It is the “peeling” off of the superficial layer -dead cells- of the skin with chemical substances for rejuvenation and cleaning. This process results in a brighter, youthful, clean skin appearance.
Depending on the chemical substances used in the peeling procedure, it is possible to perform superficial, medium, and deep peeling processes.
Most commonly, “alpha hydroxy acids (AHA)” containing glycolytic, lactic, and fruit acids are used for peeling. AHA consist of natural acids obtained from fruits and other foods and they are used as superficial peeling agents. TCA (trichloroacetic acid) and phenol (carbolic acid) enable moderate and deeper levels of peeling, respectively.
To Whom the Chemical Peeling Can Be Applied To?
It is applied to treat acne (pimples) and their left-over scars; to relieve the creases and wrinkles including the ones on the hands emerging with increased age; to close the open pores in the skin, and to treat superficial discolorations. Although the procedure involves peeling, it will not thin the skin. On the contrary, it clears off the rough irregular area on the top and triggers cellular regeneration.
How Is The Peeling Treatment Applied?
Skin cleansing is performed first, prior to the procedure. Then a peeling agent is applied. It is left on the skin for a while then it is removed. Then, constructive creams and sunscreen creams are applied. The process takes an average of 15-20 minutes. It is applied in 6 to 8 sessions with 2 to 4-week-intervals in between.
What Kind of Effects Occur After Peeling?
Redness, flaking, and peeling can be observed. Constructive and sunscreen creams help patients to keep their social lives.