Peeling in cosmetology is the procedure by which the skin is released from the upper layer, consisting of dead, keratinized cells. This approach to improving the appearance is known since antiquity. Today, there are several ways of this purification: mechanical, chemical, enzymatic, radio wave, laser, ultrasound, etc. As a result, the skin becomes smoother, its color and tone improve, and minor defects disappear.
Peeling is very popular, especially among the fairer sex: it is used occasionally by thousands of women. Despite the wide dissemination and relevance of the method, many people have a poor understanding of its specificity and share the misconceptions about peeling.
This article is devoted to debunking the most famous of these myths. Peeling: the most common myths Source: depositphotos.com Peeling affects the deep layers of the skin The deepest cleansing procedures penetrate only to the superficial layers of the dermis.
It is allowed to peel such a depth on which there are «sprout islands» — from them subsequently grow new cells of the epidermis. When injuring the levels of the dermis located below these layers, scar tissue forms. Then the procedure provokes the appearance of uneven skin, and does not promote its alignment. Peeling helps with acne and couperose Peeling is considered an effective means of preventing acne, for the initial stage of which is characterized by the emergence of non-inflamed comedones — «black spots.» Acne in the stage of inflammation is a contraindication to the procedures for exfoliation and skin resurfacing. In a similar situation, prescribe phototherapy, as well as anti-inflammatory creams and ointments. The same can be said about couperose. In this case, the skin becomes excessively sensitive and is covered with a vascular network or pink spots. Kuperoz — an inflammatory disease, with its exacerbations, peeling can not be done. Deep peeling is always preferable to surface treatment.
Deep peeling really corrects skin defects quite quickly. But the deeper the effect, the higher the risk of complications (inflammation, pigmentation, etc.).
Deep peeling should be caused by severe skin problems, such as striae or extensive wrinkles. The choice of the procedure in this case should be agreed with an experienced doctor. It is important to take into account the fact that several surface treatments, as a rule, give no less noticeable cosmetic effect than a single deep peeling. Therefore, if possible, avoid aggressive skin cleansing options. Peeling helps to get rid of scars Completely remove the altered tissue with the help of peeling is impossible. The procedures of grinding can partially level the scars. With the most successful outcome, a bright spot remains on the lesion site, which can be easily corrected by using a foundation or powder. To achieve this effect, a complex of procedures is used, consisting of laser resurfacing, biorevitalization, plasmolifting and collagen injections. Peeling removes pigmentation and removes tattooing Paint for tattooing, as a rule, is introduced into the deep layers of the dermis. It can not be removed with peeling. Sometimes you can get rid of the tattoo by going through a course of complex treatment, including mesotherapy with special preparations and depigmenting ingredients. As for pigmented spots, they have different depth and firmness. If the defect does not disappear by itself within three months (three-time period of complete renewal of the epidermis), this means that peeling will not give a positive effect. Exfoliating treatments help to remove only superficial stains (for example, redness caused by acne), which would later disappear and so. Does peeling help remove pigmentation of the skin? Source: depositphotos.com You can not do summer peeling. In fact, this restriction applies only to deep laser resurfacing and chemical peeling of medium depth, which is done with the use of a large amount of organic acids. Surface procedures can be performed during the hot season. If after the peeling the patient intends to go to the sea, she needs to carefully choose sunscreen cosmetics and actively use the appropriate creams within the first 7-10 days to avoid unwanted pigmentation.
Chemical peeling is more effective than laser.
Typically, in this attempt to convince clients of small cosmetic offices, not equipped with appropriate equipment. In fact, the laser method of skin polishing allows to achieve a very impressive effect and to affect the tissues more evenly. Peeling using concentrated organic acids carries the risk of a number of complications. If the patient has serious skin defects, laser peeling is preferable to chemical peeling. If you need light exfoliating procedures, you should choose gentle methods of cleansing with the use of crystals of sugar or salt, almond shell, loofah and similar popular ingredients, suitable for home-made skin treatment. Peeling activates the processes of renewal and regeneration of tissues, gives the skin a healthy and attractive appearance. However, it should be remembered that carrying out such procedures more than twice a month can cause harm to health. When self-extinguishing peeling, carefully protect from the effect of delicate areas of the skin around the eyes and lips (for these areas use special formulations), to avoid the entry of aggressive components on the mucous membranes. Means for exfoliation should be selected individually, taking into account the skin type and its defects.