What do we mean when we talk about peeling?
When we talk about peeling we refer to the aesthetic process for the treatment of the skin to regenerate the dermis by removing dead cells that are in the most superficial layers of the face.
The aim of the peeling is to stimulate the production of collagen, with the consequent improvement of the elasticity of the skin, to provide luminosity to the skin and to leave the skin clean so that it absorbs the cosmetics that we can apply later.
Visible effects of peeling
The visible results of peeling on our skin are:
- Healthier skin
- Improves appearance
- Regenerates the skin
- Decreases wrinkles
- Reduces or eliminates age-related spots or sun effects
- Removes impurities
- Reduces acne scars
Type of peeling
Within the types of peeling, we can differentiate them between two aspects: Depending on the depth of the treatment and the method used.
Thus, depending on the depth of the treatment we can highlight:
It is an exfoliation that acts only on the outermost layers of the dermis. Indicated for fine spots and wrinkles and improve the general condition of the skin. It restores the luminosity of the skin and softens the skin texture. With proper precautions, it can be done at any time of the year. It is also indicated as a pre-treatment for the subsequent performance of other treatments. Recovery after application is immediate.
Its ability to penetrate is higher than the previous one, so it not only acts in the most superficial layers. The exfoliation reaches a depth of 1.5-2 mm. With this type of peeling we can eliminate or reduce blemishes, fine and medium wrinkles, skin blemishes, scar treatment, dilated pores, etc. It is a more intense treatment and produces flaking throughout the week, so it also requires monitoring and control with the application of derma epidermal regenerating creams once we are at home. Recovery time is immediate.
It is the most effective and at the same time the most aggressive. This treatment has a lifting effect and can eliminate the most marked wrinkles. It is an exfoliation of the deepest layer of the dermis, reaching 3-4 mm deep. It is a treatment designed to attack moderate to deep wrinkles, scars and scars caused by the consequences of more severe acne. This treatment produces an intense exfoliation during the following week and we notice a redness of the treated area. It requires a topical treatment once we are at home and a medical check of its evolution. Recovery is slower, but short-lived (one week is usually enough).
At this point we highlight the technique that can be used to perform a peeling according to different needs.
Chemical peeling is a treatment that does not require surgery and aims to rejuvenate the face.
A corrosive chemical is applied to the skin that removes in a controlled way a part of the skin that, depending on the type of acid used, reaches more or less depth, and produces a regeneration of the removed layers, managing to regenerate the skin, leaving -the brightest, cleanest, uniform and with the elasticity that eliminates or reduces unsightly aspects such as wrinkles or acne marks.
This type of peeling is suitable for all skin types, including the most sensitive and can currently be done at any time of the year, taking into account the protection from the sun.
What do we achieve with a chemical peel?
- Reduce fine lines that appear around the eyes and mouth.
- Treat the wrinkles caused by the sun, age or those inherited from us.
- Improves and hides small scars
- Improves and hides acne scars.
- Reduces blemishes with age, pregnancy, contraception and freckles
- Improves the appearance and texture of the skin.
Once the peeling treatment has been carried out, some measures must be taken to avoid possible complications:
- Avoid sun exposure
- Use sunscreen for a few months
- Avoid tearing skin crusts
- Follow your doctor's instructions to avoid infections
There are a variety of products for performing a chemical peel, of which we briefly highlight the most common ones that you can experience at Nutrireset by Eva Grau. It offers a wide range of peels with a Tim Release release system for better performance, so you can find the one that best suits the needs of your skin, even for the most sensitive ones, such as:
- Lactic acid: Used for gentle treatments, especially recommended for dry skin. We will achieve a brighter and smoother skin, in addition we will eliminate dark spots and it does not require days of recovery. Blocks melanin synthesis. Effective in treating pigmentation.
- Glycolic acid: Recommended for treating acne, dark spots and discoloration. More intense and manages to reduce wrinkles. Perfect for cleaning pores and removing blackheads. Stimulates collagen synthesis. Ideal for aged skin. If the product is very concentrated, we will need a few days of recovery.
- Mandelic acid: It is milder than the previous ones and very suitable for acne. Removes dead cells, smoothes wrinkles and removes stains. No recovery required. Best for acne prone skin.
- Pyruvic Acid: It is a very powerful acid with a very small molecule, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.
- Enzymatic peels: With the composition of elements extracted from the fruit and, although they may not incorporate acids, these can be combined. Its intensity is gentle and does not require recovery.
- Salicylic acid: Although it is more intense than the previous ones, it is also categorized as mild. It is suitable for skin with a tendency to suffer from acne. It does not need recovery but the precaution not to use it if you are allergic to aspirin, as it is the same acid.
- Trichloroacetic acid: It has a medium potency. It is done to minimize blemishes, acne scars, small wrinkles and to hide stretch marks. In this case, the top layers of the skin really come off. Some pain may be experienced during the procedure and at least one week of recovery is required.
- Phenolic exfoliation: It is one of the most intense in existence. It is indicated only for lighter skin. Ideal for deep wrinkles, acne scars, freckles, discolorations and blemishes. Due to its intensity, it needs local anesthesia and, after the process, pain medication. At least one month of recovery is required. After the operation, the skin turns red and becomes inflamed. After that, over time it becomes crusty, turns brown and comes off. The reddish hue can last up to three months after treatment.
However, among our treatments, we also offer what we call cocktails of different acids for those skins that have an affectation with different symptoms:
- Rewind: For aged skin, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles.
- Even: When there are problems with pigmentation, age spots and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
- Clarity: Congestive skin, prone to blemishes, dilated pores.
- Universal AHA: For all skins, dull and tired skin, skins that want to maintain shine after a cure.
- • Sensitive PHA: Sensitive and reddened skin that seeks surface renewal and decongestion.
Mechanical peeling acts by abrasion. With its application we manage to remove impurities from regular frictional movements that drag mechanically from the solid microparticles contained in the exfoliating product. These particles can be of vegetable, mineral, animal or even synthetic origin.
It is a type of treatment classified as mild, because its action is limited to acting on the most superficial layers of the skin and has no side effects. It is common to use brushes or granular surfaces to achieve a better effect.
This type of treatment is not recommended for sensitive or oily skin, as the microparticles can cause irritation or affect the skin due to the stimulation of the sebaceous glands. The texture of the exfoliating product must be taken into account, as well as the size of the microparticles and their hardness. We find exfoliants of different sizes, the largest and hardest being those indicated for the whole body, with healthy dermis and few imperfections.
What do we achieve with a mechanical peel?
- Immediate results
- Cooler, healthier and more elastic skin
- Removal of impurities
- Fight the first wrinkles
- Eliminate or reduce age-related spots or excessive sun exposure
- Short-term non-invasive treatment
- Get back to normal activities immediately.
This type of treatment has no specific contraindications, although it can leave the treated area slightly reddened, an effect that will disappear in a short time. At the same time it can make the area a little more sensitive when applying scented creams.
At Nutrireset by Eva Grau you will find the treatments needed to perform a peel and achieve the goals you have set. Let yourself be advised by Eva's experience to achieve the desired success, or let yourself be pampered by her hands with the specific treatment you need. At Nutrireset by Eva Grau, you will find the most suitable answer for your skin's needs.