A chemical peel is a procedure in which a chemical solution is applied directly to your skin. Peels are used for a variety of problems. They are used to fade dark marks or blemishes, even skin tone, smooth the rough texture of the skin, lessen wrinkling, improve acne and razor bumps, exfoliate plugged pores, reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and smooth depressed scars. They are typically performed on the face, but are also appropriate for any area of the body that may need help in diminishing these imperfections.
Chemical peels work by removing the damaged outer layers of the skin. They peel away the superficial layers of the skin, the stratum corneum or uppermost epidermis. They may also stimulate the production of collagen in the skin’s dermal layer. The depth of the peel procedure depends on the chemical used, the length of time the chemical is allowed to remain on the skin, and how vigorously the solution is applied.
About the IPS
The International Peeling Society (IPS) was founded in 2012 by an international group of physicians dedicated to the field of chemical peels.
The society targets to teach and promote the methods and applications of chemical peels for both medical and esthetic purposes. Among the goals of the society are the development of clinical guidelines for better and safer use of peels, the setting of appropriate quality standards and the initiation and support of basic and clinical research in this field.
The International Peeling Society dedicates itself
- to maintain the highest possible standards of medical education pertaining to chemical peeling in Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery
- to promote the highest possible standards in clinical practice, education and research in chemical peelings
- to promote the highest standards of patient care and encourage public interest relating to chemical peels
- to provide a forum to develop relationships amongst chemical peel practitioners worldwide and to encourage the exchange of ideas and research relevant to chemical peeling
- 2016: Dr. Harold Brody - USA
- 2014-2015: Dr. Luitgard Wiest - Germany
- 2012-2013: Dr. Marina Landau - Israel