What is a skin peel
Skin peel ranks among traditional methods of aesthetic medicine practiced since the days of ancient Egypt. It is a non-invasive method that is used to brighten and rejuvenate ageing skin, smooth out fine wrinkles, fade acne scars and enlarged pores and remove pigment stains. It has a beneficial effect on excessively oily skin, too.
Who is a good candidate for the treatment
Skin peel is recommended to everyone who wishes to quickly and effectively rejuvenate and regenerate the skin of the face, neck and décolleté, as well as of the dorsal part of the hand and of the back. A chemical peel is suitable for all who expect quick improvement of the skin appearance, as well as softening of wrinkles and sun damaged skin. It takes a few minutes and uses a peeling mixture of different substances.
Before the Procedure
If you consider a chemical peel, it is always necessary to undergo an initial consultation with a physician, unless you are a regular client of the GHC Dermatology Department. The dermatologist will examine you, evaluate the indication for the treatment and the skin condition, hear your expectations, recommend the most suitable course of action and suggest treatment alternatives, if available.
How is the chemical peel performed
There exists a whole range of peels with varying intensity, treatment session frequency and resulting effects. The Renophase range of peels (a glycolic-acid-based preparation in combination with natural ingredients to enhance the effect) is very popular. This treatment is performed by a physician and takes around 20 minutes. Typically, four to six sessions are performed once a week or two weeks. After this type of peel, the skin does not peel off or it does only a little. However, there is usually visible improvement. After the treatment, it is necessary to use a protective factor of 40 – 50 when exposed to the sun and, if possible, not to sunbathe intentionally.
Another option is a glycolic acid peel. It is a gentle peel, the skin can be red for one to three days after the treatment, sometimes it can feel unpleasantly dry and sometimes it can even peel off.
Easy peel (trichloroacetic acid + a mixture of other substances to boost the effect) is slightly more intensive and may involve scurf that typically peels off for 2 – 7 days after the procedure. Again, the procedure is performed once a week or two weeks and it should be repeated four times. In this case, protection from sun exposure is a necessity.
At our clinic, we also recommend Dermaceutic (a TCA peel).
At a lower concentration, the TCA peel instantly separates the surface layer of the skin, thereby smoothing the fine lines and improving skin texture. At a higher concentration, it is used instead of a laser to remove acne scars or facial wrinkles. Most often, the product is applied 1 to 3 times and the effect is achieved after 1 or 2 weeks. However, subsequent protection from sun exposure is a strict condition of the application, therefore the appropriate time for this peel is in winter.Order