Chemical Peels Melbourne

Chemical Peels in Melbourne for Velvety & Glowing Skin

Our rejuvenating and bespoke chemical peels are paired with our Microdermabrasion and Essential Dental Clean, which make
up Dental & Skin Clinic’s popular treatment, the Duo Clean

Four Strengths For Customisable Chemical Peels

Formulated by Skinceuticals, the gold standard in skin care

Sensitive Skin

» 2% lactic acid

» Niacinamide & L-ascorbic acid

» pH 3.65

Gel Peel

» 20% glycolic acid

» 10% lactic acid

» pH 3.2

Micropeel 20

» 20% glycolic acid

» pH 1.6

Micropeel 30

» 30% glycolic acid

» pH 1.4

Benefits of Chemical Peels

Treats multiple skin problems at once

» Customised to get the level of skin rejuvenation required
» Suitable for all skin types Anti ageing

Anti ageing

» Reduces the appearance of skin laxity
» Reduces the depth of wrinkles
» Smooths facial lines
» Boost collagen production
» Increases cell turnover
» Increases blood circulation


» Softens the skin
» Reduces the depths of acne scarring or surgical scarring
» Reduces pore size

Acne & Breakouts

» Anti-inflammatory
» Improves breakouts and adult acne
» Decongests the skin


» Brightens skin tone
» Fade age spots and dark spots
» Improvement of blotchy skin, uneven skin pigmentation and melasma


» Exfoliates dead skin cells
» Unclogs pores
» Clears out toxins


» Moisturising and hydrating to your skin
» Improves skin care product penetrate to go deeper into the skin

Non invasive

» Minimal to no downtime
» Instant results
» Low-risk, high-reward skincare solution
» Non surgical anti ageing treatment
» Alternative to laser therapy
» Decongests the skin

$179 as part of our Skin Rejuvenation Therapy

» microdermabrasion, chemical peel and hyaluronic acid mask

Start our Q & A about Chemical Peels

A chemical peel uses one or a variety of acids to exfoliate the uppermost layers of skin. Ideal for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, enlarged pores, discolourations, and acne, chemical peels can be highly customised to treat specific concerns. Chemical peels range from superficial to medium or deep. Chemical peels are performed in a series of at least three but ideally six, and must be performed by a properly trained medical professional.

Chemical peels are incredibly safe for most skin types and have minimal to no downtime. The side effects are minimal compared to the benefits!

When most people think about chemical peels, their mind goes to the scene in Sex and the City when Samantha Jones gets a chemical peel and her face is bright red from a “freshening” peel. This famous scene has unfortunately scared countless women away from the benefits of peels – to brighten the complexion and smooth out wrinkles.


  • Avoid sun exposure, fake tanning and stop using retinol/ vitamin A or Hydroquinone (whitening creams).
  • Avoid hair removal on your face (waxing, laser or IPL hair removal, electrolysis)
  • Prepare your skin using the recommended skincare products.


  • Avoid direct sun exposure. Stay in the shade when possible. Not only will this protect your skin, it can further stave off some common signs of ageing.
  • Avoid active products containing acids and retinol. These products can increase your sensitivity or cause excessive dryness
  • Do not pick the skin
  • Avoid hot showers, sauna, steam rooms and exercise
  • Stick to a gentle skincare routine using the recommended products.

The use of the the wrong products can cause your skin to become weaker and less strong; this is not just applicable after a glycolic acid peel treatment, but a lesson for your skincare routine overall. To avoid using the wrong products and to get the most out of your skincare routine, it is always recommended to speak to a medical professional who can provide you with the best products for your needs.



You can now start using products containing acids and retinol.

We know, we know, a chemical peel sounds a little intense. Your mind probably immediately pictures skin shedding, burning, and extreme redness. But the truth is most chemical peels are quite gentle on the skin and not all result in skin shedding. This is why customisation to your own individual skin needs is so important and what we at Dental and Skin Clinique do best.

