Skin aesthetic medicine a new youth for the skin with peelings

The peeling, from the English "to peel" consists in peeling the skin so that it finds a new youth.

What is a peeling ?

The different peelings are distinguished by their depth of action depending on the product concentration, type of substance used, time of action and number of coats applied.

There are three types of peelings :

  • Gentle peeling : stratum corneum of the epidermis,
  • Medium peeling : deep layers of the epidermal-dermal junction,
  • Deep peeling : middle layer of the dermis.

All the intermediaries exist between the different peels, your surgeon suits the peeling depending on the condition of the skin, lesions to correct, professional or social imperatives.

Action areas of the peelings are :

  • Skin aging
  • Melasma
  • Heliodermatitis
  • Pigmentation problems (changes in skin color)
  • Acne, acne scars
  • Dull complexion (because of tobacco and pollution)
  • Smoothing of the skin, fine wrinkles and fine lines, tightening of pores.


The AHA mild peeling

After some redness on the evening of the peeling, the resumption of work is entirely possible on the next day.

The gentle peeling acts mainly on acne, very superficial spots (melasma) and also serves to give instant radiance to your skin.

The TCA middle-depth peeling

After 2 days with visible redness, skin may peel during the 2 next days and will require significant hydration.

The appearance of the skin will then be significantly improved, the complexion brighter, fine lines and wrinkles visibly reduced and pigmentary spots diminished.

This intervention requires forbidding sun exposure during the following month.

The phenol profound peeling

Very effective on deep and pronounced wrinkles as well as scars, deep peeling is however binding and risky.

It penetrates very deeply into the skin and destroys all the upper skin layers so the postoperative part is long and delicate.

Resuming a social life may require 3 to 4 weeks.

This treatment is not the only one for wrinkles and according to the case, we can also offer you:

  • filling treatment with hyaluronic acid,
  • a direct action on muscle with botulinum toxin.

What are the contraindications ?

The peelings are mostly indicated for patients whose skin is fair. Dark skin, Asians, colored and black people may present risks of pigmentation problems.

It is not recommended to be treated during pregnancy or wound healing disorders.

Sun exposure before and after peeling should be avoided.

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