What is Skin Rejuvenation?
Rejuvenating the skin is the controlled peeling of the skin with certain chemical solutions to make it look better. A proper chemical acid is applied to the skin to provide peeling of the top layer. The chemicals used are often selected from salicylic acid, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), triclosetic acid (TCA), jesner solution and the combinations. Following the peeling on the skin, new skin appears from beneath. The texture of this new skin is smoother and the color is more homogeneous.
Which problems can be treated by chemical peeling?
It is possible to carry out many skin improvement and rejuvenation treatments with chemical peeling. Mostly, wrinkles, sun and age spots, hormonal or pregnancy spots known as melasma, other dark spots and freckles can be diminished and treated with chemical peelings. They also help reduce regression and acne scars in active acne. They are very effective in small pits and scars.
How is chemical peeling applied?
It can be applied to face, cleavage, neck, hands and arms. The physician chooses the most appropriate acid solution for the problem of the skin and applies it with a brush. During the application, a mild burning and stinging is felt. After the process, the person can immediately turn back to his/her daily life. To achieve the best results, it may be necessary to perform several sessions at appropriate intervals.
Which side effects can occur following the chemical peeling application?
Depending on the type of chemical solution selected, mild or sunburn-like reactions may occur on the skin. Redness and light peels occur, which can last up to 1-5 days. In deeper peelings, edema, tension and dryness, a brown hard layer and scabs occur on the skin.
These layers and scabs should never be peeled off. In order to reduce tension on the skin, only the moisturizing products provided by the physician should be used. After the removal of this layer within a week, new skin appears. During this period and the following months, it is very important to protect the skin from the sun.
Who cannot have chemical peeling application?
Chemical peeling is not applied to those with herpes, open wounds, sunburn and infection on their skins. It is not applied to people who are currently on roaccutane treatment and who have recently completed this treatment either.