Chemical Peels

Chemical peeling is the technique of applying some lotions ( fruit derived and purified) to improve the appearance of skin on the face, neck, back or hands.

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

CHEMICAL PEELS
What are chemical peels?
Chemical peeling is the technique of applying some lotions ( fruit derived and purified) to improve the appearance of skin on the face, neck, back or hands.
How do chemical peels work?
It causes the upper layers of the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off
The new regenerated skin is usually smooth, less wrinkled and more even in color
It improves the texture of skin, decreases fine lines and improves appearance of scars
What are chemical peels used for?
ACNE: pimples, scars and post acne pigmentation
PIGMENTARY CONDITIONS: melasma, freckles, lentigines , under eye dark circles, post inflammatory pigmentation
COSMETIC: fine wrinkling, photo ageing, sun damage, pores and to improve the texture and colour of dull skin.
How is the procedure done?
It is a non invasive technique performed in the dermatology opd by the doctor. The type of peel, amount and the number of coats will be decided by your dermatologist. After thoroughly cleaning the face , the peel is applied on your skin and monitored for the end results.
Depending on the type of peel, either it can be neutralized or left on the skin for 6 to 8 hours. You may expect mild stinging sensation that may last for a few minutes.
Are there different types of peels?
Yes there are different types of peels available to tackle the specific indication. Your dermatologist is the best person to choose the type of peel you require.
How many sessions are needed?
To get full benefit approximately 4 to 6 peels are required at a gap of 2 weeks. It may then require monthly maintenance sessions too depending on the severity of the underlying skin problem.
Are there any side effects?
It is normal to expect little redness after the peel which subsides in a few hours. The risk of pigmentation and scarring is more in dark skin individuals.
Do”s after the peel
Avoid direct sun exposure (The most crucial factor for the outcome of the peel is to protect the underlying smooth , fresh, sensitive skin from direct sun )
Always use a broad spectrum sunscreen as advised by your dermatologist
Use a moisturizer to keep your skin smooth and supple
For best results, book a series of treatments
If your skin burns, itches or swells, contact your dermatologist at the earliest

Contact Us