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

Lactic Acid – Very Superficial

Lactic acid is another member of the alpha hydroxy acid group, the mildest form of peeling solution. A gradual improvement without excessive irritation occurs when lactic peels are performed, once a week for up to six weeks.

Used for the treatment of;

  • Fine wrinkles
  • Dry skin
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Acne
  • Rough skin
  • Mild sun damage

Glycolic Acid – Very Superficial to Superficial

Glycolic Acid is also a member of the Alpha hydroxyl acid group. Its properties are both cosmetic and therapeutic to the skin, with a quick recovery period, enabling it as a obvious choice for patients who want to freshen their skin with no interruption to work or social engagements.

Used for the treatment of;

  • Photoageing
  • Fine lines
  • Sallow complexions
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dyspigmentation
  • Rough textured skin
  • Acne
  • Melasma
  • Actinic keratosis

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 in the right treatment options available. Give us a call today to discuss what’s right for you!