Chemical peels have been used in rejuvenate the skin for thousands of years. Chemical peels are effective in the treatment of various skin conditions giving the skin a nice glow, reducing wrinkles and pigmented spots.
Three type of peels are commonly used: superficial, medium and deep peels.
In our center, we use superficial and medium peels, composed of natural fruit acids (glycolic and citric acids) and lactic acid as well as pure vitamin C at a concentration of 27%.
The depth of penetration of chemical peels depends on he concentration and/or the type of peel that is used. We do not use deep peels at our centers becaus of important side-effects and significant downtime.
Patients must be evaluated in order to assess the skin condition to be treated and select the most appropriate type of peel.
Treatment: the duration of a chemical peel session is around 30 to 45 minutes. We recommemd a treatment package of 4 sessions; treatment sessions take place every 7-14 days.
- Side effects: after the chemical peel is applied the patient may feel a slight tingling sensation and brief heat, but no pain. During the following days, patients may notice slight desquamation (superficial skin peeling). There is no unpleasant feeling.
- Contraindications: skin infection, allergies, eczema, skin irritation and important sun exposure before or after the peel.
- Maintenance treatment: in order to maintain a durable result, we recommend to have a peel session every 6 to 8 weeks or as commended by your medical condition, to be discussed with the doctor.