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Chemical peeling calls for care in your application

Chemical peeling calls for care in your application

Chemical peeling is a treatment whose purpose is to cause an exfoliation or destruction of a certain depth of the skin. When it rebuilds, it will be younger or have fewer spots and pimples, as collagen and other skin structures will be stimulated to renew.

But it is not enough to apply any product to the skin to achieve the effect of rejuvenation.

Poorly applied peels can lead to serious burns, some of the approved products require strict cardiac monitoring as they can lead to arrhythmias, severe intoxications, scars and skin blemishes, some irreversible. The area to be treated is also specified for each product and for each depth of its effect.

Classification of chemical peels

Peels are generally classified as very superficial, superficial, medium and deep. The superficial, medium and deep, that offer results must be applied by doctors and the middle and deep, by experienced, trained doctors with specific training allied to the deep knowledge of the skin, the pre and post-treatment care and mainly, the treatment of possible complications. The techniques of chemical peeling vary with the use of specific products that exfoliate or destroy the layers of the skin in a controlled way and that effectively provoke the stimulation of the collagen (when the (or pain), or the improvement of acne, blemishes or scars.

Chemical peeling hurts?

I often say that without pain there is no gain (translation of the famous phrase: "no pain, no gain") to explain the types and results of these treatments. I mean, to keep the skin well and get some results, especially for pimples, a superficial peeling well done, whether single or in sessions brings excellent results when combined with other dermatological treatments; a medium peel, improves skin aged a few years and a deep few more years. That is, the deeper the peeling, the greater the result, as well as the recovery time, the worse the aspect after the procedure, the longer the time of? Convalescence? and "pain" and the greater the risks of complications.

Know the substances used in chemical peeling

The most commonly used substances for superficial chemical peels are retinoids, glycolic acid, salicylic acid and some other less frequent ones. All in lower concentrations, because in larger ones can bring results of an average peeling and until complications of a deep peeling.

In the average chemical peels, trichloroacetic acid, specific concentrations of phenol (cardiotoxico), acid glycolic acid and other less common ones.

The deep ones require trichloroacetic acid, glycolic acid in high concentrations and the phenol in formulation also unique.

What to expect from a chemical peel?

Peelings are known for their rejuvenating effect, since improving the quality of the skin, how to really reverse wrinkles and skin very damaged by the sun. However, there are still several other medical indications such as:

Treatment for active acne

  • Treatment of skin blemishes
  • Support for other treatments
  • Treatment of premalignant lesions, rare diseases
  • O number of sessions and the frequency of the procedure will be determined by the doctor because it will depend on all the factors we are discussing at the moment.

Chemical Peel Side Effects

Some very superficial and superficial peels may not hurt, but most present some degree of burning, and the greater the penetration or depth of the peeling and depending on the product applied the pain tends to be much larger, sometimes requiring some anesthetic aid.Other more frequent and feared problems are the post-inflammatory pigmentation; the most common dark and the rarest and worst, the white; virus, bacterial or fungal infection; scars, keloids, irregular areas of skin alteration, and even systemic intoxication.

In short, peeling is complex and dangerous if poorly indicated and can lead to life threatening burns with their serious consequences. We should not treat this procedure as if it were something so simple and the supervision of the medical professional with experience and qualification is fundamental for patient safety.

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