Facial Peels

A chemical peel or face peel is a treatment that involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin. This solution is designed to remove the damaged outer layers and correct facial blemishes, uneven tone, skin pigmentation, and even wrinkles.

The DOC Clinic offers several types of facial peels in Melbourne using Aspect Dr specifically-formulated skincare products. The mildest formula, producing the lightest peel effect, contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs). These include fruit acid, lactic acid, and glycolic acid chemical peel formulas. Lactic acids can also aid in balancing the pH levels of the skin.


Effective treatment will leave your skin feeling warm and it will be a shade of pink – required to begin the peeling process. This could last a few hours or even a few days*, dependent on your skin. While your skin is in this condition, you must wear sunscreen at all times. Exfoliating and scrubbing your skin is not permitted, as doing so would be painful and cause damage to the newly formed skin.

After a deeper face peel treatment, you may experience some flaking and peeling. Deeper skin peels may yield a result lasting up to two years while other lesser strength facial peels may require revisiting within six months. Today’s face peels tend to be milder and more frequent.

AHA chemical peels are highly customisable and can be used to minimise the effects of sun damage and skin pigmentation. Your therapist may even guide you through a home-care regime to maximise the best outcome for your skin.

Book your consultation for a chemical peel in Melbourne today. We’re conveniently located in Hoppers Crossing (near Werribee and Point Cook) and are happy to provide more information on the different types of facial peels available, including purple peel treatments.

Available Peels

Our clinical peels can address a number of skin concerns, ranging from rough, dull lifeless skin to sun congested and oily skin. When used in conjunction with a prescribed home care regime, Aspect Dr clinical strength skin peels can be extremely effective when performed as a course of treatments.

Our available peels include:

  • Lactobotanical Peels 20%, 30%, 40% or 60% (A powerful yet gentle exfoliating face peel)
  • Problem Skin Peel (Deeply cleanses the pores of accumulated impurities and stale oils, helping to minimise the appearance of spots, oiliness and unsightly imperfections)
  • Age Defining Peel (Resurfaces your skin and helps to rebuild the appearance of firmer, less wrinkled looking skin)
  • Vita A Peel (This chemical peel can assist with anti-ageing and skin refining results)
  • Complete Pigment Peel (Brown spots, hormonal marks and other skin discolouration may be reduced, visibly restoring clarity and an inner glow to your complexion)

How Does The Doc Clinic Determine The Best Face Peel For Me?

Our chemical peel techniques and products can be customised to suit each patient to achieve the best results for their skin rejuvenation goals. At your initial consultation, the variety of chemical peel options available will be discussed with you following a thorough review of your skin and its condition.

We offer various types of facial peels at our Melbourne clinics, with concentrations varying according to your needs. These include:

  • Lactic acid face peels
  • AHA glycolic acid peels
  • AHA salicylic peels
  • Purple peels
  • Glycolic peels for hyperpigmentation

What Happens During A Chemical Peel?

Whether you request a purple peel for blemishes or a salicylic lactic acid peel for wrinkles, we tailor our treatments to your specific concerns and comments regarding your skin’s behaviour. Once we have consulted with you, the therapist will prepare a suitable strength solution. Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed to prepare your skin properly for the chemical peel glycolic solution. Any residual facial oil can affect the solution applied to your skin. The therapist may even prime your skin with a preparative solution.

The fruit, glycolic, salicylic or lactic acid chemical peel solution will be applied and the timer will be set to ensure the solution is neutralised at the correct time. The acid can sting a bit during treatment. The longer a peel is left on, the more effective (and possibly irritating) it can be. Your therapist will be mindful of this. It is common practice to work up to leaving the solution on for longer periods of time throughout the face peel treatment regimen.