A chemical peel is a dermo-cosmetic procedure designed to cause accelerated, controlled skin regeneration. Each unique formula allows the chemical exfoliants to act at various depths, giving the practitioner the flexibility to create bespoke treatments.
The action of the peel on skin tissue enhances the removal of external layers to stimulate collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycan production, also improving the physiological and mechanical properties.
Purify and oxygenate the skin, leaving it hydrated and free from impurities. Close dilated pores, improve skin texture and increase epidermal thickness. Deal with the effects of skin aging, reducing wrinkles and maintaining elasticity.
Even out tone, provide brightness and reduce skin imperfections.
Lighten and reduce skin hyperpigmentations, providing a depigmenting action.
Reduce the signs of acne and improve the appearance of scars.
Chemical peels can be classified at 4 levels, depending on the depth of action, which also correlates to the nature and severity of the lesions to be treated.
Very superficial stratum corneum
Provides uniformity to the skin tone and a brighter appearance.
- basal layer
- Stimulates epidermal growth by removal of the stratum corneum.
- Produces a shedding similar to that caused by excess sun.
Medium papillary dermis
Produces significant shedding, inducing inflammation in the superficial dermis. Obliterates the epidermis, which is renewed to complete regeneration.
Deep reticular dermis
It causes an inflammatory response of the reticular dermis, inducing the reconstruction of collagen and elastin fibres.