Allow me to share you definitions and benefits of Chemical Peels that are published in the article “Evidence and Applications in the application of Chemical peels in Skin disorder” as follows:
- Chemical peels are used to create an injury of a specific skin depth with the goal of stimulating new skin growth and improving surface texture and appearance. The exfoliation effect of chemical peels stimulates new epidermal growth and collagen with more evenly distributed the melanin;
- Chemical peeling uses a chemical solution to improve the skin’s appearance. It can reduce or eliminate fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, correct uneven skin pigmentation, remove precancerous skin growths, and soften acne or treat scars caused by acne. The procedure can also treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and scarring, as well as skin blemishes common with age and heredity.
Chemical peels can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs.
Chemical peels have various classifications based on their depths. Below are the lists of chemical peels with their functions:
- Very superficial (exfoliation) – superficial (epidermal):
Superficial peels address to enhance treatment for a variety of conditions, including acne, melasma, dyscromia, photo-damage, post inflammation hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles. They are commonly known for the epidermis and dermal-epidermal interface and good method for rejuvenating the epidermis and upper dermal layers. Their benefits including promoting of skin radiance and luminosity since they exert their actions by decreasing corneocyte adhesion and increasing dermal collagen. Alpha Hydroxyl Acid (AHAs) (consist of: Glycolic acid (GA), Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Mandalic Acid; and Beta Hydroxyl Acid (Salicylic Acid) are frequently used to perform this type of peel.
– Superficial peels do not effectively eradicate the ravages of time and sun, but when done repetitively, they do improve pigmentary irregularities and may improve some minor surface changes and thus impart a fresher appearance to facial skin – and – superficial peels are relatively safe, and maximal results can be achieved with serial applications – these aforesaid assessments are based on a published article “Chemical Face Peels”.
- Medium-depth peels papillary dermal:
Jessner’s solution and TCA are often used as Medium-depth peels. They aim to penetrate to the papillary dermis, may be used for dyscromia, multiple solar keratosis, superficial scars, pigmentary disorders, wrinkles. The healing process is longer, with full epithelialization occurring in about one week. Sun protection is recommended for several weeks to avoid the risk of a prolonged hyperpigmentation after receiving a medium-depth peel. Dark skin individuals are not good candidates for the medium-depth peels.
- Deep peels (reticular dermal):
Severe photo-aging, deep or coarse wrinkles, scars, and sometimes precancerous skin lesions can be improved with deep peels. The most common solutions that are used in deep peels are combinations of phenol and croton oil. These solutions penetrate to the mid-reticular region and maximize the production of collagen. Let note that deep peels require significant healing time (two months or more), and sun protection is a must during the healing period.
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