What is a chemical peel or medical peeling?
This treatment consists of applying a chemical substance on the skin to provoke a burn in a controlled manner, in order to regenerate the epidermis, as well as stimulate new growth of collagen and elastic fibres.
There are different types of acid solutions—glycolic acid (fruit acid), salicylic acid or Trichloroacetic acid, commonly called TCA.
What skin problems can a medical peeling improve?
- Uneven skin tone
- Skin textures, pores
- Pigment spots, brown patches
- Fines wrinkles
- Acne scars
Peeling vs. laser vs. facial
Very popular in Europe, chemical peels are as, if not more, effective than laser when treating certain conditions. They go deeper into your skin to generate long-term results. However, these peelings must be applied by a doctor who has mastered application of the product and who thoroughly understands the indications and contra-indications of treatment.
Peelings applied by aestheticians, referred to as “facials”, only work as an exfoliate on the surface of the skin.
What happens during a chemical peel treatment?
- Treatment is always be applied by doctor Lafond or doctor Mandeville
- Not painful, although may cause some redness, depending on the type of acid used
- Expect some flaking and peeling of skin (varying degrees) in the days following your treatment
- Sun exposure is contra-indicated for two weeks following treatment
- Use of certain creams or serums may be prescribed
- Application to only a few dark sports is also possible
Improving skin texture completes other treatments offered at our aesthetic medicine clinic. In addition to providing a radiant complexion, medical peels treat brown spots, fine wrinkles and other signs of aging.