Superficial and moderate peels can be performed in the office. In recent years, these techniques have undergone significant scientific improvements enabling to greatly accentuate the results of the sessions.

A peel is a skin exfoliation stimulated by a chemical solution.

Contrary to common beliefs, this treatment is far less aggressive for the skin than a mechanical exfoliation such as a scrub. Grainy scrubs create a mechanical aggression too strong for the skin, which reacts by thickening its superficial layers in order to protect itself. Repeated scrubbing can result in the opposite of the desired effect.

On the other hand, a peel will treat skin disorders specifically (skin radiance, dilated pores, spots, pigmentation problems, cellular renewal). A peel can be performed on the whole face or on specific areas such as the eye contour, which may have a darker tone than the rest of the face or superficial lines, the contour of the lips or the T-zone.

Latest generation peels use nanoparticles in order to treat the cutaneous dermis in greater depth. Peels used to treat only the superficial layers of the skin, but nanoparticle peels act on the cells responsible for cell renewal and the melanin cells responsible for pigmentation disorders.

Until now, glycolic acid and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) were the main molecules used to perform peels. New molecules have recently been integrated into the different types of peels for a more comprehensive and targeted action: lactic acid, salicylic acid, resorcinol and resveratrol. These new molecules are nanoparticles which treat skin disorders more efficiently and more specifically.

The choice of the peel and the number of sessions will be defined depending on the expected result. Different kinds of peels can be combined in order to treat the different problems identified.

Until recently, patients needed to prepare their skin with specific creams, but this preparatory phase can now be avoided thanks to nanoparticles. A peel can be performed during the first consultation, but the usual precautions must be observed:

  • Peels are advised against during pregnancy.
  • Winter is the most favorable time of the year for a peel: sun exposure is absolutely contraindicated just before or just after a peel.

Finally, the latest technological innovations permit a clear improvement in the luminosity of the complexion and to obtain a softer, smoother and more radiant skin, tightened pores and less visible pigmentation disorders.

A peel is a skin exfoliation stimulated by a chemical solution.

Depending on the type of peel, these elements can be treated:

  • Acne-prone skin and dilated pores by regulating the sebaceous glands with the AlphaB Complex. The keratolytic action of the AlphaB Complex is stimulated by the glycolic acid and the salicylic acid and favors the detachment of the dead cells.
  • Pigmentation spots by homogenizing dermal synthesis with the Yellow Peel. The association of kojic acid, retinol, phytic acid and azelaic acid permits to obtain an adjustable rejuvenation and depigmentation.
  • Skin radiance by stimulation with glycolic acid (gentle peel). « Glycolic Masque » can be used to reduce the stratum corneum and empty the hair follicles from their excess sebum, thus erasing the oily aspect of the treated surface.
  • Light wrinkles and lines by stimulating collagen and elastin synthesis using a TCA-peel (gentle peel). Trichloroacetic acid can be used to treat skin-sagging.

TCA peels resurface the skin and complement a treatment of the wrinkles with hyaluronic acid and botulinum toxin.

The products Doctor Natalie Rajao uses are part of specific therapeutic lines from Mene & Moy®, Dermaceutic® and Novelskin®.

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