Cosmetic Skin Treatments are Nonsurgical Options to Enhance Your Beauty

Our goal is to help our patients look and feel their best by providing quality aesthetic treatments. In addition to our range of cosmetic surgery procedures for the face, breasts, and body, including facelift surgery and liposuction, Dr. Darrell Perkins offers a variety of non-surgical treatments for the skin. Wrinkle injections and dermal fillers may help to reduce the prominence of lines and wrinkles and help the skin to look more youthful, while a chemical peel administered at our practice in New South Wales can reveal smoother, more evenly toned skin. For those seeking a more permanent way to banish unwanted facial and body hair, we also offer the latest advancements in laser hair removal at our Sydney-based plastic surgery practice.

Laser Hair Removal

Shaving is often irritating and time consuming, waxing can be painful, and depilatory creams are messy and inconvenient. For many people, laser hair removal, which is offered at our Sydney-based practice, can be an effective alternative to these common methods for removing unwanted facial and body hair.

Before Laser Hair Removal

Prior to the laser hair removal treatment, Dr. Perkins discusses all benefits and risks associated with the procedure. Dr. Perkins also evaluates the patient’s hair and skin type and thoroughly explains the laser hair removal process. Although most men and women are suitable candidates for the procedure, laser hair removal works most effectively on individuals with lighter skin and darker hair.

The Laser Hair Removal Procedure

After a soothing anaesthetic gel is applied to the treatment area, Dr. Perkins directs a carefully controlled beam of laser light at the hair follicles. The laser light disables the follicles, causing the hair to fall out. Since only active follicles are disabled, more than one laser hair removal treatment may be necessary in order to achieve optimal results.

After Laser Hair Removal

Patients may experience temporary skin irritation after the laser hair removal procedure. Dr. Perkins recommends that they avoid exposing the treated area to the sun or to chemicals (including chlorine). Only unscented creams or lotions should be applied, and patients should not shave or scrub the area.

Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is designed to improve the appearance of facial skin by removing its damaged outer layer, or epidermis. Individuals with uneven pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, or sun damage may benefit from undergoing a chemical peel at our practice in New South Wales.

Before a Chemical Peel

Dr. Perkins evaluates the skin of all patients who are considering a chemical peel to determine what type of chemical peel is suitable to their specific needs. We use two types of chemical solutions so that we can customise the chemical peel according to each patient’s skin type and aesthetic concerns — a 70 percent glycolic acid (fruit acid) solution and a 20 to 35 percent trichloroacetic acid (TCA) solution.

The Chemical Peel Process

After the skin has been gently cleansed, either a glycolic acid or a TCA solution is applied, avoiding the eyes and lip area. The depth of the peel is determined by the type of solution used, the amount of time the peel is left on the skin, and the amount of solution used. During the chemical peel, patients may feel a tingling or stinging sensation.

After a Chemical Peel

The skin may be sensitive after a chemical peel. It is important to protect the skin from the sun and exposure to harsh chemicals such as chlorine. The skin should be kept clean following a chemical peel and the use of a soothing moisturiser may be recommended.

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Darrell Perkins

If you are interested in laser hair removal or a chemical peel, contact our practice in Sydney, New South Wales to learn more or to schedule an appointment today.