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Chemical peels are a popular way to improve common skin problems and refresh the complexion. There are many types and strengths of chemical peels, but each one works by exfoliating the damaged outer layer of the skin and stimulating the regeneration of new, healthy skin cells. You should be assessed by a dermatologist who can help you determine which peel is best for your skin.

At Northside Dermatology, we offer several low-downtime chemical peels. These peels affect only the outer layers of the skin. Recovery is quick and side effects are uncommon. These are frequently referred to as “lunchtime peels” because patients can return to their daily activities right away. There is little or no noticeable peeling.

Before & After Photos

Before and After photos following one treatment with custom peel.



B and A photos after 4 treatments with custom peels, comedone extractions and take home skin care.

Actual patient of Northside Dermatology. Photos are taken with our standardised clinical photography system and published with patient’s consent. Individual results may vary. A thorough consultation is required prior.

Mask Peel

Acne arises when oil and dead skin cells become trapped in the skin’s oil-producing glands, triggering bacteria growth and inflammation. A Mask Peel contains a blend of glycolic acid and salicylic acid that is specifically formulated to treat the concerns of oily, acne-prone skin. In addition to removing the dead skin cells that cause acne eruptions, the Mask Peel reduces oil production, evens skin tone, tightens enlarged pores and accelerates cell renewal.

Milk Peel

A dull complexion can make you look tired, run-down and older than you feel. For a gentle pick-me-up with minimal downtime, a Milk Peel can rejuvenate your skin and address mild signs of ageing with a combination of glycolic acid, lactic acid and salicylic acid. A Milk Peel can improve the appearance of fine lines, restore a more even skin tone and a more radiant complexion, and boost collagen production for continued anti-ageing benefits.

Mela Peel

Unwanted skin pigmentation is one of the most common reasons people seek treatment from a dermatologist. The Mela Peel contains a highly concentrated combination of active ingredients — including salicylic acid, lactic acid, azelaic acid and arbutin — that target pigmented spots, melasma and post-inflammatory pigmentation. The Mela Peel also improves skin radiance, clarity and brightness. It is safe for all skin types and tones.

We also offer the following deeper peels that contain stronger active ingredients in higher concentrations. These peels penetrate farther into the skin and require some downtime. Depending on the strength of the formulation, you can expect three to seven days of redness and peeling.

Cosmo Peel

Ideal for patients seeking more dramatic rejuvenation, the Cosmo Peel is a potent treatment for improving and preventing visible signs of skin ageing including wrinkles, irregular texture, smoker’s complexion and pigment disorders. The Cosmo Peel is available in different concentrations so your treatment can be tailored to your concerns, your skin type and your schedule.

TCA Peels

TCA peels are formulated with trichloroacetic acid, a derivative of acetic acid that can be customised to a variety of applications and strengths. TCA peels penetrate deeper than glycolic or salicylic peels, making them a good choice for women and men who want to address more advanced signs of ageing, acne scarring or pigmentation issues. This is a custom peel that can be used alone or in conjunction with radiofrequency treatment.

Other Peels

We perform a variety of custom peels as prescribed by a consultant dermatologist or a dermal clinician. These peels are personalised for your individual needs, so you can enjoy beautiful and healthy skin with a glowing complexion. Talk to your dermatologist to find out whether these peels are suitable for you and how they can be combined with other treatments for enhanced results.

Chemical peels are a powerful nonsurgical option for restoring smoothness and vitality to your skin and improving the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, sun damage and uneven pigmentation. Certain peels may not be suitable for some skin types, so a consultation is essential to provide you with the safest and most effective care possible. Call Northside Dermatology on 03 8582 8688 or book online for an appointment a dermal clinician.

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