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Types of Chemical Peeling

Chemical acid peeling is one of the most effective methods in the cosmetologist’s arsenal, which is widely used in the facial care program at the stage of deep cleansing and helps to solve many skin problems, such as acne, oiliness, wrinkles and pigmentation.
In any chemical peeling is not mechanical cleaning, but dissolution of dead skin cells under the influence of a special composition applied to them – organic acids. Chemical peeling stimulates skin cell renewal by damaging the epidermis and causing a chemical burn of a certain degree with a special composition that activates the production of all growth factors. Depending on the type of composition used and concentration, there are three types of chemical peeling: superficial, medium, deep.

Superficial Peels:

Compared to the medium and deep peeling, superficial peeling is the safest, as it acts only on the upper layers of the epidermis, due to which keratinized cells are removed and the skin is renewed. Besides, the superficial peeling uses less concentrated and gentle compositions.

As a superficial peel, a retinol peel, or Yellow Peel, may be recommended.  This peel, containing phytic, azelaic, kojic acids, vitamin C and retinoic acid, achieves results comparable to a midline peel, but penetrating the skin superficially. It is useful for aging skin, acne and acne scars, hyperpigmentation. It improves skin elasticity, firmness and texture.

Medium Peels:

This type of peel covers the entire outer layer of the epidermis up to the basal membrane and often causes redness and significant peeling. However, because of this, midline peels have a more pronounced effect than superficial peels

In this category it is worth highlighting PRX T-33 peel. This peel belongs to the category of medium peels on the intensity of the impact, but minimally affects the upper layer of the skin and has a shorter recovery period compared to other peels. The composition of the peel PRX T-33 quickly penetrates into the dermis, activating skin regeneration, but without damaging the epidermis. After rehabilitation, a good lifting effect is observed. It also reduces pigmentation and improves skin condition.

Deep Peels:

Deep peels are the most aggressive type of procedure, which resembles a significant chemical burn and requires regeneration of the epidermis.

Before carrying out a chemical peel, it is necessary to contact a qualified specialist who will conduct a detailed consultation, assess the condition of the skin and help you choose the most suitable option to achieve the desired results. Remember that prioritizing safety and effectiveness is the most important condition for preserving the beauty and health of the skin.


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This article was prepared by skin care specialist

Diana Terletska

Business owner, aesthetician, registered nurse