Chemical peels

Chemical peels

Chemical peels are procedures in which chemical agents are used to exfoliate and renew the skin. They consist of the controlled application of an acid solution on the skin, which removes the damaged outer layers and stimulates cell regeneration, rejuvenating the facial skin.

Who is a good candidate?

The best candidate for chemical peels is one with sun spots, fine wrinkles, acne scars, or uneven skin texture. Chemical peels may be suitable for different skin types. Still, the candidate must undergo a prior evaluation by the practitioner to determine the appropriate variety of peel and intensity based on the patient's needs and characteristics.

Recovery Process

Recovery after a chemical peel can vary depending on the intensity of the treatment. It is common to experience skin redness, tenderness, and flaking for a week. The skin should be kept clean and protected with special creams and sunscreen, and makeup and abrasive products should be avoided. Recovery time can be a week or more, depending on the type of peel.


No anesthesia is required. If requested by the patient, topical anesthesia can be used.

Frequently Asked Questions

01. What are the benefits of chemical peels?
Chemical peels can help reduce fine wrinkles, sun spots, and acne scars, improve skin texture and smoothness, stimulate collagen production, and promote a youthful and healthy appearance.
02. How long does recovery take?
Recovery time can vary depending on the intensity of the chemical peel. Recovery may take a few days to a week for superficial peels, while deeper peels may require several weeks.
03. Are there any associated side effects or risks?
Some common side effects include redness, peeling, tenderness, and mild discomfort. Rarely, complications such as infection, changes in skin color, or scarring may occur. It is essential to follow your doctor's instructions and have the procedure performed by an experienced professional to minimize risks.
04. When can the results be seen?
The results of chemical peels are usually seen gradually as the skin recovers completely. Changes may be visible from the first treatment. Still, optimal results are typically seen after several weeks or months as cell turnover and collagen production effects occur.


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