Winter is the optimal season to remove dead skin cells efficiently, and achieve softer, more radiant skin, as we tend to stay indoors more, lowering the level of UV exposure from the sun while our skin recovers. Chemical peels come with different active ingredients and strengths. For safety and confidence, it is recommended to use Medical Device peelings with CE Class I certification.
On the peeling procedure, the skin is cleaned and treated, encouraging the growth of new skin in its place. The treated area will peel and begin the creation of new layers to replace those that have been removed. The result is a soft and smoother skin, sometimes with a slight residual redness that disappears in a short time. A peeling treatment has other positive effects: revitalizes the dermis and epidermis, contrasts fine wrinkles, has anti-acne action, reduces brown spots, and contrasts skin hyperpigmentation.
The most accepted acid used for chemical peelings is the TCA or trichloroacetic acid in percentages ranging from 12% to 18% indicated for superficial to deep cleanse. To produce more specific results, modern products available in the market mix TCA with other acids. Some of these are kojic acid, which reduces dark circles, or mandelic acid, to combat acne. For best results, detailed use protocol from the manufacturer is also necessary.