply sunscreen daily with protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50+.  Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for 2 weeks after your treatment
  3. Make-up can be used as desired
  4. Avoid the use of exfoliants, astringents, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, AHAs and BHA products for 5-7 days after your treatment.  In the absence of irritation these products can be recommended after this period of time (Can use Vitamin C products)
  5. Do not exfoliate or pick at peeling skin as this can increase the chance of infection or hyperpigmentation.
  6. Avoid rigorous exercise, applying excessive heat to the treated area including saunas, stream baths and hot showers or chlorinated and saltwater pools for 48 hours following your treatment
  7. Avoid facial waxing, electrolysis, IPL, laser and the use of hair removal creams for 2 weeks after your treatment
  8. Any pain is abnormal and may be an indication of infection. In this situation please contact one of our nurses immediately

Note:  Complications are often the result of:

  • Poor aftercare
  • Picking and/or peeling the skin off
  • Premature exposure to the sun
  • Skin reaction to specific ingredients (should be eliminated by preparing skin with the Even Skintone Range)
  • Can use paw-paw ointment on micro scuffs or a few hotspots
  • For heavier reaction, can use Cortisone cream from the Chemist
  • For blistering/hives/allergic reaction – you need to contact one of our nurses or come in for review

Suggested Home care for 5-7 days:

Normal/Dry Skin Types:

  • Ultra Hydrating Milk Cleanser / Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser
  • Ultra Moisturiser Cream / Ultra Rich Moisturising Cream / Ultimate Bio-Repair Moisturiser • Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50+ (Hydrating)

Normal/Oily Skin Types:

  • Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser / Ultra Clear Foaming Cleanser • Ultra Hydrating Lotion or Ultra Moisturiser Cream
  • Protective Daily Moisturiser 50+ (Mattifying)

Four to eight treatments two weeks apart are recommended for optimal results. These treatments can also be combined with UltraSonophoresis infusion of Vitamin B, C and Biorepair ingredients and/or the Omnilux Revive Light.

UltraSonophoresis:

UltraSonophoresis uses low frequency ultrasonic vibrations to provide increased absorption of antiodxidant Vitamin B & C creams and moisturisers. UltraSonophoresis visibly improves skin texture, firmness and pigmentation, while optimising moisture levels.

Omnilux Revive Light Treatment (PDT):

Omnilux Revive Light Therapy on its own can be used for the reduction in facial wrinkles and skin furrows. The treatment has no downtime for the patient or pain issues.

Omnilux Revive Light Treatment is an ideal adjunctive to chemical peel treatment, either before the peel to prepare the skin’s reparative cells or after the peel to enhance tissue regeneration, increase cell vitality and reduce downtime.

Omnilux Revive can also be used pre or post-Botox injections. This provides an increased longevity to the effects of Botox. The light treatment improves vascular activity within the skin and achieves a healthier, plumper skin appearance.

Interested In Chemical Peels With Us?

For appointments or general enquiries, speak with our friendly reception staff who will be glad to assist however they are able:

Contact
Phone: (02) 6651 7000
Fax: (02) 6651 7010
Email: reception@coffscoastdermatology.com.au
Address: Suite 214/ Specialist Medical Centre,
343 Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

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