Chemical Peels deliver active ingredients to stimulate the skins natural renewal process and give the skin the luminosity and radiance it has been missing.
Ranging from superficial peels with little to no downtime to deep dermal peels that treat conditions such as Melasma. For the price of a standard facial you could be creating a change in the skin on a cellular level.
Chemical skin peels are from natural ingredients such as Lactic Acid or Salicylic Acid and can be used on neck and décolletage as well.
What conditions can a Chemical Peel treat?
Chemical peels assist in improving skin texture, sun damage, fine lines, enlarged pores, dull lifeless skin, acne and congestion, hyperpigmentation and Melasma.
How much does a Chemical Peel Cost?
Our chemical peels start at $125. For the price of a standard facial you could be changing the way your skin behaves on a cellular level.
How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments is dependent on the skin condition. A complimentary consultation with our dermal clinicians will determine the number required. However in general we recommend 3 chemical peels in 3 months to accelerate the renewal process and after the intensive process go to quarterly maintenance peels.
How much downtime is required?
The amount of downtime required is again dependant on the condition being treated. We have around 20 types of peels to choose from so can find a peel that will suit your lifestyle and the amount of downtime you can allow for. Some of our superficial style peels are considered lunch time treatments with no downtime.
Is there any preparation required for a Chemical Peel?
Yes. In general we require the skin to be well prepared beforehand. Which includes reducing sun exposure prior to treatment, ensuring the client is on a sunscreen daily and already using active skincare. The reason for introducing the skin to active skincare prior to treatment is to drip feed the skin active ingredients so if there is a reaction it is at a low strength versus a high strength chemical peel.
Why choose a Chemical Peel over a Microdermabrasion?
Choosing between microdermabrasion and chemical peel treatments really means choosing between levels of results. A single microdermabrasion treatment will generally not deliver the same results as a medium chemical peel or a deep chemical peel.
There are 2 types of exfoliation; Mechanical and Chemical. During microdermabrasion, the skin is exfoliated using mechanical techniques such as a diamond tip or crystals. During a chemical peel, however, a chemical exfoliation takes place on the skin that works to remove the build up of dead skin cells. This is done by breaking the bonds that hold the dead skin together.
We find with compromised, fragile, red, or broken capillary type skins microdermabrasion can be too aggressive and is often overused in our industry. With over 20 chemical peels to choose from we have a peel to suit every skin type.
Another point of difference between microdermabrasion and chemical peel procedures is where they are performed and who can perform them. At Coastal Plastic Surgery all of our peels are medical grade and performed by a dermal clinician or registered nurse.