Practical information:

This involves the application of a chemical product to facial skin to treat the effects of ageing.

Peelings stimulate the elastin fibres and collagen to the core, and can also remove fine lines and looseness, reduce wrinkles and erase blemishes.

It affects the quality and the firmness of the skin.

It evens skin texture and colour leaving the skin looking healthy.

These treatments are generally effective provided one chooses the right type of peeling:

  • Superficial using glycolic acid
  • Medium using trichloric acid

Technical data:

The doctor will propose a program suited to your skin’s phototype. Surgery peeling session protocols and home care will be adjusted to suit the specific treatment and the desired result.

 Skin ageing:

The first indications can vary depending on the individual; usually they appear around the age of thirty, taking the form of a thinning of the dermis and epidermis, dehydration and a loss of elastic fibres.

A number of factors can influence skin ageing; exposure to the sun, hormonal ageing and environmental factors such as pollution, stress and alcohol or tobacco consumption, etc.

Different techniques can be used to attenuate or slow down the visible signs of ageing: hyaluronic acid or botulinum toxin injectionspeeling and various laser techniques. A number of these techniques can be used for the best possible results.

The essential action of peeling is to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen through the action of different substances specific to each type of peeling.


Various types of pigmentation imbalance can have a negative impact on complexion uniformity, shine and luminosity.

These imbalances are related to the presence of melanin which is a pigment that is genetically present in the skin.

The effect of the sun or artificial UV light and the hormonal system can lead to the formation of melanin deposits which alter certain zones of the epidermis.

Peeling is an effective way to recover the shine and uniformity of your skin. It eliminates the surface layer of the epidermis containing the pigments behind blemishes resulting in a uniform pigmentation.

Peeling procedures used at Clinique du Lac

Neostrata® Skin Rejuvenation is a range of peeling treatments based on fruit hydroxyacids, these are natural substances otherwise known as fruit acids, 4 degrees of concentration are available to treat different cutaneous conditions.

Neostrata® Skin Rejuvenation is perfume-free product range, none of the ingredients are of animal origin and the whole range is compatible with other rejuvenation techniques.

Peelings stimulate cellular renewal and can improve:

  • Cutaneous ageing (wrinkles, fine lines),
  • Complexion and cutaneous elasticity,
  • Mild acne and superficial scars,
  • Diffused pigment imbalances,
  • Lentiginous disorders,
  • Actinic, seborrheic or follicular keratosis
  • Beard pseudo folliculitis.

Skin preparation is necessary 15 days before the intervention.

Peelings may be advised against in certain cases which will be raised during the medical consultation if necessary.

NEOSTRATA® preparation and healing products are available at the Clinique du lac.

In practice

The session involves a number of phases and lasts 15 to 30 minutes.

Four to five sessions at two week intervals are advised for best results.

Depending on the type of peeling advised by the doctor, you may be provided with a list of cosmetic products to be applied at home following strict instructions to prepare your skin before coming to the clinic.

You may feel some mild discomfort, such as symptoms similar to sunburn or diffused blemishes which go away within 2 hours, during the session.

A slight desquamation may occur during the days immediately following the intervention; This will have no importance, provided the skin is allowed to shed naturally.

The procedure should not be used in the event of allergies to any of the ingredients, pregnancy, tanned skin, plastic surgery interventions (laser, micro-dermabrasion).

The procedure involves one very strict condition in that the patient must avoid any exposure to the sun during the treatment and for one month after completion.

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