Chemical Peeling

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Give a New life to your skin with our chemical peels!

Chemical peel is one of the most used and safest cosmetic procedures to eliminate skin problems. It works by removing the topmost layer of your skin, enhancing skin texture, and eliminating skin problems like Acne, pigmentation, sun damage, and wrinkles. If you want flawless, smoother, and less wrinkled skin, try this treatment and see the magic for yourself!

Types of Chemical Peels 

There are multiple chemical peel options for your skin type and skin problems. They are divided into three major groups depending on the depth of the skin the chemicals penetrate. 

 

  • Light or Superficial Chemical Peels: This chemical peel is also known as Lunchtime Chemical Peel as it takes very little time to show the results. It exfoliates the uppermost skin layers (epidermis) using very mild chemicals such as AHAs that include lactic, citric, mandelic, tartaric, glycolic acid, and Beta-Hydroxy Acids (BHA) like Salicylic Acid. Superficial Chemical Peels enhance collagen and elastin production, resulting in a smoother, younger-looking skin texture with less visible wrinkles and fine lines. 
  • Medium Chemical Peels: Medium Chemical peel exfoliates way more than just the epidermis; it goes to the dermal layers to exfoliate the dead skin cells, oil buildup, and dirt that helps treat acne scars, discoloration, wrinkles, and age spots. Chemicals generally used for Medium Peels are Trichloroacetic Acid Chemical Peels (TCA) and Jessner's solution, which is a combination of resorcinol, salicylic acid, and lactic acid 
  • Deeper Chemical Peels: Deep Chemical Peels treat severe atrophic scars and provide visible anti-aging effects. They are more intense than Light and Medium chemical peels and penetrate all skin layers to transform the skin dramatically. The chemical involved in Deeper Chemical Peels is Phenol, which is highly reactive to the skin, and thus, general anesthesia is needed during this procedure.

 

Procedure

As the name suggests, Chemical peeling works by applying a layer of a Chemical solution on the skin and leaving it to do its magic, eventually peeling off, and you get your regenerated skin with fewer wrinkles and skin problems than the old skin. 

Chemical peels can be applied on the skin of the Face, Neck, and hands, which ultimately leads to skin benefits such as reduction of fine lines, Lightening of scars, pigmentation and discoloration, smoothening of rough textured skin, decreasing of ingrown hair and many more. 

This is performed as an outpatient treatment in Dermatologist's clinic. You'll be asked to tie up your hair and then relax. Your doctor will clean the skin, followed by covering your eyes with gauze or goggles. You might get general anesthesia if you're getting your face or neck treated to minimize any discomfort caused by the chemical peels. You'll notice a stinging or itching sensation during the procedure, but it is a good sign to know that the Chemical Peel is doing its magic.

A brush or cotton gauze is used for applying the light chemical peel on the skin. When the peel turns white, you will start feeling a mild stinging sensation; it is then cleaned with a neutralizing solution of either water or sodium bicarbonate. This gives a quick cooling sensation to the skin and helps in lessening the itching.

For a medium chemical peel, a similar brush will be used. You'll experience a similar stinging sensation to that of a light peel, but the only difference is that when the skin starts to whiten, the doctor will apply a cool compress. It will not be cleaned with a neutralizing solution, which might leave you with a burning sensation for around 20 minutes, that can be diminished with a hand fan held close to your face. 

Deeper chemical peels require more attention. You'll be sedated and given an IV. Your heart rate will be closely monitored during this procedure as it requires a deeper infiltration of your skin, which is almost like burning the upper layer of skin. This procedure is usually done in 15-minute gaps to limit the skin's exposure to the strong chemicals. 

