What is a Skin Peel?

Peels are one of the most popular, non-invasive cosmetic procedures performed to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. A chemical/ enzymatic exfoliant is applied to the skin to induce controlled necrosis (destruction) of the skin. This leads to the removal of dead skin & imperfections, generating an improved skin tone and texture. 

At Bobbie Charles we offer an extensive range of both Medik8 and Mesoestetic peels to assist with a wide range of skin concerns. Whilst very effective, peels can also be harmful to the skin if not administered correctly. Our highly skilled therapists will always regard your skin health as number one priority and will never risk it being compromised for the sake of fast tracking your results. You will always receive an in-depth skin consult with one of our trained therapists at each appointment. During this consult we will work with you to determine the most suitable peel option and treatment plan moving forward.

In all of our peeling treatments we complete the peel by applying a hydrating and calming sheet mask by Medik8 which ensures your skin has the best chances of not getting excessive peeling. This step is also crucial for minimising any risk of post dehydration and extra redness in the skin. We then get you set up to rest under our Healite II Medical LED light device for an extra healing and anti-aging component. The LED will help speed up any recovery caused by excessive flushing post treatment and will stimulate collagen and elastin, leaving a rejuvenated skin that still has its integrity.


You will see a reduction of fine lines & wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging, improved appearance of mild scars and acne, reduced age spots, reduction in discolouration (hyperpigmentation & melasma) leaving a glowing, youthful skin. 


Service information

Treatment Time & Frequency:

The treatment time is 60 minutes and the cost is $229. Depending on the type of peel being used and the condition of the skin, a peel is best performed every 2-4 weeks*. We recommend a treatment course of 3 – 6 peels*.  

*With an exception of the Cosmelan peel which is done as a once of treatment performed with a minimum6 months between treatments. 

Can be combined with: 

Ideal for: 

  • Hyperpigmentation or melasma
  • Post acne scarring 
  • Dull or dehydrated complexion
  • Fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Sun damage 
  • Skin rejuvenation 
  • Blemishes & Congestion


  • Use of Accutane®. Discontinue use within 6 months of getting a peel
  • Cosmetic surgery, laser resurfacing or microdermabrasion within the last 2 weeks
  • Recent injectables within the last 2 weeks
  • Severe rosacea or acne
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding 
  • Sunburn or irritated skin
  • Infectious disease
  • Active cold sores
  • Diabetes – You will need to seek Dr’s clearance 
  • High blood pressure – You will need to seek Dr’s clearance 
  • Heart disease – You will need to seek Dr’s clearance 
  • Deficient immune system – You will need to seek Dr’s clearance

Expected Side Effects:

  • Redness post treatment which normally subsides within 2 hours
  • Dry and potential flaking of the skin which may last up to 5 days dependant on the peel strength
  • Blotchy dark areas of the skin where pigmented areas are shedding which may last up to 5 days dependant on the peel strength

Potential Risks:

  • Herpes flare ups; a peel can cause a flare-up of the herpes virus (the virus that causes cold sores).
  • Changes in skin colour- A peel can cause treated skin to become darker than normal (hyperpigmentation) or lighter than normal (hypopigmentation). Changes in skin colour are more common in people who have darker skin types and can be permanent. Ensure you are applying a Broad-Spectrum SPF regularly after your peel to avoid this. We do recommend a Vit C and or brightening serum for clients that are prone to pigmentation throughout your treatment plan to avoid this. 
  • Burns; this can be a result of not following strict pre care instructions prior to your treatment.

Pre-Treatment Requirements:


  • Prime the skin with Vitamin C & Vitamin A for at least 2 weeks prior to your treatment. Research has shown the use of Vitamin C & Vitamin A prior to and throughout the treatment will maximise the results of this skin rejuvenation procedure. The peel will be more effective, your healing time will be reduced, and the risk of post peel complications will be lessened.
  • Ensure you are applying a Broad-Spectrum SPF daily 
  • Consult your doctor for an antiviral if you are prone to cold sores


  • Bleach, wax, scrub 1 week before the peel 
  • Schedule any important event until 1 week after the peel 
  • Apply retinoid (Vitamin A) 3 days before the peel 
  • Have sun exposure to the area being treated

Post-Treatment Requirements: 

What to expect in the days following you skin peel?

Day 1- Skin may feel sensitive to heat and touch (similar to a mild sunburn).

