Skin peels help to polish the skin through a chemical exfoliating effect. These acids assist in breaking down the intercellular glue that binds the skin together, to boost skin exfoliation and stimulate fresh cell growth. Exfoliating helps to resurface the skin, improve rough and lacklustre skin texture and pigment, minimise pore size and invigorate the skin to leave it glowing.*

The Procedure

After your skin is analysed to determine the strength of peeling necessary, your skin is cleansed and prepped for optimum peel penetration. A mild to moderate tingling sensation can be expected as the peel is applied to the skin. Peeling is recommended every 4 weeks, and can be done in conjunction with Microdermabrasion and Epiblading.*

Recovery from Skin Peels

At Silkwood Medical we have a variety of peels that we can customise depending on your skin concern. Depending on the strength of the peel, the skin may appear slightly flushed or even a dull red colour. This should subside shortly after the treatment has finished. The skin may appear tight for several days after, and any discolouration may temporarily darken before flaking away.*

Frequently Asked Questions

Medical grade skin peels resurface the skin by inducing a controlled wound and thus removing superficial layers of the skin. As a result, peels promote the growth of a new healthy top skin layer and improve skin problems like hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and uneven texture.
Generally superficial peels can be used on all skin types. However, patients with darker skin types have greater risks of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin).

While superficial peels can be used on darker skin types, less aggressive treatments are advised to reduce the risks of hyperpigmentation.

Peels can be applied to the face, neck and chest areas, however usually a milder peel is performed on the neck and chest as those areas are much more sensitive.
Its better to have stronger peels performed in winter as its easier to avoid sun exposure. Light peels can be done anytime of year, but with all peels you are required to wear a daily sunblock to help protect your skin.
That depends on the type of peel you are having as well as your existing skin condition. Some skin may benefit from prior preparation with our Silkwood Cosmeceuticals Brightening Serum or a prescribed retin-A cream.
A medical grade peel solution is applied to the skin, encouraging shedding of the superficial layers to reveal fresh new skin depending on the strength of the peel. The skin will eventually peel off and the new skin will emerge.
Peels start from $150 per treatment depending on the type of peel that is recommended. For lighter peels we offer discounted package pricing. A hydrating mask can be applied post peel to hydrate and soothe the skin at an additional cost.
Most medical grade peels sting for a few minutes. It all depends on how deep the peel is, and most peels performed these days are mild or superficial chemical peels which cause little or no pain.
We generally don’t prescribe any medication for our peels as they are mild to moderate peels and any level of discomfort is well tolerated.
That depends on the type of peel you have, also everyone’s skin reacts differently so the below timelines are just a guide.

Mild peels usually don’t require any downtime.

Medium peel may require 3 – 5 days downtime

Stronger peels require approximately 7 – 10 days downtime

Treat your skin gently with care. Use a gentle cleanser such as Pure Cleanse from our Silkwood Medical Cosmeceuticals range.

We recommend using our Vitamin B Boost serum immediately after. This helps to repair the skin’s barrier and aid in faster healing.

Avoid Retin A, Retinoids, AHA’s and BHA’s for 5 days post peel as these have an exfoliating effect.

Wear sunblock. You’re exposing vulnerable immature cells so you must make sure they don’t get damaged from UV rays. Apply sunscreen daily on the face and neck and limit your time outdoors to reduce sun exposure.

Use a skin lightener. Since chemical peels can stimulate melanin activity, you don’t want to end up with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, a condition where you can develop brown spots post-peel (common in skin that already struggles with discoloration/brown spots). Our Vitamin C serum and brightening serum works beautifully for preventing and lightening discoloration.

If you are prone to cold sores it is best to take anti-virals prior to treatment.

That depends on the type of peel. Milder peels can be performed monthly to maintain great skin. We offer discounted package pricing for multiple peels.

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