As people are becoming more and more cautious about their appearance and beauty, the demand for aesthetic treatments is also increasing. Skin peels, being one of the most popular skin treatments against scars, pigmentation and uneven toning, has acclaimed huge popularity nowadays. But the commonly used chemical peels are also considered harsh for very sensitive skin. So, at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, we prefer using lacto peels.
If you are wondering what type of peel this is, then let us explain it to you. The lacto peels or the enzymatic peeling is one of the softest exfoliation treatments that exist, which is why it is usually used on the most sensitive, dark skin or even with acne. This type of exfoliation is based on the use of natural products such as lactic acid concentration generated from milk and other gentle resources such as aloe vera, pumpkin, pineapple and other fruits, whose plant enzymes are able to penetrate the skin, scraping out the dead cells without causing any damage to the living cells.
Therefore, exfoliation or enzymatic peeling can be used to remove dead skin cells, thus accelerating cell renewal, reducing skin blemishes and fine lines of expression, improving the appearance of scars and stretch marks, and reducing discolouration, and also the damage caused by the sun. All without damaging the most sensitive skin.
What is Lactic Acid?
Lactic acid belongs to the family of carboxylic and alpha-hydroxylic acids, frequently known as AHA. The very renowned salicylic acid, which is used to treat acne problems, also belong to this group of AHA, and so does the different types of glycolic acids that are used for peeling, or as a lotion to renew the dead cells and uniform the tone of the face. All of them have depigmenting effects and soften the upper layer of the epidermis. Depending on the type of result, one or the other can be used. Apart from normal peeling, the lactic acid peel is applied to remove warts, corns and calluses in different areas of the human body.
It also has more applications in cosmetics due to its properties as a bactericidal agent and facial depigmenting agent. In the range of beauty products, lactic acid has contributed a great deal. It is certainly used as a concealer of the acidity of cosmetics. To do this, it is added to balance the pH and bring it to the proper level of the epidermis. It is also included in low amounts in shampoos, gels and different types of moisturizing lotions and cosmetic emulsions.
All these sounds too good to be true, isn’t it? So, without further ado, let us find out all the benefits as well as side-effects of the lacto peel treatment.
Benefits of lactic acid peeling or lacto peels:
This type of treatment does not rub the skin like mechanical peelings or damage living cells as in the case of chemical peeling, which is why there is no recovery time. However, the enzymatic peel is able to accelerate the natural exfoliation process, helping the skin to get rid of dead cells, cleaning the pores and improving their texture and elasticity.
Some Precise Pointers on Skin Benefits:
Improves the elasticity of the skin.
It works as an exfoliant.
As an astringent ingredient.
Corrects the pH.
Stimulates the production of natural collagen.
Eliminates excess fat in the skin.
Side effects of Lactic Acid Peeling or Lacto Peels:
Pruritus (severe itching).
Stinging or burning sensation
Burns at high doses.
Some people may have symptoms and adverse reactions more easily than others. This is due to a greater sensitivity of the skin. Generally, after using an AHA acid, the patient’s skin may create tolerance towards these cosmetic molecules over the sessions of skin peel treatment, causing the red skin and burning to disappear easily. In those cases, you have to increase the dose to have the expected effects and results.
Post Treatment: The most crucial advice would be to keep the skin hydrated. So, we suggest you to keep drinking lots of water in a day and always apply a good moisturizer of gentle pH to maintain the suppleness of the skin. Along with all these, it is best if you could protect the skin from direct sun rays. We recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen application every day and cover the skin with cloth before heading out in the sun.
Lacto peel is a recently introduced skin peel method, if you are inquisitive to know more about the process, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.