Chemical peel is a medical treatment technique using a chemical solution that causes destruction of specific skin layers. Chemical peel was administered for the first time in the USA in the 30s of the 20th century. Since then many programs have been developed and further improved by using various chemical agents. It is divided into:
– Skin deep;
– Middle-deep, and
Deciding if chemical peel is right for you depends on your skin type, whereat the proper diagnostics is precondition for its successful application by dermatologist. The indications for chemical peel administration are:
– Skin rejuvenation and hydration;
– Oily, seborrheic and acneic skin;
– Photo-induced aging of the skin;
– Various pigmentations;
Improvement after peeling is resultant from the destruction of the outer layer of the skin which causes immediate recovery. This results in the production of many new and young cells revealing a new, younger, smooth and fresh skin. At the same time this boosts collagen production and its even and leveled position makes the skin more elastic and looking smoother and taut.
The visibly good looking skin is due to:
– Improvement of the tissue tension, hydration and smoothing of the fine wrinkles, and reduction of the more visible lines and wrinkles;
– Smoothing of complexion due to the removal of the unaesthetic pigmentation;
– Oil producing regulation, pores contraction;
– Serious attempt for effective acne and acne scars treatment;
The appropriate seasons for administering chemical peel are autumn, winter and early spring. There are already new formulas for summer application. The duration of the procedure is about 15 to 30 minutes depending on the particular type of chemical peel. The discomfort that the patient experiences is insignificant and is felt like pinching and burning during the procedure, and a slight redness and dryness of the skin 2 to 3 days after the peeling.
One of the peels preferred by Dr. Ilieva is the one using trichloroacetic acid. This is a middle deep peel when 15% of the acid is used. This is an excellent choice for treating wrinkles, smoothing the signs of aging and moderate depigmentation of the skin. A course of four procedures is sufficient to soften fine wrinkles and pronounced changes in the skin complexion, turgor and glow. For better results the therapy could be repeated each three or six months following a consultation with specialist.