Chemical peel is the process of separating the surface layers of the epidermis and the subsequent physiological renewal of the skin using specially selected chemical agents, instead of waiting for the slow process of natural exfoliation. Peeling improves skin tone, evens out skin relief, reduces wrinkles, helps remove pigmentations, scarring and residual post-acne damage. Mono- and combined acids are used, preferably combined, as they enable complex and effective procedures, ensure the achievement of several goals in one application and optimise the results of treatment.

The effect of a chemical peel depends on its composition, application technique, acid concentration, exposure time, product quantity, water-lipid balance, stratum corneum condition, skin density and regenerative capacity, and skin pH. It is important to be aware that a high concentration of acids increases the peel’s potential and effectiveness, but also increases skin irritation and flakiness. Most chemical peels are not applied in the summer, but today there are specially developed peels that can be applied all year round.

DURATION

45 min.

SUITABLE AGE

20+

APPLICATION AREAS

Body

Methods

  • Cosmetic procedure

Required number of procedures

  • Course of 4-6 treatments

Recovery period

  • The effect is visible after the first procedure. High SPF sunscreen must be used.

Frequently asked questions

How is the procedure performed?

Making a proper diagnostic assessment of the skin prior to peeling is extremely important, as the beautician must determine the purpose of the procedure, skin type, the customer’s age and phototype. The most suitable chemical peel is selected depending on skin condition and its problems. The customer must discontinue the use of cosmetic products containing retinol 24 hours before the procedure, avoid sun exposure for 7 days before and after the peel and between applications.

What happens to the skin during the procedure?

Mono- or combined acids of different concentration are applied layer by layer (2-3 layers) on the skin. The acids included in the peel change the pH of the skin. During the peeling process, the pH of the skin drops sharply, resulting in the rupture of intercellular links, which drives the peeling process. Cells from the basal layer of the epidermis begin to actively regenerate, with the skin subsequently refreshed and rejuvenated.

What do we need to know about the recovery period?

After peeling, the skin’s surface will be slightly flaky. It is important that the treated area is optimally hydrated and that SPF 50 sunscreen is used to prevent pigmentation.

When does the effect occur and how long does it last?

The controlled removal of superficial epidermal layers reveals fresher, smoother and visibly younger skin as a result of stimulating the synthesis of new collagen. The effect is visible after the first procedure, with the desired result achieved after 3-4 procedures.

What is the recommended frequency of the procedures?

Surface peeling is performed once a week or every 10 days, with the possibility of increasing or decreasing the interval between treatments depending on skin sensitivity.

In what cases is the procedure not advisable?

  • Use of retinoids and some antibiotics.
  • After hair removal or waxing (above the upper lip).
  • After dermabrasion and other peeling methods.
  • Skin infections.
  • Pregnancy.

Frequently asked questions:

The dermatologist determines where the filler should be inserted, taking into account the patient’s anatomical features. The procedure lasts around 20-30 minutes.

The filler is spread evenly in the cheekbone area, with the results visible immediately.

No recovery period is required for this procedure. Redness or swelling may appear at the injection site, but the discomfort passes quickly (a few hours to a few days).

The effect is visible immediately and lasts around a year.

The procedure can be repeated again after the filler’s full or partial degradation.

  • Hypersensitivity to various types of fillers;
  • Skin injury at the injection site.