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Chemical Peeling

Chemical Peeling

Chemical peeling, fractional laser and resurfacing laser, are three different techniques that achieve facial wrinkles smoothing, correction of skin discoloration, intense face firming as well as improvement of acne scars.

Chemical peeling is a controlled chemical burn, while lasers involve a controlled thermal burn of the skin’s surface layers. All three techniques are categorised as superficial, medium and deep treatments, depending on the severity of the problem. Laser resurfacing requires 3-5 days of leave from work, while in the case of the other two treatments this depends on whether the technique will target the surface, medium or deeper skin layers. The skin will start to peel 24-48 hours after the treatment, and new skin will replace the surface layers within 7-10 days.

Treatment in ABH Medical Group yields impressive improvement of the skin’s appearance, reduces thin wrinkles of the face (a very common problem in the upper lips area), gives glow, shine and firming of the facial contour.

Frequent Questions

The skin is meticulously disinfected and a special solution is applied on all surface except on and around the eyes and mouth.

During chemical peeling and depending on the depth of the treatment, the patient may feel a minor itchiness and tingle at the beginning. This will subside after a while. Therefore, the treatment is not considered painful.

In the case of superficial or medium peeling full recovery time may take up to 3-4 days maximum. In the case of deep peeling treatment, recovery time id 7 to 10 days.

There is no restriction for superficial peeling treatments. Medium or deep peeling treatments may be performed more than once, however, the intervening time depends on each individual’s needs.

If the doctor’s advice is not followed, discolouration scars and infection may occur.

The patient must inform the dermatology in case of scars or any previous procedure performed on the same site or if he/she is under medication.

Protection from the sun is of ultimate importance in such cases as the skin becomes very sensitive to solar radiation. Patients are advised to avoid the sun for a few days and to use sunscreen when outdoors.

Peeling treatment is best performed from autumn to spring, i.e. when sunshine is less intense. This varies in case of superficial, medium or deep peeling or laser treatments.