Milton Rocha Cirurgia Plástica e Reconstrutiva em Recife - Pernambuco


Peeling químico


Peelings are specifically recommended, and each one of the recommendations varies with the type of skin. Some peelings can’t be made on very clear skin, and others don’t have much effect on dark skin. Even the gender can influence the choice of peeling. Fitzpatrick’s scale helps determine the 5 different types of skin.

Patients high higher Fitzpatrick (that is, darker skin) are more resistant to photoaging. However, they have a higher occurrence of adverse pigmentation alterations (darkening of lightening) after chemical peelings.

  • Type I: White skin, very sensitive to the sun, always burns and never gets tanned;
  • Type II: White skin, very sensitive to the sun, always burns and sometimes gets tanned;
  • Type III: White skin, sensitive to the sun, sometimes burns and gradually gets tanned;
  • Type IV: clear brown skin, moderate sensitivity to the sun, burns very little and gets tanned;
  • Type V: brown color, minimum sensitivity to the sun, never burns and tans to a dark-brown shade;
  • Type VI: black skin, no sensitivity to the sun, never burns and gets deeply tanned.


Through the use of chemical substances, you get to reverse many changes on the skin, such as spots, wrinkles, elasticity, and the skin is renewed, having a younger aspect. It is also recommended as an aid for the facial rejuvenation surgery (facelift), to improve the final result.

The treatment can be recommended in 3 of more sessions, with a 15-day gap between them, depending on the features of the skin, as well as the technique that was used.


It is necessary to pre-condition the skin before performing chemical peelings. It is made with Retinoic Acid (Tretinoin, isotretinoin), and hydroquinone.

Recommended for an initial preparation of the skin that was damaged by the sun (it clears the skin), treating acne injuries, reducing the spots that can be produced after peeling, reducing the cornea layer and increasing the amount of blood vessels. Hydroquinone is recommended mainly for clearing the skin, avoiding spots to appear after the peelings.


On the superficial chemical peeling, the aged skin is removed and substituted by a new collagen layer. The regeneration of the skin starts in 48h and in general, it’s over by the 7th day. The changes of the skin take longer to reach the final result.


  • Skin irregularities and causes: acne consequences, smallpox, light scars, micro creases, etc;
  • Ethnic type of the patient: people with brown skin are more prone to complications like “spots”. Therefore, it is less recommended in tropical countries (Brazil, etc);
  • The type of professional activity the patient performs (if they’re exposed to the sun during work);
  • Presence of local factors that might contraindicate the act (irritable beard, active acne, irregularities on the skin surface, dyschromia in other areas, scars, etc.);
  • Patient motivation;
  • Some complications may occur from this procedure, such as redness, big spots, and scars.

To know more about Peeling, call (81) 3019 0909 and schedule an appointment.


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