Ezyhealth Cosmetic Skin and Body Clinic
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Fruit Acid Facial (Melbourne)

Fruit Acid Facial (Melbourne)
Get a deep cleansing facial to rejuvenate your skin or treat acne and pigmentation with a fruit acid facial at Ezyhealth Cosmetic Skin And Body Clinic in Melbourne.
A fruit acid facial peel using low strength glycolic acid (AHA) is the gentlest type of professional chemical peel that is performed at our clinic.

What are Fruit Acid Facials?
There are various types of chemical peeling agents available using different types and concentrations of acids to control the strength and depth of the peel.  Chemical peels may be classified as superficial, medium or deep according to the level of skin they can reach.  Although deep peels can be used for greater improvement of more severe skin concerns, they may also cause a greater number of complications requiring a longer recovery period.
Fruit acid facials are performed with glycolic acid, a type of naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugar cane. 
Glycolic acid is widely used as a light, superficial chemical peel for the treatment of skin concerns including:

  • acne & acne scars
  • dull-looking, dry & dehydrated skin
  • photo-damaged skin
  • rejuvenation of ageing skin
  • hyperpigmentation disorders

How It Works

Glycolic acid exfoliates surface dead cells by dissolving the "glue-like" attachments or cellular cement that holds the cells together and results in the sloughing of dull, rough skin.
The smallest of AHA molecules, it is able to penetrate better under the skin to stimulate new cell production at the lower levels of the skin, promoting cell renewal and skin rejuvenation.
Its exfoliating and regenerating effects will clarify the complexion, improve skin tone and texture, adding a dewy finish.
After a series of facial procedures with glycolic acid peel, your skin will look brighter, clearer, and feel hydrated, softer and smoother.

Benefits of Fruit Acid Facials

  • Quick procedure, hence nicknamed "lunchtime" peel
  • Generally safe, gentle and effective
  • Suitable for any skin type and colour
  • Zero down time and normal activities can be resumed after treatment
  • Makeup can be applied a few hours after the procedure
  • Immediate visible results, revealing fresh, radiant and healthy skin underneath
  • Progressive improvement to restore a healthy glow to your skin:
    • Clears blackheads and whiteheads
    • Refines coarse skin texture and diminishes pore size
    • Controls acne and pimple breakouts
    • Reduces and prevents acne scars
    • Repairs sun-damaged and pre-mature ageing skin
    • Lightens and fades pigmentation spots and skin blemishes
    • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
    • Promotes skin rejuvenation and improves skin tone
  • Low cost and affordable

Patient Preparation for a Deep Cleansing Fruit Acid Facial Peel

The following FAQ was prepared to provide you with some useful information before booking a consultation or appointment for a deep cleansing fruit acid facial peel at our clinic.

How effective is a deep cleansing fruit acid facial peel?
Fruit acid deep cleansing facials are a method of regenerating and resurfacing the skin by application of a chemical exfoliant.  They remove the top layers of dead skin cells and also penetrate under the skin to stimulate cell renewal and collagen formation thereby improving sun-damaged skin, pigmentation problems, wrinkles, acne and acne scarring, skin texture, and the overall appearance of the skin.

A series of six fruit acid deep cleansing facials at 3 to 4 week intervals may be required to achieve the desired results.

When should fruit acid deep cleansing facials be avoided?
Patients with the following conditions should not have a chemical peel:

  • Pregnancy
  • Used Roaccutane (oral isotretinoin) within the past 6 months
  • Used Retin-A (topical tretinoin) within the past 7 days
  • Used any scrub or skin irritant within the past 24 hours
  • Have active herpes simplex (cold sores)
  • Have facial warts and/or fungal infection
  • Have eczema or rosacea
  • Have any signs of broken skin
  • Previous bad reaction to a fruit acid peel
  • History of keloid and hypertrophic scar formation
  • History of sun allergies
  • Have sunburn or significant sun exposure in the last 2 days
  • Patients with HIV/AIDS or immunosuppression or recent radiation treatment for cancer, because this may impair wound healing and increase the likelihood of infection and scarring.
  • Surgery or cryosurgery within the last month
  • Had any other chemical peel within the past 21 days
  • Patients with darker skin type may be more prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and should avoid having strong fruit acid peels

Which areas can be treated with fruit acid deep cleansing facials?
Besides the face, other parts of the body that can be treated include the neck and décolletage, the chest and the back.

Pre-Facial Preparation
Before a fruit acid deep cleansing facial, skin conditioning is commenced 2 to 4 weeks prior. Pre-conditioning treatment with fruit acid products before the first facial appointment will enhance the results.

Your cosmetic doctor will recommend an appropriate fruit acid cream or lotion and/or fruit acid skin cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type.

Do not use any facial scrub or skin irritant within 24 hours of your fruit acid deep cleansing facial and do not shave on the day of the facial.

The basic steps for a fruit acid deep cleansing facial involve thorough cleansing of the skin, applying the peel solution, neutralizing the peel solution, and application of a cold compress.

You should keep your eyes closed during the facial procedure.

Immediately after a peel, microchannels in the skin are open and vitamin-enriched serums and creams will be applied to nourish and soothe the skin and to aid the recovery process.

Lastly, a sunscreen is applied to protect the skin from the sun.  SPF 50+ sunscreen should be used daily for at least a week after a peel. Sun exposure should be minimized to avoid pigmentation problems arising.

What are the complications or side effects of fruit acid deep cleansing facials?
Superficial peels with fruit acids are safe and effective.  Fruit acids may cause mild irritation and can increase skin sensitivity to ultraviolet light.

A post-peel cream may be prescribed to speed the recovery of damaged skin.

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