Chemical Peels vs Skin Needling – Which Treatment is Right for Me?

Chemical Peels vs Skin Needling – Which Treatment is Right for Me?

Chemical Peels vs Skin Needling for Skin Rejuvenation

Chemical Peels vs skin needling – what treatment is right in your particular case? Both are a less invasive option to laser skin resurfacing and can be a good treatment for several common skin issues.

Both treatments, when applied by an experienced cosmetic provider, can have excellent results – but which treatment is right for you?

About Chemical Peels vs Skin Needling

A chemical peel removes layers of dead skin and acts as a supercharged exfoliator, revealing the smooth and fresh skin underneath. The new skin is less wrinkled and more evenly coloured giving the face a fresh and rejuvenated appearance. Peels are also great at treating:

  • Sun damage
  • Acne scarring
  • Pigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

How long does the treatment take?

We usually allocate 30 minutes for a chemical peel appointment, however depending on the area(s) you’re having treated this may take a little longer.

Book a chemical peel appointment with our highly experienced cosmetic nurse.

How long do chemical peel the results last?

Results can vary depending on the strength of the peel and skin type. Lighter peels can last from 1-2 months whereas stronger peel results can be seen for up to 6 months. Repeated treatments are often recommended to maintain results.


About Skin Needling

Skin needling treatments usually involve running a small device over the skin to create microscopic punctures. These microinjuries then stimulate the production of collagen under the skin. Increased collagen production promotes healing and cell turnover. Skin needling is great at reducing the appearance of common skin complaints such as:

  • Uneven skin tone
  • Fine line and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Hyper-pigmentation and dark spots

How long does the treatment take?

We usually allocate 30 minutes for a skin needling appointment.

Book a skin needling appointment with our highly experience cosmetic nurse.

How long do skin needling results last?

Results vary depending on skin type, but it is recommended to repeat treatments to maintain results. It is common to have several treatments per year, with at least 4-6 weeks before each session. You may experience some redness and mild swelling after the treatment, however this should subside within 12 – 24 hours.

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About Dr Jeremy Hunt – Plastic Surgeon

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Dr Jeremy Hunt is a specialist plastic surgeon performing breast, body, face and nose surgery in Australia.

He is a member of FRACS & ASPS and has over 20 years of experience providing cosmetic and plastic surgery in Sydney.

Careful, considerate and honest, Dr Jeremy Hunt works with you to find a solution that is optimal for your body and your lifestyle. Every patient is unique and, through his guidance, can achieve good results.

Dr Hunt’s personal, one-on-one service and attention to detail has given thousands of women and men from the Sydney & Wollongong NSW area and across Australia the aesthetic results they desire.

Dr Hunt’s qualifications and education

Dr Jeremy A Hunt MBBS FRACS graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine degree from Sydney University in 1990 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. He completed a Fellowship at the prestigious University of Texas in the United States, where he learnt from some of the world’s very best plastic surgeons.

Next Step – Make an Enquiry or Request a consultation with Dr Hunt

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

If facial rejuvenation is something you’re considering, Dr Hunt can thoroughly explain all the options to you in a one-on-one consultation.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.

About The Author

Dr Jeremy Hunt FRACS - Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s leading specialist plastic surgeons. With over 20 years’ experience and thousands of patients, Dr Hunt is the smart choice for your plastic surgery or non-surgical procedure.

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