Indications

Chemical peels are indicated for the treatment and correction of a variety of skin problems including:

  • Sun-damaged skin, pigmentation spots, melasma, chloasma, post inflammatory pigmentation, superficial skin blemishes, freckles, lentigines, actinic keratoses.
  • Ageing skin, smoker’s lines, fine surface wrinkles.
  • Greasy, acne-prone skin, visible pores, blackheads and whiteheads, excess sebum, acne scarring.
  • Dull complexion, dehydrated or coarse skin, rough texture.
  • Scars, stretch marks, depressions or irregularities of skin surface.

Does your skin problem fall in any of the above skin conditions? If yes, contact us today to arrange a consultation with Dr Sotirios Foutsizoglou who will be happy to discuss the most effective treatment with you, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Chemical peeling is also an excellent rejuvenating treatment and a cosmetic potentiator and ioniser. Skin peels improve the skin's texture, stimulate collagen growth, remove dead skin cells, correct skin pigment problems and promote healthier, fresher and more radiant skin.

Glogau's classification of the severity of wrinkles
Groups  
I - Mild
typically aged 28-35
• Little wrinking or acne scarring
• No keratoses
II - Moderate
typically aged 35-50
• Early wrinking; mild scarring
• Sallow colour with early actinic keratoses
III - Advanced
typically aged 50-65
• Persistent wrinking or moderate acne scarring
• Discolouring with telangiectasias and actinic keratoses
IV - Severe
typically aged 60-75
• Wrinking; photoaging, gravitational, and dynamic
• Actinic keratoses with or without skin cancer

Which areas can a chemical peel be applied to?

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Back & Shoulders
  • Chest and décolletage
  • Back of the hands and forearms
  • Scalp

However it is important to understand that non-facial areas generally do not heal as well as the face due to significantly less amount of pilosebaceous units (hair follicles and sebaceous glands). Therefore, non-facial peels are usually milder and are repeated several times to achieve the best results without complications.

All consultations for skin problems and cosmetic dermatology take place at the London Slimming & Cosmetic Centre conveniently located in central London.