Peeling

It is the use of chemical substances to smooth the skin. In this type of treatment, damaged skin surface is treated in a desired level and desired recovery is ensured. The skin looks bright, young and healthy.

Different chemical substances are used in chemical peeling. Depending on the substance being used, peeling is applied in three levels as superficial, medium and deep. This type of treatment can be applied to all body parts, particularly to the face.

Glycolic, lactic, mandelic acid is called “Alfa Hydroxy Acids (AHA)”. They are obtained from fruits and other food and used in superficial peeling. TCA (trichloroacetic acid) is used in superficial and medium peeling.

What kind of effects does the peeling have?
Skin cells have a life cycle. Cells on the skin surface age in time and are replaced by young and healthy cells. Renewal of the skin is very fast in babies, but it slows down with aging. Cells cannot be renewed, old cells on the skin surface cannot be moved away; thus skin gets thinner, pale and rough.

Collagen and elastin fibres on the skin are damaged and decrease in number in time, the skin loses its elasticity and tightness and looks loose and wrinkled. Chemical peeling helps bringing healthy and young cells to the surface of the skin and removal of the problematic pale skin. Additionally, collagen and elastin fibres are restructured, and as a result, elasticity and tightness is increased.

What can the peeling treatment be used to treat?
• Acne (pimple) treatment
• Chapped skin (stria)
• Treatment of the marks left by acnes (scars)
• Removal of wrinkles and thin lines
• Treatment of dry-pale skin
• Closed pores on the skin
• Reducing dark eye circles
• Elimination of undesired changes in the skin colour (marks caused by aging, sun, pregnancy and medication)
Peeling treatment is applied in 6 sessions to every healthy skin in order to delay the effects of aging and to make the skin look younger.

Who should not apply peeling?
• Pregnant women
• People having active infection in the area of treatment
When the peeling treatment is planned, problem and social conditions of the patient should be taken into consideration. This treatment is very effective and safe when applied by experts.

AHA PEELING
This treatment is the application of the peeling on the surface fo the skin. It is quite safe and easy. Depending on the problem of the patient, it may require repeating sessions. Patients can maintain their daily activities without having any difficulties.

How is peeling treatment applied?
Before the treatment, skin is cleaned from excessive oil. Then, “Alfa Hydroxy Acids (AHA)” are applied. After waiting for a while, the chemicals are cleaned from the skin. Treatment is continued with the lotions to be applied in between the sessions. One session takes around 10 minutes. AHA peeling is applied once in 1-2 weeks. Patients may feel slight burning and some rash might appear on the skin, but these are temporary.

What kinds of problems are likely to occur during AHA Peeling treatment?
Generally, there are no marks from the treatment. Some rash and flaking might appear, but they disappear in a short while after the treatment. The possibility of infections and scars after the treatment is almost zero.

What kind of follow-up care is needed in AHA Peeling?
It is very important to protect skin from irritation and sun shine following the treatment. People maintain their normal activities after AHA peeling. Not applying any makeup, except for a few special lotions, for a few hours following the treatment is recommended after peeling.

TCA PEELING
TCA peeling ensures deeper and more effective treatment. Number of sessions is fewer. Rash, stiffness and flaking occur after the treatment. A concealer can be used to conceal these skin problems. It is not preferred by some patients because of flaking and crusting on the skin.

How is TCA peeling treatment applied?
Duration of the treatment is 10 minutes on average. Response of the skin to the treatment is monitored after TCA peeling is applied. After the desired deepness is ensured, the treatment is ended with after-peeling lotion. Though the treatment causes some discomfort, it disappears in a short time. The treatment consists of one session or four weekly sessions. Rash, oedema, crusting and flaking are seen on the skin following the treatment.

What kinds of problems are likely to occur related to TCA Peeling treatment?
Oedema, rash, crusting and flaking are the expected changes following the application of TCA peeling. This treatment is quite safe, yet some problems might occur if you do not follow the recommendations of your doctor. Infections, undesired colour changes and scars on the skin might occur.

What kind of follow-up care is needed in TCA Peeling?
The skin should be protected from irritation and sun shine after the treatment. The crusts on the skin should not be ripped and the treatment should be continued with the recommended lotions.

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