Chemical peels

Chemical peels

Chemical peels are widely used to improve the facial appearance and treat various skin conditions. The outer skin layers are peeled off through a controlled exfoliation and an inflammatory process that will result in the rejuvenation of the skin ensues. Depending on the diagnosis, chemical peels are used in a variety of cases. They are mostly used in cases of skin lesions caused mainly by photoaging, wrinkles and solar lentigines, ephelides, melasma and superficial acne scars.

The choice of the right peeling agent depends on the desired level of skin damage. The level of infiltration and the intensity of the inflammatory reaction determine the efficiency of the treatment and the final result. There are three types of peels: superficial, medium and deep peels. Superficial peels include glycolic acid peels and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels in a concentration of 10-20%. Glycolic acid is one of the most known of the fruit acids or alpha hydroxy acids (AHA). Medium peels mainly include trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels in a concentration of 35-40%. Finally, deep peels include trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels in higher concentrations and phenol peels.

A certain degree of redness, swelling and exfoliation is to be expected, while healing time depends on the depth of the peel. The frequency of the treatments depends on the type of the peel. A certain preparation of the skin is recommended before the treatment, so that the optimal result is achieved and the risk of complications is minimized. Sun exposure should be avoided after the peel and the use of sunscreen is recommended after the recovery period.

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Dr. Varnalidis always discusses and explains each procedure step by step. He also offers extensive post-surgery advice and is here to answer any question you might have, so that a smooth recovery and the best functional and aesthetic outcome are achieved.

χημικα peelings

Anesthesia

It depends on the type of the peel, but it is usually not necessary.

Duration of the procedure

15-60 minutes

Necessary period before returning to everyday activities

1-3 weeks

Frequency of treatments

It depends on the type of the peel

Healing time

It depends on the type of the peel

Duration of the effects

It depends on the type of the peel