What is peeling?

Peeling cleans the upper layer of the skin and replaces it with fresh young skin. In this way, your skin gains shine and there is a slight lightening in its color. In the treatment of blemishes and acne, it helps the skin to regain its old health by helping the treatments given, and accelerates the healing process.

Peeling is also an indispensable part of anti-aging. It cleans the fine lines and superficial stains that have occurred as a result of the past years.

Peeling is a kind of skin care and regeneration process that is mostly applied with the use of some fruit acids.

What exfoliation does to your skin

Our skin is made up of several layers. The top layer contains the dead skin cells and the oil layer, and the remnants of your daily makeup, dust and air pollution particles stay here. Again, in people with acne and oily skin, the skin plug, which plays a role in the formation of acne, also occurs in this layer. In stained skin, some of the color cells that cause darkening accumulate in this layer.

Peeling cleans the upper problematic layer and ensures the development of new skin cells from below. Thus, the upper part of your skin is covered with new healthy skin cells coming from below and your skin is renewed.

Indispensable for anti-aging peeling

The skin rejuvenating effect of the peeling undoubtedly also has a rejuvenating effect. It is especially effective in the treatment of fine wrinkles and since it is applied to the entire face, it ensures that every part of your face has the same features. It gives a younger appearance by eliminating regional differences in the skin. Botox and filler treatments only remove wrinkles, but when peeling is not applied together, the skin is “filled and stretched”, but it is still the same old skin.

With peeling, will my skin peel off and will I go red?

The intensity of the peeling varies with the substance to which the peeling is applied. In some peels where chemical acids are used, deeper layers of the skin are peeled, and in such peelings, a good appearance is obtained in 1-2 sessions, but it causes redness and peeling on the skin that lasts between 1-2 weeks.

We, on the other hand, prefer superficial peeling in the dermocosmetic unit of our hospital. Since this peeling made with fruit acids affects only the upper layer of the skin, the skin becomes sensitive within 1-2 days, and a clear peeling and redness does not occur according to the structure of your skin. In this way, a good result can be obtained in 3-4 sessions with superficial peeling, which can be applied as a “lunch break” treatment. Our aim is to apply a gradual skin rejuvenation process without breaking our patients away from normal life.

Before and after peeling

It is necessary to avoid applications that may irritate your skin approximately 3 days before and 5 days after peeling. For this reason, the cream-like medicines you use are discontinued and procedures that may irritate your skin, such as waxing, are not recommended. It is recommended to clean your skin with mild cleansers if necessary. In addition, intense sun exposure should be avoided before and after peeling. For this reason, we apply peeling mostly in autumn and winter months.

Skincare or Exfoliation?

The efficacy of skin care, which is usually done in beauty centers, and peeling, which is applied under the control of a dermatologist in the hospital, are very different. In particular, it is not desired to apply high-efficiency products outside the control of dermatologists, and these products are only sold to doctors and hospitals. In skin care, steam is applied to the skin and some additional applications are made with beauty devices, but the effect of peeling applied under the control of a dermatologist on the skin is noticeably better when recommended by your doctor.