Chemical Peeling

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WHAT IT CHEMICAL PEELING AND HOW IT WORKS?

The chemical peel consists in the application of acidic chemicals on the skin in order to remove the outer layers of the skin and stimulate cell renewal. The peellings can be superficial, medium and deep depending on the substance used. The peellings can improve fine wrinkles, acne scars, blemishes, and pre cancerous lesions. Chemical peeling is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin. A chemical solution is applied to the skin, leading to their separation, flaking and the emergence of a new skin smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. And she can still be matched in color.

The chemical peel is used to treat fine wrinkles, especially under the eyes and around the mouth. The wrinkles caused by the Sun, age and hereditary factors can be reduced or even eliminated by this procedure. Depressions, bumps and deeper wrinkles don’t respond to peeling and may require other surgical or cosmetic procedures. A dermatologist can help determine the most appropriate treatment for each case.

Minor scars and certain types of acne can also be treated with the chemical peel. In addition, pigmentation of the skin in the form of: Sun spots; age spots; because liver spots; freckles; spots because of the birth control pill; skin dull and without texture can be benefited with the chemical peel. The areas of skin that have been damaged by the Sun and escamantes lesions also improve after this peeling.

 

SIDE EFFECTS

In certain types of skin there is a risk of developing a temporary or permanent color change. Birth control pills, pregnancy or family history of brown discoloration on the face may increase the possibility of developing an abnormal pigmentation. A persistent redness can occur for months.

Although very low, there is a risk of forming a scar after the chemical flake. If the scar occurs, it can be treated with good results. There is a small incidence of reactivation of herpes Labialis infection or simple in patients with a history of blistering because of fever. Before peeling it is important that the patient tells the doctor any case of keloid, tendency to abnormal scars, x-ray, radiation on the face or recurrent herpes Labialis, so that the doctor can take all the necessary precautions.

 

RESULT

The chemical peel is used to treat fine wrinkles, especially under the eyes and around the mouth. The wrinkles caused by the Sun, age and hereditary factors can be reduced or even eliminated by this procedure. Depressions, bumps and deeper wrinkles don’t respond to peeling and may require other surgical or cosmetic procedures. A dermatologist can help determine the most appropriate treatment for each case.

Minor scars and certain types of acne can also be treated with the chemical peel. In addition, pigmentation of the skin in the form of: Sun spots; age spots; because liver spots; freckles; spots because of the birth control pill; skin dull and without texture can be benefited with the chemical peel. The areas of skin that have been damaged by the Sun and escamantes lesions also improve after this peeling.

 

TREATMENT PROCEDURE AND DURATION

A chemical peel is held normally in the doctor’s Office. The skin is cleaned with an agent that removes excess oil and hair and eyes are protected. One or more chemical solutions like glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid or carbolic acid (phenol) are used. The choice is based on the type of damage that the skin presents and the desired result.

During the chemical peel the doctor applies the solution in various areas that will be treated. These applications Peel the layers of the skin, causing a rejuvenated skin appear.

Most patients feel during the procedure, a feeling of warm to hot, which can last from five to ten minutes. This feeling can be followed by another, of burning. A deeper peeling can be more painful and requires medication during or after the procedure.

This procedure takes between 10 to 20 minutes.

 

What can you expect after treatment:

Depending on the type of peeling, the patient may feel some slight or severe burning sensation on the skin, like sunburn. The superficial cause redness typically flake, which can last from three to five days. The Flake medium or deep can sometimes cause swelling and blisters that, if broken, will form shells, chestnuts and minimum Peel will be between 7 and 14 days.

 

ADVICES

You should avoid:

  • Touch the skin of the face for several days (see doctor) depending on the type of peeling.
  • Get direct sunlight on the skin for several weeks.
  • Put cosmetics.
  • Wash the face with make-up remover or regular soaps.
  • In case of being an anti-smudge peeling should use a fade for several months that will be prescribed by your doctor.
  • In case of a peel anti-wrinkle therapy must be maintained with anti-wrinkle creams.
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