Peeling: characteristics, types and results

Characteristics and results of a peel

Written by: Dra. Cristina Eguren Michelena
Published: | Updated: 21/08/2018
Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez

The peeling is a procedure of Cosmetic Dermatology with which we seek to improve the appearance of the skin. By applying certain chemicals (trichloroacetic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, etc.) attempts to exfoliate the epidermis and thereby produce a renewal of the surface layers of the skin.

The procedure is performed in doctor 's office in about 20 minutes. A few days after its completion, an exfoliation occurs after which begins epidermal renewal we wanted. Made in the hands of a specialist in dermatology , chemical peeling is a safe, effective and well tolerated treatment.

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Features peeling

We performed a peeling when we want to restore luminosity, improve texture and reduce blemishes and skin imperfections. Depending on the power, we distinguish three types of peelings: superficial, medium and deep.

In case of a superficial peel usually recommend repeating up to 3 or 4 times with an interval of 2-3 weeks to achieve better results. The average peeling is more effective and can be repeated past 1 or 2 months and the deep peeling requires a time much longer recovery because it is more abrasive and can be repeated once a year if required.


Results peeling

Immediately after performing a chemical peel slight reddening, followed by dry skin feeling it is produced and, finally, exfoliation. This 3-4 days (approximately) and thereafter starts skin regeneration. After a good peeling you will see that your skin is more luminous, firm and elastic; You will have improved texture and stains will be reduced and pores. In short, after performing a chemical peel after proper preparation, you will get a comprehensive rejuvenation of your skin achieving a healthier appearance.


Side effects of peeling

Overall, the peeling is a safe and well tolerated cosmetic procedure, but is not completely free of side effects. To minimize proper medical assessment prior to performing the procedure is necessary.

In this initial assessment we see if the patient has episodes of cold sores, because in that case will have to make a prophylaxis for the virus reactivates after peeling. You must be ruled out that there is an active herpes or viral warts, to prevent spread. Moreover, according to skin type, will have to choose the right peeling, since darker skin may have post - inflammatory hyperpigmentation (patches that appear after peeling).

In short, it is a simple and safe procedure but must be done under medical supervision to minimize risks.

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By Dra. Cristina Eguren Michelena

Dr. Eguren Michelena is a leading dermatologist, founder and medical director of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology Eguren where commitment to excellence in treatment and patient treatment. He graduated from the University of Navarra and trained as a specialist at the University Hospital of La Princesa, with external rotations at the Hospital del Niño Jesús (Madrid) and Rady Children's Hospital (San Diego, California, USA). He is an adjunct physician at the University Hospital Infanta Leonor where he is responsible Unit Cutaneous and side effects of cancer treatments. She is the author of numerous scientific publications, papers in national and international meetings and conferences dermatologic. He participates in numerous research studies on psoriasis and contributes to scientific outreach publications in press and television.

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