To reduce the signs of ageing, remove a scar or dark marks, peeling performed by a dermatologist is the most popular micro abrasion method. However, it is still a medical intervention that can have contraindications and possible dangers.
How does peeling really work and what are the results?
For the 3 types of peeling
that exist in the medical field, the main principles are the same: exfoliation, irritation and even burning of the upper layer of the skin. Concentrated acids according to the type of treatment are used to give the skin a fresh look, to reduce sun marks and remove some scars.
- From simple brightening to total softening of wrinkles, peeling cannot be successful unless some rules are followed:
- Consider treatment in winter, away from the sun;
- For a deep peeling, post surgery treatment based on creams is essential.
- In order to avoid any allergy risks;
- No shaving at least 2 hours prior to peeling;
- For average and deep peeling, only a dermatologist can perform the intervention.
- A week before peeling make sure not to :
- Have hair removal,
- Have electrolysis,
- Use retinol based or irritating products.
Contraindications and risks
- Patients suffering from scarring problems or lymphatic system disorders.
- Black or multiracial people (depigmentation risks).
- Taking acne medication (retinoids).
- Skin allergies (contact type).
- Irritated skin (eczema, psoriasis, herpes).
- Side-effects and risks
- Side effects can be:
- Tingling, pruritus, burns, slight pain;
- Shedding of skin cells, scabs;
- Possible risks of peeling are :
- Skin infections,
- Depigmentation of scars,
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