Everything you need to know about chemical peels, for a glowy baby skin

Ultra-powerful face scrub, dermatological peeling is on the rise! And for good reason: it helps fight against dull complexion, persistent scars, dilated pores, or even wrinkles on the surface of your epidermis. To be performed by a specialist dermatologist with new generation treatments, discover all the benefits of peeling to take care of your skin.

What is a chemical peel exactly?

Not to be confused with mechanical exfoliation, peeling has enjoyed tremendous success in skincare for several years.

Indeed, your skin is covered with millions of microorganisms invisible to the naked eye, their mission is to fight against bacteria and unwanted germs in your daily life. However, your epidermis sometimes needs a facelift to regenerate itself properly and to free itself from its impurities. It is in this case that the peel appears!

An ultra-powerful exfoliating treatment, the dermatological peel is ideal for stimulating the cell regeneration of your skin. Also called microdermabrasion, it decreases the thickness of the surface layers of the skin to reveal a radiant complexion. Indeed, it is by reducing (or even eliminating) the first layers of the skin (those which are the most damaged and which are in particular at the origin of dead skin) that this one will reactivate its natural production of collagen. Flexibility and tone are then at the rendezvous!

Peeling and exfoliation, what are the differences?

The scrub

It is a mechanical exfoliation technique, which is done using the palms of your hands, with a dedicated brush or sponge. The scrub allows above all to act on the smoothness, the softness, and the homogeneity of your skin. This, after performing the scrub, will better absorb the active ingredients of the following treatments. It should be used sparingly, especially if it is a grain scrub, as it can tend to dry out your skin. However, there are enzymatic exfoliations that can be done every day, provided you have the right product to not sensitize your skin. Exfoliation is a technique that can be performed at home.

The peeling

A chemical exfoliation technique, the peel is performed using the heat of a laser. It deeply eliminates the upper layers of the epidermis and helps to act on more important skin problems such as pigment spots, persistent scars, or even surface wrinkles. Peeling is an alternative to heavier surgeries but requires a more or less significant healing phase.

Performing a dermatological peel: the procedures

As the name suggests, it is to a dermatologist or a specialist doctor that you will need to go to perform a dermatological peel. Indeed, the peel requires regular and precise monitoring, just as it requires your skin to be prepared.

Performing a peel is not a trivial act for your skin. This one needs to be prepared, in particular thanks to the application of antibiotic creams, thus allowing him not to become too sensitized.

Know that there are three types of more or less intense peeling. The more the latter will act in-depth on your epidermis, the longer the healing phase will be. This is why it is essential to do it at a professional so that your skin does not suffer any complications.

After performing a peel, regardless of its intensity, be aware that it is strictly forbidden to expose yourself to UV rays. The application of a sunscreen with a high index is therefore mandatory.

Which dermatological peel to choose?

The superficial peel

It is the mildest form of the peel. It restores radiance to your face by acting on the superficial layers of the epidermis and improving the quality of your skin. Your buttons and tasks are visibly blurred; but for a complete disappearance, it is preferable to carry out several sessions. Like all peels, your skin will eventually peel ... But this little inconvenience shouldn't last more than a week!

The average peel

Ideal for skin that has already experienced its first wrinkles, the medium peel is precisely recommended for those (or those ... gentlemen, you are also entitled to it!) Who wish to erase some fine lines and wrinkles. Very often, this peel is based on trichloroacetic acid which, unlike the superficial peel, will penetrate the dermis. After the session, your skin will be dewy, like after a good sunburn! But don't worry, it will only last a few days. It is the same for the desquamation which follows the intervention: initially, crusts form will form, then these will eventually disappear after 3 days of rest.

The deep peel

Carried out thanks to the attenuated phenol, the deep peel is the strongest form of the peel. Some professionals practice it under general anesthesia and even opt for hospitalization. It is the most effective peel to erase all the signs of skin aging, making you feel 10 years younger! But beware, this practice is not without consequences on your skin: it will need convalescence (about two weeks) to regain an almost normal appearance. However, you have to wait almost 6 months to see a definitive result on her pretty face! The impatient can go their way ...

Please note: peels are not recommended for people suffering from heart problems, diabetes, skin problems such as eczema or herpes, and are of course strictly not recommended for pregnant women!

What is the price of a dermatological peel?

Like many aesthetic medicine treatments, the costs are entirely your responsibility and are not reimbursed by Health Insurance.

For a superficial peel, count between 50 and 100 dollars per session.

For an average peel, prices vary from 200 to 500 dollars depending on the practitioner chosen.

Finally, for the strongest treatment, you should check with your hospital centers, because of anesthesia (and accommodation!) Costs are to be added.


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