Day 2- Skin may start to feel rough, blotchy and dry. (Keeping up your water intake and using the correct post care products will help here). 

Day 3-5- Skin may start peeling or flaking. This could last anywhere between 3 and 10 days. DO NOT PICK OR PEEL OFF ANY DRY SKIN 

For the first 72 hours following the treatment


  • Treat the skin gently (stop using wash cloths and facial sponges as to not exfoliate the skin)
  • Where minimal makeup if required to wear it, mineral makeup is recommended. Check our Young Blood range which is safe. 
  • Use the recommended post treatment products only – Gentle cleanser, Hydr8 B5 serum (as many times as required throughout the day), Ultimate Recovery Intense Moisturiser (as many times as required throughout the day) & Physical Sunscreen. 
  • Ensure you thoroughly sanitise all makeup brushes / sponges and change your pillowcase so you are not at risk of infection and/or breakout. 


  • Do not expose the skin to the sun or tanning devices
  • Don’t do excessive exercise as this could cause more dehydration in the skin 
  • Do not use sauna, steam rooms or do hot yoga as it will sting the skin, cause more dehydration and potentially cause infection
  • Do not use AHAs, BHAs, topical steroids, retinol (Vitamin A) or physical exfoliants for 1 week following a chemical peel treatment
  • Do not use any cosmetic products that could irritate the skin
  • Do not pick or peel off any dry / flaking skin- allow it to peel naturally

Peel Options:

Level 1 Peels

Sensitive PHA:

A new addition for extremely sensitive or redness-prone skin to visibly smooth skin texture and help promote a stronger skin barrier. 

Mono Peels:

Mono Lactic 30% (hyrdration)

Mono Mandelic 30% (decongests to fight breakouts)

Eye Reveal:

An ultra – gentle yet effective solution to target signs of aging the delicate eye area.

Level 2 Peels

Universal AHA: 

Suitable for everyone and any skin concerns, it visibly brightens, smooths, decongests and revitalises the skin. Ideal for a first-time peel or to maintain results from other peels.

Mono Peels:

Mono Lactic TR 50% (hydration & exfoliating)

Mono Glycolic TR 30% or 50% (exfoliating)

Level 3 Peels

(All have a total of 50% total of combination acids)

Rewind: (anti-aging)

A targeted formulation that helps to promote collagen production to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Even: (depigmenting)

A brightening peel targeting sun damage, hyperpigmentation and dull, uneven skin. Helps to restore a more even and radiant complexion.

Clarity: (fights breakouts)

A powerful blend of acids that sink deep into pores to effectively clarify and decongest the complexion. Rapidly brings blemishes under control and dramatically reduces the risk of future breakouts.

Level 4 Peels

Mesoesthetic Acnelan Peel: *Minimum course of 3 treatments

The Acnelan Peel is an intensive treatment for acne prone and seborrheic skin. It cleanses blocked pores and removes impurities, improving the skins overall texture.  

Mesoesthetic Cosmelan Peel: 

The Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel is a unique, multi-ingredient chemical treatment designed to reduce areas of skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation.

In general, light and medium peels cause some discomfort. The discomfort ranges from mild to moderate, depending on your level of tolerance. The most common sensation is stinging whilst the product is on.

Depending on the individual skin concerns being treated we will recommend a tailored treatment plan consisting of anywhere from 3-6 peels at a time followed by a 4-week break to let the skin heal and rejuvenate. During this rejuvenation period we may recommend other treatments to help reach your skin goals. Following the recommended ‘post treatment advice’, and using the recommended ‘at home skincare products’ between visits, will greatly assist you in seeing results faster.  

At Bobbie Charles we offer an extensive range of both Medik8 (including Combination, Mandelic, Lactic and Glycolic) and Mesoestetic (Acnelan and Cosmelan) Skin Peels to assist with a wide range of skin concerns.

Skin Peels are unsuitable for clients that are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Depending on the individual skin concerns being treated we recommend treatments be performed at least two weeks apart.

We recommend having these treatments done separately as to avoid causing excess trauma to the skin.

To allow for sufficient healing time, we recommend leaving a minimum of one week between your skin peel appointment and your event to allow time for your skin to heal.

For the first 72 hours post treatment we highly recommend only using a light mineral makeup. We love Young Blood in the clinic. These products are specifically designed for use post treatment and will even out the skin and provide protection without causing a breakout. Please ensure you thoroughly sanitise all makeup brushes / sponges before using them to apply any products after your treatment.