There are several types of peels, ranging from mild treatments that can be performed in a beauty salon or even at home, to more involving skin care procedures only performed by qualified professionals. Chemical peels vary in product used, procedure and strength.Superficial peels treat fuzzy and gray skin complexion at the epidermis level. They are used mainly to remove facial blemishes or age spots. Medium peels can remove skin cells from both the epidermis and upper part of the dermis to plump up fine lines and remove acne scars. Strongest peels such as phenol peels go even deeper in the dermis, and are used to smooth out the skin and provide a tightening effect.

  • Chemical peels are surface treatments which involve applying an acid form of liquid or paste, to remove the cells from top layers of skin, resulting in a new, clearer, smoother and more toned skin. Depending of the type of peel used, the chemical preparation is left on your face from a few minutes to half an hour before being removed. The stronger the peel, the longer the solution is applied.
  • Downtime is minimal after a superficial peel with your skin taking on a pinkish colour and feeling tight for a couple hours. Medium and deep peels recovery time range from 6 weeks to up to 3 months to let swelling subside and redness disappear. It is required to use sunscreen during that period as your skin will be sensitive to the sun.
  • The main goal of chemical peels is to improve the appearance of the skin. They are the logical and necessary complement of injectable fillers in the same way as are food supplements.

Best candidates for a chemical peel are individuals with wrinkles, rosacea, uneven skin pigmentation, sallow complexion and dry skin. A smoother and fresher appearance is obtained with a reduction of flaws dramatic at skin rejuvenation completion, suggesting the possibility to resort on further treatment with dermal fillers to perfect the outcome.