Chemical peeling - Exfoliation
The abbreviation AHA refers to fruit acids, technically alpha-hydroxy acids. They are used in varying high concentrations, and because of this they have several effective capabilities. They exfoliate, i.e. they accelerate the skin cell renewal process by ridding the surface layer of dead skin cells. They reduce sebum, but at the same time help to increase natural hydration, tighten pores, eliminate pigmentation, even skin colour and plump the skin. In higher 70% concentrations, they are the active ingredient in chemical peels. However, these belong in the hands of dermatologists.
In much lower concentrations, they are part of cosmetics, and in addition to tightening the pores, they also perform the function of promoting collagen formation, for example. You will find low concentrations of these acids in products for home use, but don't overdo it with them either, and make sure to follow up with aftercare, especially in the form of a high SPF cream, all year round.
What can chemical peels help me with?
Chemical peeling eliminates significant skin imperfections such as acne, enlarged pores as well as post-acne and hyperpigmentation, improving the overall skin texture.
Confide in the experts in dermatology. Based on their experience, our doctors will evaluate the necessary amount of acid concentration in relation to your skin condition, safely and effectively apply even stronger ratios for a faster and more pronounced effect. It's easy to do a lot of damage with a lack of experience, and it's certainly not worth it.
Can I come in for treatment at any time of the year?
Chemical peels are applied exclusively during the cold months from autumn to winter, as it is essential to protect the skin from sunlight.
How do I know which type of peeling will be best for me?
Ideally, you will do this by first arranging an initial consultation with us. An expert will consider your preferences, skin condition and suggest the most suitable type of peel for you. In addition, you will also get a more accurate idea of the course of treatments and aftercare.
- Surface chemical scrubs - contain alpha and beta hydroxy acids that act at the level of the corroded layer. They give the skin a radiant appearance and hydration. Regeneration is fast, skin peeling is minimal and this type of peel won't restrict you from social activities.
- Medium-deep peelings - penetrate to the level of the base, regenerative layer. They eliminate superficial wrinkles, epidermal hyperpigmentation, keratoses and are also very effective in fighting acne. They require a longer regeneration time. Intense peeling of the skin starts on about the 3rd day after the procedure and you will fight it for an average of three days.
- Peels reaching the so-called border zone - stimulate the upper layers of the papillary dermis, significantly stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
- Deep peels extending into the dermis - treat lentiginosis, solar keratosis, melasma, address freckles and superficial wrinkles.
- Deep peels acting at the level of the papillary to reticular dermis - they also deal with deep hyperpigmentation and wrinkles, sagging and flabby skin. Regeneration requires more patience.