One of the most effective and often used procedures for skin renewal and rejuvenation today is chemical peeling the elimination of defects and deep wrinkles without surgical intervention. Since such a peeling is a radical method, it should be done in a specially equipped office of a cosmetologist and only if there are serious indications.
In cosmetology, there are three types of chemical peeling, the difference is in the degree of effect on the skin.
Light or superficial chemical peeling acts destructively on several layers of keratinised, dead skin cells. This is the most gentle type of peeling with the use of chemicals. The absence of side effects after the procedure allows you to continue the usual way of life. This method is recommended for the young and usually problematic skin. The impact of the process is short, so the courses should be repeated.
The median chemical peel destroys the utterly horny layer of the skin down to the basement membrane. Within 7 days after the procedure, you need home treatment. This is due to flushing of the face and fine-to-large-flake skin-peeling. As a rule, such peeling is carried out to solve specific problems or to smooth the age-related changes in the dermis. The effect persists for a long time. Sessions should be repeated not earlier than in a year. The most common type of this peeling is Jessner’s peeling.
The most complex and deep chemical peeling is directed at exfoliation of the epidermis with action on the basement membrane. This instead responsible operation is performed under anaesthesia, as it is a practically chemical burn of the skin with subsequent regeneration. Such peeling is carried out in the hospital to remove scars, scars and deep wrinkles from the surface. The long-term effect reaches several years, but you can do the procedure only once in your life. The rehabilitation period is approximately 5 months.
Renewal and cleansing of the skin with the use of concentrated acids are prescribed by a doctor cosmodermatologist, depending on the patient’s age, skin condition, as well as existing problems.
Chemical peeling is sometimes performed before plastic surgery and as a preparation for the procedure of deep dermabrasion (the method of skin polishing). Deep chemical peeling is prohibited if the patient has recently undergone a course of radiotherapy or has applied an anti seborrhoeic drug Roaccutane.