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Acid facial cleansing is a very effective and popular cosmetic procedure. It promotes skin regeneration and corrects various skin defects: acne, scars, fine lines, pigmentation, skin plumping.
Acid facial cleansing has excellent cleansing, moisturising, brightening and antioxidant properties. The results are long-lasting and immediately visible. For even better results, acid peels can be combined with other aesthetic medicine treatments such as mesotherapy, biorevitalization and hyaluronic acid fillers.
About the procedure
Acid facial cleansing is performed by treating the skin surface with concentrated acid. The treatment removes dead skin cells, stimulates regeneration (activating the production of collagen and elastin fibres), reduces enlarged pores, treats rashes, lightens pigmentation and unevenness. This procedure is well tolerated by the skin and is painless.
The procedure is mainly performed on the face, neck, and décolleté areas.
Am I a suitable candidate?
Acid facial cleansing is suitable for: uneven pigmentation, the appearance of various spots or uneven skin tones, the onset of photo-aging and chrono seeding. Also, for inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne, acne scars and oily skin.
However, this procedure is not recommended for:
- Pregnant and lactating women;
- In case of oncological diseases;
- In case of allergy to AHA or BHA acids;
- When taking retinoid products – stop using them one month before the procedure;
- In case of infection caused by herpes virus or of other origin and damage to the integrity of the skin (eczema, psoriasis, etc.) in the procedure area;
- If you have had procedure more than a week prior – laser facial hair removal, waxing.
- Acid procedures are well tolerated on oily skin, effective on acne, regulate sebaceous glands and reduce rashes.
- Exfoliation is ideal for sensitive and rosacea-prone skin. It calms down the skin and feels comfortable.
Before the procedure
During the procedure
After the procedure
Upon arrival, the cosmetologist will examine you, evaluate your skin condition and give advice on the facial care habits. We assure that in Sapiega Clinic cosmetologists have the highest qualifications and many years of experience in this field. During the assessment, you will be given specific questions that take into account the following health condition factors.
The procedure involves the use of combined techniques, which give the opportunity to customize individual solutions for different problems.
Acid peeling for pigmentation issues is done by cleansing the skin with a liposomal cleanser. Sensitive areas such as eye corners, areas around the nose or lips are covered with protective cream. Then 1-2 layer of chemical peel are quickly and evenly applied, left on for 3-5 minutes and then neutralised with a special lotion. The next step is to apply masks to the face and forehead areas according to the skin’s needs and expectations. The procedure is completed with a serum, an eye and a face cream.
The procedure can be performed every 14 days. We recommend a course of 4-6 procedures.
For a few days after the procedure, you can experience experience sensitive skin and redness. Also, in certain skin conditions, mild skin roughness can be seen and felt. After the procedure – direct sun exposure should be avoided and use protective face creams should: at least 50 SPF.
After the chemical peel treatment, the aesthetician, depending on your skin type, will be sure to give you individual recommendations for further skin care at home. It is not recommended to visit saunas for 3-4 days.
Acidic facial cleansing