Chemical and physical peelings are one of the most popular aesthetic procedures, as they are very simple to apply, have a very high safety profile and offer a very satisfactory risk/benefit result. The combination or not with other procedures will allow the development of a personalized rejuvenation program for the patient.
A chemical peeling consists of the application of an acidic solution on the skin, which is allowed to act and is subsequently neutralized or withdrawn. The acid removes the most superficial layers of the skin and allows them to renew in the days after the procedure, making the appearance of the skin more tense and shiny.
If they are done periodically, it is possible to progressively improve pore size, spots, acne and thinner expression wrinkles. With a single session, you will notice a flash effect that can be very useful in preparing the skin for an event.
- Trichloroacetic acid or TCA (15%-30%): specially designed to minimize the effects of the passage of time as well as to treat acne marks.
- Glycolic Acid (40-75%): indicated to minimize skin photoaging.
- Salicylic Acid (30%): very useful for the treatment of active acne and its scars.
The great advantage of this treatment is that it does not form crusts and allows to maintain the normal rhythm of life after the procedure. It’s very important to be constant with the sunscreen once the peeling is performed to protect the skin.
Currently also the physical peelings are used, by means of the non-ablative Fractionated Erbium laser or Fractionated Ablative CO2 laser. These devices allow to make a renovation of the most superficial layers of the skin thanks to the heating of the water of the tissues. The effect is faster than in chemical peels.
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