Chemical Peel Treatments

Chemical peeling is a skin resurfacing technique, where a chemical solution is applied to the skin in order to cause damage to the outer layers of the skin which in turn are replaced by new skin cells, improving the skins appearance.

Chemical peels vary in the solution used and the depth of penetration from very superficial to deep. Skin Matters utilise peels preparations that are very superficial to superficial in nature.

Peel Types

Mandelic Acid – Very Superficial to Superficial

Mandelic acid is an aromatic alpha hydroxy acid derived from bitter almonds. These peels are less penetrating and irritating, but still very effective for treating damaged skin and are a great choice for a first-time chemical peel. Mandelic acid also has antibacterial qualities which also make them good for people with acne and because it is gentle, it is safe to use for people with Rosacea or darker skin tones.

Used for the treatment of;

  • Fine wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation and discolouration
  • Acne
  • Dilated pores
  • Controls sebaceous secretion
  • Reduces dyschromia

Salicylic acid- Very Superficial to Superficial

Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxyl acid, it is lipid soluble, anti-inflammatory, keratolytic and anti-microbial in nature, which makes it an ideal choice for acne, as it penetrates the lipid plug of a congested follicle.

Used for the treatment of;

  • Acne vulgaris
  • Acne rosacea
  • Oliy skin
  • Clogged pores
  • Mild photodamage
  • Texturally rough skin


Jessner solutions and TCA peels also available.


You’re in good hands with the team at Skin Matters Burleigh Heads. Our team of qualified Health Professionals can assist and guide you with the right treatment options available. Give us a call today to discuss what’s right for you!