Side effects of a chemical peel can be:

  • redness
  • mild tingling sensation
  • skin shedding or flaking
  • greater sun sensitivity

A chemical peel provides many skin benefits with minimal to no downtime, making it an effective treatment for early ageing signs and imperfections of the skin. A chemical peel’s benefits include:

  • exfoliation of dead skin
  • smoothed facial lines and wrinkles
  • improvement of acne, acne scars
  • improvement of blotchy skin, uneven skin pigmentation and melasma
  • younger, and more refreshed skin post treatment
                                                                                                                                                                    • minimal to no downtime

Do you require an appointment for a chemical peel? This treatment is provided by Dental and Skin Clinique in East Bentleigh, near Brighton. To make an appointment for this treatment, please call our friendly team via telephone, email, or the website contact form.

A glycolic acid peel is good for anyone who wants to”

  • reduce any fine lines and wrinkles on the face because glycolic acid is known for its anti-ageing effect
  • to reduce pigmentation
  • to reduce acne
  • to treat signs of sun damage
  • for pores

Chemical peels are usually performed on the face but can be used on the neck declattage, arms and legs. It is best combined with antioxidants and AHA skincare products.

Salicylic acid peels are good for those with:

  • acne
  • melasma
  • freckles
  • sunspots

Salicylic acid peels are recommended for:

  • pregnant women
  • people allergic to aspirin
  • people who are using isotretinoin (Accutane)
  • people with active dermatitis or irritation on the face

The Mandelic Acid Peel decongests, clarifies the skin and helps control oil production. This peel is suitable for the treatment of acne and acne related symptoms, photoageing (pigmentation) and inactive rosacea.

Rosacea is a skin condition that causes:

  • Facial redness.Rosacea usually causes a persistent redness in the central part of your face. Small blood vessels on your cheeks often swell and become visible.
  • Red bumps.Many people with rosacea also develop pimples on their face that resemble acne. These bumps sometimes contain pus. Your skin may feel hot and tender.
  • Eye problems. People with rosacea also experience irritated, swollen, dry eyes and swollen, red eyelids.
  • Enlarged nose.Over time, the oil glands in your nose become enlarged, resulting in a buildup of tissue on and around your nose.

Melasma is a skin condition that causes dark spots on the face, typically on the forehead, cheeks and upper lip.

Both treatments are considered to be a form of exfoliation. Exfoliation is the act of removing dead skin cells from the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin. The easiest way to maintain healthy skin is by keeping it free and clear of dead skin cells – making exfoliation critical to your regular skincare routine.

The difference between microdermabrasion and chemical peels is that they are two different types of exfoliation: microdermabrasion is a physical exfoliation, while chemical peels are a chemical exfoliation.

Do you require an appointment for a glycolic acid peel? This treatment is provided by Dental and Skin Clinic in East Bentleigh, near Brighton. To make an appointment for this treatment, please call our friendly team via telephone, email, or the website contact form.

  • deep chemical exfoliation
  • treating hyperpigmentation and other skin discolorations
  • facial rejuvenation
  • unclogging pores
  • getting rid of acne
  • reducing the depth of wrinkles or acne scarring
  • brightening skin tone
  • enhancing the absorption of other skin care products

When the chemical peel is applied to the skin, it speeds up the exfoliation process of the skin by targeting surface cells and speeding up cell turnover and renewal. As your skin naturally sheds the dull surface layer of skin, fresh new cells are revealed for bright, fresh skin!

Let’s delve deeper to answer this question. A chemical peel involves applying a product on the skin and that product breaks the bonds that hold skin cells together. The outer layer of the skin then sheds, revealing new, younger-looking skin underneath, with fewer lines, wrinkles and other imperfections.

A chemical peel involves applying a product on the skin that will increase epidermal cell proliferation and remove plugs and stratum corneum within the pores.

After you leave our clinic, your skin will be doing its thing, busily getting rid of the old skin to make room for the new skin. Not every chemical peel will result in you skin shedding. But within 3 days you may see a light flaking of skin. Your skin will continue to improve in health and rejuvenation anywhere between 3-14 days after your chemical peel.

Chemical peels help to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, signs of sun damage, age spots, melasma, congested skin and breakout, adult acne, pore size and an overall reduction in congested skin and breakouts.

A chemical peel is best done in combination with anti aging and rejuvenating skincare such as AHA, vitamin A and vitamin C.

