Chemical peeling

What is chemical peeling

Chemical Peeling (from the English to peel) is a dermo-aesthetic technique involving the application of one or more chemical exfoliating agents to the skin for a period sufficient to interact with increasingly deeper cell layers of the skin and subsequently the dermis, causing selective and predictable skin replacement.

At the level of the epidermis, peeling, decreasing cohesion or lysing keratinocytes:

  • Removes the stratum corneum of the skin and the keratin plug of comedones;
    Increases cell turnover with related exfoliation;
  • Inhibits the activity of sebaceous glands;
    depending on the depth of penetration, the chemical used can coagulatethe protein structure of cells (frosting);
  • Removes pigmentations, skin growths, and wrinkles refractory to surgical therapy (especially at the lower eyelids and perioral region);
  • Eliminates crater-type skin scars (from Acne) or at least, improves them.
  • It gives the skin a fresh, radiant appearance and often eliminates the need to make use of primer-dye.

At the level of the dermis, peeling stimulates fibroblasts to produce glycoproteins and new collagen, with restructuring of the fibro-elastic component of the dermis. Normally, each Facelift procedure is completed with Chemical Peeling in order to achieve an optimal aesthetic result.

NOTE: In smokers, the recovery time is usually prolonged and the risk of complications is higher

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