Peel back the layers and treat any problem areas with a series of doctor only treatments prescribed & performed for you by Dr Wendy Wong.
Depending on your Fitzpatrick skin type, you may need up to 4 weeks of preparation with topical actives to get your skin in top condition for a peel. Allow extra time before your first peel to fill out some forms which will determine your:
Allow 30 minutes for the peel itself.
Please advise Dr Wendy in advance if you have a busy schedule coming up as you may not tolerate a full strength peel
Give yourself plenty of time to relax and unwind during your treatment.
It is normal to experience some mild redness & sensitivity after a peel. Some minor 'shedding' may occur at 3-4 days post peel. If this is problematic, Dr Wendy can address this.
Clinical peels are a commonly performed procedure around Australia. Dr Wong will first assess your skin is suitable and ensure that you have prepared appropriately. To minimise the risk of problems, it is important to carefully follow all recommended after care instructions.
The sort of peels seen in TV and movies are traditional peels that have more of an ablative effect. The epidermis (upper layers of the skin) is partially or completely removed and the skin will take about 2 weeks to heal.
Clinical peels are designed to initiate an exfoliating response which occurs over several days whereby your epidermis is still intact. You may experience some mild pinking but it normally resolves within the hour.
Slight sensitivity for the first 3 days and possible dryness or mild flaking from days 4 to 5.
After 1 to 2 weeks the skin should feel smoother, more even and brighter.
Normally 3-5 days depending on the type of peel. Sometimes you may experience flaking for up to 7 days.
Yes, there are several types of peels and Dr Wendy Wong can recommend the specific peels that are most suitable for finer skins.
No. It takes at least 3-6 treatments to see a significant change. Depending on the skin condition it can take up to 12 treatments along with ongoing maintenance treatments.
The exfoliation that occurs following a clinical peel may assist with removing dead skin cell build up that can be clogging and congesting pores.
It is possible. It is more common for problematic skin types to experience some breakouts after a peel. This is due to the purging of the pores as the skin exfoliates and rejuvenates.
As we age and with sun damage our skin doesn’t exfoliate and renew as efficiently and leads to a build-up that gives the appearance of uneven superficial fine lines and wrinkles. Clinical peels are designed to speed up the exfoliation process leading to a smoother, more refined and younger looking skin allowing fresh healthy skin cells to appear.
Deep wrinkles or dynamic lines may be softened. For the most superior results it is strongly advised to follow a treatment program that includes multiple treatment types.
Clinical peels can be effective in reducing certain types of hyper-pigmentation, sun damage and uneven skin colour and tone. There are several varieties of pigmentation with some very challenging to eradicate. Dr Wendy Wong will advise you on what sort of results to expect. Sun protection is essential when treating skin discolouration disorders. A sun block will be required during and after the treatment as well as a pigment inhibiting product for ongoing prevention of future hyper-pigmentation.
This 56 year old lady used little skin care and wore no sunscreen in the harsh Australian climate. Her initial photo is shown on the left.
A follow-up photograph was taken after 6 months and 2 clinical peel treatments.
All cosmetic procedures carry some risks. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only. Before proceeding with a clinical peel, you should discuss your particular situation with Dr Wendy Wong.