It is the application of different chemicals substances on the skin in order to "peel" or exfoliate the outer layers of dead skin. It is used to improve the appearance of sun damage, to reduce wrinkles, improve acne or chicken pox scars, and lighten and remove blemishes and pigmentations. Depending on the penetrating power of the chemical product more layers of skin are shed off. The deeper it gets, the more effective it will be but also implies more risk. They are used mainly onfacial skin.
Duration of Results
The deeper the peel is, the longer lasting the results, without forgetting that the ageing process will continue.
Duration of the treatment: it depends on the area treated and the substance used. It ranges from 10 minutes to 2 hours.
Anaesthesia: it doesn’t generally require any anaesthesia. With deep peels (phenol), deep sedation is often used.
Hospitalisation: it doesn’t generally require any hospitalisation. It is done in the same consultation room. With deep peel treatments it is necessary to do it in an operating room and to stay in the hospital for 1 or 2 days.
Recovery: from 1 to 2 days with milder peels, up to 1 month with the most intense one. With deep peel treatments,skin redness can last up to 6 months.
- Arrival in clinic.
- Consultation with the medical specialists for medical evaluation.
- Medical treatments are performed.
Days 3 to 9
- Wound care on alternate days.