By Rebecca Small MD FAAFP
A useful advisor to Chemical Peels Microdermabrasion and Topical Products
This 3rd quantity in the Cosmetic Procedures series information a large array of minimally invasive beauty epidermis approaches. despite your event point with aesthetic medication, this reference can provide beneficial proof and procedural counsel readers can observe on to day-by-day perform. content material gains step by step directions for chemical peels and different in-office exfoliation remedies and day-by-day domestic skincare regimens to regard sun-damaged and in advance elderly dermis, pimples, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation.
Detailed coverage encompasses the fundamentals of aesthetic medication, together with proper anatomy, aim areas, and components to be refrained from to aid enhance results and reduce hassle hazards. each one bankruptcy specializes in a skincare process or topical product routine. Full-color layout and illustrations enhance knowing of every process and relief in retention of crucial info. step by step directions consultant readers via each one technique to quickly gather procedural ability. handy better half site comprises video clips that supply a surgeon’s-eye-view of the procedures.
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5 or greater). Glycolic acid (GA) is the most commonly used AHA. Glycolic acid peels are typically clear colorless solutions or gels that do not change in appearance upon application to the skin. As there is not a reliable visible clinical endpoint with GA peels, application must be timed and the acid neutralized at the appropriate point to control the procedure. Clinical response to glycolic acid can be variable. For example, some patients have an intense inflammatory response to low strength (20–35%) short duration applications (1–3 minutes), while others tolerate high strengths (70%) for longer duration (up to 7 minutes).
These rejuvenation products, consisting primarily of cosmeceuticals, have also been selected on the basis of their compatibility with superficial chemical peels and/or MDA treatments as combination therapy enhances results. Many alternative selections of topical products are equally appropriate. When treating other skin conditions such as facial erythema in patients with rosacea and sensitive skin, acne, or hyperpigmentation, the Topical Product Regimen can be modified to address each specific skin condition.
Once applied to the skin, enzymes usually require activation by water. This may be accomplished by rubbing with moistened fingertips or using hot water in the form of steam or a warm moist towel after the product is applied to the skin. Patients typically experience a pleasant warming sensation, as opposed to the burning or stinging sensation associated with acids. Enzymes are usually applied for 2–10 minutes and then removed with water. indd 45 01/10/12 6:54 PM 46 Chemical Peels FIGURE 7 ● Retinoid peel (retinol 15% with lactic acid 15%) on top of a Jessner’s peel (6 layers) immediately after application showing yellow skin coloration.