Professional peeling

To reduce the signs of ageing, remove a scar or dark marks, peeling performed by a dermatologist is the most popular micro abrasion method. However, it is still a medical intervention that can have contraindications and possible dangers.

How does peeling really work and what are the results?

For the 3 types of peeling that exist in the medical field, the main principles are the same: exfoliation, irritation and even burning of the upper layer of the skin. Concentrated acids according to the type of treatment are used to give the skin a fresh look, to reduce sun marks and remove some scars.
  • From simple brightening to total softening of wrinkles, peeling cannot be successful unless some rules are followed:
    • Consider treatment in winter, away from the sun;
    • For a deep peeling, post surgery treatment based on creams is essential.
  • In order to avoid any allergy risks;
    • No shaving at least 2 hours prior to peeling;
    • For average and deep peeling, only a dermatologist can perform the intervention.
  • A week before peeling make sure not to :
    • Have hair removal,
    • Have electrolysis,
    • Use retinol based or irritating products.

Contraindications and risks

  • Patients suffering from scarring problems or lymphatic system disorders.
  • Black or multiracial people (depigmentation risks).
  • Taking acne medication (retinoids).
  • Skin allergies (contact type).
  • Pregnancy.
  • Irritated skin (eczema, psoriasis, herpes).
  • Side-effects and risks
    • Side effects can be:
      • Tingling, pruritus, burns, slight pain;
      • Shedding of skin cells, scabs;
      • Acne.
    • Possible risks of peeling are :
      • Skin infections,
      • Depigmentation of scars,
      • Hyperpigmentation.