Chemical Peels

If you suffer from facial blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles, or hyperpigmentation such as age spots, the good news is they can be easily treated with a chemical peel – also known as a ‘medi-facial’. Chemical peels are extremely popular, non-invasive cosmetic treatments that can have a dramatic effect on your appearance.

Chemical Peels in Perth

A chemical peel involves applying peel formula to your skin to cause the superficial and damaged outer layer to shed, and more youthful, radiant skin to grow in its place. Various concentrations of chemical peel formula may be applied weekly or at longer intervals for a course of treatments. Assure offers a range of quality chemical peels to suit every skin type.

A Perth chemical peel may be used to:

  • Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Resurface the skin
  • Lift a dull, lifeless complexion
  • Reduce hyperpigmentation
  • Assist in the treatment of acne and congestion
  • Assist in the reduction of large pores
  • Improve dry and dehydrated skin
  • Provide a more radiant, youthful look

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To find out if Perth chemical peels can help you, the first step is to book a free consultation with one of our dermal therapists.

At Assure Cosmetic Centre, you are in the care of an expert medical team. You will always feel informed, comfortable and confident.

Frequently Asked Questions

Chemical Peels

It is possible to treat many common skin problems and imperfections with chemical peel treatments at Assure Cosmetic Centre. We offer a variety of chemical peels ranging from superficial to medium-depth dermal peels.

To find out if chemical peels are right for you, your dermal therapist will conduct an assessment of your skin as part of your initial free consultation. A customised treatment plan will then be designed especially for your skin. This may include a course of chemical peels in conjunction with prescription homecare products and/or other complementary skin treatments to ensure the best possible results.

To find out if chemical peels can help you, book your free consultation with our dermal therapists.

Skin improvements from chemical peels may be subtle at first. You may detect a healthier glow to your skin. Over a course of treatments you can expect dramatic improvement in the surface of your skin – fewer fine lines, fewer blemishes and more evenly-toned skin.

After a chemical peel treatment, there is generally little or no redness. Any redness will be short-lived and can be covered with mineral-based cosmetics such as Jane Iredale Make-up. Your Assure dermal therapist can apply this for you before leaving the clinic.

Around days 4-5 after your chemical peel, there may be a small amount of skin shedding, which is like dandruff on the face. This can be removed using an enzyme mask, which will be recommended as part of your treatment plan.

Some chemical peels may require you to use specific skincare products before and after the treatment. Protecting your skin from sun exposure is also important. This will be explained to you by your dermal therapist.

A chemical peel involves a liquid chemical solution being applied to the face to ‘burn off’ or exfoliate the upper layer of skin. This is then replaced during the healing process with new, younger-looking skin. The skin removed can be superficial or deep, depending on the skin condition being treated. Your dermal therapist will recommend the most suitable level of chemical peel to address your skin concerns.

A chemical peel treatment usually takes 30-45 minutes. The peel formula will be applied to the skin for between 1-15 minutes, depending on the type of peel and the number of treatments you have already had. If your skin has been prepared properly at home prior to the treatment, you should only feel a mild tingling during the chemical peel. No pain relief is required pre- or post-treatment, and there is usually little or no redness afterwards.

Chemical peels may be applied weekly or at longer intervals, over a set course of treatments. Your dermal therapist will recommend a treatment program suited to your skin condition and personal goals.

No sun exposure in the 2 weeks prior to, and after, a chemical peel is essential and sunscreen must be worn every day. Topical retin-A/retinol products need to be stopped for 3 days prior to a peel, as they increase the skin’s sensitivity. With certain peels we will recommend the use of specific skincare products to prepare the skin leading up to the treatment. For stronger peels, other precautions should be taken and these will be discussed during your initial consultation.

We believe that preparation of the skin is crucial to achieving maximum results. Specific homecare products will be prescribed for you to use at home before your chemical peel treatment. We can then more precisely predict the outcome and limit the possibility of adverse reactions. The skin will be healthier, more hydrated and acclimatised to the ingredients we will use, allowing a better result from the treatment.

Your initial consultation with our dermal therapist is completely free of charge and without obligation. If you decide to go ahead, chemical peel prices start from $100 per treatment. We also offer discounted pricing for a treatment series. Please click here to see our full price list or contact us to book your free consultation.

A good starting point is to book a consultation with one of our experienced specialists at Assure Cosmetic Centre. You will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and ask questions. You will be provided with detailed information regarding the treatments or procedures that can help you, the expected outcomes, and the costs involved. Click here to make an appointment.

The Australian Foundation for Plastic Surgery (part of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons) is a helpful and reliable source of information online. Their website is an excellent place to research a range of surgical procedures and non-surgical treatments, and view video animations. Click here to visit their website.