Chemical peels are formulated to refresh and heal the skin.
When it comes to skincare, there are so many treatments to choose from. One of the most effective options, chemical peels can be used to address a broad range of concerns. If you have fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage or acne, you might consider a course of treatment. Read on to find out what chemical peels can be used for, and what you can expect from the process.
Why consider a chemical peel?
Chemical peels are formulated to improve the overall appearance of the skin. When applied, they cause the skin to blister and peel off over time. The new skin is generally smoother and more even after peeling. Chemical peels can be used to resolve a number of issues, including fine lines and wrinkles, mild scars and some types of acne.
What does a chemical peel treatment involve?
If you choose to have a chemical peel, we will start by cleansing and preparing your skin. The peel will then be carefully applied to the skin and left for a monitored period. The peel is then removed and the skin is neutralised so that it can return to its normal pH. A post-peel crystal fibre mask is then applied, and then a moisturising and sun protection formula is applied. We generally recommend that our patients use a pre-peel course of peel booster each night for two weeks before a chemical peel treatment. This helps to prevent redness and peeling following treatment as it gradually prepares the skin for the peel. For the best possible results, one can also apply a peel booster after treatment.
How long does the treatment take?
Chemical peel treatments are usually quite quick — in fact, they generally take only half an hour to complete. We generally recommend that chemical peels are spaced two weeks apart, although your particular course of treatment will depend on your unique skin concerns, as well as your skin type. It is a good idea to start your treatment by coming in for a consultation so that our team can examine your skin and advise you on the type of peel that suits you best. We have treatments that are designed specifically for skin conditions like acne, sun damage and the effects of ageing.
How much do they cost?
At Cranford House Plastic Surgery, we offer a number of chemical peels. The cost of your treatment will depend on the type of peel that you choose, as well as the number of sessions that you require. We typically recommend that peels are purchased as a course of treatments, as this helps to achieve optimal results. A single peel treatment costs $170; a three peel treatment package costs $450; and a six peel treatment package costs $840. We also offer peel and product combination packages, which range from $350 to $1000, depending on the number of peel treatments that you have. Available products include post-procedure skin repair moisturiser; brightening peel booster; hydra milk cleanser; collagen creams; and post-procedure retinol concentrate. For more pricing information and a full list of the products that we offer, please have a look here.
If you would like to make an appointment to see us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team looks forward to welcoming you to our practice in Adelaide and helping you achieve rejuvenated, more youthful-looking skin.