Chemical Peel: Learn All about This Technique

Unfortunately, the fountain of youth has yet to find and if it was, is not within our reach.What remains is to be able to maintain a healthy routine to take good care of your skin: eat nutritious foods, practicing physical exercises, use sunscreen every day quality and invest in foods that promote collagen formation as those with vitamin C.


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And for those who already practice all of this (and even those who do not practice, but should… hehehe) cosmetic medicine always has something to help the woman get younger-looking skin and better self-esteem and health as a whole. That’s why we’re going to speak now of the chemical peel.

What is the chemical peel?

When our skin is already pretty worn out by the action of the Sun, dust, poor diet and other factors, it presents itself without life, with spots and full of expression lines, besides the wrinkles of course. A way to make the skin look younger is promoting the synthesis of a new skin.


Basically, this is the objective of the chemical peel. It removes superficial layers of the skin using a chemical solution and, with that, just promoting the production of new skin cells and more collagen. This treatment is used most often on the face, but can also be applied in other parts of the body.

With the chemical peel is possible to handle various problems: freckles, wrinkles, acne, scars, age spots, our part of the skin damaged by Sun, irregular and rough skin pigmentation and it flakes off.

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How does a chemical peel


A professional will apply directly on your skin, chemical solutions properly mixed and so can remove the outer layers of epithelial tissue. The products most commonly used are:

  • alfahidróxidos acid;
  • trichloroacetic acid;
  • phenol;
  • betahidróxidos acid;
  • maleic acid;
  • Salicylic acid;
  • lactico acid;

There are several types of chemical peel: the superficial, midfielders and the deep and everything will depend on the problem being treated. Who analyzes and says what is the best type for you is the professional who will carry out the implementation and make the treatment.


It is also the professional who will establish the number of sessions needed to achieve the goal of treatment. Each session has an average duration of 20 minutes may vary a few minutes more or less according to the mixture made of chemicals.

After treatment

This can be the most unpleasant part of your treatment. After a few days after the session to your skin will begin to flake off and this process tends to last about 7 to 10 days and depends on the substances that have been applied.


During these days, try to spend most of your time at home to avoid exposing the new skin to the Sun that is still quite sensitive to UVA as UVB. So reserve before beginning the procedure. The ideal is that it be done in the holiday period. Even at home it is necessary to use sunscreen protection factor above 30.

Factors to consider during the recovery of the chemical peel

The procedure is fairly safe, but, due to the variation of the brazilian skin, there is always the risk of any abnormality occurs. To reduce these risks, the ideal is that the procedure is performed in a clinic equipped and by a plastic surgeon.


Scarring or infections may occur and for people who have specific skin types can occur to change skin color so transitory or permanent. The use of birth control pills (which are notorious for staining the skin) and a family history of change in color of skin it could harm the recovery.

If you’ve ever had cold sores, inform your doctor at the first query because it can reappear after the process. In this case, he will pass the appropriate medication to make sure that doesn’t occur. Also keep informed if you have history of formation of queloids.

Contraindications of chemical peel


You have all the information to make a chemical peel, this procedure may not be the most suitable if you present the following factors:

  • red hair or fair skin and freckles;
  • did some kind of treatment against acne for the last year;
  • warts;
  • has black or Asian origin;
  • has history of scars;
  • shows abnormal pigmentation;

Calm down! This does not mean that you cannot enjoy the benefits that the aesthetic medicine can offer you to make you younger and healthier skin. There are other types of treatment that can be effective and not bring inconvenience during or after recovery.