What is chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck, hands, back & legs.
A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Sun exposure, acne, or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred.
How chemical peel works?
Chemical peel removes the damaged outer layers of skin and stimulates collagen remodelling and wound healing processes begin to regenerate new tissues. The dead skin eventually peels off. The regenerated skin is usually smoother, younger looking and less wrinkled than the old skin. So it works as anti ageing treatment also.
What are the Indications of chemical Peel?
- Acne or Acne Scars.
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles.
- Irregular Skin Pigmentation.
- Rough Skin and Scaly Patches.
- Skin Glow.
- Skin Lightning/Brightening.
- Stretch Marks.
- Sun-Damaged Skin.
- Under Eye Dark Circle.
What are the contraindications of chemical Peel?
- Active infecction on treatment site.
- Keloidal tendency.
- sensitive skin.
What are the advantages of this procedure?
- Very effective.
- It does not take much time to do the procedure.
- Dermatologist can do this procedure in OPD basis.
What are the disadvantages of this procedure?
- To find desire results, you have to do many sittings.
What are the types of chemical peels?
There are three types :
- Light – Subtle improvements at first, but that healthy glow will increase with more treatments.
- Medium – Your skin will be noticeably smoother and fresher looking.
- Deep – Results are dramatic, but recovery takes the longest.
How much time required to do chemical peel?
On an average 15 to 20 minutes.
How much gap required between two procedures?
2 to 3 weeks.
How Many sittings required?
Depends but to see optimum results 12 to 14 sittings.
Is the result permanent?
No, but long lasting and depends how you follow doctor’s instructions.
Do I require touch up procedure?
Yes, but after long time, if you have completed treatment and follow after care instructions.
Is it painful?
No, during procedure you may feel itching, mild discomfort and tingling sensations.
Which are the typical areas treated?
Mainly face, under eyes, neck but can be done all over the body like – under arms, hands, legs and back.
What care requires before and after procedure?
That will be explained by doctor during consultation.
How much will be recovery time?
There is no as such recovery time but you can say few hours.
Can we combine chemical peel with other procedures?
Yes, to optimism results. We can combine following procedures –
What are the side effects of chemical peel?
Some redness, stinging, skin flaking, dryness and irritation from a chemical peel. After repeated treatments, these side effects will likely subside.