Hamilton Skin Clinic

Chemical Peels

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Treatment Time

Most chemical peels take 30-60 minutes per session, depending on the peel type and skin condition being treated.

Recovery Time

Recovery varies from 1-7 days for light peels, 1-2 weeks for medium peels, and up to a month for deep peels.

Recommendation

Consultation with a skincare professional is recommended to determine the best peel type based on skin type and desired outcomes.

Results

Results typically include smoother, brighter skin with reduced fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and acne, visible within a few days to weeks.

Effectiveness

Effectiveness ranges from mild improvement for superficial peels to significant skin rejuvenation for deeper peels, tailored to individual needs.

The Power of Chemical Peels

Women have been using chemical peels for over 2,000 years! Cleopatra soaked in milk baths to smooth her skin. The active ingredient in milk is lactic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid, or AHA) and these acids (along with beta-hydroxy acids or BHAs) are still among the most commonly used types in modern peels,

Chemical Peels have been around for a long time for a good reason… they work. These days, the term ‘chemical peel’ applies to so many different formulations ranging from weaker glycolic peels that can be done at home to the strongest Phenol peels that often require sedation or general anesthesia.

Our range of chemical peels at Hamilton Skin Clinic can correct acne, age spots, discoloration, tone, fine lines (especially under the eyes and around the mouth), freckles, melasma, sun damage, and more.

Book a consultation with Hamilton Skin Clinic today to assess the strength of peel you need to achieve your skincare goals. Add our Quattrolux LED light therapy to your treatment and see your results accelerate!

Chemical Peels Options

Chemical Peel Treatment

AHA | Glycolic

AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) peels, particularly glycolic peels, use glycolic acid derived from sugar cane. These peels exfoliate the outer layer of the skin, promoting cell turnover and revealing fresher, smoother skin beneath.

Benefits

Glycolic peels are effective for treating fine lines, uneven skin tone, and mild hyperpigmentation. They improve skin texture and radiance, reduce pore size, and help with acne. Suitable for all skin types, they provide a gentle yet effective exfoliation with minimal downtime.

Recommended for

Suitable for all skin types, especially those looking for gentle exfoliation and improved radiance.

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Salacylic | Lactic

Salicylic acid, a BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid), is oil-soluble, making it ideal for oily and acne-prone skin. Lactic acid, an AHA, is milder and derived from milk, suitable for sensitive skin.

Benefits

Salicylic peels penetrate deep into pores, unclogging them and reducing acne and blackheads. Lactic peels gently exfoliate, hydrate, and improve skin texture, reducing fine lines and hyperpigmentation. Together, they offer comprehensive exfoliation for smoother, clearer, and more radiant skin.

Recommended for

Ideal for oily, acne-prone, and sensitive skin types seeking comprehensive exfoliation.

Chemical Peel Treatment

Jessner's

Jessner’s peels combine salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol. This medium-depth peel is designed for a more intensive exfoliation, effectively treating a variety of skin concerns.

Benefits

Jessner’s peels are highly effective for treating severe acne, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation. They improve skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance overall skin tone. The treatment promotes deep skin rejuvenation with visible results after a short recovery period.

Recommended for

Suitable for those with severe acne, sun damage, and significant hyperpigmentation.

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Trichloroacetic Acid

Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) peels are medium to deep chemical peels that penetrate deeper into the skin layers. They are suitable for addressing more pronounced skin issues.

Benefits

TCA peels are effective for treating severe sun damage, deep wrinkles, and significant hyperpigmentation. They promote collagen production, improving skin texture and firmness. This peel provides substantial rejuvenation, offering long-lasting results for a smoother, more youthful complexion.

Recommended for

Ideal for individuals with deep wrinkles, severe sun damage, and significant hyperpigmentation.

Chemical Peel Treatment

Cosmelan

Cosmelan peels are a professional depigmentation treatment designed to reduce dark spots and melasma. This unique peel regulates melanin production, providing a uniform skin tone.

Benefits

Cosmelan peels significantly reduce hyperpigmentation, including melasma and age spots. They improve skin radiance, texture, and clarity. The treatment also helps control acne and oily skin, offering a comprehensive solution for a clearer, brighter, and more even complexion.

Recommended for

Best suited for those with melasma, age spots, and uneven skin tone seeking comprehensive depigmentation.

