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.


It´s a pleasure to introduce our new president Dr. Sahar Ghannam from Kuwait. She was elected during the general assembly at the IMCAS in Paris. Dr. Oliver Kreyden was elected as new Vice-President. We thank Dr. Peter Rullan for his fantastic work during his presidency in 2018.


      Dr. Sahar Foad Ghannam                        Dr. Oliver Kreyden 

Future Event

Preconference Live Patient Demonstrations and Hands-on Workshop: Chemical Peels – Co-sponsored by the International Peeling Society – USA
Wednesday, October 23, 2019; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, IL

Please find here more information.

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

In November 2019 Dr. Oliver Ph. Kreyden will do his 7th Chemical Peeling Workshop in Muttenz, near Basel.

Content: Theoretical part with demonstration of different exfoliation options incl. Indication, pre- and post-management as well as anesthetic procedures. Practical part with live phenol peeling, TCA exfoliation in different locations (face, neck, décolletage and hands).

When finished we will present here the detailled program.


For members (SGEDS, ESCAD, IPS or ISDS): CHF 700.00
For non-members: CHF 800.00
Lunch (CHF 50.00) and gala dinner (CHF 100.00) can each be booked separately.

You can register for the course under administration@kreyden.ch


Previous Events

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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