Chemical Peeling

Chemical Peeling Properties

Chemical peeling is a cosmetic procedure that involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin, which causes controlled exfoliation and removal of the outermost layers. This process promotes skin cell turnover and stimulates the growth of new, healthier skin.Here’s an overview of the chemical peeling process:

Preparation: Prior to the chemical peel, the skin is typically cleansed and prepared to remove any oils, dirt, or makeup. Some peels may require pretreatment with specific skincare products to enhance the results or reduce potential complications.

Application: The chemical solution is applied to the skin using a brush or sponge. The type and strength of the chemical solution used depend on the specific skin concerns being addressed and the depth of the peel. There are different types of chemical peels, including superficial, medium, and deep peels, each targeting different skin layers.

Reaction and timing: Once applied, the chemical solution interacts with the skin, causing controlled damage to the outer layers. The length of time the solution remains on the skin varies depending on the desired depth of the peel and the individual’s skin condition. The dermatologist or skincare professional closely monitors the reaction to ensure the desired outcome is achieved.

Neutralization or removal: After a predetermined period, the chemical solution may be neutralized or washed off with water to stop the peeling process. This step varies depending on the type of peel used. Some chemical peels are self-neutralizing, while others require manual removal.

Post-treatment care: Following the chemical peel, the skin may be temporarily sensitive, red, or have a mild peeling or flaking appearance. It is crucial to follow post-treatment instructions provided by the skincare professional, which may include the use of gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and sun protection to support the healing process and protect the newly revealed skin.