Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Environmental pollution, sun exposure or nutritional factors can leave deep and permanent marks on our skin and hair. Moreover, our skin is incredibly sensitive to emotional changes and the first signs of ageing appear as early as at the age of thirty. Acne-ridden or ageing skin can influence self-confidence negatively, but fortunately today’s medicine offers several options to improve the quality and appearance of the dermis.

Chemical peels (aka derma peel or chemexfoliation) are non-invasive therapies that can help your skin look younger and smoother by removing the uneven upper layers.

What Conditions Can Chemical Peels Help

  • Scarring after injuries and deep acne
  • Patches, uneven skin pigmentation
  • Liver and age spots
  • Skin damaged by sun
  • Freckles
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Different chemical acidic solutions are applied to the skin to create a blistering or controlled wound that peels off and induces the formation of a new, usually glowing and fresher looking skin. Types of chemical peels vary according to the condition of the skin and its severity.

To treat acnes and fine wrinkles only the outer layer of your skin is removed. Alpha or beta hydroxy acid peels (lactic acid, salicylic acid, maleic acid, glycolic acid) are relatively mild peeling acids that do not produce drastic results, but with repetition your skin will have a beautiful, even glow.

Uneven skin pigmentation, deep wrinkles and acne scars require a somewhat more drastic solution that reaches till the middle layer of the skin (epidermis). These intermediate types of chemical peels can be done by tricloroacetic acids, of no more than 35% of concentration to avoid permanent damage to the skin.

Deep chemical peels produce dramatic results, however long heeling period and burning pain make the treatment unpleasant. Patients with very deep wrinkles, scarred and damaged skin or precancerous growths opt for this procedure. In order to reach lower skin layers phenol peels are utilized under sedation and local anesthesia.

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