What Is Chemical Peeling?
Chemical peeling is a method applied in the treatment of wrinkles caused by sun, cigarette, stress, frequent use of mimics and also to treat spots such as acne, blemishes, scars. The basic principle is to peel the skin with fruit acids and rejuvenate the skin by preparing the ground for new fresh skin cells to be replaced.
How Is It Applied?
The peeling procedures are applied using fruit acid mixtures in various concentrations such as very superficial, superficial and moderate peeling according to the needs of the patient. By removing the matte and pale top layer of the skin, the development of fresh and smooth skin from the bottom is provided. It stimulates the construction of fiber structures such as collagen and elastin and increases skin elasticity. With increased blood circulation, oxygen and nutrients come to the cells.
What Are The Application Areas?
It is used to reduce mild to moderate wrinkles, blemishes, cracks and scars, acne and related scars.
How Many Sessions Are Required?
Chemical peeling session interval is determined according to the depth of how it is performed. The session interval for peeling with glycolic acid is 1 or 2 weeks. The number of sessions to be applied varies depending on the problem of the person being treated, on average 6-8 sessions are applied. After these sessions, it may be necessary to repeat the peeling periodically (every 2 months) to prevent the formation of acne and to maintain the form gained by the skin in reducing the age lines. The duration of the application is about 10 minutes.
Which Fruit Acids Are In Aha?
The most known of fruit acids are; glycolic acid from sugar cane, lactic acid from milk, citric acid from citrus fruits, tartaric acid from grapes and salicylic acid from willow. Of these, glycolic acid, salicylic acid and citric acid, recently lactic acid can be used in cosmetics at low rates.
What Should Be Considered Before And After Application?
Before peeling, it needs a preliminary care, especially for the preparation of sensitive skin for peeling.
There should be no open wounds or similar damage on the skin where the peeling process will be performed. In these cases, it should be postponed until recovery is achieved.
The application area should not be exposed to the sun before the procedure.
You should not enter the solarium before and after the procedure.
The skin needs to be very well protected after peeling. Even during the winter season, the skin that becomes sensitive after peeling should be protected with sunscreen products.
The possibility of peeling on dark skin causing blemishes should not be ignored, the sun
should never be exposed after the peeling application and a sunscreen intensive product should be used.
No more irritating harsh movements should be done while the face is washed and wiped.
You may feel mild burning temporarily during and after the application, but you can continue
your normal daily activities.
What Are The Products That Can Be Used At Home?
Along with superficial peeling, home care with retinoic acid and fruit acid is useful.