Welcome to the homepage of the International Peeling Society (IPS). The 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.

Please take a look at our goals and activities on our homepage.


Dear Members of the International Peeling Society,

we have the burden to inform you about the passing away of our honorary member Thomas J. Baker, MD. He passed away peacefully on December 26, 2020 in Miami, Florida after experiencing a stroke. He was one of the pioneers of Chemical Peeling and without his ideas and engagement a society like ours is pretty hard to imagine.

Please find here the obituary.

Keep all healthy


Oliver and Seaver

Dr. med. Oliver Ph. Kreyden
President of the IPS

Seaver Lee Soon, MD
Vice-President of the IPS



Despite the easing of measures, it is still quite difficult to participate in congresses or workshops during these times. That´s why we decided to make a virtue of necessity and start our IPS Online-Academy – a Peeling Online Seminar Series which intensively shows the magic of chemical peeling as an effective and simple therapeutic and aesthetic tool.

We had our premiere about “Basics in Chemical Peels” on Tuesday 30th of June 2020 and we were absolutely happy that we had IPS President Dr. Oliver Kreyden Dr. Uliana Gout as our first speakers.

We were overwhelmed from over 350 registrations for our IPS Online Academy and we thank you all for participating and for your questions and input.

Now we are happy to invite you to our next episodes in spring 2021.

Please find here more information.

IPS-USA Peeling Around the World Available On-Demand

Previously Part of Global Day at the 2020 AAD Meeting featuring education on chemical peeling. Due to the unfortunate cancellation of the meeting, we translated the program to an on-demand event. Experience the 2020 AAD Global Day through recorded sessions now available for on-demand viewing. Learn the best practices of superficial to deep chemical peels for various therapeutic and aesthetic indications across all skin types. Case presentations, techniques, tips and clinical trends are packed into this exclusive on-demand opportunity for in-depth education in chemical peels. You can also engage with faculty through “Ask The Faculty” online forms for each session.

To see the full program agenda and faculty click here: https://www.chemicalpeeling.org/peeling-around-the-world

Register today!  Click here: https://derm.formstack.com/forms/ipsondemandglobalday




It´s a pleasure to introduce our new president Dr. Oliver Kreyden from Switzerland. He was elected during the general assembly at the IMCAS in Paris. We thank Dr. Sahar Ghannam for her fantastic work during her presidency in 2019.


  Dr. Oliver Kreyden 

Please find here the Welcome Letter of our new president.

Future Events

Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Friends of the IPS,

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the American Academy of Dermatology’s decision to cancel its Annual Meeting, the in-person IPS-USA Global Day session, “Peeling Around the World” has been canceled. We have made the decision to offer this course on-demand only versus virtual, to provide the greatest amount of flexibility for everyone concerned.  After viewing the on-demand program participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. We expect this to be available in mid-April.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this difficult, complex situation and decision.

Please feel free to contact Michele Schaede-Guy, IPS-USA Executive Director, at mschaede-guy@samiworks.net if you have any questions.

All other planned events of our society are cancelled. We will inform you if there will be new dates.

Stay healthy.

Your IPS


Previous Events

IMCAS 2020

At the IMCAS World Congress in Paris we did an exciting IPS Chemical Peeling Session featuring amazing speakers about the latest news in the field of Chemical Peels.

Please click here to see the program and more pictures.

November 01.-02., 2019 - Peeling Workshop in Muttenz, Switzerland

This year again, the 2-days Chemical Peeling Live-Workshop under the direction of Dr. Oliver Ph. Kreyden was a great success. The participants, dermatologists and plastic surgeons, gained a deep insight into theory and practice of chemical peelings. The live peeling sessions, a phenol peeling under anesthesia by Dr. Oliver Ph. Kreyden and a phenol/TCA combined peeling by Dr. Dr. Frank Muggenthaler were particularly interesting and rich in learning.

Find here more information.

EADV in Madrid 2019

On the EADV in Madrid we had a 90-Minute-Session about different aspects of Chemical Peeling.

Please find here more information.


Master of Aesthetics 2019

Our immediate President Dr. Peter Rullan was in the faculty of the Master of Aesthetics 2019 San Diego for the last 2 years. He was able to lecture and then do live chemical peel demonstrations to a packed house of Dermatologists including Residents and established doctors. Well known laser-oriented Faculty, including some from the Beckman and Wellman institutes were there, and were truly impressed. They loved the CO/phenol lip peel. Dr. Rullan is invited now to do a workshop for the Residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. The chemical peel renaissance is here.


