Chemical Peels – Adelaide

Chemical Peels – Adelaide

Reverse the signs of ageing. Chemical peels are a proven method of creating more youthful appearing skin and also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Hiding beneath the top layers of dead skin, you will find a beautiful complexion which is smoother, brighter and more refined, just waiting to show itself.  Chemical peels are the answer when it comes to revealing this inner skin beauty.  If your concern should be clearing up acne breakout, reducing hyper-pigmentation caused by sun damage or reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles then skin peels are also what you are looking for.

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. She has the "artistic eye of a sculptor " and a genuine love for all her clients.

Frequently Asked Questions on Chemical Peels

Frequently Asked Questions on Chemical Peels

What Can a Chemical Peel Do To Help My Skin?

  • Even skin texture and tone.
  • Revive dull looking skin.
  • Rejuvenate and brighten the skin
  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Soften and smooth the skin.
  • Reduce the effects of sun damage and eliminate/ reduce skin pigmentation.
  • Help to alleviate acne breakouts and reduce inflammation.
  • Stimulate the production of collagen, creating a plump, youthful appearing skin.

What is a Chemical Peel And Why Should I have One?

Chemical skin peels use enzymes and acids to remove the dead top layer of skin, to reveal a more youthful, clearer and fresher appearing skin. Basically, a chemical peel exfoliates the top layers of your skin.  Instead of using a harsh scrub or dermabrasion, different types of chemical ingredients are used to remove the layers of dead skin.  Apart from curing your skin blemish issues, chemical peels will also allow the skin care products that you use to be absorbed more effectively.

It is a very popular treatment that is used all over the world and helps to treat wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage.  Why not come and try chemical peel and see how life transforming the results can be for you?

What Type of Skin Peel Do I Need?

We have a whole host of chemical peel treatments available which can offer solutions to a range of skin conditions. It is always our aim to offer the mildest treatment that will be effective, but sometimes deeper peels will be the best option.  Our skin expert, Dr Rahma Ragett, will access your skin type and condition and recommend a skin peel tailored for you to yield maximal results.

What Ingredients Will Be Used?

Dr Targett our resident skin specialist will determine which chemical peels will work best for your skin type and skin condition. For ageing issues and hyper-pigmentation, usually, a Glycolic Acid Peel will be suggested. For sensitive skin, lactic acid based peels are often used.  If you are seeking a solution to your acne, then a salicylic acid formula or a combination treatment may be used.

How Often Will I Require Treatments?

Unfortunately, having one treatment alone will not be effective.  However, don’t be discouraged, you will often see visible results after only one treatment.  If you want to have lasting results then regular peels are definitely recommended.  After each peel, you will find that the chemical ingredients are better able to act because the upper dead layer of skin has been removed.

What Is The Mechanism Of Action For Chemical Peels?

Quantitative Increase of GAG’s

  • Enhanced skin volume.
  • An increased presence of water in the dermis.
  • Wrinkles are smoothed.

Qualitative changes in dermal collagen and elastin

  • Stimulation and reorganisation of the structural dermal components.

Stimulation of fibroblastic function

  • Moisture boost.
  • Increased activity of the fibroblasts.  This causes synthesis of the different macromolecules of the extracellular matrix.

What Should I Do Before I have My Peel?

You will need to stop using any retinol or exfoliating products about one week before your appointment.  It is also recommended to stop any hair removal procedures one week before having your peel done.

What Does The Skin Peel Procedure Involve?

At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, your skin care expert will prepare your skin, so there is a smooth base ready for the peel.  After the peel has been applied, you may notice a tightening and tingling sensation.  Different skin types, will, of course, react differently.  Depending on which skin peel formula you have chosen, the chemical may be left on for a few hours to neutralize or may only be left on for a few minutes.

How Long Will It Take to Recover?

Usually, you will peel for about five days and have a red complexion throughout this period. The more intense the peel, the more skin flaking will be noticeable.  For milder skin peels, you may not notice any flaking of your skin.  But rest assured it will be occurring at a cellular level.

What Skin Care Will I Need Post Skin Peel?

This is the stage when you will need to take the most care of your skin.  Your face will become more sensitive because the peel has exposed new skin cells. Please be diligent by applying sunscreen every day to the treated area. Dr Targett may recommend other post care treatments at your appointment.

Will There Be Any Downtime?

Depending on the severity of the skin peel treatment, some downtime may be a possibility.  It is never a good idea to have a skin peel just before an important event.

Price of Chemical Peels

Milk Peel (Per Treatment)$350
Cosmo Peel (Per Treatment)$500

Before and After Chemical Peel




After Procedure

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