CHEMICAL PEELS

 

 

 … rejuvenate the quality of skin and treatment of specific problems.

What is it? 

Chemical Peeling is a skin  procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin. Depending on active ingredient, different actions (pigmentation, freckles, brown blotches, sun damaged roughness, whitening, acne, pores reduction, wrinkles improvement, colour brightening etc). All chemical peelings “cleaning skin surface” by peeling superficial layers off, making skin to rejuvenate and regenerate easier.

What types of peels and what they are for?

There are a lot of different types of peel depending on active ingredients (mandelic, lactic, TCA, glycolic, salicylic, Jessner’s, retinol, phenol, enzymes etc) in a different concentrations. Also, can be combicantions of peels. 

Briefly speaking, chemical peelings are:

Lactic acid – AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) type, which naturally ocures in human bodies, therefore we observe rare allergic reactions to the peel. Naturally, lactic acid removes superficial congested skin layers, including superficial pigments and stimulate collagen prodction.

Salicylic  – is BHA (beta hydroxy acid). Salicylic acid peeling molecules are large and oil dissolvable, therefore SA can’t penetrate normal healthy skin. In the environment of oily skin, prone to acne, oil congestions, it dissolves oily clogs inside the skin, bringing it up closer to the surface together with dead skin, hardened oil in pores and trapped seborrheic glands oil. Sometimes it can cause break up of acne after the SA peeling, but it does reduce inflamation of the skin and clearing the skin long term.

Retinoid acid – is pro-vitamin A ingredient. In survey of USA dermatologists, this ingredient was agreed as the best for making skin younger. It rejuvenates DNA mutations, reduce sun UV damage on skin, stimulates cell turnover, improved microcirculation, increase collagen and local immune system,  making skin behaving like a young one. Additionally, it kills harmful bacteria. Retinoids are contrindicated in pregnancy or planning pregnancy patients.  The peel is being left on the patient’s face overnight (doctor will give you exact instructions, usually from 6 to 10 hours).

TCA – trichloracetic peeling can be used for very different purposes. At small concentrations of 10-20%, this peel has been used for many years for anti-wrinkle, pigments improvement, skin smoothness. 100% can be used as a pin point highly skilled procedire for scar treatments.

What chemical peel is the best and what you use at your clinic?

There is no 1 tablet for all diseases and no 1 “magic” peel, which treats it’s all. The best approach is to see experienced and well trained  practitioner, who will help to choose most suitable peel for your individual skin. My mentor, very experienced cosmetic doctor, used the term “pizza face”. Like pizza has different ingredients all together, our faces accumulate different problems together also   – it can be redness with pigmentation, sun damage, pores, acne, wrinkles, all mixed together at the same time.

VISTA clinic Australia has a small lab of different chemical peels of all concentrations, allowing to use different peels on different areas of face, depends on skin need.

How deep chemical peels work? 

Your skin is different under eyes, on chin, lips, forehead etc – therefore VISTA clinic Australia has a lab of different peels and we use different peels on different areas of your face.

Such individually tailored approach ensure best results for our patients. We call it “dr Miller peel”.

Chemical Peels are classed as Superficial, Medium or Deep depending on the depth to which the skin is peeled.

Superficial Peels

the name is self description. Superficial, dead skin removal only. It helps for skin to look more even, fresher, smoother and grow more easily. Also, your skin care products are working more efficiently with better absorption.

It is not painful, lunch time procedure with no or minimal down time.
However, if right peel is used for right area of the face, and you do this regularly, you will achieve similar effect as doing more invasive peel fewer times.

Complications with Superficial Peels are very uncommon.

Medium Peel

Medium peel is acting deeper, therefore level of discomfort is higher as well as downtime. We usually prefer to use it on areas of your face/body which requires deeper acting treatment – for example, acne scars, post acne spots, deeper lines (for example, mimic lines around mouth, called smokers lines or kiss lines), it helps to improve pores and resistant sun damage spots.

After procedure, skin will felt tighter, brown spots may be darker initially, and in general skin more pink. Peeling starts on day 3 or 4 and continue up to 7th and 8th day. Important not to peel off actively crusts to avoid hyperpigmentation. Just moisturise actively, use Paw paw or prescribed by doctor cream.

Deep Peels

this is resurfacing of skin treatment with strongest action and most side effects. Rarely used, but help with acne scars, pores, topical wrinkles improvement.

After care post peel? 

Sun smartness, sun smartness, sun smartness. We can’t overemphasise important of ultraviolet exposure in skin aging, especially after treatments. New skin initially is in regenerative phase, therefore important good diet, reduce smoking, sun and other oxidative stress factors.

It’s ok to walk, if UV level below level 4, and with a good sunscreen, applied regularly (2 hourly), but no sunbaking (even if you use sunscreens – it doesn’t protect you completely).

Most dangerous for skin aging and skin cancer Ultraviolet A can penetrate through glass, therefore use sunscreens indoors or in your car also.

Ask your doctor to help to find most suitable sunscreen for you.

What is different about Dr Miler peel at VISTA clinic Australia? 

Own peels lab with all concentrations of almost all peels and post peel medications.
No 1 tablet for all diseases, similar different peels/concetrations for different areas of your face. 
Dr Miller peels are individually tailored best % and active ingredient peel for different areas of your face/neck/body.
Commonly, Dr Miller peel include 5 or more different peels mixed on some areas or applied in different areas, including skin around eyes, lips and other areas.
Such individual approach ensures best results.

Conditions and contrindications applied.

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