About Chemical Peeling

Chemical peeling is performed to improve the skins appearance. A chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes a blister and eventually peels off. The new skin is usually fresher, smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Chemical peels can be used on the face, neck or hands. They can be used to

  • Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth area
  • Treat wrinkles caused by the sun and aging
  • Improve the appearance of scars
  • Treat certain types of acne
  • Reduce age spots, freckles and dark patches (melasma) caused by pregnancy or birth control pills

After the chemical peel, the skin will temporarily be more sensitive towards the sun so sunscreen should be worn each day.

Chemical Peeling Procedure

During chemical peeling, the use of anesthesia is rarely required but a burning sensation followed by slight stinging will occur when the solution is applied onto the skin. Deeper peels will require extensive local anesthesia, systemic sedation and rarely general anesthesia. The process will begin with the application of defatting solvent (alcohol or acetone) being wiped over the area to be treated. The peeling solution will then be applied for the appropriate duration and then halted by the application of a neutralizing solution. Bandages will be applied to the treated area.

Suitable Patients for Chemical Peeling

Fair skinned and light haired patients are best candidates for chemical peels. If patients have darker skin, they may have good results depending on the type of treatment. Chemical peels can be done on both men and women over the age of 18.

Before Chemical Peeling

• Before getting a chemical peel patients may be advised to prepare the skin with certain medicals

• Medication should be stopped a couple of days before the treatment

After Chemical Peeling

• After the chemical peel redness can occur followed by scaling which will last from 3 to 7 days.

• Mild peels may be repeated at 1 to 4 week intervals until the desired look is reached.

• Medium depth and deep peeling may result in swelling and blisters, which will break and peel off after 7 to 14 days.

• Bandages may be applied for several days on part of or the complete skin that is treated.

• The sun must be avoided for a couple of months after a chemical peel as the new skin will be pretty sensitive.

Risks of Chemical Peeling

There are no major risks to occur after Chemical peeling. There may be some complications like developing a temporary or permanent color change in the skin. There is a very low risk of scaring and if it does happen it can be treated with good results.

Definition

General anesthesia –variety of medications given to ensure unconsciousness, loss of control of reflexes. The patient is put to sleep to not feel any pain or discomfort.

Local anesthesia – induces absence of sensation to a specific part of the body

Trip Schedule of Chemical Peeling

The patients will attend a consultation with the doctor and will be advised about the procedure and their condition. The patient will then be taken through a couple of tests that are required before the treatment and if everything is normal then Chemical peeling will be performed. Chemical peeling is usually done without anesthesia but depending on the situation local anesthesia may be used. The duration of the treatment will depend on the extent of treatment. Once the treatment is over the patient will be taken to a private room where they will be staying for resting. The doctor will perform a check up and if they are approved to be in a good, healthy condition and the treatment results are all successful; the patients are advised with post treatment care requirements and are ready to be discharged from clinic to their settlements. If desired, patients can spend the day to rest and attend the clinic the next day for the treatment.

Notes

• Trip schedule may vary. medicTurkey patient relations will provide you a detailed trip schedule before the travel.

• For details on accommodation, transportation and other services, please check the SERVICES page.

What is Chemical Peeling?

Chemical peeling is performed to improve the skins appearance. The new skin is usually fresher, smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Chemical peels can be used on the face, neck or hands.

How is Chemical Peeling done?

The process will begin with the application of defatting solvent (alcohol or acetone) being wiped over the area to be treated. The peeling solution will then be applied for the appropriate duration and then halted by the application of a neutralizing solution.

Does Chemical Peeling hurt?

During Chemical peel patients may feel a burning sensation when the solution is applied for the first 10 minutes. Then the patient will feel some slight stinging. There will be cold compression applied to relax the patient and reduce the amount of burn and sting.

Will I need anesthetics?

During Chemical peel, usually there are no anesthetics used. Unless there are other treatments done with a chemical peel or the operator requires for anesthetics, then anesthetics will be used.

Who can have Chemical Peeling?

Chemical peel is suitable for both men and women who are healthy, over the age of 18 and desire a fresher and smoother looking skin.

How long do I need to stay in clinic?

Chemical Peeling is done on an outpatient basis, so the patient is sent home after the treatment.

How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The recommended stay in Turkey for Chemical Peeling is 1-2 days including consultation before the treatment.

Devices used in Chemical Peeling Treatment

There are no special technical devices used in a Chemical Peeling treatment.

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