Peels of various sorts are extensively used in the aesthetic industry to purify the skin and reveal a glow as the superficial dead skin cells are removed. Peeling can be done to various degrees and by numerous means. Deeper peels stimulate collagen production and hence have a rejuvenating effect too.
Types of Peels:
- Chemical- Glycolic, TCA (chemical coagulation of skin proteins)
- Microdermabrasion- crystal, diamond (physical abrasion)
- Plasma- utilizes nitrogen particles (plasma) to peel off the skin
Peeling of any form will make the skin more sensitive to the sun, so adequate precautions must be taken to avoid burns and sun damage. Downtime depends on the type and depth of peel used. It can range from nothing, to mild dryness & peeling, to severe redness & dryness with large chunks of skin peeling off.