Chemical peelings are used in order to improve skin appearance. The solution is applied on the skin and provokes a superficial chemical burn. After exfoliation, the skin feels smoother, with fewer fine wrinkles and improved color uniformity.
There are three types of chemical peels, superficial, medium and deep and these are used depending on the problem we are facing. Local anesthesia may be used in order to facilitate the procedure.
What should I expect after the treatment?
Depending on the type and depth of the peeling, one should expect different skin reaction. Superficial peelings cause redness and some exfoliation that lasts 4-5 days. In treatments where the chemical solution penetrates in deeper skin layers, the reaction is stronger. Initially, the skin becomes brown and exfoliation begins after 2-3 days. Swelling and blisters may occur and the whole process can take anywhere from 7-14 days.
What should I be aware of before a chemical peeling?
Some special creams are used before and after the treatment to ensure best results. Some drugs should be discontinued prior to treatment.