Chemical Peeling

Peeling treatments are possibly the oldest aesthetic procedures.

From the time of the pharaohs, they used baths of “”panther’s milk””, rich in lactic acid, which performed a skin exfoliation, improving its appearance.

What is a chemical peel?

Peeling is a dermatological procedure, through which a controlled demolition of the most superficial layer of the skin is achieved, with the aim of achieving a cell renewal.

What types of facial peels are there?

They can be classified according to the depth they reach: superficial, medium or deep.

Or according to the way they are performed by “chemicals”, when a substance is used by means of a micromolecular reaction, it leads to the destruction of the keratinocytes in the stratum corneum; Or “physical peeling”, when using a device that achieves the same function.

The chemical peels that are mostly used are the molecules called AHA (alpha hydroxy acids): glycolic acid, lactic acid, citric acid …, Beta Hydroxy acids such as salicylic acid, a combination of these and other substances such as phenol, hydroquinone, retinoids etc.

Physical peeling can be done with or without heat application. Physical dermabrasion with a diamond tip performs a physical peel through an exfoliation and dermabrasion with laser, in addition to producing the epidermal ablative effect associated with the application of heat in deep layers with the ability to stimulate collagen.

What indications do Peels have?

Peels are used in multiple situations:

  • To increase luminosity
  • For improving skin texture and pore closure
  • To decrease fine wrinkles
  • Peels for skin spots
  • Peels for acne
  • Peels to improve acne scars

How many Peel sessions do I need?

The number and frequency of sessions depend on the process addressed and the technique used.

As a general average you need 3-5 sessions and the frequency is usually monthly.

Does a peeling have side effects?

After a Peel, it is normal to present transitional redness up to 2-4 days, followed by a peeling period of another 2-4 days.

In the more intense techniques such as laser, there will also be a superficial scab, which breaks off in 4-5 days.

Post-recovery recovery time varies from 24 hours to 5/7 days.

Side effects will depend on the technique used and will be reduced almost entirely if there is an accurate indication of it, meaning the Dermatologist is who decides which is the correct technique for your problem and your skin type.

Do peelings require any special post-treatment care?

The only care needed is an adequate hydration using creams of high regenerative power and a strict solar photo protection.

To sum up, the peeling will allow us to recover a more uniform and youthful skin, as well as attenuate spots, acne marks and fine wrinkles.

If you are thinking of getting a chemical peel in Madrid you can trust our expertise. Peels usually have few side effects, but should always be prescribed by a dermatologist, since each type of skin and each pathology needs a specific peeling method.

 

Technique

SUPERFICIAL CHEMICAL PEEL
Duration From 20 minutes to 1 hour (depending on the type of peel)
Post-peeling treatment Post-peeling regenerative cream. Sun protection factor 50+
Periodicity of sessions Every 3-4 weeks
Number of sessions Average of 2-3 sessions
Post-treatment recovery You can live a normal life after the session. You can not sunbathe. The face may be reddened for a few hours or days, as well as a slight peeling and sometimes a scab.

 

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