Chemical peeling or exfoliation is a medical procedure through which we renew the corneal layer of the epidermis at a variable depth, depending on the agent used and its concentration.
Superficial peeling with AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids, such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or pyruvic acid) gives the skin a much healthier appearance, improving skin quality and enhancing its natural beauty. It is barely aggressive and allows you to return to work immediately.
If the patient’s objective is more ambitious (to eliminate scars or wrinkles), we can use a medium peel, such as the phenol peel. This involves a more intense exfoliation process that lasts between three and four days. It is indicated for the treatment of fine wrinkles and acne scars.
We can also treat hyperpigmentation of the skin. Melasma or chloasma is a common concern for women who undergo significant hormonal changes. Melasma, commonly known as “pregnancy mask”, is a brownish hyperpigmentation, irregular in shape and variable in size, which usually appears in connection with pregnancy or taking oral contraceptives. To obtain an optimal result in the treatment of melasma, it is necessary to have extensive experience in the management of peels and certain depigmenting cosmetics, such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, and vitamin C, among others.