Chemical peeling is a non-invasive method used to enlighten and rejuvenate an aging skin, to make it less wrinkled, to smooth acne scars, to minimise large pores and to remove pigment spots. It also has a positive impact on oily skin.
What is it chemical peeling?
Chemical peeling may be applied not only to face, neck and low neck but also to arms and back.
The chemical peeling involves an application of very smooth glycolic acid (a biological substance obtained from sugar cane) in various concentrations (15%, 40% and 70%).
Depth of the peeling (light, medium or deep peeling) depends on the concentration and the time of application. The skin’s top layer is disintegrated and subsequently peeled away. After the regeneration the skin looks more juvenile and radiant.
The active solution is applied to the areas to be treated and wiped off in few minutes.
The procedure has to be performed in several sessions, approx. 4 to 6 times, depending on the skin type. It may be combined with other methods, such as face -lift.
Are you the right candidate for chemical peeling?
If you decide that chemical peeling is the right way for you to improve the state of your skin you should know exactly what you expect. You should bear in mind that chemical peeling cannot replace any surgical treatment, such as dermabrasion. Nevertheless, it can improve your appearance and give you a younger look.
If your expectations are realistic, you are probably the right candidate for this procedure.
Before the operation
Discuss your expectations and ideas with your surgeon. If you have deep acne scars or deep wrinkles he/she may recommend you another and more effective procedure.
The surgeon shall assess your problems and the state of your skin. He/she can also recommend you facial treatment you should apply before the procedure. It will most probably contain low content of glycolic acid, which will prepare your skin for the procedure.
If you suffer from any drug allergies, do not forget to inform your surgeon.
The treatment is not painful and no anaesthesia is required.
After the operation
Your skin will be slightly reddish after the operation and will start to peel away. It is vital to avoid sun exposure during the treatment and to use sun-block creams.
The surgeon will recommend you facial treatment you should apply to the treated skin. Mostly it is calming and regeneration creams.
Chemical peeling will give you younger and radiant look but it will not prevent your skin from aging, gravitation and mimic wrinkles.
So as the time will go by you may start to feel that the procedure should be repeated.