Chemical Peels – Acne Scarring & Blemishes


What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are topical solutions applied to the skin to improve and smooth the texture of skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is beneficial for those individuals with blemishes, wrinkles, uneven skin pigmentation, acne, and sun-damaged skin. The word “peel” is somewhat of a misleading, since the process does not involve the peeling of skin, as one would remove the skin of an orange. Rather it refers to the process in which dressings are applied and then removed, and, in this “peeling” process, fresh, new skin is revealed.

How do Chemical Peels work?
Chemical Peels have been used as a safe and effective way for decades to reduce acne, treat sun-damaged skin, revitalize and resurface skin. Chemical peels are a non-invasive method to exfoliate the top layer of skin. Chemical peels work by expelling clogged pores, reducing inflammation, and killing the bacteria that cause acne eruptions. Typically a series of treatments are often necessary along with a home care regimen.The process usually takes 30 minutes.

Indicative photos of treatment

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There may be possible redness on the face, there is no “downtime” and makeup can be applied immediately after the treatment. Optimal improvement in skin texture and colour is obtained with multiple peels performed two to four weeks apart. However, a single peel performed a week before a special event will give your complexion a healthy, radiant glow.

What are Chemical Peels used for?
Apart from recapturing your once youthful glow, chemical peels can be used to improve complexion irregularities as well as dull, drab skin tone, blemishes, fine lines & wrinkles, acne/ mild acne scarring, weathered sun-damaged skin, hyper pigmentation, freckles, age spots and melasma.

Are there different types of Chemical Peel?
There are different types of chemical peels ranging from mild to deep penetration to combat the severity of your acne or acne scars. Mild peels consist of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), medium peels are usually made from tricholoracetic acid (TCA), and deeper peels made from carbolic acids.

I’m interested in knowing more – where to from here?
Make a time to come in and see the friendly team at Cosmedics for a free no-obligation consultation to discuss your cosmetic requirements.

Why choose the Cosmedics Clinic for Acne treatment?
Peace of Mind! Having treated many cases, Dr Karl’s expertise is based on extensive education, experience, and a commitment to helping you achieve the results you desire. Once again it’s the integrated approach! Beauty is not just skin deep – so by combining leading edge cosmetic treatments with natural anti-ageing medicine, we promote youthful looking skin as well as a healthy internal balance.