A chemical peel removes a number of skin layers, thus promoting the natural renewal of collagen and elastin in the skin, resulting in cleaner and healthier skin. This method treats a wide range of conditions, from acne and acne scars, solar keratoses and wrinkles, to the correction of photo-damage traces on face, neck and décolletage.
Chemical peel is an extremely delicate medical method since, as its name suggests, the skin is treated with acids. This is why choosing a doctor to perform the procedure is crucial. Obtaining the expected and desired rejuvenation effect, without irritation and unwanted side-effects is possible only in the hands of highly trained therapists.
Depending on the skin type, indications and type of exfoliation, chemical peels are most commonly done in a series of several treatments in 7-14 days intervals.
Chemical peel can be:
• surface peel – active substances act inside the epidermis
• medium-depth peel – active substances reach the dermo-epidermal border
• deep peel – active substances penetrate the deepest layers of skin
At 4 Face & Body, we use Skintech and Filorga peels to guarantee maximum performance.
Reliable results, simple procedure and minimal side effects are the reason why chemical peels have been among the most popular aesthetic treatments worldwide for years!
Each chemical peel begins with a preparatory phase in which the first layer of lotion is applied, in order to relax the skin and prepare it for the action of acids. Eyes, lips and birthmarks are covered with a protective cream.
The peel is applied to the face with a brush. The next step is a neutralizer, which inhibits further action of the acids. After a few minutes, the neutralizer is rinsed off, a mask is applied to the face, followed by an appropriate cream.
No. Due to the advancement of modern technologies, acids used in chemical peels do not cause pain.
Depending on the type and depth of chemical peeling, you can expect redness, which calms down relatively quickly.
Further peeling of the skin is possible over the next few days. During this period, it is necessary to use home care products which will be prescribed by a doctor. When the skin begins to peel, don’t remove it from your face by yourself to “speed up the process” – this can lead to a later appearance of spots in these areas.
Avoid sun exposure after the chemical peel, until the redness goes away, as it can result in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentations.
Use high SPF when outdoors.
It is essential that you strictly adhere to doctor’s recommendations.
The full effect of chemical peel – improved and refreshed skin – is achieved gradually. Progress is noted daily, and the final result is visible a few weeks after the final treatment.
Treatment is not recommended to:
• pregnant and breastfeeding women
• people with viral infections (e.g., Herpes Simplex)
• people with immune diseases (systemic lupus, scleroderma)
• persons who have undergone surgery, radiation or laser treatment in the area of desired peeling in the previous 6 months
• if you are on Roaccutane therapy, a chemical peel can be done 6 months after you stop taking the medicine
Chemical peels are suitable for all contraindications-free adults (e.g., infection wounds, atopic dermatitis, etc.). Chemical peels are an excellent option for anyone who wants to remove fine lines, solve the problem of minor pigmentation disorders, or improve the texture of their skin.
During a free consultation, specialists at the 4 Face & Body Center will decide on the type of peel that will give optimal results on your skin, according to the problem you want to address, skin type and condition.