If the idea of a 'Chemical Peel' conjures up images of having to wear oversized dark sunglasses and cover yourself in a big scarf to hide a literally 'falling-off' face - don't let this image scare you off... Not all chemical peels work the same; in fact, some peels do not make you peel at all!
Chemical Peels have the power to transform your skin, treating fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, rough texture, congestion, acne, uneven skin tone, melasma, and pigmentation concerns.
At Noosa Skin Studio, we offer our clients medical-grade peel solutions from expert leading Dermaceutic Laboratoire. As a pioneer in developing medical-grade peels, Dermaceutic has perfected a range of clinically proven peels to safely treat complex skin concerns improving skin from the first session.
Let us talk you through what you can expect...
How do Chemical Peels work?
Chemical Peels treat the Epidermal layers of the skin. Their primary action is to increase cellular turnover, dissolve and shed dead skin cells to reveal a brighter, more youthful complexion. Chemical Peels are classified by the depth they penetrate the skin - an introductory or superficial level peel is generally associated with minimal flaking. In contrast, deeper peels can create significant shedding that can last up to 14 days.
What you can expect from a Chemical Peel
Determining the most suitable peel for your skin does not mean the deepest, most aggressive peel will be the best solution to achieve your results. Before we treat clients with a Chemical Peel at Noosa Skin Studio, we take you through a comprehensive skin consultation to understand your skin concerns and goals. From here, we develop a treatment plan that will best achieve your desired outcome.
Preparing your skin for a peel is essential. We recommend you prep your skin for a minimum of 4 weeks before your treatment using Skin EssentiA AVST Moisturiser. We like to think of the AVST moisturiser as a topical multi-vitamin for your skin. It contains a photo-protective form of vitamin A, vitamin C, E, plus a brigade of antioxidants to boost the strength and integrity of your skin, ensuring your skin responds well to your treatment.
The treatment itself is a relatively quick process that involves applying a chemical solution to the face or problem areas. You will experience some minor discomfort for a couple of minutes when the solution is applied to your skin; this quickly subsides after a comforting cream is patted onto your skin to neutralise and stop the activation process.
Following your peel, you may experience some initial sensitivity and redness that resolves within a few hours of your treatment. This is followed by a day or two of feeling dry and tight before your skin begins the shedding process. The degree your skin sheds is dependent on the condition of your skin and the level of peel applied. Shedding can be mild to moderate and can last up to 14 days. The result of your peel becomes evident 10 - 14 days following your peel; you should expect your skin to appear healthier, smoother, and brighter with a clearer youthful complexion.
Explaining how each level works on the skin
The Level 1 peel operates in the most superficial layer of the Epidermis, known as the Stratum Corneum. This layer of skin consists of "dead skin cells," which form a protective barrier. When the Stratum Corneum becomes thickened or compacted, it can cause the skin to appear dry, rough, dull, and in some cases congested.
The Level 1 peel offers an instant result, with little to no shedding and no downtime. It is the perfect treatment in the lead-up to a special occasion, ideally performed 3 - 4 days before to reveal a brighter, softer, smoother, and more hydrated appearance.
- Dermaceutic Milk Peel
- Environ Cool Peel
The Level 2 peel penetrates to a greater depth in the Epidermis, making its way to the Stratum Spinosum, the inner layer of the skin. The level 2 peel is indicated for anyone concerned with fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, photodamage, and lackluster skin. Depending on your skin condition, a Level 2 Peel can cause some initial sensitivity and redness that resolves within a few days of treatment. You can expect mild to moderate shedding following this peel that can last up to 10 days; this should not interrupt your day-to-day routine when supported by our recommended homecare K-Ceutic Post Treatment Cream and Tensage Intensive Serum ampoules. The result of a level 2 peel becomes evident approximately ten days after your treatment; your skin will appear healthier, smoother, and brighter with a reduction in pigmentation and a clearer complexion.
Level 3 peels are for clients serious about turning back the years and revealing a more youthful complexion. The Level 3 peel is an advanced clinically proven alternative to ablative laser treatment - formulated to achieve incredible results after one controlled and painless treatment. The Level 3 peel penetrates the Epidermis layers, reaching the Basal Layer (bottom layer) of the Epidermis and the Papillary Layer (upper layer) of the dermis to stimulate the skin's collagen and elastin production to restore smoothness and return luminosity to ageing skin.
You can expect a few days of downtime following a level 3 peel, and you may experience mild swelling and transient sensitivity for up to 12 hours. This peel is associated with heavy shedding that can last up to 14 days and require a few days at home while the skin recovers. It is essential to support skin during the healing phase with our recommended homecare Panthenol Ceutic Nourishing Restoring Ointment and Tensage Intensive Serum ampoules to promote healing and ensure skin remains hydrated and comfortable. The result of a level 3 peel becomes evident approximately 14 days following your treatment.
As we head into cooler temps, now is the perfect time for you to consider a Chemical Peel. We invite you to book a no-obligation FREE consultation to learn more.