Nina L
Nina L
8 October 2023
I had my first ever cosmetic appointment with Nurse Jo 29/09 and I am so happy with the service. My results are still settling but I could see the difference within a week (really happy). I was really nervous but Nurse Jo provided so much information and options, I felt like I was being listened to. Thank you so much Nurse Jo!! Really appreciated the experience & support.
Libby Allen
Libby Allen
19 September 2023
I went to Jo feeling nervous and uncertain of what I wanted after being sent away by another clinic who had no idea! She immediately knew what to do to transform me. No messing around, careful, honest and kind. I’ve woken up a new woman so grateful to have been led by a lady with experience and skill.
Drew Miller
Drew Miller
30 June 2023
Jo is a superhero!! she done my lip filler 1ml and i feel like a changed woman - she listened to my needs and wants. she is so careful, compassionate and gentle. i also got a hydrodermabrasion and chemical peel - i walked out feeling brand spanking new. 10/10 recommend. thank you so much Jo.
Kirsten Burger
Kirsten Burger
7 March 2023
I booked an appointment for lip fillers and masseter Botox. My lips were severely asymmetrical so I went to Nurse Jo to have them corrected and could not be happier with the results. I would highly recommend Hamilton Skin Clinic and without a doubt attest to Nurse Jo being the top cosmetic injector in Brisbane. Could not be more grateful!
Mia Wilson
Mia Wilson
8 February 2023
Couldn’t recommend more! Jo is an exceptional Nurse. She has such an in depth knowledge of what she does and as someone who is new to cosmetic treatments, has always made me feel comfortable and empowered me to make informed decisions by taking the time to explain how everything works. Jo tailors what she does to suit my face and offers alternative approaches to achieving the outcome that I’m wanting. I’ve never felt pressured by her to adjust or get a treatment I wasn’t comfortable with and the results that she creates always exceed my expectations. If you’re looking somewhere to get your next cosmetic treatment that offers friendly and approachable customer service, expertise and will yield amazing results, then look no further than Hamilton Skin Clinic.
Halah
Halah
12 December 2022
Jo was absolutely amazing and professional. My experience was beyond what I imagined - you are in safe and expert hands with her!
Oriel Ganter
Oriel Ganter
16 November 2022
OMG I loved this experience so much I wanted to marry Jo…. from the moment I met Jo she was very friendly professional and caring. I’m 77 years old never had any treatments like this and what a difference when I looked in the mirror I loved the softness of my skin and the very slight lift Jo has achieved. Highly recommend Harbour medispa…..
Rhiannon Franzke
Rhiannon Franzke
11 August 2022
Jo is seriously unbelievable!! She is a miracle worker to say the least! She explains the products she is using any questions she answers with confidence because this beautiful lady knows what’s she’s doing!! She makes you feel so welcome and her personality makes you want to stay there and get more! Full Warning people you won’t stop looking at yourself in the mirror once Jo is finished with you! I’m In love ❤️
Natalie S
Natalie S
22 July 2022
# 1 Miracle Worker for Cosmetic Treatments ! Jo is amazing - her work has been perfected over many years of experience and up to date training. I’m in my late 40s and without fail always come out of my treatment so happy with the natural youthful look Jo gives me. Honestly you will not be disappointed- highly recommended - Nat S
Laura Laa
Laura Laa
22 July 2022
As a total novice I was terrified of looking.obviously done up. I was convinced subtlety couldn't really be achieved. I was so nervous about the results of my lip filler looking obvious against my soft features, but Jo worked genuine wonders. The result was believable, soft and subtle, a far cry from the protruding, stretched out lips I was desperate to avoid. I didn't think filler would be for me so I am particularly surprised by how confident I now feel, totally unafraid to see the people I know and love. Thank you, Jo!

Chemical Peel Types

Mild Peels

A series of mild chemical peels—on the face, neck, and/or chest—every few weeks is great for busy people for significant results with minimal downtime. Mild peels are the AHA peels or fruit acid peels, most commonly Glycolic Acid, Citric Acid, and Lactic Acid, and can help improve acne scars, skin tone and texture, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and reduce the effects of sun damage.

Medium-strength Peels

Medium-strength peels use some of the same acids in mild peels, just at a much higher level. Look to medium-depth chemical peels to remedy moderate wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. You may also be a candidate if you have heavy sun damage, leathery skin, and coarse wrinkles that are visible even at rest. Medium-strength chemical peels may also help correct acne scars.

Deep Chemical Peels

Deep chemical peels are the strongest out there, targeting deep wrinkles, sun damage and uneven tone. They are helpful in treating vertical lines around the mouth and they work best on lighter skin, since there is less of a risk of hyperpigmentation or bleaching. There is some real downtime with these peels. Crusting and post-procedure redness are a symptom and can last for weeks. The trade off is dramatic, long-term results.

Treatment Must-Knows & Instructions

How Do I Prepare For Chemical Peels ?

72 Hours Before Treatment

AVOID the use of Ibuprofen, Asprin, Aleve, Fish Oils and Vitamin E Supplements – this helps to prevent bruising

AVOID the use of topical products containing Tretinoin, Retin-A, Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acids, Alpha Hydroxy-Acid or other “Anti-Aging” products

AVOID waxing, bleaching, tweezing or the use of hair removal cream around the lip area

Day of Treatment

Arrive 5 – 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment with a clean face – please do not wear makeup

Post-treatment Care

  • Use a cold compress to reduce swelling, if necessary
  • AVOID makeup or product application for 24 hours after treatment to help prevent infection
  • AVOID exposure to intense heat (sun lamp or sunbathing) and/or intense cold for 24 hours after your treatment
  • AVOID the use of Ibuprofen, Asprin, Fish Oils and Vitamin E Supplements for 24 hours after your treatment