Video: ❶ Chemical And Laser Peeling
Peeling is the name of a cosmetic procedure to remove the upper layer of the epidermis on the skin of the face or body. This is done exclusively to improve the condition of the skin, correct problem areas, such as traces of scars and acne, stretch marks, and, of course, to smooth out wrinkles. Chemical and laser peels are equally popular because of the similar long-term effect on skin rejuvenation. However, the essence of the impact and the safety of the methods are certainly different. Location: Location: The essence of chemical peeling is the effect of chemical preparations on the skin, it is a kind of skin burn with acids, which leads to the removal of the surface layers of skin cells, and with them existing defects. The skin activates regenerative processes, due to which the desired result is achieved: getting rid of freckles, stretch marks, scars, acne, age spots,smoothing wrinkles, etc.
There are three types of chemical peels: superficial, medium and deep. The most gentle is the first, it is carried out with the use of alpha hydroxy acids, or fruit acids: malic, citric, lactic, glycolic. Salicylic acid is sometimes added. Median peels are more traumatic because they involve the use of trichloroacetic, retinoic or glycolic acid. The most aggressive deep peeling procedure - only trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is used.
Before the chemical peel procedure, the doctor cleanses the skin with degreasing solutions and then applies the acid solution itself. After a while, a neutralizer is applied to the skin. Finally, the treated area is lubricated with a moisturizer. Post-peeling care consists in regular moisturizing, in the case of deep cleansing - in additional protection of the skin from direct exposure to sunlight. For best results, peeling can be performed in several sessions - from 3 to 10, depending on the type of procedure. Often chemical effects are combined with whitening, mesotherapy, anti-cellulite programs.
Laser peels are done for the same purpose as chemical peels. However, laser exposure is in great demand due to the short recovery period and the safety of the procedure.
The upper layers of the skin and problem areas are burned out with laser beams. So new cells are stimulated to form, the treated areas are renewed. The result is soft, even skin without flaws. Basically, laser peeling is used as a remedy for deep wrinkles and scars. But at lower powers, it can also be used to eliminate small flaws - tuberosity, stretch marks, freckles, age spots. Although, first of all, the cosmetologist will advise using a chemical agent for such purposes.
Recently, they began to resort to laser peeling as an independent procedure. However, most often it is still combined with a surgical lifting operation. At the same time, laser peeling cannot replace the operation itself, since it does not eliminate skin laxity, but effectively removes the wrinkles themselves on the cheeks, around the mouth and under the eyes - in those places where plastic surgery cannot cope.
After laser treatment, the skin becomes rough and remains red for several weeks and noticeably pink for up to 10 months. However, laser peeling still has an indisputable advantage over chemical peeling - a low risk of burns and scars, the ability to control the time and depth of laser exposure.