Peeling uses a chemical solution to improve facial skin and smooth its structure. Thus, superficial scars and many signs of aging of the skin (e.g., wrinkles, age spots and nipples) can be eliminated.
Exfoliation is the peeling of the uppermost skin layers with the help of chemical substances such as fruit acid, salicylic acid, TCA or phenol. The acid is applied to the skin surface and deliberately destroys parts of the epidermis (epidermis) or dermis (dermis), so that their renewal is specifically stimulated. The skin regenerates and rejuvenates, it looks smoother, purer and more youthful.
A chemical peel can help with:
Acne scars, large-pored skin or pigmentary shift
Fine wrinkles, sagging skin that has lost its elasticity
For detailed and individual information on »peeling« we are at the Park-Klinik Birkenwerder b. Berlin in personal consultation gladly available.
Fruit acid peeling – superficial peeling
This type of peeling is often colloquially referred to as “Lunchtime Peel”. This is mainly due to the brevity of the treatment that takes place in the Park-Klinik Birkenwerder b. Berlin usually takes no longer than 30 minutes. In addition, you can follow his normal everyday life immediately after the exfoliation. Superficial peels are u.a. carried out with fruit acids and salicylic acid known from aspirin.
Due to the acid, the uppermost skin layer (epidermis) is specifically traumatized and superficially injured. Cell layers are peeled off and cell growth of the lower skin layers is stimulated. New cell associations arise and the skin is rejuvenated.
It is important to use creams that protect against UV radiation after treatment, as the skin is very sensitive to thinning immediately after treatment. Deep wrinkles can not be treated with a fruit acid peel, but can be treated with volume fillers or surgically through a face-lift.
TCA peeling – medium deep peeling
To correct the deeper skin layers, stronger acids are used than with a pure surface peel, e.g. TCA (trichloroacetic acid) in low concentrations. A TCA peel should only be applied by experienced physicians. A comprehensive consultation and education by the attending physician is absolutely necessary.
Preliminary treatment of approximately 28 days is recommended, which patients must perform at home under the guidance of the physician. The peeling begins two to five days after treatment with TCA. The treated skin is very sensitive in the first few days and must be protected from UV light. A complete healing is to be expected after 10 days.
With a TCA exfoliation, every skin type and the entire body skin can be treated. The more correction is desired, the deeper the acid must penetrate the skin.
Phenol peeling – deep peeling
The phenol peel is used in addition to C02 laser treatment for the treatment of deep acne scars and the aging face. The phenol peeling is carried out in an analgosedation (twilight sleep) or general anesthesia followed by a short clinical stay for follow-up care in our clinic.
Because very strong acids are used, this type of peeling can be applied only to a very limited extent on the facial skin. There may also be unwanted systemic and local side effects.
Is there a treatment for a peeling?
In some patients, a result is obtained after one treatment. Generally, however, you need three to six treatments for the best possible result. The intervals between treatments must be at least two to three weeks. The results of the peeling will be visible shortly.
How long does a chemical peel take?
A medical peel takes about 30 minutes.
Do I need an anesthetic for a scrub?
The exfoliation is applied on an outpatient basis. This is done with a local anesthesia or an intravenous narcosis. First, the skin is cleaned, then applied the chemical solution and then “removed” accordingly.
What should I consider after treatment?
After a TCA exfoliation treatment, it can come to the beginning of the sweating of the tissue, which can sometimes be painful. Therefore, analgesics are not uncommon in the first hours after treatment. The skin renewal requires a period of several days until the tissue is completely healed. After about four to six days, the final result can be inspected. Nevertheless, the patient can return to his usual activities after just a few days. It is not recommended to apply make-up for the next 24 to 48 hours. The skin is still slightly red and sensitive, so care must be taken. Also important is the sunscreen, which should definitely be used within the first few months after the exfoliation.
What costs do I have to expect in a peeling and what does the health insurance?
The cost of scrubs depends on the individual scope of service. Average prices can be found in ours price list.
about 30 minutes
Fruit acid Peeling
from 89 €
from 1000 € incl. 19% VAT.
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