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What is meant by a peeling of the skin?
The exfoliation of the skin by peeling techniques has a long history. Already the ancient Egyptians, used animal oils, salts and alabaster to improve skin aesthetically. Later, mixtures of sulfur mustard and sand were used to embellish the aspect of the skin. Within the modern medecine doctors were the pioneers in the skin peeling therapeutic purposes. The first reports on this procedure appear after the turn of the century. In the 60s plastic surgeons begun to use this procedure. Today, there are various standardized techniques that are both scientifically and clinically.safe.
Peeling, also known as Chemo surgical treatment or Chemoexfoliation, is the use of a more or less skin irritating substance, through which parts of the horny layer (epidermis) and / or the second Are skin layer (dermis) is removed, after which a new epidermis and new dermal tissue is being created. The skin reacts in chemical and biological means thus removing the top skin layers. These repel each other and make a fresh layer of skin and smooth space, which has been newly formed from the depths. The use of such substances creates a controlled wound, which leads to skin rejuvenation, under which pigment spots, sun damage, superficial wrinkles and scars.can disappear
Which lesions can be treated with peeling?
The skin rejuvenation via exfoliation is suitable for smoothing:
Acne scars and scars following accidents
sun damaged skin, some precursors of skin cancer
Using this treatment method the diseases of the sebaceous glands of acne and rosacea as a result of a long-term enlargement of the sebaceous gland pore opening can be significantly improved
What results can you expect from treatment?
In addition to a general skin rejuvenation the peeling will help sun damaged skin like keratinization, pigmentation and wrinkles to disappear or at least improve. Deep, incised lines, however, cannot be eliminated by an exfoliation. To correct this, a combination of recommended implant techniques, or a facelift are necessary.
Pigmentary changes usually respond very well to chemical peelings under the condition that the pigment is within the penetration depth of the peeling.
Even scars can be improved by a chemical peel. Here , however, a deep peel is necessary to achieve a substantial success. Although several superficial peels can improve skin scarred structures, the degree of improvement varies from patient to patient. .