Type: Non – Surgical
Complexity: 3 of 5
Chemical peeling is a treatment that aims at cell renewal through microabrasion techniques. There are several techniques to do this treatment, and each one is more indicated to achieve a certain result. One of the most traditional methods is the chemical peeling, that through specific products promotes the removal of a skin layer, which is later regenerated.
The purpose is to cause a controlled peeling of the desired layers of skin, removing the damaged cells and creating new and healthy cells.
It is a procedure of mechanical exfoliation through a tip, that shoots a jet of microcrystals, of aluminum oxide, to make a microdermabrasion of the skin.
This is one of the most accomplished aesthetic procedures in the United States, it is called lunch peel , ie the patient can immediately return to their activities
Chemical peeling is performed by applying an exfoliative agent to the patient. The deeper the desquamation desired, more care the doctor must take to avoid injury and damage to the patient’s skin.
The number of sessions, the depth of the peeling and the chemical used will depend on the problem being treated. No sedative medication is needed, and the product stays on the skin for less than 10 minutes. The recovery time can vary, reaching up to a week depending on the depth reached by the peeling.
This procedure allows removing the superficial layers of the epidermis, stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, offers better results in the treatment of skin irregularity, bleaching of spots, melasma and dyschromia and acne scars.
Indicated for oily, acetic and seborrheic skin, because aluminum oxide is a good adjunct in reducing oil and dilated pores.
Your face gets a finer, softer and more delicate texture.
Pre and Post Operative Care
Avoid sun exposure, use sunscreen every 4 hours and avoid touching the treated area.
It is important to use moisturizing creams to keep the skin healthy and prevent the appearance of blemishes and other damages.
Wash the treated skin with a neutral soap to avoid irritation, and be advised to spray thermal water in the treated area to avoid redness and burning.
It is recommended to return to the professional that performed the procedure if the irritation is to big. In this case, the professional could indicate the use of cream with corticosteroids.
It is important to use moisturizers.
Avoid direct sun exposure for a week, always using sunscreen every 2 hours, to avoid hyperpigmentation.
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