During the first intake we will determine which peeling will be most suitable for your skin and your wishes. Peelings are advised in a cure, supported by the right products at home, to achieve the optimal results. The support includes products that contain high concentrations of active ingredients, a day cream with protection agains UV-radiation and products aftercare. If you regularly suffer from a fever blister, we ask you to report this.
Prior to the treatment, you should properly cleanse the skin at home and do not apply any creams or make-up. The treatment will take 20 to 45 minutes The skin therapist will cleanse your skin and applies the peeling. The more often you have a peeling, the percentage of the peeling will increase. There is a slight burning sensation upon applying. After several minutes the peeling may be neutralized and, if necessary, a protective cream is applied.
The duration of the recovery process after a treatment is mainly determined by the strength of the peeling. With a mild peeling, some redness will be visible after the treatment, sometimes with some swelling. You can resume all daily activities immediately after the treatment. In the days after the treatment, flakes or a scab sometimes appear. You should not peel off skins or crusts, these should fall off gradually and spontaneously. After the treatment, you should not expose the skin to the sun or solarium for 3-6 weeks, depending on the depth of the peeling. Apply a sun protection product (minimum SPF 30) every 2 hours, even when the sun is not shining. Sun exposure can cause dark or white spots. You can apply make-up again 1 hour after the treatment. Lycogel is a restorative, caring camouflage with SPF 30 and can be applied immediately afterwards. If you use a bleaching cream or local acne medication, you should discontinue these 2 days in advance and resume 3 days after the peeling.
With a TCA or Phenol Peeling you have to count on a recovery period of 5 to 10 days. The skin looks red and swollen immediately after the treatment, comparable to a serious sunburn. If you suffer from a burning sensation, you can still cool the skin at home with a wet cloth. Gently pat the skin dry, do not rub. In the following days, the skin may feel tight and change to a darker color. The flaking and peeling occurs about 2 days after the peeling. It is absolutely forbidden to rub, scrub, pull or pick at loose skins. Otherwise, infections, dark spots, and possibly scarring may result! The first day you should keep the skin dry and wash only with water. In the following days, you should frequently rub the skin with the recommended cream until the skin has completely healed. After the treatment you should not expose the skin to the sun or tanning bed for 6 weeks. Apply a sun protection product (minimum SPF 30) every 2 hours, even when the sun is not shining. Sun exposure can cause dark or white spots. If you use a bleaching cream or local acne medication, you should discontinue these 2 days in advance and resume 3 days after the peeling. Avoid waxing or waxing for 7 days after treatment.
During the first intake we will inform you about the result you can expect.
We always recommend peels in a cure. Mild peels require an average of 4 to 6 peels to achieve the desired result. For deep peels we recommend 1 to 4 treatments. After this, the skin must be maintained, usually one treatment every 2 to 6 months is sufficient.
We treat once every 2 tot 12 weeks.
Sometimes a peel of the face can be reimbursed by your health insurer from the supplementary insurance. This depends on the indication; such as acne or pigment. You can obtain information about this from your own health insurer. Huidkliniek Twente is affiliated with the "Nederlandse Vereniging van Huidtherapeuten" and all of our skin therapists are registered in the "Kwaliteitsregister Paramedici". You will always receive a quote in advance during the intake. Click here for more information about reimbursements.