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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels in Argentina

The peeling or skin exfoliation consists in producing the renewal of the superficial layers of the skin producing a rapid cell turnover. The chemical peel uses different chemicals to improve the skin texture. Another treatment to exfoliate and resurfaces the skin is the Diamond Microdermabrasion.


Chemical peel is indicated for facial rejuvenation when the aging of the skin is slight to moderate.

Chemical peel is used for:
  • Reduce wrinkles
  • Skin blemishes treatment (hyperpigmentation of the skin)
  • Improve acne scars
  • Enhance the appearance of sun-damaged skin (photoaging of the skin)
Chemical peels depending on the agent used and time of contact can be:

- Mild Superficial Peel: Used to exfoliate the corneum state or the granular.
- Superficial Peel: Exfoliation is performed to the superficial papillary dermis. Does not improve skin disorders.
- Medium Peel: Are the best to solve the problems of the skin, exfoliation is from the papillary dermis to superficial reticular dermis. Skin peeling may occur later.
- Deep Peel: Used to reverse serious damage to the skin but should be done under strict control.


Before any chemical peel, the face should be cleaned with a solution that will remove fatty substances and prepare the skin to absorb the substance applied. Different chemicals are apply on the skin in order to exfoliate the outer layers. The deeper, more effects, but also more risks. They are used mainly in the skin of the face, neck, hands, legs and back.

Duration: 30 - 60 minutes.
Frequency: Superficial peeling can be repeated every 15 days to a month. The number of sessions varies, but is estimated the average of 6 sessions.
Type of Anesthesia: No anesthesia is used.
Recovery time: Superficial peels allow to continue with normal activity, medium peels are accompanied by post skin peeling and deep peels require recovery time. Avoid sun exposure during treatment and depending on the depth reached up to a month later.


The Chemical Peel causes cell renewal and stimulates collagen production to give greater elasticity to the skin. Also regulates the surface of the skin, clears spots and reduce wrinkles. The deeper the peel, the results will be longer. Your skin will look renewed and radiant for about a year.


1. Does Chemical Peels have any contraindications or side effects?

2. How long will the results of Chemical Peels last?

3. Can you repeat Chemical Peels?

4. Does Chemical Peels hurt?

5. Is there a need for pre surgical studies for a Chemical Peel?

6. Can you perform the Chemical Peel during the summer?

7. Can I tan after this type of Chemical Peel?

8. Can I do exercises after this method of facial rejuvenation?

9. In the event that a scab is formed, can I remove it?

10. What is the photoaging of the skin?

11. What is hyperpigmentation of the skin?

12. Can some acne scars remain after Chemical Peels?

13. In what parts of the body we can perform Chemical Peels?

14. Can I remove a tattoo with a Chemical Peel?

15. What are the names of the chemicals used?

16. What are the brands of Chemical Peel?

17. What other facial rejuvenation procedures exist?


How much does chemical peeling cost abroad? The reference price for chemical peels in Argentina is USD250 but this may vary according to the needs and requirements of each patient. Please fill in the form below to contact us and get your Free Quotation!

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Publication date: 19/04/2016
Note: This information serves as support and does not replace your doctor's opinion. Written by Thomas Pizarro.


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