Peeling and biorevitalization – the correct sequence of procedures
As a person reaches a certain age (the “critical mark” is 30 years and older), the amount of fibrillar proteins responsible for skin turgor, known as collagen and elastin, naturally decreases. This is expressed in a decrease in skin elasticity, loss of freshness and a healthy natural shade. Facial features also change: the oval sags, the cheekbones and nose stand out more sharply. Fortunately, in the arsenal of modern cosmetology there are innovative technologies that can slow down the irreversible aging process.
The essence of peeling and biorevitalization
Before revealing the essence of both procedures, it is necessary to understand what goals each of them pursues. The end result, as a rule, is the desire to achieve an improvement in the condition and a noticeable rejuvenation of the skin of the face. Modern cosmetology has several techniques used to solve such problems.
One of these methods includes biorevitalization. Under the complex term, well-known injections of hyaluronic acid (hyaluronate) are hidden. The essence of the technique is to saturate the deep layers of the dermis and epidermis with non-sulfonated glycosaminoglycan, which is part of the connective, epithelial and nervous tissues. Transportation of hyaluronate components together with vitamin complexes is carried out by injection or laser injection of a special gel.
To beneficial properties of hyaluronic acid include the following:
- Stimulation of regenerative processes in the dermis and epidermis;
- Activation of the natural production of elastin and collagen;
- Decreased activity of the sebaceous glands;
- Smoothing of small wrinkles;
- Normalization of metabolic processes in skin tissues.
To make the effect of the biorevitalization procedure longer, a course of several injections of the drug is usually prescribed. The duration of the course is determined by the cosmetologist on the basis of the patient’s skin condition, her age and body characteristics.
Step by step biorevitalization looks like this:
- The beautician conducts a thorough cleaning of the client’s face using one of the available methods;
- An anesthetic cream is applied to the skin of the face for 20-30 minutes. This will help reduce pain during the introduction of the drug into the skin tissue;
- The drug is injected under the skin with a thin needle or using low-intensity laser radiation. The first technique is considered more effective, but it is also more painful.
Often, after injection biorevitalization, patients complain of the appearance of hematomas and small swellings on the face (papules). But this is quite a common phenomenon, which eliminates itself within the next 1 – 2 days.
Unlike biorevitalization, during deep cleansing of the skin of the face, which is peeling, the transport of substances into the tissues of the epidermis and dermis does not occur. Instead, the cosmetologist removes dead epithelial cells by chemical or mechanical means. In other words, peeling is a forced “start” of natural metabolic processes in the skin by exposing young and healthy cells. Due to this, cellular respiration is stimulated, and beneficial substances enter the skin tissues faster and more actively.
For deep cleansing of the skin, special acid preparations of high concentration are used, the use of which should only be carried out by a specialist. It is not recommended to perform the procedure at home, as this is fraught with damage to the epithelium and the appearance of burns.
Another popular option is retinoic or “yellow” peeling. It involves exposure of the skin to retinoids – artificial analogues of vitamin A. This face cleaning technology is more gentle: with it, concentrated retinoic acid (tretinoin 5% or 10%) is applied to the skin for a quarter of an hour, as a result of which an occlusive layer is formed on it and, in during this process, the uniform production of tretinoin is stimulated. Usually the course of “yellow” peeling includes at least four procedures, repeated with an interval of 2-4 weeks.
Is it possible to combine?
Biorevitalization has its own characteristics, as well as the procedure for deep skin cleansing, and the indications for them are different. So, facial peeling is carried out even for adolescents under the age of 18, since it is during the puberty period that they face such dermatological problems as rosacea, acne, acne and increased oiliness of the skin. But hyaluronic acid injections are not indicated for persons under 30-35 years of ageunless there are specific indications for their implementation.
Most often, when asked whether it is worth combining biorevitalization and peeling, cosmetologists give Negative answer. The impact on the skin during both procedures is quite traumatic and requires a certain amount of time for natural regeneration. Therefore, if in any salon you are offered to combine them within one visit, we advise you to refuse and look for another place for cosmetic treatment.
Sequence of procedures
The main question that clients who wish to undergo the procedure of treatment and facial skin rejuvenation ask at a cosmetologist’s appointment is the choice of a sequence of actions.
What to do better: undergo peeling and then agree to injections of hyaluronic acid or change the order of procedures. There is no single answer to this question, since the specialist will make a decision on an individual basis, based on the characteristics of your body and the condition of the skin, as well as other factors (age, the presence of certain diseases, taking certain medications, etc.).
Both procedures are radically different in terms of technology, the type of skin exposure and the materials used during the process. This must also be taken into account when choosing the sequence and tactics of actions.
Why is this step critical? It all depends on which skin cleansing technology is chosen: retinoic (“yellow”) or chemical peeling. The second option is more traumatic, and after it is carried out, facial skin tissues remain edematous for a long time. If injections of hyaluronic acid are given within the permitted period after chemical peeling, the regeneration process will be accelerated, due to which the swelling will go down a little faster.
The effect is explained by the peculiarities of the effect of hyaluronic acid, which adsorbs excess fluid remaining in the cells of the epidermis after dry cleaning. However, it is impossible to carry out biorevitalization immediately: a certain time interval must be maintained.
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