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chemical peeling

Chemical Peeling

The use of Chemical Peels to treat wrinkles and fine lines, acne scars, uneven pigmentation and restore skin complexion and youthfulness, dates back to the ancient Egyptians and the times of Cleopatra. Unprotected sun exposure, today’s fast-paced and demanding lifestyle, stress and common “bad” habits all have a negative impact on our skin, making it look dull and bumpy.

The unbeatable benefits and variations of acids and enzymes used, make Chemical Peel a go-to for those seeking a completely individualized, brightening and rejuvenating treatment suitable for all skin types, perfectly adapted even to those with light and sensitive skin.

At Cosmetic Derma Medicine, our team of specialists experienced in advanced skincare, will choose, among a variety of more than 20 Chemical Peels, the right solution for your specific skin problem and needs – thus, improving rough skin texture, accumulated sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, acne scars and blemishes.

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), Glycolic acid, Salicylic acid, Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), Mandelic acid, Azelaic acid, Kojic acid, Jessner solution and Phenol (Carbolic acid) are 9 of the most widely used substances for Chemical Peels, each one of which is used to induce different beneficial changes for our skin.

Chemical Peels are classified into 3 main categories depending upon the depth of penetration:

  • Superficial/Light Peels mostly act superficially by removing the top layer of the skin, the epidermis.
  • Medium-depth Peels penetrate deeper into the skin, reaching the upper layer of epidermis called the papillary dermis.
  • Deep Peels reach the deepest layer of the dermis, to the level of the mid-reticular dermis.

Chemical peels are most frequently used on:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Back
  • Hands
  • Blemishes, wrinkles & fine lines
  • Acne Scars

Determined by the chemical substance and its penetration depth, Chemical Peel should be done 3-8 times a year. It is highly recommended to comply with recovery guidelines, avoid unnecessary sun exposure and use a high SPF sunscreen.

In addition, you can combine Acid Skin Peel Facial treatment with the following anti-aging and rejuvenating procedures to get optimum aesthetic results:

  • CO2 Fractional Laser
  • Autologous mesotherapy -PRP
  • Neurotoxin Injection Therapy
  • Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
  • Diamond Microdermabrasion
  • Facial Mesotherapy

Whatever your skin concerns might be, this completely personalized facial treatment is ideal for men and women of all ages who desire:

  • Treatment of photo-aging
  • Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Elimination of pigmentation abnormalities, spots, liver spots and melasma
  • Treatment of active acne
  • Treatment of acne scars
  • Treatment of eyelid xanthelasma (yellowish deposit of fat and cholesterol under the skin around the eyelids)
  • Treatment of actinic keratosis, mild precancerous skin lesions

Chemical Peel is a simple process, 15 minutes is enough time for its completion. To begin, the face is thoroughly cleansed and the peel is then carefully applied onto the area to be treated. At this stage, you might feel a slight stinging sensation, depending upon the strength and type of peel used, which resolves immediately after it is neutralized and washed off. In the next couple of days, you will experience a peeling off and exfoliation of the skin, in accordance with the chemical substance used.

The deeper the peel penetrates the skin, the more visible its effect. However, deep peels require long-term recovery. Thus, the time required for the patient to return to his/her activities after treatment is also longer.

The best time for a Chemical skin peel is after summer, when temperatures and air moisture levels drop and the risk of exposure to solar radiation is minimized. It is also advisable to avoid sun exposure and use a high SPF sunscreen.

Contrary to other chemical substances, Mandelic Acid may be safely used during the summer season, and thus, it is known as “the Summer Peeling”.


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