Pyruvic acid is a chemical compound that belongs to organic keto-acids. The substance with a slight acetic smell in its natural form can be found in honey and citrus. Pyruvic acid has refreshing and exfoliating properties, so it is often used for superficial or middle skin peeling. You will find out about indications and contraindications for pyruvic peeling in this article.
Indications and contraindications
Pyruvate peeling is performed using a substance derived from grape acid. It is contained in the human body and acts very gently. The treatment is ideal for age-old skin with noticeable wrinkles, primary pigment spots, dullness, and lack of firmness. Superficial or deep peeling is possible, the choice depends on the condition of the face and individual recommendations. The popularity of the procedure is high pyruvic compositions have managed to overshadow even the famous carbon peeling.
If performed correctly, the procedure is capable of
- To remove the corneal layer of the skin and make it more susceptible to further care.
- Smooth out fine facial wrinkles.
- Lighten the tissues, make the complexion evener.
- Remove excess grease.
During the treatment with acids, dead skin cells are removed, the pores open, providing normal air exchange and removal of sebum. At the same time, the epidermis absorbs moisture intensively, becomes more elastic and tighter. The face is getting younger and looks well-groomed. An important role of acid procedures is accelerated tissue renewal and stimulation of new collagen fibers.
Peeling is recommended at the first signs of aging and various cosmetic defects. However, it also has contraindications. Acid treatment is not recommended for
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Oncological and autoimmune pathologies.
- Skin damage.
- Infectious diseases of any nature.
Peeling can also not be carried out with fever, exacerbation of chronic diseases, and poor health.
How the procedure goes
Most often the peeling mixture includes not only pyruvic acid but also lactic acid. This combination works more effectively. The proportions depend on the skin condition. For rejuvenation and lightening, drugs are taken in equal proportions, increasing the percentage of pyruvic acid is used to solve pronounced age-related problems: removing wrinkles, lifting, and deep hydration.
When applied to the skin, the product's molecules come into contact with the upper layer of the epidermis, attracting and dissolving dead cells. Then the acid penetrates deeper, affecting the dermis.
After the peeling, the composition is washed off with neutralizing liquids. During the regeneration period, the face is treated with disinfectants and moisturizing creams. Good protection from the sun is essential.