Q) Why is it called mixed peeling?
A) Because it is a combination of a physical technique (pulsed timedsurgical de-epithelialisation) and a chemical technique (peeling).
Q) Are the results of mixed peeling excellent in all patients?
A) Yes. However, it is important to avoid patients who are great sun-lovers, those with dark skin, those who are depressed, etc.
Q) Can hyperpigmentation occur?
A) No. Rather, there may be slight hypopigmentation, which disappears with time and exposure to the sun. However, the upper lip is always a little tinged and slightly darker than the surrounding skin.
Q) What advantages does timedsurgical mixed peeling have over other techniques?
A) The result is marvellous; wrinkles disappear, the texture of the skin is rejuvenated, the white portion of the lip is shortened, and the result is lifelong. This pulsed de-epithelialisation procedure is simple and practically risk-free.
Q) Is anti-herpes prevention required?
A) No. Anti-herpes prevention is only prescribed in patients with a predisposition.
Q) Isn't any medication necessary?
A) The patient should dry the area frequently with a paper tissue. The crust must be thin. When the crust drops off, the patient must not apply creams for 48 hours, in order to allow epidermal keratinisation, and then apply an emollient cream.