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Medical Peels MedAesthetics: Perth’s Chemical Skin Peel Experts

Treatment Highlights

• Visibly improves skin tone & texture
• Treats a variety of skin concerns
• Painless treatment

Cost of Medical Peel

From $195

Welcome to MedAesthetics

Perth’s Award-winning Boutique Cosmetic Clinics.
At MedAesthetics, we offer the entire spectrum of cosmetic and anti-ageing treatments including cosmetic injectables, dermatological lasers and fat reduction treatments.

Chemical peels are also used to prepare the skin for more advance dermatological treatments such as Lasers and Lights.

Dr Ehsan Jadoon

What Are Medical Peels?

Medical Peels are the cornerstone of cosmetic and anti-aging skin treatments here at MedAesthetics.

We have been using various types and strengths of Peels to address common skin concerns for more than a decade.

These include:
• Treating sun-damaged skin
• Anti-aging
• Pigmentation of all types
• Facial redness and rosacea
• Inflamed Acne
• Improving skin’s tone and texture

Treatment Summary

No. of Treatments

Some peels are performed as a one-off treatment.
Other peels are performed every few weeks at regular intervals depending on the patient’s skin concern.

Procedure Time

Usually 15 minutes.

Discomfort Level

None, mild, moderate – depends on the type of peel.

Recovery Time

Varies from person to person and the type/strength of peel being used.
Some patients develop mild to moderate redness after the treatment which may last a few days


Results are noticeable after the skin has healed.

Duration of Results

Results last for several months in conjunction with a home skincare routine.

Resumption of Usual Activities

Immediately for most activities. Avoid strenuous exercise, direct sunlight and chlorinated pools for 3 days.

General Information

Potential Risks & Complications

There is minimal risk of serious complications:

• Allergic reaction (very rare)
• Prolonged swelling for a few days (rare)
• Cold sores (rare)

Medical Peels Information

The process of any Dermatological Peels starts with a clinical evaluation of the skin.

This is done to determine the most appropriate type and strength of Peel for your individual skin concern.

There are three types of Peels:

1. Superficial or light peels

Superficial or light medical peels are the gentlest type of peels available and one of the true “lunchtime” procedures. They gently remove the top, dead layer of the skin known as the epidermis. They give your skin an instantly brighter look as well as a smoother, more even texture.

Light peels are commonly made from Alpha or Beta Hydroxy Acids, known as AHAs and BHAs, and include glycolic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid. Nowadays it is also common to use fruit enzymes and acids from natural sources such as pumpkins, cranberries, and pineapples as peeling agents.

2. Medium-depth medical peels

Medium-depth peels deliver more dramatic results than superficial peels. However, they do have longer recovery times. Usually derived from TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid), they penetrate deeper into the skin and can be used to treat sun damage, pigmentation, and fine lines. The downside of medium-depth peels is that you will have a longer recovery time of about 3 to 5 days.

3. Deep medical peels (Phenol Peels)

Deep peels are the strongest type of chemical peel available and can achieve amazing results for sun damage, scarring, and deep lines and wrinkles. They usually use carbolic acid (phenol peels) or high-strength TCA to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. Deep Peels are rarely formed these days as Fractional Ablative Lasers have now become more popular.

Common Peeling Agents:

Tri-chlor-acetic Acid (TCA) is one of the most widely used chemical peels in cosmetic dermatology. The concentration of the solution and contact time with the skin determines the depth of penetration of TCA into the skin. TCA targets pigmented cells and stimulates collagen production. An excellent peeling agent for sun-damaged skin exhibiting sunspots, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Glycolic Acid is one of the most common peeling agents in cosmetic anti-ageing. It comes in different strengths (30% – 90%) and different pH levels (levels of acidity) which will determine how deep it penetrates and how much peeling you get. It can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, improvement of skin texture, and skin brightening.

Salicylic Acid is unique among Hydroxy Acids in that it can penetrate deeper into the oily areas of the face and scalp, making it ideal for treating acne and oily skin.

Vitamin A The Vitamin A peel exfoliates the surface cells of the skin, helping unclog pores and lift pigmentation. It brightens the skin and makes it look radiant and vibrant.

Lactic Acid occurs naturally in human skin and is also found in milk. It is less irritating than other AHAs and has a natural moisturising effect on the skin. It is ideal for skin brightening. It can be used to treat pigmentation, dry or dehydrated skin, sensitive skin, and rosacea.

Fruit Enzymes can also be used as peeling agents. Commonly used fruit enzymes come from fruits such as papaya, pineapple, pumpkin, and cranberry. They are antibacterial, promote cell renewal, and can digest oil from spots (sebum) and dead skin. They can be used to treat acne, rosacea, dehydrated skin, and hyper-reactive and sensitive skin.

Tartaric Acid comes from grapes and is a less irritating alternative to glycolic acid for a milder exfoliation of the skin. It can also help increase hydration. It can be used to treat acne, photodamage, rosacea, superficial pigmentation, and eczema.

Malic Acid comes from apples and pears and like tartaric acid is a weaker AHA than glycolic acid. It can be used to treat acne, photodamage, rosacea, superficial pigmentation, and eczema.

Citric Acid comes from lemons and oranges and works in the same way as tartaric and malic acids. It can be used to treat acne, photodamage, rosacea, superficial pigmentation, and eczema.

Patient Suitability

Medical Peels are suitable for both men and women who want to address various skin concerns.

The Pain Factor

Our highly experienced clinical team do their utmost to minimise any treatment associated pain or discomfort. Having fine motor skills and gentle pair of hands are important assets for any clinician.

Depending upon the type of of procedure being performed, we use high-strength topical numbing cream, inhalation (laughing) gas, local anaesthesia as well as skin cooling device to make the procedure as tolerable as possible.

We have a range of peels available in various strengths which enables our team to customise treatment plans for our patients.

Rhiana – Dermal Therapist


It is important to understand that treatments which are not medically supervised and are performed at most franchised laser salons, cannot deliver the same level of results and safe clinical outcomes that specialised medical & dermatology clinics like MedAesthetics are able to offer. It is, therefore, vital that you choose your treatment provider based upon their experience and reputation and not just on marketing hype or discount pricing.

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Potential Risks & Complications

All cosmetic procedures carry potential risks, complications, and treatment limitations. We advise patients to seek independent advice from an independent, appropriately qualified medical doctor before thinking about any type of cosmetic enhancement.