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Cosmetic Dermatology

Peeling

There are many natural and chemical procedures to resolve skin problems, heal, cleanse and repair the skin.

Peeling application is one of the frequently applied procedures for the skin. There are many different ways of peeling application.

It can be performed with natural substances as well as various chemical substances. Peeling process allows the removal of dead cell from the  skin and can reach a vibrant, bright and smooth appearance.

Chemical peeling application is the best method for people who do not get the desired result with the use of natural methods and various cosmetic products.

Care and treatment practices based on skin renewal have been used since ancient Egypt. One of the most popular and effective methods for skin problem treatment and care is chemical peeling.

 

What is chemical peeling?

Chemical peeling is the procedure of skin peeling. It is a peeling process that is applied to the skin by using more than one chemical.

By peeling dull, pale and unhealthy skin, it gives a new skin that is fresh, tight and bright.

If necessary to express more clearly, it is the process achieve new, fresh, bright and clean skin with the natural healing process of the skin after the upper layer of the skin is completely peeled. 

It becomes possible to reach bright, fresh and tight skin with the self-healing process of the skin.

Chemical peeling procedure is carried out in three categories. It is applied as three different categories as superficial chemical peeling, medium depth chemical peeling and deep chemical peeling. 

 

What to pay attention before chemical peeling

Before the chemical peeling process, the skin should be well analysed. Due to some reasons on the skin surface, chemical peeling may cause more harm than good effects, so the skin should definitely be well analysed and various points should be considered. Things to consider before chemical peeling are as follows: 

  • Is there any open scar on the skin?

  • Has a chemical peeling been applied to the skin in the last year?

  • Is there any surgical intervention applied to the face in the last year?

  • Has the person allergy against aspirin or salicylic acid?

  • Is the person smoking?

  • How is the skin sensitivity?

  • How is scar healing process and pain threshold of the person?

  • Is the person pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • Is there any risk for excessive sun exposure?

  • Is the person using anticoagulant?

  • Does the person have radiotherapy history?

Superficial Chemical Peeling

It is a chemical peeling process applied by using the lactic acid contained in milk and the glycolic acid in the fruits. It is the lightest procedure compared to other chemical peeling procedures.

It is the process of peeling the top layer of the skin with the help of these acids and self-regeneration of the skin. This is a very light procedure and therefore highly good alternative for sensitive skin. 

 

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Medium Depth Chemical Peeling

It is a peeling method which is generally used to treat color changes on the face and moderate skin wrinkles.

. In addition, it is also used to treat skin spots on neck, shoulder, arms and face caused by sun burnt due to excessive sun exposure for a long time.

After this peeling procedure, face can turn into red color and stay for a while. It is highly natural to have this temporary situation. Then, the skin color starts to turn into brown from red. 

Within a few days, the skin will start to peel. Afterwards, a recovery period that will take for about seven days will start. The skin should definitely be kept clean during healing process. The skin should not be exposed to sunlight. It should be moisturized with appropriate creams after skin cleansing. 

 

Deep Chemical Peeling

In deep chemical peeling process, the skin is largely peeled. Deep chemical peeling procedure is a treatment method that is used as the last solution for acne scars, skin spots, deep wrinkles and freckles. 

It is a highly effective method. Compared to other chemical peeling procedures, this will be different as more painful. For this reason, local anesthesia is used during the procedure. There may be swelling on the face since the skin can show different reactions against to substances to be used.

It may take a few months for skin rash to disappear after the healing process. Desired result will be achieved after this chemical peeling process which is done by professionals. 

 

Session Duration and Session Number of Chemical Peeling 

The session duration for chemical peeling procedure takes between 30 and 60 minutes according to the size of treatment area.

The number of sessions varies depending on which type of chemical peeling will be applied, the case itself and from person to person. On average;

  • 4 to 8 sessions at the interval of 2 to 4 weeks in superficial chemical peeling procedures

  • 2 to 4 sessions at the interval of 2 to 4 months in medium depth peeling procedures

  • Single session in deep peeling procedures

Warnings before chemical peeling

Perming and dyeing the hair should not be done at least one week before the chemical peeling application. Winter months or spring months should be chosen for treatment application as much as possible.

The skin should not contact the sun as much as possible. During the skin renewal process and immediately after the chemical peeling applied to the skin, exposure to the sun will cause burns and scars on the skin. For these reasons, it is recommended to undergo this procedure in winter or spring months.

 

Warnings after chemical peeling

The skin should not be directly exposed to the sunlight. Solarium should definitely be avoided. Person should stay away from the sun for at least 6 months. During this period, it is necessary to use high-factor sun creams. It should be paid attention to use sunglasses and hat in summer months. 

  • You should not have shower on the first day of chemical peeling procedure. You can have warm shower in one week. 

  • There is no obstacle for doing make-up after two or three days. Eye and lip make-up can be done.

