When we talk about chemical peels, we talk about healthy and lively skin. At our cosmetic clinic in Beirut, Lebanon, Dr. Yassine uses a chemical solution to peel your skin off, allowing it to exfoliate and glow like never before.

Have we not all dreamed of a smooth and rejuvenated skin? Have we not all longed for a more youthful appearance? Now is the time we make this dream come true!

1. What are the basic types of chemical peels?

There are three basic types of chemical peels, including:

  • Superficial peels: These peels made of mild acids like alpha-hydroxy acid only penetrates the outer layer of the skin, allowing it to exfoliate
  • Medium peels: These peels made of trichloroacetic or glycolic acid remove damaged skin cells by penetrating the middle and superficial layers of the skin
  • Deep peels: These peels contain phenol or trichloroacetic acid. It penetrates the middle layer of the skin deeply, thus removing damaged skin cells.
    At our cosmetic center in Beirut, Lebanon, our dermatologist will help you identify which type of peels is best for you, taking into account your skin condition.

2. What skin concerns do chemical peels address?

Chemical peels address the following skin concerns:

  • Acne scars
  • Melasma
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Freckles
  • Sunspots

3. Is there any downtime for chemical peels?

Unlike medium and deep peels that require some recovery time, superficial peels have little to no downtime, whereby you can immediately get back to your daily activities.

4. How many treatments of chemical peels do I need?

At Skin Expert Clinic, our dermatologist Dr. Yassine will help you determine how many treatments you need. In many cases, you realize the effect after the first treatment despite the type of peel. If you are using superficial peels, you will need a series of treatments to get optimal results.

5. What are the possible side effects of chemical peels?

  • Swelling
  • Infection
  • Discoloration
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

However, this is far from happening in our dermatology clinic since Dr. Yassine will choose the best peel that fits your skin type, and that gives you the best result.

6. How do I prepare for a chemical peel?

You must not use retinol or Retin-A topical medication two days before your treatment. Moreover, you have to inform your dermatologist whether or not you have taken acne medication, such as Accutane, or any other medicines.

Dr. Yassine also recommends that you:

  • Use a retinoid cream to prevent skin darkening
  • Use lotions, such as glycolic acid lotion, to enhance the results
  • Take antiviral medication have you had fever blisters or cold sores before
  • Avoid waxing and using facial scrubs one week before the peel
  • Avoid hair coloring
  • Wear a sunscreen SPF 50+ after your treatment

You deserve to fall in love with your skin!