Chemical Peels

INDICATIONS:
• Improvement of skin quality;
• Improvement of spots and some pre-cancerous lesions;
• Improvement of wrinkles.

Chemical peels are a special treatment in which the physician applies different chemicals to the skin in order to cause peeling of one or more layers of the skin for therapeutic purposes.

INDICATIONS:
• Improvement of skin quality;
• Improvement of spots and some pre-cancerous lesions;
• Improvement of wrinkles.

Chemical peels are a special treatment in which the physician applies different chemicals to the skin in order to cause peeling of one or more layers of the skin for therapeutic purposes.

Chemical peels can be performed on the face, arms, neck, chest, etc. The experience of the dermatologist is of great importance in this type of procedure.

The correct chemical peel can only be indicated following medical evaluation in which the characteristics of the patient’s skin and the problems to be treated will be considered. Based on this evaluation, the recommended peel may be superficial, medium-depth or deep.

 

Types of chemical peels and their main indications

SUPERFICIAL PEELS
Remove the superficial layers of the epidermis. This type of chemical peel causes very slight flaking (similar to mild sunburn), allowing the patient to continue their social activities. Indicated for facial rejuvenation, it improves the appearance of the skin and in some pathologies such as acne and melasma, among others.

MEDIUM-DEPTH PEELS
All the epidermal layers are removed and even the superficial dermis may be affected. The patient should avoid social activities for about 8 days because the skin is darkened and the peeling process is more evident and involves thicker layers of skin. It is indicated for the treatment of sun damage and some skin discoloring, and precancerous lesions such as actinic keratosis.

DEEP PEELS
With deep chemical peels, the product affects the mid-dermis. The procedure is preferably carried out in hospital conditions, since the patient needs to be sedated. Redness, swelling and exudation of the skin occur following the procedure. Recovery is slow and may take 2 to 4 weeks. Indications included severe photodamage and acne scars. There is a risk of scarring with this type of chemical peel.

 

Number of sessions

The number of sessions required to obtain the desired results and the interval between applications is determined by the physician. In general, superficial peels are done at shorter intervals, such as 15 to 30 days, whereas the medium-depth peels are only performed every 12 to 36 months, and deep peels are repeated at intervals of many years, if indicated.

 

How is the skin after chemical peeling?

The skin become dark and dry immediately after a peeling procedure and may flake over a period of time that will depend on the type of peeling carried out. With a superficial peel, there is generally light flaking of the skin, while a deep peel may lead to the formation of scabs.

Skin peels do not make the skin thinner, but instead renovate and normalize it by reducing the sun damage.

 

Risks and complications

The complications that may arise with peels can be easily managed by an experienced physician, who will have taken several measures to prevent them. The deeper the peel, the greater is the risk of complications.

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