Chemical peeling is considered to be one of the oldest methods of skin rejuvenation and forms a separate effective therapeutic group with a histological, chemical and toxicological clinical evidence base.
The history of this method dates back to ancient Egypt, where "chemical peels" were used to treat aging skin, made from various types of oils, abrasive materials and herbal medicines. The Ebers Papyrus, dating from about 1560 BC, contains information on methods of eliminating wrinkles that can tone the skin and make it smooth. Recommendations include the use of a poultice of sulfur, mustard and limestone.
The first serious research in the field of chemical peels was carried out by the German dermatologist P.G. Unna in 1882. His research focused on the use of resorcinol, salicylic and trichloroacetic acids to accelerate skin renewal processes.
Many peeling compositions came to cosmetology from the practice of military medicine (Jessner peeling, phenol, trichloroacetic peeling). Colossal experience was gained in the use of acids for the purpose of rejuvenation, however, only in the second half of the 20th century, studies of new properties of acids and their possible combinations made peeling safer. In 1974, Dr. Eugene J. Van Scott discovered the specific properties of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). Almost simultaneously with this event, Professor Albert M. Kligman published the results of his work on the study of the useful properties of vitamin A in cosmetology. Over the course of several years, chemical peels have turned from risky and unpredictable into a safe and at the same time one of the most effective procedures and, as a result, have acquired a huge popularity.
What is chemical peel?
Chemical peeling consists of applying a chemical to the skin to initiate a controlled injury, followed by exfoliation of specific layers of the skin (depending on the type of chemical agent and its depth of penetration), regeneration of new tissue and improvement of skin texture, as well as long-term therapeutic and cosmetic effects.
- Prevention and treatment of photo- and chrono-aging of the skin
- Normalizing the activity of the sebaceous glands and smoothing the texture of the skin as part of the complex therapy for acne and post-acne
- Skin whitening in the context of therapy for hyperpigmentation of various origins
- Seborrhea treatment
- Elimination of stretch marks
- Therapy of hyperkeratosis (excessive keratinization of the skin) of various localization
- Correction of age-related skin changes: working with the relief and texture of the skin, reducing the depth of dermal folds
When choosing a chemical peel, many factors are taken into account: the initial state of skin quality, the problem with which the patient asked for help, the patient's social activity, the correspondence of the patient's idea of the final result to the real possibilities of a particular type of peeling composition and, of course, indications and contraindications for the procedure. The choice of the producer is very important, since the peeling quality directly correlates with the absence of undesirable consequences and the obtained effect. We offer only the best from global manufacturers of chemical peels, which are intended exclusively for use by cosmetologists.
Our patients can receive more detailed information about this procedure and we offer individual selection of peeling from the experts of the Trichology Institute clinic during a consultation.