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Peeling and light stimulation treatments

There are many different types of facials, so it’s important to learn more about each type so you can choose the best one for your skin. Among them, some of the most popular are those based on skin chemistry: chemical peels and light stimulation, also known as photodynamic therapy.

Chemical peels are facial treatments that are often used as anti-aging treatments to rejuvenate the skin. This is done by correcting irregularities in the texture of the skin and to even out the tone of the skin. Chemical peels have varying degrees of intensity and use different types of acid in their chemical solution.

On the other hand, light stimulation or photodynamic therapy is a medical treatment that uses a photosensitizing molecule, which is often a drug that is activated by exposure to light and a light source to activate the administered drug.

These two treatments have very similar effects, and are used to eliminate problems such as acne, redness of the skin, rosacea or superficial scars. If you want to know which of these treatments is best for you, Book an appointment with Dr. Marisa Manzano, to discuss what are the problems that concern you and what benefits one or another treatment will bring you.

Light stimulation

Light stimulation can offer many benefits. Its positive aspects include the following:

Chemical peels

Chemical peels are used to treat certain skin conditions or to improve the appearance of the skin by improving skin tone and texture. Benefits include improvements to:

For whom the treatment is indicated

If you want to minimize the effect of thick facial wrinkles, improve blemishes caused by sun damage or aging, or even remove a precancerous growth of facial skin, you may be a suitable candidate for a chemical peel treatment.

And the best candidates for light stimulation are those that have alterations that respond to different types of light.

For both treatments, you should report any conditions you have before performing them and check if you can undergo the treatments. You also have to inform if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

In any case, if you are interested in any skin chemistry treatment book your first appointment with Dr. Marisa Manzano And she will solve all your doubts about the procedure and which one is best for you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Chemistry Treatments

The prices of each treatment depend on the needs and sessions required by each patient. Contact Dr. Marisa Manzano to offer you a detailed and personalized quote based on your needs.

All peels require some follow-up care:

  • Superficial peels need one to seven days to heal. The treated skin will initially be reddened and may flake. You should apply a lotion or cream until the skin heals, and then use a sunscreen daily. Makeup can usually be worn the next day.
  • Medium peels need seven to 14 days to heal. The treated skin will initially be red and swollen. The swelling gets worse during the first 48 hours. The eyelids may swell and close. Blisters may form and rupture. 

The skin peels off and sheds in seven to 14 days. The skin should be soaked daily for a certain period, followed by the application of an ointment. 

Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. You can apply a mild lotion or cream. You should avoid all sun exposure until healing is complete. You can wear camouflage makeup after five to seven days. 

  • Deep peels require 14 to 21 days to heal. The treated area will be bandaged. The skin should be soaked four to six times a day, followed by the application of an ointment for the first 14 days. 

A thick moisturizer is then applied for the next 14 days. Antiviral medication is taken for 10 to 14 days. A mild lotion or cream may be applied. You should avoid all sun exposure for three to six months. You can wear camouflage makeup after 14 days. 

Sun exposure and smoking should be avoided after a chemical peel, as they can lead to unwanted side effects, such as infections and scarring.

If your skin has been treated with light stimulation, recovery is usually fairly easy and uneventful.. Many patients have mild dryness and mild sunburn in the treated area. A small percentage of patients may have moderate or marked discomfort and a more difficult recovery due to increased skin dryness, redness or burning.

Some of these patients have had inadvertent exposure to the sun, even for as little as one or two minutes, during the time immediately following treatment, causing a more severe reaction.

You should stay at home and avoid sunlight for 24-48 hours. In general, you’ll be able to resume all normal indoor activities on the first day.

Most patients can resume normal activities 24-48 hours after the procedure. Avoiding direct sunlight for the first 1 or 2 days is crucial to avoid an exuberant response.

With the chemical peel, within three or four days, most of the peel should be complete, but it may take five to seven days before new, fresh skin develops.

Within seven to fourteen days the skin will be healed. Depending on the type of peeling can be performed in several sessions spaced for 1 month; or in the case of being deeper, a single session is enough.

Normally several treatments are scheduled to coincide with the peelings.


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