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Peeling - Practical Information

What are the cons-indications peeling?

  • They are general and local: unstable angina, uncontrolled diabetes, immunosuppression, mental illness, pregnancy, herpes facial pressure, open sores ...
  • Watch out for dark skin: the peeling can leave spots by a phenomenon called "reactive hyperpigmentation," often transient.
  • Be careful with sensitive skin and irritable: they are more prone to redness.
  • Caution with recent treatment with oral isotretinoin: Treatment should be discontinued at least 6 weeks before.

What are the costs and reimbursements different peels?

It depends on the type of practitioners and peeling. In all cases, a detailed estimate is required, with incompressible within 15 days of reflection. This type of act is never reimbursed by insurance.

Superficial peels or soft

  • Where to go? In medical esthetician or dermatologist graduates.
  • Principle: remove the superficial layers of the epidermis.
  • Indications: young skin, as a treatment for acne (comedones and microcysts), oily skin, brown spots and wrinkles, dull complexion ...
  • Products used: glycolic acid, salicylic acid (alone or combined), trichloroacetic acid (TCA 15%), resorcinol.
  • Course of treatment: The treatment lasts about 20 minutes and should be repeated 2 to 4 times a few weeks apart.
  • Consequences: scaling is fine and progressive, easily hidden. Its effectiveness is transient (1 to 2 years), but peeling can be renewed every year.
  • Sun protection: total daily for at least 6 weeks after the peel.
  • Cost: 300 euros per session.

Medium peels

  • Where to go? To graduate with a dermatologist.
  • Principle: removing layers of the epidermis and middle.
  • Indications: mature skin, as a treatment for acne scars, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles average depth ...
  • Product used: trichloroacetic acid (TCA 30%).
  • Course of treatment: the treatment is performed in a single session.
  • Consequences: the skin may itch and blushes in the preparatory phase and flaking lasts 3-6 days, with some crusting and burning sensations. Edema forms and disappears in 2-3 days. Redness may persist on the new skin the first few months. The effect lasts for several years. It may be renewed after 2 or 3 years.
  • Sun protection: total daily for at least 3 months after the peel.
  • Cost: about 1000 euros.

The deep peel

  • Where to go? At a dermatologist or plastic surgeon graduates.
  • The deep peels should be done in a clinic approved in the presence of an anesthetist and monitoring devices.
  • Principle: remove the epidermis to its depth without touching the dermis.
  • Indications: aged skin, depressed scars, acne scars, wrinkles.
  • Product used: phenol.
  • Course of treatment: application under local anesthesia and tranquilizers (neuroleptics), then puts a mask based occlusive moisturizers and soothing. The procedure takes about 1 hour 30 minutes. The mask is removed after 24 hours or 48 hours. The skin is cleansed, moisturized ... New "cosmeceuticals" are prescribed for the follow-up phase.
  • Impact: skin is raw after peeling, sometimes weeping, her face is swollen. Eviction Social 2 to 3 weeks is expected, but redness and swelling may persist for several months. The final result is visible only after 6 months. This peel is rarely renewed.
  • Sunscreen: daily and total, no sun exposure for at least 1 year after the peel.
  • Cost: about 3000 euros.
Who does what?

The procedures are performed by physicians and surgeons graduates in medical offices and health care facilities officially recognized.

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