The process of Chemical Peels is the application of specific chemical treatments to the skin to remove the damaged outer layers. We use chemical peels to improve skin texture, suppress fine wrinkles and surface laxness and to improve skin luminosity. More aggressively, we can remove post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, treat several types of acne and repair sun damage or acne scars. If desired, freckles, mottled pigmentation, Melasma and brown spots can be greatly reduced or eliminated. We can use peels on the face or other parts of the body. Chemical peels can:
• Rejuvenate the skin
• Minimize pigment problems and irregularities
• Treat acne damage and scars
It is always important to first have a consultation with your skincare professional to select the chemical peel protocol that is suitable for you, design your treatment schedule and prepare appropriate instructions for you to follow the after treatment. For example, it is now considered best to do mild to moderate peels several times rather than one aggressive treatment.
All chemical peels need to be performed by a skincare professional who knows how to evaluate patients and knows their medical history, since some chemicals can have contraindications for some people. Planning by the medical professional will avoid complications and disappointments, patients will experience less downtime and a more comfortable experience at a more affordable cost. To perform a medically correct chemical peel, the professional needs to know:
• Skin anatomy
• The aging of the skin and grades of wrinkling
• Grades and types of pigmentation
• Types of acne
• Types of peels
• Peels protocols
• Possible Complications
• Derma planning
Your personal protocol will plan frequency of treatment and type of peel or peels to apply to achieve the best results. We use different agents alone or in combination depending of the patient’s skin type and problem. We also select the percentage of the chemical peel and the frequency of application to treat different skin conditions and to maintain beautiful healthy skin. Occasionally your skincare professional will advise you to use some products to prepare your skin a few weeks before the application of the peel. The main goals in performing peels are:
• To exfoliate the skin
• To removed dead cells off the surface of the skin
• To stimulate and form more collagen
• To remove scars
• To tighten the skin
• To smooth the skin by decreasing the size of the pores.
• To treat pigment irregularities
What should you expect immediately after a peel?
Some patients report a mild feeling of tightness or a mild redness for few days following treatment. The full recovery process will take 4 to 10 days depending on the peel treatment used. At the end of the peeling process you will show smooth luminosity, fewer enlarged pores and healthy looking skin.