What is Medical Peeling?
One of the most commonly performed treatments in the aesthetic medicine practice, Medical peeling is one of the best and effective facial treatments. It is done by exfoliating the upper layer of the skin or epidermis through various chemical preparations. These preparations remove the dead cells of epidermis thereby exposing a new and fresh layer of epidermis. When dead cells are exfoliated, they activate rebuilding of deeper tissues that in turn make skin tighter and fresh looking.
Medical Peeling for Acne
Medical peeling is best for acne treatment. It is used in combination with other treatments like dermabrasion and other skin peeling treatments. This gives more effective results. Skin treatments and combinations are decided based on the skin condition and extremity of the acne scars.
Medical Peeling is used for:
- Acne scars
- Acne lesions
- Superficial wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Seborrhoea of the skin of the back, neck, face
- Dry Skin
- Skin deprived of glow.
How is it done?
Before the treatment, doctor properly prepares the treatment area. Generally, the treatment is painless but you might experience slight stinging or burning in the final stages. Within a few days, skin starts exfoliating which is an indication of a successful treatment. The treatment is usually done around 4-6 times within a 10-14 day interval and the intervals might be bigger say a month, if the skin condition is not so bad. So it all depends on the severity of the indication. The more severe the indication, the lesser the interval between sessions.
After the Treatment
- Do not sunbathe for about 4 weeks
- Use creams with an SPF of 30
- Do not use AHA creams for 14 days
- The first makeup can be applied after several hours
- Do not scrape the exfoliating epidermis
- Intensively moisturize the skin
- Skin allergies
- Pregnancy, breastfeeding
- Active herpes
- Tendency to keloid formation
- Scars after facial surgeries (up to 2 months)
- Melanocytic features post cryotherapy (up to 6 months)
- Skin inflammation
- Auto immune diseases
- Damaged or irritated skin
- Heavy forms of acne
- Skin exposure to the sun 4-6 weeks before surgery
- Oral vitamin A derivative therapy – required at least a half-yearly break
Benefits of Treatment
- Unification of complexion
- Improvement of skin elasticity
- Reduce the amount and depth of wrinkles
- Reduce skin irregularities
- Closing the pores
- Improvement of face oval
- Cleanse deeper layers of skin