All peels are performed by Dr Olivia Chokron at Lazeo Clinic. She is registered at the UK General Medical Council.
The peel is the number one procedure used for various treatments of the face (and body). It consists of chemically irritating the skin to force it to regenerate and produce new cells. The peels have different levels of intensity, primarily based on glycolic acid, salicylic acid or trichloroacetic acid. They can be used separately or combined within one treatment. We use the VI Peel which is considered as one of the finest brand on the market.
There are three types of peels: Superficial peels, Medium peels, deep peels. Depending on their intensity, peels are recommended to give real radiance to the complexion, brighten and revitalize the eye area (dark rings), deeply cleanse the skin (oily skin, enlarged pores, blackheads…), reduce lines and the appearance of wrinkles, fade dark spots, and treat certain scars (acne, stretch marks, etc.).
The treatable areas are: Face, neck, neckline, hands, body…
Indications: Eliminate all skin imperfections on the face
A very large number of indications can be treated with the peel technique:
- A dull complexion
It is caused by poor blood circulation leading to vasoconstriction of blood vessels. Pollution, cigarettes, lack of hydration, creams poorly adapted to the type of skin, stress, etc., the causes of the dull complexion are numerous.
- Dark Circles
They are caused by a variation of skin colour under the eye which is darker different shades are possible: brown, bluish or purplish. Dark circles are constitutional or they can be caused by fatigue, smoking, etc. They accentuate the tired air.
- Oily and Acne-Prone Skin
Oily skin is characterised by excessive production of sebum. Dead cells, bacteria and dirt accumulate more easily and clog pores, resulting in the formation of blackheads (comedones) and pimples.
- Acne scars
After years of acne, it is not uncommon for slight scars to mark the face and give the skin an uneven texture.
- Pigment spots
They are due to exposure to sun and UV in general. These are melanin deposits located in the thickness of the skin. The pregnancy mask (melasma) is also very common. It is manifested by a brown pigmentation of the face that is sometimes triggered after pregnancy or after taking an oral contraceptive.
- The signs of skin ageing
Ageing is manifested by the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and the loss of firmness of the skin.
The course of the session
The peel consists of applying a chemical substance to the skin, in order to cause a limited and controlled destruction of the epidermis or even of the superficial and deep layers of the dermis.
The doctor chooses the concentration of the active ingredients according to each patient.
Female or male skin: Women skin is thinner and more delicate than the man whose texture is thicker and less flexible.
Young or mature skin: Before age 45, we are rather in a process of maintenance and prevention. Beyond, the skin requires a deeper treatment to regain its radiance.
Light, dark or darker skin: There are treatments today that can treat all pigmentation without risk but not for all indications.
A peel typically includes three stages
- Fifteen days to one month before the session, the patient applies a cream on the face that prepares the skin to facilitate the penetration of the active product and avoid a possible rebound pigment.
- After having cleansed the face, the doctor applies the acid solution of the peeling and lets it acts between a minimum of thirty seconds and a maximum of two minutes. When the skin starts to blush and tingle, he rinses his face with water.
- After the session, the patient applies a cream for three to seven days to protect, repair and soothe the skin.
The peel contributes to the renewal of the cutaneous cells and all the apparent defects are erased.
At the superficial level, dead skin cells are removed and replaced with younger, cooler cells. The face finds a radiant complexion.