Chemical peels are safe when performed by a trained clinician. You may experience slightly more sensitive skin including some pinkness and puffiness. The most common side effect of a chemical peel is that your skin may be will be more sensitive to sun immediately after your peel. It generally subsides within a day or two.

A professional chemical peel is a fairly quick procedure.


First, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed. A chemical peel preparation solution, similar to a toner, is applied to your skin with cotton pads. A bit of Vaseline may be applied to your lips and around your nostrils to help protect these extra sensitive areas.


Next, the chemical peel solution is applied to the skin with cotton pads. It only takes a few seconds to apply the peel solution. You'll get one to three applications of the solution, one on top of the other, depending on your skin type. More applications equals a stronger peel.


The solution is left on your skin for about three to seven minutes. The skin is then monitored. During this time you'll probably feel some tingling on the skin.


After the time is up, the peel is neutralised with a special solution to deactivate the chemical peel solution. The chemical peel solution is cleansed from your face with a gentle cleanser. An antioxidant serum, followed by a moisturizer is applied to your face to soothe and protect your skin.


Having just one peel done will give your skin a bright, healthy glow and leave it feeling softer and smoother. To treat other skin issues, recommend a series of chemical peels done. This may mean three to ten peels over the course of several weeks to months. But this will vary widely depending on your desired results.s

If you have good general health and reasonable expectations about the benefits you can receive from a chemical peel, you will make a good candidate for a chemical peel treatment.

Glycolic acid is a substance referred to as AHA, which stands for alpha-hydroxy acid. AHA can be obtained substances such as the sugarcane. Like with all chemical peels, a glycolic acid peel works on the skin to induce skin rejuvenation by exfoliating the outer and deeper skin layers.

A Glycolic acid peel stimulates the skin’s ability to produce collagen so that our skin is smooth and youthful. Glycolic acid peels can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making it an effective anti-ageing treatment.

Do you require an appointment for a glycolic acid peel? This treatment is provided by Dental and Skin Clinic in East Bentleigh, near Brighton. To make an appointment for this treatment, please call our friendly team via telephone, email, or the website contact form.

Salicylic acid is a substance referred to as BHA, which stands for beta-hydroxy acid. BHA can be obtained substances such as willow bark and wintergreen leaves. Like with all chemical peels, a salicylic acid peel works on the skin to induce skin rejuvenation by exfoliating the outer and deeper skin layers.

  • Comedolytic. This is a fancy word that means salicylic acid unplugs dead skin cells and built-up oils that can cause acne blemishes.
  • Desmolytic. Salicylic acid has the abilities to exfoliate skin cells through disrupting intercellular connections. This is known as a desmolytic effect.
  • Anti-inflammatory. Salicylic acid has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin at low concentrations. This may help in treating acne.

This is a medium-strength peel that’s made up of three main ingredients (salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol). It’s a great peel for hyperpigmentation and acne-prone or oily skin, but should be avoided if you have dry or sensitive skin because it could be fairly drying.

This peel will cause frosting, when parts of your skin turn white during the peel due to the surface of your skin being exfoliated away by the acidic solution. Downtime could last anywhere from a couple days to a week. At Dental and Skin Clinique we do not offer this type of chemical peel because of the side effects. We feel there are other chemical peels that give just as good of a result with far fewer to no side effects.

At-home chemical peels cost less, but they aren't as powerful as professional peels.

Pregnancy melasma is a skin condition that causes dark spots on the face, typically on the forehead, cheeks and upper lip.


About 50-75% of pregnant women get melasma. Your hormones are causing melanocytes, the cells that create the pigment in your skin, to pump out too much melanin. Environmental factors like sun and heat exposure might exacerbate your melasma.

The problem with microdermabrasion and chemical peels is that they can only interact with the skin so much. When combined, they can significantly provide a more effective treatment. Also when combined they reduce the risk of unwanted side effects. Clients typically see clearer skin when they undergo both treatments rather than only one.

The other advantage of combining chemical peels with microdermabrasion treatments is the fact that the recovery period between treatments is typically shorter. This allows you to minimise redness and swelling while still enjoying smooth and clear skin.

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