Chemical peeling, i.e. chemical abrasives are commonly intended to address cosmetic issues such as skin blemishes, scars and wrinkles. It is also used to make acne scars less visible, to treat acne problem, and to eliminate lesions leading to cancer. It is a supplementary treatment method in acne, rosacea and blemish problems.
Chemical peeling is classified into three groups as superficial, medium and deep depending on the depth of the procedure. This classification shows down to which skin layer the peeling will be applied to. Superficial and medium level peelings are more common today. Instead of deep chemical peeling, laser peeling or dermabrasion methods are preferred.
While superficial peeling can be applied with weekly intervals, medium level peelings can be applied every 3 to 6 months.
It has some rare risks that can be seen in all chemical peeling operations. Chemical peeling shall necessarily be performed by an expert physician.
What are the intended application areas of chemical peeling?
Elimination of tiny wrinkles
To treat acne scar
To treat blemishes
How is superficial chemical peeling applied?
What to expect after the procedure:
Chemical peeling can be carried out in clinic conditions. It doesn’t require a surgery room.
Only a slight stinging pain is felt during chemical peeling operations. They do not require anaesthesia.
There might be temporary redness, crusting and/or desquamation after superficial peeling. These complaints might be reduced by adjusting the peeling according to skin type. The temporary redness, crusting and dryness that might occur due to superficial peeling do not affect daily lives or the work lives of the patients. Regular peeling operations make the skin look livelier and brighter. Sun protection creams should be used following treatment and between sessions as part of the patients’ daily skin care.