Natural peels are based on the principles of introducing high levels of nutrients to the skin with an element of exfoliation. Principally they will increase the health of the skin through improved cellular activity; over time skin thickness is increased, hydration, colour and texture improved. The procedure is sometimes used on other parts of the body, including the back, chest, décolletage and hands. Correctly used, these superficial to medium depth, natural peels can give wonderful results, for any skin. Light peels give very little discomfort, minimal shedding and little or no downtime.
We have a range of peels that will be suited for most people – the choice will be up to your Medical Skin Therapist and will depend on; your concerns, your lifestyle, medical history, skin type and condition.
Our range of peels work at various levels, targeting different concerns, and are always tailored for the individual. Below are three different ‘styles’ of peels, each being used for a different concern.
Concerns: Dehydrated, rough in texture, congested or dull skin.
Results: Superficial peels work by lifting off the dead skin cells that sit on the top surface of your skin. Superficial lactic peels gently exfoliate the skin and induce hydration, improving skin cell health. This gentle exfoliation process removes rough, surface skin to leave the skin looking smooth and radiant.
Concerns: Sun damaged, wrinkled, large pore size, oily or high laxity skin.
Results: Following on from superficial peels, medium depth peels will aid in reversing DNA damage. These peels will thicken the skin over time, softening pores, fine lines, wrinkles and increase the skin’s ‘bounce’ or elasticity. Vascularity, tiny veins or redness will decrease and colour will become more even.
Concerns: Acne or problem skin.
Results: This process is similar to the others, in which the peel can help exfoliate the top layers of the skin, having a ‘clearing’ effect. Depending on the type of acne, peels can be chosen for their hydration, antibacterial effect or reversal of damage (such as acne scars).
Note: You will need to be an existing client who is on medical grade skin care for at least 4 weeks before having this treatment. If you are not on medical grade skin care, your first step is to book in for a skin assessment.
As with all of our skin services, you must have an Initial Skin Consultation before proceeding with your first treatment – regardless of if you have had this treatment elsewhere. This ensures you are fully educated and informed before proceeding with treatment.
We are a best-practice clinic and consistently deliver optimal results by placing paramount importance on education and informed consent.
We offer several types of peels ranging from very gentle to medium strength. The lighter peels will often leave your skin glowing whilst some of the medium strength peels may cause some slight swelling, pink looking skin and mild flaking/peeling.
Most people see a gradual and continual improvement after their first treatment. The total number of treatments varies depending on the condition of your skin. During your initial consultation, your Medical Skin Therapist will recommend a schedule for maximum results.
Once activated the peel may feel a bit prickly and will warm the skin. There may be some mild discomfort with the stronger peels. Your skin may start to feel tight. Your skin may start peeling/flaking on day 2 and may last for 7 days depending on the strength of the peel. Some of the lighter peels give little or no flaking or peeling. Ask your Medical Skin Therapist what might be right for you.
Yes. Your Medical Skin Therapist is always in the room and can deactivate the peel at any time.
Treatments take between 30-60 minutes depending on the type of peel. Although some of the Cosmedix peels can be used with no preparation at all, some require that you prepare your skin with special skin products for between 10-30 days before treatment.
This will depend on the health and condition of your skin. Your Medical Skin Therapist will tailor a course of treatments to your skin.
We also suggest parking on Northcroft Street or Anzac Street using AT Pay & Display.
Anzac Street Carpark offers Pay & Display parking as well as monthly parking leases with casual parking from $1.
First 2 hours – $1 per hour
Hours thereafter – $2 per hour
Monday – Saturday 6pm – 8am No Charge
Sunday and Public Holidays- No Charge
Motorcycle and Mobility parking P180 – No Charge
The Central Valet drop-off point is located on the corner of Gore and Tyler Streets, opposite Takutai Square. Drive in via the entrance on Gore Street, where you’ll be greeted by a friendly valet concierge. Just leave your engine running, take your ticket and off you go. Cars dropped here will be valet parked for you at Britomart Car Park. You can retrieve your car at any time by taking your valet ticket to Britomart Car Park Reception on the corner of Britomart Place and Scene Lane.
Valet parking is $20* for two hours (includes parking charges) $5 each additional half-hour to a daily maximum of $45 (to midnight). You just drop off your car and pick up a ticket, without the hassle of finding a parking space. It is available from 10am-8pm.