It is a procedure of superficial skin layer exfoliation by various acid substances with different density. The application of these products to the facial skin causes a slight burn which destroys the cell connections between the superficial skin cells and thus provides exfoliation. After the exfoliation of the superficial skin layer the skin cell regeneration increases and the skin gets covered with a layer of young cells. This procedure does not cause any constant skin thinning.
This procedure provides skin patch reduction, wrinkle reduction or removal, pore astringing. Skin gets a healthier appearance, firms up, becomes softer and brighter.
What substances are used?
For the facial peeling AHA (alpha hydroxyl acids) derived from fruit are used. Most frequently glycolic acid derived from sugarcane is used. Glycolic acid peeling method provides partial epidermis exfoliation, cell regeneration and skin rejuvenation. Compared to the deep peeling method this method helps control cell regeneration more effectively. Glycolic acid is the most frequently facial peeling substance.
For the half deep peeling procedures TCA (trichloracetic acid), salicylic acid and Jessner solution are used. In some cases TCA application brings perfect results but it needs a very strict control.
How is the procedure performed?
- The skin is cleaned from fat.
- The acidic product is applied to the skin for 5-10 minutes.
- Acid neutralizes and separates from the skin.
- Usually 4-8 sessions are performed with 2-4 weeks breaks.
During the procedure slight sensations of burning and pricking can appear and last for 5-10 minutes. Facial peeling can cause redness and slight skin exfoliation that will last 1-5 days. After the deep peeling an edema, skin tightness and a brown upper layer are possible. This layer will exfoliate in 7-10 days.
In what cases is it used?
Wrinkle treatment Acne (grade 1, comedonal types) Sun damages (patches, thick skin structures, wrinkles) Pigment disorders (melazma etc.) Acne scarring Seborrheaic keratosis Wound scars Senile patches Freckles Body stretch marks
What rules must be observed before chemical peeling?
These are the procedures that must not be performed 2-3 days before chemical peeling.
Skin care Hair dying Epilation (laser, wax, tweezers, thread, depilation creams, gel depilation) Washing with a brush and mechanical peeling Skin exfoliation procedures (creams containing glycolic and retinoic acid)
What are the counter indications?
- Open wounds
- Herpes infection
- Eczema, rosacea, skin cancer
- Use of Roaccutane capsules (must be stopped 6 months before the procedure)
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Vascular lesions (hemangioma, telengiectasis, couperos)
What rules should be observed after the procedure?
Don't peel the possible crusts. Use moisturizers prescribed by the doctor. Avoid sun exposure. For a certain period of time use sun creams with high sun protection factors.