Chemical peels – a procedure for removing the surface layers of the epithelium of the skin by means of weak acid solutions with the purpose of rejuvenation. Acids provide even exfoliation of several layers of dead skin cells that helps to rejuvenate the skin , stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis , leads to young cells. As a result, a sort of stimulation is an increase of skin tone and elasticity.
How do acid?
The action of acids on the skin surface there is a chemical burn. The depth of the burn depends on the concentration and type of acid on exposure and individual characteristics. There is superficial, middle and deep peels. Talking about chemical peels usually mean and median surface .
What are acids used ?
Now for chemical peels using fruit acids ( glycolic ) and three hlorotstovi acid and phenol. The action of acids on the skin surface there is a chemical burn. The depth of the burn depends on the concentration and type of acid on exposure and individual characteristics.
What features of a chemical peel ?
Chemical peeling is used to good effect for oily skin, acne , demodicosis . Peeling is used as omolozhuyucha action and action to prevent skin aging. Also, chemical peel is used for hyperpigmentation ( darkening of the skin locally ).
How is peeling ?
Chemical peeling is performed in a beauty salon or clinic of aesthetic medicine. Held peel dermatologist or dermatologist . Indications, number of sessions , the concentration of acid solution can be determined by a doctor after examining the patient. Immediately before the procedure, the skin is cleaned with special solutions for degreasing and normalization of pH . Even layer applied acid solution and a couple of minutes on the skin causing solvent converter . Then put on your skin moisturizer. Superficial chemical peels carried out in multiple sessions (4-10 ) in 10-15 days. In addition to peel patients may recommend use weak solutions of acids to maintain the effect. Mid-peeling trichloroacetic acid produced in 1-3 sessions over 1-2 months. There is an option peeling of Sunday (the action is carried out before the weekend and the beginning of the workweek facial skin has recovered ). Acids provide even exfoliation of several layers of dead skin cells that helps to rejuvenate the skin , stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis , leads to young cells. As a result, a sort of stimulation is an increase of skin tone and elasticity.
How painful action?
The chemical peel using glycolic acid action painless. The patient may feel a slight burning sensation , which usually decreases when placed in a stream of cold air. When neutralize the acid is burning . With sensitive skin burning sensation can last for hours. In conducting peeling trichloroacetic acid burning may take 10-20 minutes after neutralization.
After the procedure?
After the procedure, the use of glycolic acid skin is usually reddened . The redness fades in a day. Sometimes there swelling of the skin , which is so for several days. If redness and swelling does not decrease after 24 hours after the procedure you need to contact the doctor who performed the peel .
When the chemical trichloroacetic acid peel skin edema is present. During the procedure, the skin , a thin film , which is white . The skin turns pale at first , but then turns red. Within 1-2 days of redness increases, followed by a peeling of the surface layers . Usually, all these effects last 4-6 days , with moderate redness may persist for two more weeks.
How to care for your skin after peeling ?
After a chemical peel should be applied moisturizers that will eliminate the feeling of contraction and prevent fluid loss. Crusts that occur after the peel on its own can not be deleted , they need to be lubricated cream.
What are the complications ?
In some patients after a chemical peel may appear hyper cells – skin with a darker color. Also after a chemical peel may appear exacerbation of skin infection.