  • Immediate and long-term effects: Everyone wants long-lasting effects when they go through a cosmetic procedure, but it is important to understand that different Chemical peels have different results, and it also depends on your skin type and how the results are going to be. All chemical peels act by removing the outer layers of your skin, but they might have very different results on different skin types. 
  • Light or Superficial Peels: Superficial Chemical peels are done with mild acids such as salicylic acid and glycolic acid and remove only the topmost layer of the skin, which causes some redness on the skin. It may take around a week for the results to start showing, but you will find your skin brighter, less wrinkled, and toned in just within a week after the treatment. These results can be retained for 1-2 months with proper care and management.
  • Medium Peels: Medium peels require a little deep penetration of the skin and involve chemicals like trichloroacetic acid or Jessners solution for removing a great extent of dead skin cells from the skin. It might show you more results than a light chemical peel but also comes with a little more discomfort, like swelling and blistering on the eyelids or some itching during the recovery time. Medium peels take 14-21 days to show the best results, and you will notice that your deeper wrinkles, laxity, and discoloration have disappeared. If you take all the aftercare precautions, these results can last for 4-6 months easily. 
  • Deeper Peels: Deep Chemical peels are extensive and need proper guidance from an expert. It involves stronger chemicals that do an even deeper cleanup of your skin cells and can leave results lasting for years. Deeper peels take more than 21 days to fully recover and present you with your new regenerated skin without any scars, discoloration, and youthful skin. 

DIY vs. Professional Chemical Peels

DIY or At-Home Chemical peels are risky and not as strong as a Professional Chemical peel. You'll find endless chemical peel options available in the market that claim to give you salon-like results, but in reality, they're way less effective and work only on the most superficial layers of the skin, resulting in very minor or no changes in the skin. You can use At-home chemical peels for general skin maintenance if your skin doesn't have any major complications, but if you've any real skin problems like acne scars, pigmentation, or wrinkles and you're looking for quick and long-lasting results, you should always go for Professional Chemical Peels. Furthermore, if not used with proper knowledge, DIY Chemical peels can worsen your skin problems instead of treating them. If you want your skin to look flawless and you want to get rid of all of your skin impurities, you can contact our team to get the best advice for Chemical Peel Treatment.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will Chemical Peeling work for me? 

Chemical Peeling is for everyone! It shows excellent results on all skin types, even if you have super oily or super dry skin. It doesn't even matter if you have a light skin tone or a dark skin tone, though occasionally, it doesn't show perfect results if you have a much darker skin tone. There is no Age limitation as to when someone can get a chemical peel. However, it is advised not to start it before your 20s as, till that age, your skin is still maturing. You can get in touch with our team to get a consultation on your skin type and what kind of chemical peel will suit you. 

Below is a list of people who should avoid getting a chemical peel. · If You're Pregnant or in the nursing phase 

· If you're someone who faces severe or frequent outbreaks of cold sores. · If you've any skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis, or Herpes simplex one sore. 

· If you've cut or broken skin or excessive sunburns. 

· If you possess a personal or familial background of ridged areas caused by excessive growth of scar tissue (keloids) 

· If you have taken any oral acne medication like isotretinoin (Myorisan, Claravis, others) in the past six months 

Is Chemical Peeling safe? 

Chemical peeling is the safest non-invasive cosmetic facial treatment. With proper management, care, and the right advice from a professional Dermatologist, one can find it to be the best solution to all of their skin problems. It is strongly recommended not to use any At-Home chemical peels that are available in the market without proper consultation with a doctor. This way, you can get a better understanding of your skin type and also find the chemicals that will work wonders for your skin. 

Does Chemical Peeling have any side effects?

Every treatment comes with its negative sides. Similarly, Chemical peeling also has some very minor and temporary side effects, but those are easily manageable. Some people might face slight discoloration after a chemical peel, but it fades away with time. Side effects like redness, dryness, 

stinging, and mild swelling are very common and can be seen after almost every chemical peel treatment. It might cause you some discomfort, but it is the strongest indication to know that the procedure worked. At-home Chemical peels can be very dangerous; without the proper knowledge and experience, if someone tries their hands on this procedure, they can face major skin problems such as scarring, infections, and permanent discolorations. Therefore, it is always advised to consult an expert before going for a chemical peel. 

Our team of professionals has major experience in this field and can help you identify the right kind of chemical peel that suits your skin type, which will automatically reduce any risks of major side effects.

Are there any Skin Preparations for Chemical Peel? 

It is essential to do all the necessary skin preparations as advised by your Dermatologist before going for a chemical peel session, as it will deeply exfoliate the upper layers of your skin, and your skin should be prepared for that. Here are a few points that you should keep in mind before going for a chemical peel. 

· Start applying a mild face wash, hydrating moisturizer, and a good sunscreen (30 or higher SPF) at least two weeks before the Chemical Peel session. 

