Is skincare necessary after peeling?
After the procedure, the skin becomes significantly more sensitive, which requires specific care for it until its full recovery. This period takes place in different ways – depending on the depth of peeling.
What is a chemical peel?
This is a procedure in which various weak organic acids are applied to the surface of the skin, which has a significant impact on its structure and appearance. The aim is to improve both the appearance of the skin by removing the damaged upper layer and its turgor by stimulating the formation of new collagen in the deep skin layers. Thus, your skin becomes significantly fresher, thicker, rejuvenated, with built-up relief and reduced defects.
In what cases is chemical peeling applied?
Chemical peels are often used for therapeutic purposes – to reduce inflammatory processes in acne or to reduce the scars left after the active phase of the disease. It can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, the size of pores and dark spots on the skin of the face and hands, as well as the depth of scars after acne or measles.
In superficial peeling, the skin is slightly to moderately red in the period between a few hours to 1 day after the procedure. Gradually, the redness fades and there is a slight exfoliation of the surface layer of dead cells formed as a result of the procedure.
In medium-deep peeling immediately after the procedure, the skin is moderately red and gradually thickens, forming a thick reddish-brown crust within 36 hours, which quickly begins to crack and peel off the surface of the skin in the form of large scales.
Regardless of the depth of the peeling, it is important to apply sunscreen with the highest possible factor throughout the recovery period. For faster recovery of the skin after the procedure itself, you can apply epithelializing and antiseptic creams that will accelerate the recovery of the skin.