Chemical Peels and Topical treatments


Topical therapies pertain to chemical peeling agents and/or cosmeceutical skin care that may be performed as a course of treatments in clinic or used at home by the patient. Topical ingredients may have a metabolic (has an effect on cellular metabolism), caustic (causes destruction and coagulation of tissue to initiate repair) or protective effects on the skin. The treatment methods may alter as the skin undergoes changes.

Indications for topical therapies:

  • Acne
  • Rhytides (wrinkles)
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Wound healing
  • UV damage
  • Opitmal skin health
  • Dehydrated skin
  • Keratosis pilaris
  • Pseudofolliculitis barbae
  • Hyperkaratotic conditions
  • Post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation
  • Sebaceous congestion

Considerations for topical therapies:

Some topical treatments may make you more photosensitive and require you to refrain from sun exposure or heat for a duration of time. Your Dermal Clinician will advise you during your consultations as to any lifestyle changes you may need to make.

Marnina Diprose holds a Bachelor Health Science in Dermal Therapies, a Diploma of Beauty Therapy and a Vocational Certificate of Laser and Light. Marnina has a strong passion in scar revision and holistic approaches to patient care. For media inquiries or if you have an interest in blog contribution please email

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