The word “peeling” means flaking and involves the use of chemicals on the skin to remove surface layers and eliminating imperfections achieving a renewed skin.
The peeling achieves a reduction of wrinkles and a well hydrated and rejuvenated skin, with proper secretion of fat and a good consistency and brightness of the skin. It´s not effective for melasma result of hormonal stains.
There are various products that produce different degrees of penetration. There are 3 types of peeling: superficial, intermediate and deep. Deep is the most effective but carries a long postoperative so it is not often carried out.
Superficial peeling involves glycolic acid. I´s soft, produces only a slight erythema and desquamation along successive days. It serves to “refresh the skin.” If multiple glycolic acid peels are performed and a cream is used daily with glycolic acid it will obtain a 20% reduction of thin wrinkles.
The intermediate peeling is effected with trichloroacetic acid (TCA) 35%. It produces a complete removal of the epidermis but, with current formulations, It´s done progressively throughout the first week so you can keep doing relatively normal life because there is no burn. It is a powerful peeling. Between 1 and 3 sessions achieve to reduce the sunspots.
The number of sessions varies with the pathology to be treated, its severity and the individual factors of each patient. It´s usually performed each fortnight or month. This periodicity depends on time needed for recovery of the skin, which vary depending on the product used. In the case of TCA 15 Sun exposure should be restricted 15 days before treatment. We recommend the use of sunscreen along this period.
This treatment can try on spots on neck, arms and hands. In these areas TCA used is 20%