· Avoid direct sun exposure as much as you can. It is not advised to get the peeling done if your skin has been exposed to intense UV in the past two weeks. 

· Do not use any bleach, wax, or thread on your skin as it may cause unnecessary irritation during the procedure. 

· Don't go for any facial fillers or Botox treatments at least 2-3 weeks before your chemical peel. 

· Stop using scrubs and exfoliates (unless advised by your doctor) one week before your session.

· Stop using Retinol one week before your chemical peel. · If there are any chemicals such as glycolic acid or AHAs prescribed by your doctor before the treatment, make sure you check with them when to stop using them, as they are usually stopped three days before the treatment. 

What precautions should I take after a chemical Peel?

Aftercare plays a vital role in chemical Chemical peeling to get the right results. You must follow the right set of precautions to avoid any skin breakage and irritations after your Chemical peeling sessions. Below is a list of guidelines that you should keep in mind after your treatment. · Avoid using any face wash, cleansers, or toners on the day of your treatment. 

· Use only cold water to wash your face after the treatment, as it will help soothe your skin. Warm or hot water will not feel as soothing and can cause unnecessary irritations. 

· Moisturize and hydrate your skin with hyaluronic acid-based moisturizer as it will help your skin repair. 

· Use only mild pH-balanced soaps or soap-free cleansers for the next few days. 

· Try to avoid any sun exposure and use SPF30 or higher sunscreens to create the perfect safety net from harmful UV Rays. 

· It is advised to avoid any steam rooms, dry saunas, or intense workouts, as the sweat can damage the skin. 

All chemical peels take their own time to heal and present with results. As long as you're taking all the necessary aftercare precautions, you will not find any issues in your skin recovery. 

· Superficial Peels can take up to a week for the skin to recuperate. You might see some redness after the treatment, but it can be easily managed with cold water wash and moisturizers. 

· Medium Peels can take around 14-21 days to heal. You will notice some swelling and blistering on the eyelids with redness on the skin, but it is completely natural. You might also notice crusting and peeling of skin

during the healing period, which can be treated with antiviral medications and ointment application. 

· Deep Peels can take more than 21 days to recover. After the chemical peel, the treated area is carefully wrapped with bandages to prevent contact with bacteria or dust particles to avoid any skin infections. Dermatologists usually prescribe soaking the skin 4-6 times a day. Ointments and antiviral medicines are also important for effective recovery. 

How often should I get Chemical peels to get the best results?

Chemical peels can get you surprising results on your first try, but you can also get it done multiple times depending on the necessity of the skin problem. It is usually suggested to repeat Deep Peels only once a year, medium peels once every 2-3 months, and superficial peels once every 4-6 weeks. Although, you should always check with your Dermatologist before going for another session of chemical peel. 

Are Chemical Peels better than other cosmetic procedures available in the market?   

There is no doubt that cosmetic peels get you the quickest and best results, but it is also important to note that it is also the most effective non-invasive cosmetic facial treatment available in the market. More procedures, like microdermabrasion, laser therapy, etc., can also give you similar results, but they come under invasive cosmetic procedures that might not work for every skin type. To find out what can work best for you, you can consult our team of specialists, who can suggest the best cosmetic procedure according to your skin needs.

Can I use Chemical Peels at home? 

You can find multiple options available in the market for chemical peels that claim to get you the same results as a professional, but it is important to understand that it might not work the same for you as it did for another individual. Chemical peels at home may look like a cheaper option, but in

reality, they can become a whole new problem for your skin. It is important to identify your skin type and what chemicals are compatible with it before going for any chemical peeling treatment, or else it can leave you with a very bad skin reaction. Our team is always ready to assist you in identifying your skin type and suggest the best-suited chemical peel treatment according to your skin condition. 

Which chemical peel is suggested for Acne Scars?   

Chemical peels work like a charm for acne scars. It removes the topmost layer of the skin to minimize the deeper scars, and your regenerated skin feels healthier and more flawless. There are different chemical peels for acne scars depending on your skin type. Mild and medium peels are usually suggested for quick results. Some of the most commonly used are glycolic acid and Retinol peels, but it is always suggested to consult with a Dermatologist first before going for any chemical peel treatment to get the best results.

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