Chemical peel

chemical peel before after

The chemical peel is a procedure that provides exfoliation of the dead outer layer of the epidermis. Currently, it is the most popular procedure in cosmetic offices. The essence of the procedure – it is obtaining a controlled light chemical burn by acids or enzymes.


The salon procedure, during which the surface of the face or its separate parts is treated with chemical reagents:

  • improves the exterior of the skin;
  • removes wrinkles;
  • eliminates undesirable pigmentation and other defects.

As any cosmetic procedures, all types of peeling have contraindications. It should not be ignored as you can harm not only the skin, but also the whole state of health.

Among contraindications:

  • applying drugs by yourself, without a specialist;
  • skin diseases: inflamed acne, cuts, rash;
  • pregnancy and lactation.

It is better not to peel after a visit to solariums or relaxing at sea.

chemical peel results

The benefits of a chemical peel:

  • skin cleansing. Acids influence on the intercellular connections of the horny layer, which leads to elimination of dead cellular structures. A similar reaction is observed with regard to sebum and the contents of the epidermal ducts. Among chemical peel results are clear skin and healthy color of the face;
  • rejuvenation. The anti-age effect is grounded on the complete renewal of the surface layers of the epidermis. After the chemical destruction of horny cells, the active regeneration process starts, which leads to the formation of new, young cells. Also, the activation of internal growth factors provokes the production of collagen and elastin, as a result – smoothing of epidermal facial wrinkles and skin fractures;
  • Normalization of work of sebaceous glands. Often cosmetologists recommend peeling procedures for patients with a fat type of skin. This is explained not only by the ability to clear the clogged gland ducts from a natural secretion, but it optimizes the work of the sebaceous glands and narrows the skin channels. A full course of procedures significantly reduces the fat content of the epidermis and eliminates acne and acne;
  • elimination of skin defects. The procedure is often used as a therapeutic technique to eliminate scars, especially those formed as a result of acne, pigmented spots.

Considering the correlation between the benefits of a chemical peel and its disadvantages, it is possible to make unequivocal conclusions in favor of carrying out this cosmetic procedure as it is practically impossible to achieve appropriate aesthetic effects without applying chemical agents.