Medical Grade Skincare & Peels

Excessive sun exposure or inflammatory skin conditions such as rosacea or acne may lead to either coarse or crepey skin. The greatest enemies of the ageing skin are the sun and cigarettes. Treatments to improve this may vary from improved skincare to IPL / laser treatments.

The best skincare and anti-ageing product available in the market today is the SPF 30+ sunscreen, preferably containing a physical block such a Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide. Sunscreens should be applied at least 20 mins before sun exposure, and reapplied every 2 hours. It is also recommended to follow the 'slip, slop, slap' advice by wearing a hat, sunglasses and protective clothing, and staying out of the sun between the hours of 11am and 3pm. The best tan is a spray tan or a from a bottle of self-tanning lotion. Tanning in the sun or the solarium not just accelerates skin ageing, but is also associated with deadly skin cancers like melanoma.

Stopping smoking is the next best skincare secret. Smoking is not just associated with cardiovascular diseases and multiple cancers, but also accelerated skin ageing due to skin damage and tissue loss from the nicotine. Smokers often have thin dry skin and a sallow complexion, and can look up to ten years older than their non-smoking counterparts. Strategies to quit smoking include contacting the Quit helpline on 131 848, nicotine replacement with patches and gums, prescribed medications, hypnosis and acupuncture.

At Melbourne Cosmetic Medicine, we recommend the Aspect Dr and ASAP range of skincare products, which are ideal for acne and sun damaged skin. We also recommend prescribed topical vitamins A, B and C. Compounded prescription medications are also available to treat pigmentation problems from sun damage.

Professional peels performed in the clinic not only complement, but also enhances the results obtained from the home skincare routine. We recommend both the Glycolic Acid and Reveal peels, which are superficial chemical peels with little downtime following treatment. A series of regular peels will benefit clients suffering from acne, blocked pores, fine lines and wrinkles, dry and scaly skin, superficial scarring and irregular pigmentation.

Cost: $110 for Glycolic Peel and $150 for Modified Jessner Peel