People do not often associate chemical peels with acne! Did you know that chemical peels can really help clear up acne prone skin?  Not only can chemical peels for acne help clear up existing active acne,  but they can help reduce the appearance of acne scars as well.  

Read on to find out more about how having a chemical peel can help clear up your acne and we look forward to your visit.

Dr R.Targett

"Trust Your Face to a Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine"

Dr Targett is qualified in Primary Care Dermatology with a special interest in Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Medicine.

She is a natural results advocate, facial shaping artist, ambassador of elegance, leader in her field, and the mother of two children.

What Can Chemical Peels Treat?

  • Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Clogged pores that cause acne.
  • Milia.
  • Enlarged pores.
  • Dull skin.

What Is a Chemical Peel For Acne?

Chemical peels are recommended when topical acne medication available from the pharmacy does not produce the desired results. A chemical peel will result in a clearer complexion free from active acne as well as improving the appearance of acne scars.

A chemical peel as the name suggests involves applying a chemical solution to the skin surface.  This will cause the skin to peel and blister over several days.  Fresh new skin will be revealed once the dead skin has peeled off. Additionally, a skin peels will reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and scars associated with acne.  Besides helping to eliminate active acne, an acne peel can make the skin appear smoother and help remove any pigmentation.

Chemical Peels – A Great Treatment For Acne

Most people do not know that chemical peels can not only treat acne scars but also treat active acne. Additionally, they can treat clogged pores, hyperpigmentation, inflamed breakouts, and mild scarring.

According to Dr Targett, “Chemical peels for acne are an excellent treatment for renewing the outer layer of the skin.  Chemical peels help to keep the pores clear by removing the dead skin cells.  Once the pores are clear, oil from sebaceous glands, as well as bacteria causing acne, are free to flow to the surface of the skin instead of causing an infection beneath the skin.”

Modern chemical peels are much milder than they once were.  You should not have to endure days of hiding away with red flaking skin.

By treating acne with chemical peels you can prevent the formation of acne scars as well as having clean, fresh, and acne free skin.

What Chemical Are Used For A Chemical Peel?

There are basically three categories of chemicals peels that are used to treat acne. These are; AHA peels(alphahydroxy acid), TCA peels (trichloroacetic acid) and Phenol Peels. AHA peels are the most gentle peels, TCA peels are a little stronger and Phenol peels are the strongest type of peel.  AHA peels are mild and used for the treatment of active acne.  TCA peels and Phenol peels are used for acne scars and are much more severe in action and require a longer recovery period.

What to Expect After Having a Chemical Peel For Acne?

The recovery period for a chemical peel for acne will depend on the type of chemical peel used.  For active acne, an AHA peel will usually be used.  After effects of an AHA peel include, redness, flaking skin, dryness.  These effects are usually very mild and you will be able to return to normal activities straight away without any downtime.

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Advanced Cosmetic Medicine

Unit 58/41-47 Melbourne St

North Adelaide

SA. 5006

Ph: 0403 690 031


Opening Times

Dr Targett will be away on annual leave from 24th Dec 2019 until 17th Jan 2020.  When she returns, she will be available at Unit 58, 41-47 Melbourne Street at the following times;

Monday10:30am to 5:00pm
Tuesday10:30am to 6:00pm
Wednesday10:30am to 6.00pm
Thursday10:30pm to 6:00pm
Friday9:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday9:00am to 2:00pm


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