It´s was great pleasure that we were invited from the IMCAS to participate at a Peeling-Session at the IMCAS Américas 2019, which took place in August 1-3, 2019 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

Please find here more information.


At the 5 Continent Congress in Barcelona we did an IPS Chemical Peeling Session about the latest news in the field of Chemical Peels on August 31, 2019 from 14.45 to 16.45.

Please find here some more information


It was a great pleasure to have an IPS Session at the World Congres of Dermatology in Milan (Italy) in June 2019.

In our two hour course we did a review of scientific and clinical variations of superficial, medium and deep chemical peeling in core procedures with new techniques for the face and body. We also presented Case Reports of combination chemical peeling + other rejuvenation procedures.

Find here our program and some more information


In February we had a great session at the International Day before the AAD Annual Meeting in Washington.

Please find here more details.

Hands-On Workshop

Like last year we also had a great Hands-On Workshop during the AAD Meeting. We did eight patients over two days, including dry ice plus TCA 35%, segmental Hetter croton oil/phenol peels around the mouth and eyelids, lip peels with Hetter, 30% Salicylic for PIH and acne, and Acne scar patients with CROSS carbolic, cannula subcision and either Microneedling or TCA. All attendees received  a flash drive full of Chemical Peel references. The farthest attendee came from Israel. We had five faculty members hosting the course: Dr. Rullan and Dr. Brody were co-directors, and Dr's. Wambier, Lee and Soon assisted with the peels. We thank Dr. Maral Skelsey for doing the workshop in her office and Delasco for supporting our workshop.


We had a fantastic and well attended session at the IMCAS in Paris. Thanks to all speakers.



Please find here the detailed program.


October 26 & 27, 2018 - Peeling Workshop in Muttenz, Switzerland

In October 2018 Dr. Oliver Ph. Kreyden held his 6th Chemical Peeling Workshop in Basel. This year the great speakers Dr. Luitgard Wiest and Dr. Clara Boudny Frey were invited and shared their experience on chemical peeling. The attendance consisted of 15 dermatologists coming from Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, France and Israel.


Find here more information

5-Continent-Congress 2018

At the 5-Continent-Congress in Barcelona we did an exciting IPS Chemical Peeling Session featuring amazing speakers about the latest news in the field of Chemical Peels.

Find here more information

AAD Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA, Feb 16-20, 2018

Medium and Deep Chemical Peel Hands-on Workshop

During the AAD Annual Meeting we had a fantastic Hands-On Workshop hosted by our new president Dr. Peter Rullan, Dr. Harold Brody, Dr. Carlos Wambier and Dr. Richard Bensimon.


Find here more information

Peeling Course

Moderated by Dr. Harold Brody, this educational event featured a stellar faculty from around the world. The 3-hour course focused on the use of superficial to deep chemical peels for various therapeutic and aesthetic indications across all skin types. Case presentations, technique tips and clinical trends highlighted the scientific agenda.


Find here our fantastic program.

Peeling Session at IMCAS in Paris (France)


February 01, 2018 - 9 to 11 pm

On the first day of the 20th IMCAS in Paris (France), we had the first session and a full house - more than 400 delegates attended the IPS Peeling Session and listened to our fantastic presentations. Find here some impressions:


CHAIR: Prof. Claudia Borelli & Dr. Sahar Foad Ghannam

Acne and Rosacea Peels - Prof. Claudia Borelli
Melasma Peels - Dr. Sahar Foad Ghannam
Body Peels - Dr. Uliana Gout
Anti aging Peels; which peels can be used to remove solar lentigines and wrinkles - Dr. Marina Landau
Chemical Peeling in Combination with Facelift - Dr. Frank Muggenthaler
Chemical Peels Problems and how to correct them - Dr. Gary D. Monheit
Chemical Peeling versus laser skin resurfacing - Dr. Tatjana Pavicic


Peeling Session September 2, 2017 at 5CC                          

We had a wonderful session in Barcelona. Find here more information.


Peeling Session July 23, 2017

In July we had a wonderful Peeling Session in Bali

  Find here more information


First IPS Hands-On Workshop in St. Petersburg, Florida

The first IPS Workshop in the US was a spectacular success in St. Petersburg, Florida the first weekend in April.

  Find here more information.


Dr. Gregory Hetter accepts Honorary Membership

We are proud to welcome Dr. Gregory Hetter as Honorary Member in the IPS.
At our "Peeling around the World" Session at the International Day before the AAD Dr. Harold Brody presented Dr. Hetter his certificate.

   Find here more information to our session in Orlando.


More information about Sessions and Workshops


Please find more information on our meetings and workshops here


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