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How AHA Peels Work
AHA peels essentially work by exfoliating the skin. They loosen and remove the layer of dead cells (keratinocytes) on the skin’s surface (the stratum corneum), thus revealing the smoother, healthier-looking layer below.
Regular treatments can help with fine lines, brown marks and dry spots (solar keratoses). They also can help minimize acne scarring–and even help with the treatment of acne by stripping away the plugs where acne bumps can form.
AHA peels can be done not only on the face, but on the neck, chest, arms and hands.
What is a treatment like?
These “lunchtime peels” generally take 15 to 20 minutes. Your skin will be cleansed with acetone or isopropyl alcohol, and then the peel will be applied and removed. During the application of the peel you may experience a numbing and/or stinging sensation, but this effect is usually very mild. No anesthesia is needed.
For a day or two afterwards, your skin will appear slightly red and some flaking may occur–effects similar to those of a mild sunburn. But you can return to your usual daily activities immediately. You should use a sunblock for several days after treatment, for your skin will be more sensitive to the sun–and thus more susceptible than usual to sunburn.
The full range of Skin Tech products is composed of 2 principal groups which complete each other: peelings, addressed to the medical professionals (dermatologists, physicians and/or plastic surgeons), and daily care creams that the patients apply after peeling treatments to reinforce its effects.
Easy TCA is the most famous and internationally known Skin Tech brand medium depth chemical peeling for skin regeneration. Considered as the safest, the most effective and the easiest peeling with TCA (Trichloracetic Acid), the Easy TCA is used to treat fine lines, photo-aging, teenagers skin problems, acne scars, pigment problems (hyperpigmentations), melasma, chloasma, keratoses, hands, forearms, stretch marks, “age spots”, etc. Skin Tech Daily Care is composed of a large number of creams especially formulated to help and protect the skin in the process of its regeneration during and after peeling treatment.
One of the latest Skin Tech’s creations is a daily care cream which is indicated to the local fat tissues augmentation. Atrofillin is not only to refill the subcutaneous tissue by increasing fat accumulation in adipocytes, but also to make the appearance of skin tissues uniform and to remove the lentigine of lipofuscin.