Chemical peel is an elegant and efficient way of removing the dead surface layer of the skin.
The most frequent reasons of the application are
- Skin aging symptoms alleviation
- Smoothing and tightening of the skin
- Acne and skin bumpiness treatment
- Greasy skin with pores
- Pigmentation marks
This treatment consists of an application of two consecutive components. At first, the skin becomes more permeable for active substances contained in the subsequently used component of the peel. Individual formulas of the second component allow us to focus on particular skin problems such as acne, pigmentation marks, flaccid and stressed complexion, skin after menopause etc.
The latter application component contains glycolic acid which causes separation of the superficial layer of the skin. Thus the process of healing is set in motion, the detached skin cells are replaced by the new ones. Due to the presence of the first component, the glycolic acid complex reaches even deeper layers of the skin where cell regeneration also occurs, skin elasticity is enhanced, skin is better hydrated and/or the production of sebum is reduced. Even the process of excessive keratinization (conversion of squamous epithelial cells into a horny material) of the skin is normalized. The final result is a visibly better looking complexion immediately after the procedure.
Possible side effects and risks
In most cases, the skin becomes slightly reddish immediately after the application. This erythema might even worsen in the next three hours after the intervention. The flare will fade away, depending on the sensitivity of the skin, on the next day or persists until the third day following the procedure. Sometimes the healing process might be accompanied with occurrence of small blisters, scabs and flaking skin. All these symptoms should disappear in five days at the latest.
The formula has been developed in such a way to irritate the skin as little as possible. Despite this fact, stinging or shooting pain often occurs in the areas where the method is being applied. These will disappear when the procedure is over. In exceptional cases, an allergic reaction might occur in the case of a more sensitive skin type.
A healing cream recommended by our company shall be applied for at least three days after the peeling session, thanks to which undesirable reactions and long-lasting irritation of the skin within the treated area can be avoided.
It is necessary to avoid direct sunlight for a few days to two weeks after the application, depending on the type of the peeling applied.
Furthermore, it is recommendable to avoid intensive physical exercise, sauna, steam therapy, laser treatment for at least 48 hours after the treatment.
It is necessary to use sun lotions with protective factor 30 or higher during the whole time of treatment.
The whole cure includes at least five sessions. There should be a pause of one or two weeks between two treatments. Chemical peel may be applied during every season of the year, however, autumn or winter time are preferable because skin does not get so damaged by UV radiation at this time.
Chemical peel shall not be applied if the patient suffers from:
- Acute herpetic infection
- Treatment with isoretinol or essential fatty acids
- Shortly after a laser operation
- After mechanical peel
- After depilation performed by electrolysis
It is not either desirable to treat highly irritated or burned skin or spacious warts.
No so called home preparation consisting of cream application precedes the treatment and the whole procedure does not last more than twenty minutes