* Individual results may vary.
The specialist dermatologists at Platinum Dermatology believe that medical grade skin products and treatments are an investment in one of your most valuable assets: your appearance. The major advantage of working with aesthetic professionals is that they can sort through the vast number of solutions to skincare problems to identify the best treatment for you and your complexion.
One of the most in-demand skin care treatments in Australia is the chemical peel. A chemical peel works like microdermabrasion, but with one key difference. Instead of removing the top layer of skin mechanically, a peel involves the application of chemical solutions to accomplish targeted removal of differing depths of the epidermis (upper layer of skin).
In this article, the experienced team at Platinum Dermatology talks about medical grade skincare and how a chemical peel can freshen your complexion and rejuvenate your appearance.
Platinum Dermatology Explains Chemical Peels & Medical Grade Skin Care
Medical grade skin treatment products are available only from licensed professionals such as you find at Platinum Dermatology. Australian regulations allow professionals to administer products with a higher concentration of active ingredients than you would find in over the counter products. This means medical grade skin treatments and chemical peels are performed with the most powerful, effective formulations available, and are more likely to yield better, faster, and more long-lasting results.*
Medical grade products and the support of a professional in creating a personalised home care regimen is invaluable when it comes to skin health and beauty. A proper home care regimen can enhance and maintain the results of your treatment. The specialist dermatologists at Platinum Dermatology offer our patients practical tips that extend the benefits of a chemical peel and help prolong the glow of healthy skin.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is also known as derma peeling and chemexfoliation. The specialist dermatologists Platinum Dermatology consider a medical grade peel one of the least invasive ways to improve the texture of your skin.*
The solution in a medical grade chemical peel removes the outer layer of damaged skin. When the skin heals, there is an improvement in
- Uneven pigmentation
- Crow’s Feet
- Sagging skin
- Skin thinning
- Liver spots/sun spots/solar lentigines
- Actinic keratosis
- Acne scarring
Platinum Dermatology Profiles a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel
Chemical peels have shown themselves to be effective treatments to correct skin irregularities in patients who are in good health, have no active skin problems, and are realistic about what can be achieved with a medical grade peel. That being said, the tretament works best on light-haired and fair skinned people rather than those individuals who are dark-skinned.
Chemical peel for skin rejuvenation is not recommended for individuals who:
- Have taken certain medication in the last six months
- Are nursing or pregnant
- Have active skin conditions including acne, psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema
- Have broken skin
- Have a sunburn
- Have active Herpes simplex 1 sores
- Have used skin-bleaching products within 48 hours
Platinum Dermatology Reviews OTC Chemical Peel Products
So-called chemical peels sold over the counter are not really peels at all. Their lower concentration of effective active ingredients prevents them from achieving the same level of controlled damage to the skin that can be achieved with a medical grade formulation.
As a result, OTC chemical peels simply cannot produce the same results as a skin care treatment performed by the professionals at Platinum Dermatology.
Platinum Dermatology Explains Different Levels of Chemical Peels
Not all skin problems are alike. The specialist dermatologists at our dermatology practice have trained for a minimum of 15 years and can diagnose skin disorders and determine the best level of chemical peel for each individual patient.
Peels come in three strengths:
- Superficial peels do not damage skin below the epidermis, the most superficial skin layer.
- Medium peels may reach to the superficial layer of the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin.
- Deep peels generally reach the deeper layers of the dermis.
Chemicals peels sting, but the pain they cause is minimal and short-lived. After a chemical peel treatment, your skin regenerates naturally. The treated skin has a more youthful texture with a uniform coloration that will blend with their untreated skin.*
All chemical peels performed at Platinum Dermatology require some after-care and each patient is given personalised instructions based on the type of peel that was performed. In order to avoid scarring and unwanted side effects such as infections, patients are urged to:
- Avoid sun exposure
- Stop smoking
Chemical Peel vs. Laser Resurfacing for Skin Rejuvenation
At Platinum Dermatology, we offer our patients many options for improving their skin, including intense pulsed light therapy and micro laser peels with a revolutionary new laser technology.
You can read more about our industry-leading Sciton laser here.
Chemical peels and light treatments are designed to exfoliate the skin. They offer several levels of treatment that determine how deep the exfoliation will be. Our dermatologists meet with patients one-on-one to determine which facial rejuvenation treatment is best suited to their skin and their goals.
Factors that influence the decision include:
- Desired result
- Skin tone and type
- Thickness of skin
- Previous skin resurfacing procedures performed
- Amount of downtime required after a procedure
Why You Should Choose Platinum Dermatology for a Chemical Peel
The skill and rigorous training of a dermatologist is a key factor in whether or not a chemical peel will be successful. At Platinum Dermatology, our medical grade skin care treatments are provided by well-trained and highly experienced dermatologists. 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.
The specialist dermatologists at Platinum Dermatology are constantly updating their knowledge and skill set. They stay current on changing trends and emerging treatments in order to offer our patients more options in traditional and emerging skin rejuvenation.
Visit Platinum Dermatology for Chemical Peels & Skin Rejuvenation
If you have questions about chemical peels or any aspect of skin care rejuvenation, contact Platinum Dermatology on (02) 8014 6500 or use the contact form on this page to learn how we can help you look fresh, healthy, and radiant.
* Individual results may vary.