Like microdermabrasion, a chemical peel removes the top layer of skin in order to refresh a woman’s complexion and rejuvenate her appearance. However, while microdermabrasion is a sometimes hard-to-control mechanical process for exfoliating dead, dry skin, a peel involves the precise application of chemical solutions. In the hands of an experienced aesthetic professional such as you’ll find at our practice, chemical peels are applied in a targeted way that removes the outermost layer of damaged skin while leaving undamaged skin unharmed.
In this article, FBW talks about medical grade skincare and how a chemical peel can freshen your complexion and dramatically rejuvenate your appearance.
FBW is staffed by highly experienced medical doctors and aesthetic professionals. They are trained to diagnose skin conditions and problems and recommend effective measures to counter the effects of ageing and the environment. What our patients really appreciate, however, is the way our friendly, informative women’s health and beauty experts simplify the complex world of chemical peels for skin beauty.
The mission of our elegantly appointed practice has remained unchanged since we first opened our doors. We’re laser-focused on helping women solve their health and beauty problems so they can look and feel their best. How do we do it? It’s simple:
We don’t just treat the problem. We treat the person.
We take a detailed medical history and ask pertinent questions about our patients’ lifestyles to get a genuine 360-degree view of who they are. Knowing our patients as individuals enables us to select the right grade of professional chemical peel to meet their physical, aesthetic, and even financial needs.
A chemical peel is also known as chemical exfoliation, derma peeling, and chemexfoliation. It is a skin rejuvenation treatment that is popular with both patients and the skin experts at FBW because it is one of the least invasive ways to improve the texture of a woman’s skin.
The powerful acid-based solution in a professional chemical peel strips away layers of skin, eliminating old, damaged cells and promoting collagen production in the process. As the skin heals, there is a dramatic visible reduction in:
- Uneven pigmentation/hyperpigmentation/discolouration
- Fine Lines
- Crow’s Feet
- Sagging skin
- Skin thinning
- Sun spots/liver spots/age spots
- Actinic keratosis
- Acne scarring
By law in Australia, only professionals such as you find at FBW may administer chemical peels. The reason is that professional grade skincare treatments use formulations with a higher concentration of active ingredients than you won’t find in over-the-counter products. In the hands of someone who is not knowledgeable about their use, they can be dangerous.
At-home peels are good for
- Minor exfoliation of the surface of the skin
- Unclogging pores
- Making skin feel smoother and look brighter
A professional chemical peel for skin rejuvenation at our practice, on the other hand, penetrates to the dermis where it addresses
- Stubborn age spots
- Mild acne scars
Women who care about their skin understand the value of medical grade peels, professional skincare products, and the guidance of an expert in creating a customised at-home skincare routine. The skincare specialists at FBW are brilliant at offering our patients practical tips that extend the benefits of a chemical peel and help prolong the glow of healthy skin.
Patients for any aesthetic treatment at FBW, including professional chemical peels for skin rejuvenation, should be in general good health and have realistic expectations about how a chemical peel can improve their complexion. Beyond that, the treatment generally works best on light-haired and fair-skinned people rather than on individuals with dark skin. A member of our women’s skincare team will help you determine if a professional chemical peel is right for you.
A chemical peel for skin rejuvenation is wrong for you if you
- Have taken certain medication in the last six months
- Have used skin-bleaching products within 48 hours
- Are nursing or pregnant
- Have acne, psoriasis, rosacea, or eczema in an active state
- Have broken skin
- Have a sunburn
- Have active Herpes simplex 1 sores
Chemical peels are not a one-size-fits-all treatment. Peels come in three strengths:
- Superficial peels do not damage skin below the epidermis, the most superficial skin layer.
- Medium peels reach to the superficial layer of the dermis, the second layer of the skin.
- Deep peels generally reach deeper layers of the dermis.
Aestheticians and dermatologists favour chemical peels because they are easy to use and deliver marvellous benefits. It may surprise you to know that there are levels of chemical peels that are gentle enough for those with sensitive skin. In fact, performed by one of FBW’s trained skincare specialists, a chemical peel is much milder than mechanical exfoliators.
After any chemical peel treatment, your skin regenerates naturally. The treated skin exhibits a softer, more radiant and glowing texture, along with uniform pigmentation that blends naturally with untreated skin.
At FBW, we offer our patients many options for improving their skin, including LED light therapy and laser skin resurfacing. Laser resurfacing has a fixed penetration of the skin. The number of passes enhances the rejuvenating effect. The effect and penetration of chemical peels, on the other hand, has to do with their concentration and the amount of time they are left in contact with the skin.
A skincare specialist at our practice meets with patients one-on-one to determine which facial rejuvenation treatment is best suited to their skin and their goals. Factors that influence whether light therapy, laser treatments, or chemical peels is recommended include:
- Desired result
- Skin tone and type
- Thickness of skin
- Previous skin resurfacing treatments performed
- Amount of downtime required after a treatment
- Patient’s budget
The skill and rigorous training of the person performing professional skincare treatments is a key factor in whether or not a chemical peel will successfully rejuvenate a woman’s complexion. At FBW, only well-trained and highly experienced professionals handle our medical grade skin care treatments. They are happy to talk about their background to give our patients a great level of confidence.
Don’t hesitate to ask your skin care therapist about his or her background, training, and experience, particularly as it relates to a chemical peel for facial rejuvenation.
If you have questions about chemical peels or any aspect of women’s skin care and rejuvenation, contact FBW on (02) 8014 6500 or use the contact form on this page to learn how we can help you look fresh, healthy, and radiant.