Aesthetic Medicine in Nice – Exfoliating treatment


A peel is a treatment that exfoliates the dermis deep down to reduce marks, scars, spots and fine lines in the long term. The peel stimulates the dermis in depth and accelerates the production of collagen and elastin, the substances responsible for the tone of the dermis. There are three types of peeling.

Each one ”peels” the skin of the face at different intensities to meet the needs and expectations of each patient. The skin surface is smoothed, the complexion is radiant and illuminated.


Superficial peel :
After the treatment, a soothing cream is applied to reduce any redness. This will gradually disappear within an hour of the treatment.

Medium peel:
The peeling time is between 3 and 7 days. A soothing cream is then applied to reduce any redness that may appear after the treatment.

Deep peel:
The skin is then thoroughly cleaned, the solution is rinsed off. A soothing and healing cream is then applied to the treated face.


There are three different types of peels. The superficial peel, the medium peel and the deep peel.


Peel: Superficial peel

The superficial peel based on fruit acids (glycolic acid) is a light treatment whose main aim is to give a deeply luminous touch to skin lacking radiance. Doctor Philippe Kestemont, a specialist in cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine of the face and neck, who will receive you in his practice located in Nice, applies a fruity cocktail to the skin that has been previously removed of make-up and perfectly clean. The solution applied during the superficial peel acts on the skin of the face for 2 to 5 minutes before being carefully rinsed off.

The total duration of the treatment is approximately 15 minutes. The superficial peel stimulates blood circulation, moisturises and revitalises the dermis. This effectively reduces superficial scars. The face is given a lasting glow.


Peel: Medium peel

The medium peel based on fruit acids (glycolic acid) or trichloroacetic acid is an aesthetic treatment whose main aim is to reduce marks on the face such as spots, scars and fine lines. The skin is smoothed and the facial features regain their serenity.

During a medium peel treatment, Dr Philippe Kestemont, Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine of the face and neck in Nice applies a more or less concentrated trichloroacetic acid solution. The depth of the peel applied is determined according to the needs presented, it is different for each patient. During a medium peel, the more times the skin is touched, the deeper the peel and the longer the skin peels.

The medium peel smoothes the skin to a greater or lesser extent, the tissues are re-tensioned and the complexion is deeply illuminated.


Peel: Deep peel

The phenol-based deep peel is an aesthetic treatment whose effect is comparable to that of a facelift. Skin spots and fine lines are treated in depth. The quality of the skin is improved and the complexion is radiant. During the deep peeling treatment, a paste is applied to a clean face for about 5 minutes.

After a deep peel, the complexion is radiant, the skin is deeply smoothed and subtly tightened.



In order to optimise the results of the LED treatment, 5 to 10 sessions spaced 1 to 2 weeks apart are recommended.

Thereafter, one maintenance session per month is recommended.



Superficial peel:

In order to optimise the results of the superficial peel, 4 treatment sessions spaced 15 days apart will offer the best results.

Medium peel:

In order to achieve the best results, 3 to 4 medium peel treatment sessions at 3 week intervals will provide the most convincing results in a sustainable manner.

Deep peel:

In the case of a deep peel treatment, as an anti-ageing treatment with a lifting effect, a single session is necessary to achieve the best results.