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Chemical peels

Peeling is a procedure that consists in exfoliating surface layers of epidermis. Depending on applied substances and their concentration, it removes epidermis and layers of dermis.

Various substances which are used during peelings have an impact on reconstruction of collagen and elastin so that new skin is free from problems, more hydrated and elastic. Medical peelings can be applied both as preparations to improve appearance and conditions of the skin (revitalisation, smoothing of wrinkles, elimination of discolourations and scars, e.g. acne scars) and as products intended for skin with dermatological problems (seborrhoea, acne vulgaris, acne rosacea, melasma and solar keratosis) .

Each time peeling must be individually selected which depends on skin type, problems, age and dermatological illnesses.

Action of medical peelings

  • they stimulate fibroblasts to accelerated synthesis of collagen
  • they accelerate production of ceramides
  • they cause the increase of hyaluronic acid
  • they improve the function of dermal-epidermal barrier and increase skin’s resistance to irritation
  • they reduce thickness of stratum corneum and thereby brighten the skin and improve its tone
  • they do not increase water loss despite their exfoliating action
  • they inhibit production of melanine in melanocytes and inhibit tyrosinase
  • they sensitise skin to UV radiation
  • After peeling, alive layers of epidermis and dermis become thicker
  • They improve the quality of elastin fibres


  • skin allergies
  • herpes
  • pregnancy and lactation
  • viral and bacterial infections
  • hypersensitivity to light
  • surgical procedures of face and neck in the last 2 months
  • radiotherapy and chemotherapy
  • heart, kidneys and liver diseases
  • cryotherapy in the last 6 months
  • tendency to form keloids

Types of peelings:


Pyruvic concentration – 50% concentration, skin in a period of early and later maturation:

  • reduction of seborrhoea and effective acne skin treatment.
  • Mature skin: clear reduction of wrinkles, smoothing effect on the skin, preventing solar keratosis.


Salicylic acid - 30% salicylic acid with active substances supporting Indicated for therapy of skin with mild to moderate comedonal and inflammatory acne. In order to maintain peel results, series of 4 treatments is recommended.


Mandelic acid - 40% mandelic acid with addition of MSM, a substance mitigating irritation. It may be applied in summer, treatment of acne rosacea, smoothing of the skin, improvement of its appearance, alignment of its tone, revitalising and antibacterial activity. It is recommended before a fractional laser treatment in order to prepare the skin to the procedure.


Glycolic acid - concentration of 40%, shallow wrinkles typical for light form of photoageing, improvement of skin tension, therapy of surface melasma and mild lentigines. 70% acid reduces semi-deep wrinkles, visible smoothing effect, improves skin’s tension, treatment of surface and mixed melasma, moderate lentigines.


Ferulic acid - due to antioxidative properties, it neutralises free radicals and enhances action of vitamin C and E. It protects the skin from UVA and UVB radiation minimising damages to the cellular DNA made by the sun. It controls tyrosinase activity, lightens discolorations and prevent their formation. It stimulates apoptosis of cancer cells.


Lactic acid - A solution being a mixture of three acids: 20% trichloroacetic acid, 10% lactic acid, 0.5% kojic acid. It smooths and aligns the skin tone, rejuvenates palm’s skin.


ACNE ON THE DECOLLETAGE AND BACK - peeling containing: 30% salicylic acid, citrate triethyl, ethyl linoleate, GT-peptide-10. Effective therapy of skin on the back and cleavage which suffer from mild to moderate acne. Preparation in spray facilitates application on larger body surfaces. It contains the above-mentioned substances which support action of salicylic acid which increase the effectiveness of the preparation.


PEELING PQAGE is an innovative lift peeling to revitalise the skin, also called "the new skin”. This 30-minute procedure is an effective methods to fight against discolourations, scars, acne, comedones, wrinkles or even stretch marks! This is a quick and painless methods to achieve beautiful, bright and rejuvenated skin during the entire year!


Its innovativeness lies in the fact that it provides deep stimulation without affecting the surface of the dermis. This is a cosmetic procedure which produces effect similar to mesotherapy. Smoother and younger skin can be observed immediately after the procedure. Main indications include discolourations and acne scars as well as wrinkle filling but it may be used on the entire body - it even visibly reduces stretch marks!


Peeling is composed of substances valuable in dermatology which for the first time were combined in one procedure:

34% trichloroacetic acid (TCA) brightens and smooths the skin, reduces pore size, removes discolourations.

Kojic acid has antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant effect. Effective against pigmentation and melasma.

Carbamide peroxide has highly lightening properties.

Coenzyme Q10 referred to as the elixir of youth is responsible for producing and storing energy in the body and neutralises free radicals.

During one treatment, peeling is massaged in layers four times. Depending on the skin condition and desired effect, such procedure is repeated 4-5 times each 10 days. After such series of treatments, the effect of new skin is guaranteed!

PQAGE Peeling is a great proposition for people who search for ways to make their skin beautiful and healthy.  It may be performed each time during the year, also in the summer as there is no risk of photoallergies. It is also suitable for sensitive skin - it fights the imperfections without side effects. It stimulates inner reconstruction and intensively regenerates the deepest skin layers in a very delicate manner. Skin is clearly rejuvenated, wrinkles are filled, discolourations are brightened and skin is radiant already after one procedure!

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