As we grow older the accumulative age problems of excessive sun exposure, pollution and general skin problems such as acne, the pigmentation, fine wrinkles make our skin to appear more aged.
By applying the appropriate chemical peel, the skin becomes younger, smoother, firmer and radiant. It is a noninvasive treatment, which is done at the office and has a minimum recovery time.
The peels are divided into two main groups. Synthetic peeling (chemical) with main representative the TCA (Trichloroacetic acid), salicylic acid and lactic acid and botanical peels (AHA) mainly based on alpha-hydroxy fruit acids.
The TCA chemical peel is a powerful peel which offers intense exfoliation on the skin or even in deeper skin layers and therefore it is suggested for the treatment of deep skin lesions such as scars after inflammatory acne.
How is the treatment performed?
The treatment is done at the office by Dr. Kretsis. Firstly we clean the skin by removing makeup and daily pollutants. In the following step, we apply a chemical solution on the skin which produced a controlled chemical wound to the skin and eventually exfoliates it in order to allow a new regenerated skin to appear.
The patient has a slight stinging sensation. The solution lasts for 5-8 minutes and then is neutralized from the face. We apply cold patches of frozen water or cold chamomile to relieve the skin.
For the healing process the patient will follow specific instructions given by Dr. Kretsis.
It is essential for the patient to apply sunscreen face cream the whole year.