Peeling: chemical peel for acne


The peeling, or so-called microdermabrasion, aims to peel the skin to renew the upper layers of the epidermis. It is like a deep face scrub but in a medical way. It is indeed a chemical process based on acids, carried out by a specialist aesthetic doctor or dermatologist, who treats the spots, certain scars, but also the small wrinkles. The peeling consists of a skin desquamation to reduce the thickness of the skin's superficial layers. The facial skin tone will be more radiant. Eliminating the first layers of the skin will reactivate the natural production of collagen. New cells will form for a visibly softer and more toned skin.

Peeling price

The price of a Peeling in Tunisia coupled with a week of recovery or vacation in a 5 stars hotel is at least % cheaper than the sole procedure in Europe and for the same medical quality.

Peeling techniques and results

Depending on the desired effect, there are three different types of peeling: mild, medium and deep.

The mild or superficial peeling will restore the radiance of the face. It acts only on the superficial layers of the skin. The result is a brighter complexion by tightening pores and eliminating imperfections. The treatment will peel the skin but in a rather light way. This technique can also be recommended for acne problems. It is advised to do 3 to 6 sessions of 20 to 30 minutes every 10 to 15 days.

The medium peel is recommended for those who wish to erase some wrinkles, fine lines and other imperfections of the face. The rejuvenation effect is guaranteed. After the session, it will give the impression of having a sunburn. The skin will become brownish in the days following the treatment. It is advised to take 2-3 days off to make sure that the formed crusts disappear. The desquamation will fade after one week. Healing creams will be prescribed. Finally, it only requires a session of 30 to 45 minutes.

The deep peeling is not often recommended as it is very strong. The concentration of acids is much higher. The effect is deeper and cellular production is more intense. This treatment is heavier than the previous two. Some doctors prefer to opt for hospitalization and general anesthesia. The recovery period of 15 days on average is advised, because the facial skin will be raw and edemas may occur. As this treatment is very intense, the skin will need time to fully regenerate. It takes about 6 months to get a definitive result.

A chemical peel consists applying a specific formula allowing to exfoliate the superficial layers of the skin. It can be done in two ways: The peel with glycolic acid, which is a fruit acid extracted from sugar cane, beet or grapes. It is more or less concentrated according to the needs of patients but it remains a soft peel. It has a strong exfoliating power and its high penetration rate allows the acceleration of cell renewal. The TCA (trichloroacetic) acid peel is the dermatological peel of reference. More intense, it requires in all cases a medical examination. But its concentration is very variable depending on the desired result, from a mild peel to a deep peel.

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Facial peeling advices

With any peeling, the exposure to UV is prohibited and the application of a high protection sunscreen is essential over a long or shortperiod of time depending on the intensity of treatment.

This type of facial care is not recommended for people suffering from heart problems, diabetes, kidney failure, lymphatic system problems, skin problems such as herpes, eczema etc. And it is, of course, strongly prohibited for pregnant women.