Ferulic peels are a superficial. Ferulic acid has strong antioxidant properties which fight against reactive oxygen species (ROS), repairing DNA damages. Its depigmenting effects derive from its function as a non-competitive inhibitor of tyrosinase.
Indications for ferulic acid:
- Epidermal dehydration (dry, thirsty, flaky skin)
- Photo-aging (skin aging caused by excessive UV-radiation)
- Epidermal hyperpigmentation (pigmentation spots on the outer layer of skin)
- Fine lines and superficial wrinkles
- Loose, sagging skin
- Dull uneven skin tone
Contraindications for ferulic acid:
- Individual hypersensitivity to the active components of the peel
- Acute phase of herpes
- Pregnancy and lactation period
- Acute inflammation
- Violation of skin integrity
- Administration of medications that increase photosensitivity (retinoids and some antibiotics)
- Recently done epilation
- Fresh solarium or natural sun tan
- Telangiectasia and couperose (spider veins and dilated capillaries).
- Cold-related illnesses
- Oncological diseases
Chemical peels should be performed in a cosmetology licensed space and only by experienced and skilled professionals. Violation of any hygiene or safety rules may lead to severe skin burns, unmanageable allergies, scarring, and hyperpigmentation.
Diabetes, HIV are relative contraindications for this kind of treatment; possibility of a chemical peel should be considered on a strictly individual basis. In some cases, such cosmetological treatments are prohibited due to pathologically low level of immunity and bad skin regeneration.
In case of herpes infection, no matter active or not, one should receive preventive treatment before a peel. People who have been taking isotretinoin should wait six months after the last use of a drug, because such medications slow down lymph circulation and disrupt blood flow, which may decelerate cell regeneration in a post-peel period.
In patients with psoriasis, chemical peels may cause exacerbation of pre-existing disease and wider spread of psoriatic plaques on skin.
Properties of ferulic acid:
Due to its composition, the main indication of this system is the photo ageing with benefits in melasma, acne, and rosacea. It is able to reduce signs of photo ageing such as fine wrinkles, promote even skin tone by reducing hyperpigmentation, and return skin to its natural brightness by stimulating cell replacement. Overall skin texture is said to improve, and the treatment boosts hydration by increasing the level of ceramides in the skin to help prevent water loss. For patients with rosacea and acne, the treatment can reduce sebum production, improve the appearance of scars, and diminish pore size. This peel is also indicated as a preparation for other aesthetic procedures.
Ferulic peel is comprised of high strength ferulic acid (6%) with lactic acid (14%).
Ferulic peel is a very potent and safe peel system. Beginning with the first treatment, patients report that their skin feels smoother and tighter and looks lighter with a youthful glow. Immediately visible results in the skin colour improvement, making this peel one of the most valuable and beneficial products to clients.
Ferulic peel can be used in all seasons (including summer) and with all skin types and races. It offers a simple, practical, and safe new way to perform peeling treatments at the doctor’s office, making it possible to achieve excellent results in a very short time. It will not produce burning or itching during application. It can be applied every 15 days, and series of 6–12 treatments typically produce the best results. Any necessary post-peel home care will be recommended by the doctor based on the condition being treated. But home-care treatment based on ferulic acid boosts the results, increasing long term effectiveness.