What is a medical or chemical peel?
Chemical peel consists of applying a 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 mostly 3 different types of acid solution used: glycolic acid (fruit acid), salicylic acid and trichloroacetic acid, commonly called TCA.
What skin problems can be improve by chemical peel?
- Uneven skin tone
- Skin textures, pores
- Pigment spots, brown patches
- Fines wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Acne icce pick 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 can 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 the treatment.
Most of peels 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 will be applied by doctor Lafond or Mandeville for deep chemical peels or by our technician for light or medium.
- Not painful, although may cause some redness, depending on the acid used. The sensation will be that of a sunburn for deep peel.
- 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.