Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
Hi there, my mum has aged skin. She is 45 and she has wrinkles around the eye area as well as some scaring on the top corner of her forehead. Her skin I’
S also very dull and dry. Exactly what chemical peel would you reccomend for her. Thanks
I believe a Lactic Acid 20% peel will be great for your
mother. It is very gentle, however will help to exfoliate the skin and
encourage the production of new and healthy skin cells, while also hydrating
the new skin � giving life and improving the dullness you describe. Lactic
peels at a low level have little to no peeling associated, however she may feel
slightly dry for 3-4 days after the peel, and there is no down time required.
Peels however cannot be taken up around the eye area, as the eye skin is too
delicate. However there is certain homecare that can be used to improve it.
Vitamin A, not only around the eyes, but the entire face, will help to improve
the skin texture, tone, dryness and soften any fine lines and wrinkles. Its job
is to balance the skin, so if you have too much or too little of something,
Vitamin A is a fabulous corrector. I recommend taking this up around the eye
(only in small amounts) and infusing it with a �at home roller�.
The roller works at a superficial level to help infuse the products up to 400
She may do this over the entire face, building her usage up
slowly (one night one week, two nights the next week and so on), gradually
until she is using it every evening.
I suggest applying the serum to clean skin, only a pea-5c
piece sized amount for the entire face, and then rolling the skin and under eye
area with the roller. Applying moisturiser after this is essential, as the skin
will take up the serum, while the surface will remain dry.
We do perform skin consultations either separately or a long
side a peel appointment. Please book in with one of our lovely skin therapists
for further advise.