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Facial peeling

Exposure of the skin to nature’s elements, to changes in weather and to sunlight, may cause the skin to lose its vitality over the years. The result is obvious: a tired-looking, dry, wrinkled skin, covered in discoloration spots and exhibiting visible blood vessels. The peeling treatment works to create a new layer of cells by

peeling the upper and damaged layers of the skin on the face and removing the damaged and dead skin cells.

Who should undergo facial peeling?

The treatment is targeted at every person whose skin has started the aging process, in most cases, those who are 30 years old and older. In women this process may start at even an earlier age due to various factors such as hormonal changes.

Additional factors which may cause skin damage

Hormonal changes, exposure to direct sunlight, extreme weight loss and weight gain, medications, mental stress, inter alia.

Areas of treatment

The treatment areas include facial skin, back of the hand and hand skin, neck and decolletage.

The peeling treatment methods change according to the depth of the desired peeling – deep, medium or superficial, and include laser treatments, Intense Pulsed Light Treatment and the use of chemical agents.

Adverse effects

In the course of the peeling treatment a superficial burn is created. This is an essential part of the treatment, geared at removing the damaged layers of the facial skin and stimulating the cells to create a new, healthy and beautiful skin. A burn may cause excessive pigmentation for a period of a few weeks and sometimes a

few months, in rare instances it may remain long-term.

Why are there so many types of peeling treatments and what are the differences between them?

Peeling treatments are based on the idea of removing the topmost layers of the skin encourages skin renewal, as well as a process termed “resurfacing” of the skin. The new skin will be free of spots, pigmentation, wrinkles, “crow’s feet”, problematic texture, such as post-acne scarring, and will look much younger and healthier than the layer that had been peeled off. As we know, the skin has two main layers, epidermis, which is the external layer, and dermis, which is the innermost layer, which reaches down to the subcutaneous fat. Various types of peeling treatments differ in the depth of the layers reached, and are divided into surface peeling treatments, medium-depth peeling and deep peeling. Each patient has the type of peel matched to their unique circumstances, the state of their skin and the required objectives of the treatment. At Dr Elman’s clinics we perform medical peeling treatments of every degree of complexity, which require high level of professionalism in order to ensure the patient’s safety.

Whom are the peeling treatments suitable for?

The peeling treatments are suitable for a wide range of patients of various ages, beginning with surface peels for a healthy and young-looking skin of any age (see Oxygen Jet Peel technology), and up until Ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing, where the laser removes the outer layers of aged or sun damaged skin. Ablative laser skin resurfacing is suitable for those with post-acne scars, those with dry, lifeless, hard, cracked and greyish skin, those who suffer from heavy pigmentation, including sun damage, age spots, and needless to say, for wrinkles and “crow’s feet”. Each of those requires a different approach and the various types of peels provide an appropriate solution for each cosmetic problem.

Are peels safe?

Surface peels, as well as medium peels and the deep peels are performed under medical observation, suited to each and every client’s needs.
Medium and deep peels require the use of high energy devices, or alternatively, acids in high concentration. Therefore, it’s essential to be treated by a doctor who specializes in Dermatology, or is training in Dermatology, and each treatment must be accompanied by a detailed explanation of possible side effects which might be either temporary or permanent.

Are the treatments painful?

For the vast majority of patients, surface peeling treatments are not accompanied by pain. On the other hand, medium peels are likely to cause a certain amount of pain to some patients, while deep peels, such as laser peels or chemical peels are likely to cause noticeable pain, which will differ from patient to patient. Either way, they definitely cannot be considered “painless”.

Will I need a home stay after a peeling treatment?

Deep peels are accompanied by a process of extensive skin peeling, which is usually accompanied by the skin reddening, and a recovery “stay at home” period is needed. During the recovery time the pain will subside faster is the patient avoids the sun completely and allows the peeling process to proceed as intended. About a week following the treatment the condition of the skin is beginning to improve, and the patient will be able to gradually return to their regular activities.

Why is Dr Elman’s clinic your best choice?

As we explained above, deep peels are performed using high-power devices and/ or concentrated acids. When used by less than professional hands, those may harm your health significantly. TCA chemical peels require the presence of a dermatologist to ensure the well-being of the patient. Here, at Dr Elman’s clinics, Dr Elman, the founder of the clinics network, supervises such treatments. Thanks to her experience and the highest professional competence, you can approach treatment with a calm mind and full confidence, expecting amazing results and maximum efficiency.