Le peeling is a dermatological treatment widely used in aesthetic medicine.
The word 'peeling' means 'exfoliation'. This exfoliation can be done by applying a chemical agent (chemical peel), by laser or mechanically using sandpaper.
The target of the peel is the skin. Depending on the type of skin and the desired result, the doctor will suggest the most suitable peel.
Years ago, a peel was simply used to give a glow to the skin for an important event and to improve the texture of the skin, but today this treatment is repeated several times a year and is carried out to maintain beautiful skin. With this in mind, certain very specific peels have been developed, such as the Hollywood peel, which owes its name to the perfect skin it produces.

Hollywood peel

Laser peeling


Superficial peeling

PRX-T33 Peeling

Everything you need to know about peels in Geneva

Chemical peels are a technique for aesthetic medicine which consists of apply to the skin from chemical products such as acids for remove dead cells of the surface layer ofskin. This procedure stimulates the cell renewalto improve skin texture andReduce the signs of skin ageing, the wrinkles and fine linesand imperfections skin like dark spotsthe scars ofacnethe dilated poresthe rashes and disorders pigmentary. At depending on type and skin problems skin to treat, it different types of peelings, from the gentlest to the most deeper. Le superficial peeling acts mainly on the horny layer of theskinwhile the medium peel and the deep peeling penetrate deeper into the dermis to stimulate collagen production andelastin. Peelings with fruit acids such asacid glycolic orsalicylic acid are often used to exfoliate the skin, fade spots pigmentary and restorebrilliance at complexion.

L'trichloroacetic acid TCA is more suitable for treating wrinkles and fine linesthe dilated pores and the scars ofacne. In addition to its effects scrubsthe peeling stimulates the cell regenerationis helping collagen production andelastinand helps smooth the skinto improve its overall appearance.

Laser peels and the PRX-T33 peel are new-generation peels.

It is advisable to consult a dermatologist  or an aesthetic doctor to determine the type of peeling best suited to your skin type and your needs, to ensure optimum results and avoid any risk of undesirable effects
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What is the purpose of a peel?

The aim of a peel is to improve the quality and texture of the skin by removing damaged surface layers. This stimulates cell renewal and helps to treat various skin problems such as wrinkles, pigmentation spots, acne and superficial scars.

Does a peel make you look younger?

Yes, the peel rejuvenates the skin by reducing visible signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines and age spots. It also stimulates collagen production, which improves the skin's elasticity and firmness.

What are the side effects of a peel?

Common side effects of a peel include redness, scaling, increased sensitivity and sometimes slight swelling. These effects are generally temporary and fade during the healing period.

Does a peel damage the skin?

When carried out by a qualified professional, a peel does not damage the skin. On the contrary, it encourages cell regeneration and improves skin quality. However, a badly performed peel or inappropriate post-peel care can damage the skin.

What are the benefits of a peel?

The benefits of a peel include smoother, more radiant skin, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, a reduction in pigmentation spots, an improvement in skin texture and a reduction in acne scars. The peel also helps even out skin tone and tighten pores.

What is the most effective peel?

The most effective peel depends on your skin's specific needs. Superficial peels are ideal for light refreshing and improving skin texture. Medium and deep peels are more effective for treating more severe problems such as deep wrinkles, acne scars and pigmentation spots.

How does the skin look after a peel?

After a peel, the skin may be red and sensitive, with visible flaking for a few days. Once healing is complete, the skin generally appears smoother, clearer and more even.

When should I have a peel?

A peel is recommended when your skin shows signs of ageing, pigment spots, acne scars or uneven texture. Peels are often carried out in seasons when the sun is not shining, to avoid pigmentary rebound.

How much does a peel cost?

The price of a peel varies according to the type of peel and the indications. Superficial peels can cost between CHF 200 and CHF 300 per session, while medium and deep peels can cost between CHF 500 and CHF 4,000.

When can I see the effects of a peel?

The effects of a peel generally begin to be visible a few days after the procedure, once the skin has finished peeling. Full results appear after a few weeks, when the skin is completely regenerated.

Is the peel effective?

Yes, peels are effective in improving skin texture, reducing imperfections and evening out skin tone. Results depend on the type of peel used and the skin problems being treated. Several sessions are often necessary.

How do you sleep after a peel?

