Chemical Peeling is a procedure performed to revitalize the dull and lifeless-looking skin and purify it from dead cells. It is a method based on superficial peeling of various layers of the skin. Chemical Peeling is useful in terms of eliminating sun spots, wrinkles, and acne scars, as well as controlling the skin's oil and moisture balances.
The application is a process that takes an extremely short period of time. After cleaning the skin from oil, the solution kept on the face is neutralized in a way depending on the peeling solution selected for the treatment, and the depth of the application. The procedure is ended by applying a soothing cream as well as a sunscreen. The patient can return to normal daily life immediately after treatment.
Chemical peeling is intended to eliminate the rough top skin layer and gain an healthier, smoother, shinier, and moister skin that has no spots. Mostly "Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)" that contain glycolic, lactic and fruit acids are preferred in the procedure. Natural acids derived from fruits and other foods are used as a superficial peeling agent. Medium-depth peeling is performed with TCA (trichloroacetic acid) while deep-peeling is performed with Phenol (carbolic acid).
- It gives effective results in the treatment of fine wrinkles under-eye region and around the mouth;
- Signs of aging caused by the sun's rays and hereditary factors;
- Acnes and acne scars;
- Sun spots, age spots, and freckles; and
- Spots caused by birth control pills and pregnancy.
This process varies depending on the skin type and the problem. 2 to 4 sessions at 1 to 2-week intervals on average are recommended. At this point, the determining factor is the dosage of chemical peeling and the effectiveness of its content. The number of sessions can be increased on based on the needs of the skin.
- The treatment sites are kept cool.
- The scabs should not be forcibly removed to avoid scars.
- Light moisturizers should be applied after superficial peeling, and intensive moisturizers should be applied after deep peeling.
- The treatment sites should be protected from sunlight.