Deep chemical peels penetrate the deep layers of the skin to treat signs of ageing and dark spots in a targeted, safe and effective way. Find out how deep skin peels work and what they can do for you.

Deep chemical peels

What is a deep chemical peel?

A deep chemical peel exfoliates the skin while promoting the formation of new skin cells and strengthening the dermis. A chemical solution is carefully applied to the skin to remove superficial layers of damaged skin and reach deeper layers.

This technique helps to reduce excess melanin and restructure collagen and elastin fibres. As a result, the skin looks healthier, feels smoother and more supple, and shows fewer wrinkles, dark spots, irregularities, scars, and other common age-related skin concerns.

How are deep chemical peels performed?

A deep skin peel should only be carried out by cosmetic physicians and dermatologists as it penetrates deep skin layers and can cause skin burns if incorrectly performed.

Phenol peels

A phenol chemical peel provides deep exfoliation. This treatment is ideal for addressing moderate to severe signs of skin. Phenol activates fibroblasts, the cells responsible for collagen and elastin production, resulting in visible improvements:

  • Tighter skin.
  • Reduced number, size and depth of wrinkles.
  • Smooth and softer skin.
  • More radiant skin.
  • Fewer dark spots and more even skin tone.
  • Reduced appearance of scars and blemishes caused by acne.

A phenol peel is a powerful medical procedure that targets deep layers of the skin. As such, it carries certain risks and requires specific training. Therefore, it must only be performed by a dermatologist or qualified physician.

mesopeel® phenol peel before and after

The mesopeel® MD phen TCA peel by mesoestetic® penetrates the deepest layers of the skin to provide a regenerative action, delivering visible results in a single session.

before and after results deep chemical peels

Deep chemical peels for localised dark spots

A deep skin peel is a treatment designed to target hyperpigmentation in specific areas of the skin. It works by applying a highly concentrated chemical exfoliating agent to remove the superficial layers of the skin where dark spots are most prevalent. Eliminating the superficial layers of the skin regenerates the skin from the inside out. 

This procedure is indicated for:

  • post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by acne and other types of inflammation
  • solar lentigo
  • senile lentigo

mesopeel® depigmentation peel before and after

The mesopeel® MD melanoplus touch peel by mesoestetic®, containing kojic acid, ferulic acid, and TCA, treats localised dark spots precisely and effectively by targeting excess melanin and regulating its overproduction.

A minimum of three sessions are recommended for best results. 

depigmentation peel results before and after


How many sessions are required to see results?

The recommended number of deep chemical peel sessions depends on the type of peel and the skin condition of each patient. However, 1-3 sessions are typically needed for visible and lasting results.

How long do the effects last?

The duration depends on the type of peel, the skin issue treated and the post-treatment care carried out by the patient. However, you can typically expect the effects of a phenol chemical peel to last for up to one year.

Are there any important steps to consider before and after a deep chemical peel?

Although a simple procedure, there are certain recommendations that you should follow before undergoing the procedure:

During the weeks prior to treatment, avoid sunbathing and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.

After the procedure, it is crucial to follow any instructions provided by your doctor to optimise the treatment results and reduce the risk of side effects. These may include:

  • Stopping using certain topical medication, such as retinoids, exfoliating acids, and products containing salicylic or glycolic acid.
  • Using skin regeneration creams and sunscreens.
  • Avoiding sun exposure to prevent hyperpigmentation or skin irritation.
  • Refraining from touching or scratching the treated skin to minimise the risk of infection.
  •  Booking a follow-up appointment with your doctor to monitor the healing process and address any side effects.
Mireia Vilalta

Mireia Vilalta

Biotechnologist specialising in dermocosmetics

Degree in biotechnology and specialist in dermocosmetic medical devices, such as peels, anti-acne treatments and depigmentation treatments.