After a peel, it is advisable to sleep on your back to avoid any contact with the skin on your face. Using a clean, soft pillowcase can also help prevent irritation.

When should you wash your face after a peel?

It is generally advisable not to wash your face for the first 12 to 24 hours after a peel. Always follow the specific instructions of your aesthetic doctor or dermatologist.  

Is it normal not to peel after a peel?

Yes, it is normal not to peel visibly after a peel, especially if it is a superficial peel. The peel always works by exfoliating the dead cells, even if peeling is not always noticeable. The PRX-T33 peel and the Hollywood peel do not cause exfoliation.

Is the peel painful?

The pain associated with peels varies according to the depth of the treatment.
Superficial peels are generally not very painful, although the patient may experience a more intense burning sensation. Some discomfort is expected, but this is often manageable with mild analgesics and soothing creams applied after the procedure.
Medium and deep peels can cause more discomfort, some cause a significant burning sensation and may require local anaesthetic or sedation.

Can the peel be used on all skin types?

Yes, the peel can be used on all skin types, including sensitive or reactive skin.
It is essential to consult an aesthetic health professional to assess your skin type and determine the most appropriate peel. This specialist will be able to tailor the treatment to your individual needs, minimising the risk of irritation and maximising the benefits. Preliminary tests and adjustments to the concentration of acids can also be carried out to ensure that the peel is safe and effective for your reactive skin.

What are the contraindications to a peel?

Certain contraindications to peels include medical conditions such as infections or skin lesions on the area to be treated, pathologies responsible for scarring problems, a history of allergy or intolerance to the chemicals present in peels and certain photosensitising treatments.

After a peel, how long should I wait before sunbathing or applying make-up?

After a peel, the period of time during which the sun must be avoided depends on the type of peel and the type of skin. This period is set by the doctor and can vary from one to three months. For the PR-T33 peel, there is no need to protect yourself from the sun.
Make-up should not be applied for about two days for the lightest peels.

How do you know if a peel is effective?

A peel is effective if you notice an improvement in skin texture, a reduction in imperfections and a more even complexion. It is important to follow the post-peel care explained by your doctor to optimise the results.

Can a peel eliminate all types of scarring?

No, superficial peels improve skin quality and help prevent ageing. However, for deeper scars, such as those caused by acne or chickenpox, other techniques will be required.

Are peels effective in eliminating sun spots?

Yes, peels can be effective in treating sun spots, especially medium peels, which are often used to treat these problems as well as pregnancy mask. Repeated sessions may be necessary to achieve the best results.

Are certain peels recommended for black skin?

Yes, some peels are specifically formulated to be safe and effective on black skin. Superficial peels using mild acids such as glycolic acid or mandelic acid are often recommended as they minimise the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, a more common problem on darker skin. It is crucial to consult an aesthetic doctor experienced in the treatment of dark skin to choose the most appropriate peel for your skin type and specific needs.

Can other medical aesthetic procedures be carried out in addition to a peel?

Yes, it is possible to combine peels with other medical aesthetic procedures to maximise results, but you will need to respect the timeframe given by your doctor.

At what age can you start having peels?

Peels can be carried out from late adolescence onwards.

How do you look after your skin after a peel?

To look after your skin after a peel, follow these tips:

  • Hydration Use gentle, non-comedogenic moisturisers and creams to accelerate healing.
  • Sun protection Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 50 to protect the skin from UV rays.
  • Avoid irritating products Do not use products containing retinoids, strong acids or physical exfoliants until your doctor has given you the go-ahead.
  • Follow your doctor's recommendations Follow the specific post-peel care instructions provided by your aesthetic doctor or dermatologist.

How often should a peel be repeated?

The frequency of peel sessions depends on the type of peel used and the treatment objectives:

  • Superficial peels These peels can be repeated every 4 to 6 weeks to maintain results and treat mild skin problems.
  • Medium peels The following treatments are recommended: they are generally carried out every 3 to 6 months, depending on your skin's reaction and your doctor's recommendations.
  • Medium-deep and deep peels These are often carried out only once, as they have long-lasting effects and require a longer recovery period.

Can I have a peel if I'm pregnant?

It is not advisable to have a peel during pregnancy. Chemical peels use acids that can be absorbed by the skin and it is best to avoid any procedure that could potentially harm the developing foetus. Peels should be postponed until after childbirth and breastfeeding.