Chemical peels, also known as skin peels, remove dead skin cells to reveal the new layer underneath.
They promote collagen growth and regeneration — leaving you with an even-skin tone and bright.
We'll cleanse and prepare your skin for the treatment. Then, we'll apply a chemical solution, and leave it on your skin for the required amount of time. During this time, the solution works to remove the top layer of skin, and dead skin cells, stimulating new skin cell growth and an increase in collagen production.
Collagen is a protein which forms connective tissue throughout your body, from your bones to your skin. Your body naturally produces collagen every day, but as we age, production slows down. This makes our skin less elastic the older we get.
You can get a chemical peel to treat a skin concern, or you can get one as a cosmetic solution. We often see a mix of both types of clients. Often, someone will get a chemical peel to reduce pigmentation or the appearance of freckles.
Our regular clients will sometimes book a chemical peel before an upcoming event, like a wedding.
This is a natural enzyme peel used to brighten the skin, treat imperfections and small blemishes, and brighten dull skin. This is our mildest skin peel, and there's no downtime required after receiving the treatment.
Chemical peels, also known as skin peels, promote collagen growth and regeneration, leaving you with an even skin tone and brightness.
TCA stands for Trichloroacetic Acid, a type of chemical which exfoliates the skin at a dermal level. Depending on the strength of the solution, a TCA peel can be used to treat sun damage, acne scarring, pigmentation, wrinkles, and enlarged pores.
Cosmelan is the cosmetic version, while Dermamelan is the medical-grade solution. Both are made of the same chemical compounds. We use this mask to treat melasma and hyperpigmentation, and can be used on a wider variety of skin tones.
Depending on which chemical peel we use, there will be some differences in pre- and post-treatment care. Generally speaking, though, you'll need to:
We'll give you more comprehensive information during your initial consultation.
After receiving any kind of skin peel, you'll need to avoid sun exposure and vigilantly apply sunscreen every day. 48 hours after your treatment, you should avoid exercising, applying excessive heat to the area (such as steam baths and saunas), and steer clear of chlorinated pools.
See what our clients looked like before and after receiving a chemical peel treatment.
You should avoid seeking this treatment if you have an active infection, and an injury or inflammation to the treatment area. Clients should also avoid using Retinol within one week of receiving the treatment.
You should avoid receiving a TCA peel or Cosmelan/Dermamelan treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and if you will experience consistent sun exposure within six months post-treatment.
Our clients say the superficial skin peel feels like a slight tingling, warm sensation. It shouldn't hurt afterwards. With our other skin peels, there will be slightly stronger sensations. But we apply topical numbing creams to assist with any potential discomfort. We can always test a patch of skin prior to performing a treatment if you're worried about experiencing pain.
This will depend on which peel you receive. A superficial skin peel won't result in flaking skin, you'll just experience dryness and will need diligently apply the recovery moisturiser. With our other chemical peels, your skin will peel and flake for up to 10 days post-treatment.
We recommend getting a superficial skin peel the day immediately before an event. Your skin will be it's brightest the next day.
The best way to know which chemical skin is right for your skin is to drop in and visit us for a consultation. Our skin care experts will assess your age and skin type, and advise you on the best course of actions for what you require.
Lissy Jaye often has to travel as part of her modelling work. Sitting on an airplane for long trips to places like New York can dehydrate your skin and cause congestion. She always book a chemical peel when she returns, to restore her skin to it's post-travel glory.
"I saw results within just weeks. I’ve never had any peels done (and have quite sensitive skin) so I was unsure how my skin would react. I’ve now had two peels with Kelly, who has been so professional, and has treated my skin with utmost care. She eased me into the peels and was so informative."
"I work around a lot of dust (being a tradie) and have open pores which creates a lot of irritation and redness — I also have dermatitis. VDG really reduced it with laser treatments and peels and even got rid of my lines around my cheeks which I hated."
"I have bought a couple of different cleansers and moisturisers to supplement the treatments (I like the peels and LED treatment combo) and now can’t imagine using anything else. I'll continue to book in and take skincare advice from VDG — the results have been amazing."
"I went to the Kew clinic to have a consultation on pigmentation and was thoroughly impressed by how professional and friendly the entire staff is. I have started out with a chemical peel and will be doing laser ever two weeks. Can't recommend the skincare professionals here enough!"
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Anti ageing chemical peels can restore life and vibrancy to your skin. Check out our range of at-home treatments, or book in a consultation with us.
There is no better time to get a Dermamelan/Cosmelan skin peel than now. Book a consultation with our friendly team at the Victorian Dermal Group.