How does a Peeling?


Understand what is a peeling

The skin is made of several layers of cells


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The epidermis, which varies in thickness between 0.1 and 0.3 mm it even composed of several underlayments which:

-A horny layer (stratum corneum): the more superficial, consisting of ten layers of dead cells

-A clear layer (stratum lucidum), grainy (stratum granulosum) and thorny (stratum spinosum)

-All these layers resting on a basement membrane

The dermis, whose thickness varies from 1.2 to 4.7 mm containing the (superficial) papillary dermis and the reticular DermIS (deep)

The hypodermis contains adipocytes, whose thickness is variable

More product used is strong, more peeling will be profound and somehow effective on the marked wrinkles.

Before undertaking a peeling, it is essential that a qualified practitioner may carry out a rigorous examination with the search history or prior contraindications and a clinical examination suitable for analyzing the State of the skin (including via the Glogau classification), phototype, pigmented lesions (lentigines, retentionelle acne, melasma), in order to determine what mixture is indicated for each patient.


Mechanisms of action of a low peeling

Very low and weak peels will be running mostly fruit (also called glycolic) acid at different concentrations as well as in some cases of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) concentrations between 12% and 18%. These peels will help to unify the complexion in giving a shine to the skin.

from a histological point of view, low peeling is exfoliation and in some cases a slight depigmentation.


He "strips" thick skin ranging from 0.1 to 0, 3mm, which corresponds to the area between the stratum corneum and the basement membrane of the epidermis.

To arrive at this result, two to four sessions spaced peeling of two weeks will be needed by increasing each time the time of application of the mixture used.

The suites are simple: you can end up with Erythema equivalent to a "sunburn" during a few hours, without the need for a social eviction.

It is advisable to make two protocols of weak peels per year.


Mechanisms of action of an average TCA peel

Medium peels exclusively use TCA to 20-30%. The latter totally removes the epidermis and the upper part of the papillary dermis, which will result in a skin whitening during the meeting. Each removed layer goes seregenerer via the reticular DermIS which will tend to produce collagen in large quantities.

The medium peeling is actually going to make 'new skin'

Meanwhile, all irregularities (acne lesions, scars acne, wrinkles) and impurities (lentigines, skin spots, melasma) will have disappeared.

This type of peeling is useful to rejuvenate the skin via its action on light, especially peri-oral wrinkles. It is practised with the same terms as a low Peel (between 2 and 4 sessions are required). Being more aggressive, the suites will be there more troublesome sentence: there will be a cutaneous erythema equivalent to a good sunburn and desquamation (skin peeling) for 4 to 7 days.


When they are done during the same session, peels largely optimize a mesolift results.

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