Chemical peeling

This procedure is performed to obtain a more dynamic and youthful look by removing the top layer of sun damaged, wrinkled, blemished and discolored facial skin, using a chemical agent. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and phenol are agents used for this purpose. Peeling is performed for aesthetic purposes and also for removing acne scars and controlling acnes. AHA is used for superficial peeling, while deeper peeling can be done with TCA. In order to obtain satisfactory results, the procedure needs to be repeated several times.

Duration of procedure:
15 minutes to one hour

Pre-procedure Preparation:
Pretreatment with Retin-A may be required for some patients. The purpose is to lower thickness of top layer of skin in order to obtain more profound effect from the peeling agent. Sometimes, skin bleachers can be used in conjunction with Retin-A.

Anesthesia requirement:
Not required; sedation may be needed at times.

After the treatment, fine exfoliation or thick scaling may occur depending on the depth of peeling. Redness will spontaneously disappear within 2 weeks. You have to use a recommended sun screen after the procedure.

Mild edema may develop and will heal within a week. The new skin will start to build within a week to 10-days after the procedure. You can resume working after the scales fall off naturally.

Phone:0342 211 50 00 (5317-5318)

Update Date: 5/28/2013 9:37:57 AM