Peeling – Instituto Perez de la Romana
It is a procedure typically done in an office-based procedure room in which we will use a brush, cotton ball, gauze or sponge to apply a chemical solution typically containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid, mandelic acid, phenol or trichloroacetic to remove skin imperfections: it closes the pores, blemishes and wrinkles are removed and the skin looks younger.
Chemical peels can be done at different depths: light, medium or deep.
A light chemical peel can improve skin texture and tone, as well as decrease the appearance of fine wrinkles improving the appearance of clogged and dilated pores. Also decreases the secretion of fat leaving skin smooth, bright and no glare.
Treated areas develop new skin about one to two days after a light chemical peel, more than a week with deep ones.
- Tell your doctor if you’re using a glycolic acid lotion or implants
- Tell your doctor in case you have suffered a cold in the last two weeks or have presented present herpes repetition because the peeling can cause reactivation.
- Avoid unprotected sun exposure
- Tell your doctor about any medications you’re taking or have taken recently or illnesses
- It is advisable to avoid facials, abrasive sponges or waxing one week before the peeling.
- Tell your doctor in case you present herpes repetition
- Unnecessary previous analytical tests.
- Do not apply other irritating treatment 15 days before the procedure.
- Avoid sun exposure.
- Applying moisturizers dressings over a period of 2 weeks.
- Use of sunscreen for six months.