Chemical Peelings

Chemical peeling involves the application of a peeling agent on the skin causing a controlled injury of the epidermis and dermis. The peeling removes the superficial layers of the skin, which will improve their appearance. It is also useful for treating the signs of skin photoaging, such as solar lentigines or actinic keratoses.

The peeling acts on the thinning of the epidermis, the dermis and thickening of the damage of the elastic fibers that occur over time.

Peelings are also used in the treatment of acne, alone or in combination with other topical treatments to enhance its effect. Initially acting on comedones, and later a stage  of inflammatory lesions and reducing scarring.

The peeling of medical compounds most frequently used are glycolic, salicylic, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), mandelic, pyruvic, among others. They can be classified into:

  • Very superficial
  • Superficial
  • Intermediate
  • Deep

Intermediate and deep, must be recommended and applied by properly specialists. This treatment should be part of a comprehensive treatment approach tailored to the needs of each patient.

The type of peeling applied is based on the weighting of several factors, essential to make a correct approach to the kind of pathology that the patient presents. Applying Fitzpatrick and scale of Glogau, and taking into account the results to be achieved, doctor and patient decide together the best treatment option.

Peeling treatment consists of three phases: preparation, product application and recovery. The specialist should inform the patient of expected of each clinical course, and possible complications.

Previously applying the peel, the specialist should study conditions of the patient, such as their health status, smoking, medication usually receives, the presence of repeated herpes infections, the degree of skin damage, type of healing and treatments that previously submitted (cosmetic surgery).

Treatment with peeling can not be applied if there is an active infection or an open wound in the treatment area. Either during pregnancy and lactation.

Clinical Alxen have the most advanced types of peeling, which are always applied under strict dermatological control, which is the best guarantee for your skin.