About skin peels

Dr Scott Allison now offers skin peels which help shift away old skin cells and stimulate the renewal of new cells with minimal to no down time. There are multiple peels each with different active ingredients which your therapist can tailor to your specific skin type and concerns.

How it works

Our skin naturally renews itself every 28 days, in different skin conditions and as we age this process unfortunately slows down. Using naturally derived acids, peels helps to boost your skin’s cell turnover process. There are peels that are fantastic for an instant lift and glow, and others that work overtime to resolve deep-seated and ongoing concerns. It will depend on your skin’s concern as to which peel will be tailored for you. Peels can also be tailored to suit all skin types with minimal downtime.

Peels we offer

  • Salicylic Peel

Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHAs) is a lipid based (oil loving) peel that works great for oily, congested, acne prone skins. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps with redness and inflammation of breakouts. Multiple treatments will aid in decongesting the skin.
Downtime: Mild to moderate flaking/peel.
Clients with aspirin allergies are contraindicated to this peel.

  • Jessner peel

A medium strength chemical peel designed to remove the superficial layer of skin and reveal a more even complexion. Jessner is designed to treat congestion, pigmentation, acne and aged skin. This is a professional peel and multiple treatments are required for optimal results.
Downtime: Mild to moderate peeling. This depends on the health of the skin prior to treatment.
Clients with aspirin allergies are contraindicated to this peel.

  • Pigmentation peel

A Medium strength peel designed to treat superficial pigment (sun damage) and suppress dermal pigment (melasma). Multiple treatments are required when treating pigment as well as correct product and lifestyle factors.
Downtime: Mild to moderate peeling. This depends on the health of the skin prior to treatment.
Clients with aspirin allergies are contraindicated to this peel.

  • Vitamin A peel

Vitamin A works by activating the cell turnover of the skin, this aids in exfoliation, lifting pigment and decongesting pores. It also helps by improving the quality of the cells on a dermal level. This is a prescription only, medical grade peel used to treat Acne, pigment, scarring, ageing and general skin rejuvenation.
Downtime: Moderate peeling starting around day 3 can be expected. This depends on the health of the skin prior to treatment.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What areas can be treated?

Peels can be used to treat the face, neck & décolletage in both men & women.

Which are more effective peels or lasers?

Both have completely different technology and, on some occasions, can be paired in a treatment plan together or can be used as a result driven standalone treatment. It is best to book an appointment with our dermal therapist to decide which treatment is best suited for you.

What does the treatment feel like?

Generally, you will feel a mild to advanced tingling as well as heat in the area. Peels are described by patients as being a comfortable experience.

What to expect before the treatment?

Before the peel treatment, you will be asked to remove your make-up or moisturizers and, in some cases, you may be asked to shave the area to be treated.

How many treatments will I need?

On average, you may require four to six treatments in order to achieve optimal results. Every patient’s condition and needs vary. Your dermal therapist will provide a more accurate assessment of the number of treatments needed and expected results at the time of consultation.

What are possible side effects?

Peels have minimal to moderate downtime. Side effects range from minor dehydration to more advanced peeling depending on the peel being applied.

What skin conditions can be treated?

  • Pigmentation
  • Scarring
  • Acne/ Blackheads
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Ageing
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dull/Lifeless skin
  • Almost all skin types and concerns can be treated

Dr. Allison consults at Enhance Plastic Surgery in Newstead