Chemical Peels can treat pigmentation spots, fine lines, small acne scars and sagging skin. Chemical peels (TCA) can be performed on the whole face or only on a portion (around the eyes, around the mouth …). It consists of peeling the skin so that it finds a new youth. The technique of peeling will help to fade pigmentation, smooth fine lines, refine skin texture, boost collagen and elastin and promote the production of new cells. The new skin is more toned and smoother.
On cleansed skin, the Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is applied using cotton swabs. Gradually, the skin turns red and then becomes white on the treated areas. The session lasts about 30 minutes. After the treatment, a cream is applied and you will need to continue applying the cream for about 1 month.
Frequency of sessions
1 session is usually sufficient. But according to the skin type, the doctor will decide if there is a need to do another session a few months later.
Following the treatment:
The skin may be very red for 1-2 days and then brownish like a sunburn. Thereafter, it will peel for a few days and a new skin will appear. Sun exposure is not recommended for 2 months following the treatment.
Precautions in case of:
Recent treatment of acne. This treatment should be stopped at least 6 months before.
Recent sun exposure