Is chemical peeling a painful treatment?

There might be mild or moderate burning sensation on the skin during and after the treatment process in medium depth peeling and superficial peeling procedures.

Local anaesthetic creams can be used to reduce pain. Deep chemical peeling procedure is a painful treatment.

For this reason, treatment is carried out with local anesthesia. Moreover, it is necessary to regularly use painkillers.

 

 Does chemical peeling have side effects?

Side effects are a series of processes that is temporary and expected after chemical peeling procedure. These side effects generally disappear by themselves.

  • There may be brightness on the skin color and rash on the skin.

  • In some cases, a peeling line may occur on neck following teardrop.

  • Allergic reactions and chemical burnt risk may be seen on the people with sensitive skin.

 For which problems can chemical peeling be applied?

  • Melasma

  • Photo aging

  • Acne scars

  • Acne vulgaris

  • Seborrheic keratosis

  • Senile lentigo

  • Actinic keratosis

  • Postlesional hyperpigmentation and periorbital hyperpigmentation

In addition to applying chemical peeling treatment for these skin problems, it can be applied together with different treatment methods.

 

What is chemical peeling done for and how does it work?

  • Chemical peeling provides moisturizing of dry skin.

  • Prevents oiling problem and acne formation.

  • Used in treatment of acnes and scars.

  • Treats sunspots.

  • Eliminates freckles.

  • Used in the treatment of wrinkles due to aging caused by the sun.

  • Prevents skin sagging.

  • It is a process that allows the old skin to be peeled off and reveals the original color of the skin.

  • Helps to completely eliminate black spots, scars and acne. 

What is chemical peeling done for and how does it work?

  • Chemical peeling provides moisturizing of dry skin.

  • Prevents oiling problem and acne formation.

  • Used in treatment of acnes and scars.

  • Treats sunspots.

  • Eliminates freckles.

  • Used in the treatment of wrinkles due to aging caused by the sun.

  • Prevents skin sagging.

  • It is a process that allows the old skin to be peeled off and reveals the original color of the skin.

  • Helps to completely eliminate black spots, scars and acne. 

How is chemical peeling applied?

First of all, the procedure is started by passing some tests with the help of a specialist aesthetician. According to the results of these tests, the appropriate treatment method for the skin is determined. Then, chemical peeling application starts.

A chemical in liquid form, which is white in color, is first applied to the skin. Then, the liquid is absorbed under the skin in a short time.

This liquid, which goes under the skin, provides peeling of the skin. The purpose of chemical peeling is to peel the skin and apply the peeling process.

  • Cleaning of the skin with special solutions is the first step.

  • Then, the skin is thoroughly dried.

  • There are some sensitive areas on the face. Creams like vaseline are put on these areas in order to prevent extreme peeling of these areas. 

  • Ears and eyes are covered with cotton.

First of all, solutions that are applied in low doses are placed in a container.

Special chemical solution is carefully and equally applied to the skin. However, more solutions can be applied to some certain areas on the face that are more problematic. The solution is kept on the skin for a while and it is cleaned from the skin.

With the peeling of the skin, it is aimed to eliminate various problems such as spots on the skin, acne, scars, color pollution.

Chemical treatment is not an operation to be afraid of. It is a very effective and harmless process that makes the skin much better.

 

How is chemical peeling cleaned from the skin?

After chemical peeling application, the skin should be cleaned by using special solutions. A spray-formed product is sprayed on the face and the skin is cleaned. After foaming of this product on the skin, it is cleaned until no chemical substance stays on the skin. If necessary, this process is repeated. When it is seen that the skin does not foam, it is ensured that the chemical substances are cleared from the skin.

Following this application, a nourishing cream is applied to the skin. Then, it is recommended that the nourishing cream be applied to the person at home.

If you are going to go out in the sun, sun cream should also be applied on this nourishing cream. After these stages, the procedure is terminated.

 

Is chemical peeling expensive?

Chemical peeling can be more expensive than other methods of skin care procedures. 

Chemical peeling treatment and prices vary according to the needs of the person, the number of sessions and the method used in 2020. Prices can also vary depending on the treatment area. The results of the sessions are different according to the needs of the skin and different conditions of the person.

 

Situations where chemical peeling cannot be applied 

  • In individuals whose nutritional status and general health is not good 

  • In people using birth control drugs,

  • If there is active infection in the body and open scar on the skin,

  • If there is an active herpes infection,

  • In case of abnormal scar formation, delayed healing of wounds and those with a keloid history

  • With people who have undergone or undergoing radiotherapy,

  • With people who are pregnant or breastfeeding,

  • With people who are using blood thinning drugs,

  • With people who have to be exposed to sunlight,

  • With people who have undergone an operation in the last year,

  • With people who have undergone a chemical peeling procedure in the last year

 

 

 

 

 

 

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