Do you want a chemical peel in Barcelona?
Increasingly practiced in aesthetic medicine, chemical peeling is a treatment that improves the radiance of the complexion without the need for surgery or invasive treatments. Performed on the face, neck, décolleté or hands, it reduces scars, fades imperfections, tightens pores and reduces fine lines.
If you would like to treat yourself to a chemical peel in Barcelona, make an appointment now with one of our aesthetic medicine specialists.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel consists of the application of active products (glycolic acid, salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid, retinol, etc.) to remove the most superficial layer of the skin by making it peel.
The peel is applied to the skin with a brush. The acids contained in the product will then act to exfoliate the skin.
This treatment does not involve the use of a machine or needles.
The different types of peels
There are three types of peels that penetrate the skin to different depths.
Superficial peel (or gentle peel)
The superficial peel is a treatment based on glycolic acid, lactic acid or salicylic acid. It is used to thoroughly clean the skin and remove all impurities.
This type of peel is safe for the skin, has no side effects and can be repeated over one or more sessions. It is mainly suitable for young skin, aged between 20 and 35.
This type of peel is performed with TCA acid. It acts under the corneal layer of the epidermis to treat pigment spots, acne or wrinkles more effectively.
The medium peel is especially recommended for mature skin (40 to 55 years old). It should be noted that the medium peel causes the skin to peel and therefore requires a few days of social exclusion.
The deep peel is rarely used because it is similar to a real medical operation and involves heavy post-operative after-effects (the skin must be bandaged) as well as social eviction for several days. Nevertheless, it allows deep wrinkles and scars to be reached and is effective in a single session.
Why use a chemical peel?
A chemical peel can be considered in the following cases:
- To treat acne
- To remove or fade scars
- To reduce wrinkles and fine lines
- To tighten dilated pores, eliminate blackheads and blackheads
- To act on rosacea and couperose
- To treat pigmentation spots
- To illuminate the eyes by erasing dark circles
- To give your face a glow
What are the contraindications to chemical peels?
All types of chemical peels are contraindicated in cases of :
- Herpes and skin diseases
- Treatment with Roacutane or other acne medications
- Breastfeeding period
If in doubt, do not hesitate to consult one of our specialists, who will be able to tell you if this treatment is safe for you.
How is a chemical peel session carried out?
During a peeling session, the skin is first removed and cleaned. The doctor then diagnoses the skin in order to choose the formula to be applied.
The peel is then applied directly to the skin with a brush.
The treatment often causes a tingling sensation of heat. The skin may be red and peel like after a sunburn.
Each peel is followed by a session of LED light to soothe the skin and optimise the results.
How to prepare your skin for the chemical peel?
To maximise the effects of the treatment, you can prepare your skin for the peel.
For example, you can exfoliate your skin 2 to 3 times a week in the 2 weeks before the peel. However, avoid doing this treatment the 2 days before the peel to give the skin time to rest before the big day.
We also advise you to stop the treatments you usually take for your skin problems (against acne, melanin boosters, etc.) one week before the treatment. This is to avoid any irritating interaction on the day of the session.
Finally, on the day of the peel, avoid wearing make-up.
We always strive for natural results where function and aesthetics go hand in hand!
Dr. Rob van der Veen
Dr. Lloyd Nanhekhan
Dr. Martin Gaston Alvarez