What is CHEMICAL PEELING?
Peeling is a renewal procedure used to renew the layer of skin damaged by external factors and to open up space for the new cells underneath. It cleans and renews the upper layers of the skin without the need for anesthesia. It renews the skin and results in smooth and soft skin. It also decreases color differences on the skin, strengthens the collagen structure and strongly moisturizes the skin. Peeling applications conducted at regular intervals have been scientifically shown to reduce fine wrinkles and decrease their long-term development.
What are the materials used in CHEMICAL PEELING applications?
Chemical peeling is based on various chemical substances peeling the skin. The chemical peeling procedure is divided into 4 groups as very superficial, superficial, moderate and deep skin peeling.
The following substances are generally used for chemical peeling;
- Alpha hydroxy acids,
- Beta hydroxy acids,
- Polyhydroxy acids,
- TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) and
The peeling procedure, especially with fruit acids (Alpha hydroxy acids) can be used on all skin types and does not cause sensitivity.
What is CHEMICAL PEELING used for?
- For skin rejuvenation,
- For spot (pregnancy, aging, sun spots) treatment,
- For oily skin and prominent pores on the face,
- For acne and acne marks.
How long does the effect of CHEMICAL PEELING last?
The interval between peeling sessions should be 3-4 weeks for the dead cells to be removed and new skin to develop underneath. Chemical peeling applications take approximately 10 minutes and 4-6 sessions are recommended according to the problem. One more session can be used 3-6 months later to stimulate the skin. Repeating treatment every year is recommended to maintain the effect.
How is CHEMICAL PEELING performed?
Pre-peeling care is very important to increase the procedure’s success and to decrease the side effect risk. The skin should be prepared for peeling 2 weeks before the procedure using various creams according to the indications. The appropriate solution is applied to the skin that has been prepared for peeling and kept there for 1 to 5 minutes depending on the characteristics/concentration of the solution. After the desired period of time, the skin is cleaned with a neutralizing solution. The procedure is comfortable for the patient and usually does not require anesthesia. There is slight stinging with superficial peeling but burning-stinging-sensitivity may occur with deep applications. The skin peeling may continue for 2-7 days depending on the depth of the peeling. This is usually controlled by moisturizers. It does not prevent the person’s social or business life. The winter months are recommended for this application.
What are the important issues after CHEMICAL PEELING?
- Using sunscreen containing at least 30 SPF,
- Not using potentially irritating products on the same day,
- Moisturizing the skin frequently,
- Continuing treatment with creams suitable for the problem.