What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a non-surgical rejuvenating treatment that consists of applying an acid mask to remove dead cells and a more or less deep exfoliation of the skin, enabling it to become renewed and without certain imperfections. Although it can be applied to any part of the body, chemical peels are most frequently used on the face.
When they are applied, we will clean the surface of your face properly and protect the more sensitive parts of your face, such as around the eyes or the mouth. We will then apply the chemical product (generally without prior anaesthesia) and will leave it to take effect for a few minutes. The concentration and type of acid (trichloroacetic, salicylic, glycolic, pyruvic, etc.) will depend on the effect to be achieved and on your skin type, as we personalise the peel formula to provide an affective response to the needs of each individual.
At the Miranza clinics we perform this treatment in the consulting rooms equipped for oculofacial aesthetic procedures or, in the case of a deep peel, in the operating theatre.
Problems treated by the chemical peel
The chemical peel might be a good option if you show clear signs of photoageing (spots, dull skin and small wrinkles) or other skin flaws, such as acne marks, small scars, open pores, etc. Furthermore, when the peel stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the deep layers of the skin, it appears renewed and much brighter, tighter and smoother.
You can also benefit from this treatment if you have dark circles due to excess pigmentation, improving their colour and making your face fresher and more relaxed.