Aesthetic medicine
Chemical peels

Have a makeover at any age

Chemical peels can be chosen alone or in conjunction with any of the following non-surgical procedures :

  • hyaluronic acid injections ;
  • botox.

or cosmetic surgery procedures :

  • eyelid surgery ;
  • head and neck lifting ;
  • centro-facial, etc..

They allow for a more comprehensive approach to facial aesthetics.

Chemical peels cleanse the skin of impurities through exfoliation. Peelings can also lead to stimulation of skin regeneration. The skin regains a glowing complexion, its texture is refined, marks and blemishes fade or disappear and skin elasticity is improved. Some peels help smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Acne-prone skin can also be treated.

There is a high level of patient satisfaction after facial peels and likewise with the removal of brown age spots on the hands.

Superficial peels with glycolic acid

Objectives : hue, brightness, impurities, blemishes, acne

Protocol :4 sessions at 2-week intervals outside the summer season.

Skin preparation to begin 15 days before the first session and pre-peel skin care (creams prescribed by your plastic surgeon)

Process for superficial peeling : performed at the doctor’s office, painless treatment without anesthesia (slight tingling sensation), time of procedure is between 10 to 15 minutes per session.

The after effects are manageable with no peeling and no social isolation. Redness can vary from nonexistent to moderate for 12 to 24 hours.

Medium peels with trichloroacetic acid (TCA)

Objectives : hue, brightness, and pigmentation irregularities/blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars

Protocol :  1 to 2 sessions at 1-month intervals outside the summer season.

Skin preparation to begin 15 days before the first session and pre-peel skin care (creams prescribed by your plastic surgeon)

Process of medium peel : procedure done in the doctor’s office, minor pain without anesthesia (slight warming sensation on the skin), time of the procedure is between 10-15 minutes per session.

After effects : skin colour is pink and then changes to pink-brown. Around the third day a significant flaking will impede social interaction until the eighth day.

 

 

Author:
Specialist in aesthetic surgery - Antibes
Updated: 16-08-2015

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