One of today’s most influential and often used skin renewal and rejuvenation procedures is chemical peeling. We also consider it to eliminate defects and deep wrinkles without surgical intervention. Such peeling is a radical approach. So, it should be done in a specially equipped cosmetologist’s office and only if there are serious indications.
In cosmetology, there are three types of peeling. And the difference is in the degree of effect on the skin.
Light or superficial chemical peel acts destructively on several layers of keratinised, dead skin cells. However, it is the most gentle type of peeling with chemicals. Besides, the absence of side effects after the procedure allows you to continue the usual way of life.
Chemical peel for hands, underarms and knees is an effective treatment to reduce the appearance of the sun, age, pregnancy and acne-related hyperpigmentation. This method gently removes the outer layer of the skin. Further, it rebuilds itself anew. This treatment lasts for thirty minutes.
The median chemical peel destroys the utterly horny layer of the skin down to the basement membrane. But, within seven days after the procedure, you need home treatment. It is due to flushing of the face and fine-to-large-flake skin-peeling. The effect persists for a long time. The most common type of this peeling is Jessner’s peeling.
The most complex and deep chemical peeling is exfoliation of the epidermis with action on the basement membrane. It is a practically chemical burn of the skin with subsequent regeneration.
The long-term effect reaches several years, but you can do the procedure only once in your life. The rehabilitation period is approximately five months.
The procedure is helpful in skin rejuvenation and brightening, reducing superficial acne scarring, mainly white and blackheads, to improve fine lines, wrinkles, and skin clarity.
A doctor cosmodermatologist uses concentrated acids to renew and cleanse the skin. However, the selection of ingredients depends on the patient’s age, skin condition, and existing problems.
Sometimes we perform chemical peeling before plastic surgery. It is also a preparation method for deep dermabrasion (the skin polishing technique).