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Chemical peels

Acne before treatment
Acne after chemical peel rx
Melasma (pigmentation) before treatment
Melasma (pigmentation) after  3 sessions chemical peel 

What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peel is a procedure where a solution ( containing a fruit acid) is applied to the skin, leftfor a few minutes and neutralised with a neutralising solution/water. Over the next 1 to 14 days, depending on the type of peel, the skin peels off at a cellular level, which is not visible to the naked eye in most of the peels. This procedure thus ensures that the unwanted skin, dead cells and pigmented skin is destroyed and fresher, healthier skin grows in its place.

The chemical solution applied is derived from fruit acids called alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids. They are safe and are not like other commercially available acids.

 

How are peels helpful?

Peels are used to improve the appearance of pigment changes in the skin, acne scars, mild sun damage or fine wrinkles in all skin types. They can be done on the face and on other parts of the body.

 

How many sessions of peel does one need?

Repeated peels are often needed to produce the effect the person wants. The number of session varies from individual to individual depending on the indication, the skin type, and skin care before and after the peel. Your lifestyle can also affect the results.

In general, we do 6 sessions once in 2-3 weeks interval.

 

What will I experience during a peel?

You may feel a little burning or itching while the chemical is on your skin. You can return to your normal activities immediately for most of the peels. The skin heals quickly after a superficial peel. The skin may turn pink rarely; you can use makeup to hide any redness until it fades.

 

What is the after care that one needs to follow after a peel?

During the early healing period after a peel, you will need to avoid direct sun exposure. After the early healing period has passed, you will need to wear sunscreen every day and limit sun exposure as much as possible.

 

What are the side effects of a peel?

Most of the newer peels are safe and well tolerated. Some patients may experience -

Redness (erythema).

Crusting and scaling( visible peeling off of skin in deep peels)

Infection. People who have a history of herpes outbreaks are especially prone to infection after a chemical peel.

Increased sensitivity to sunlight.

Which are the peels available at our clinic?

Glycolic peels-

Mainly used for pimples, pimple marks, pigmentation problems and skin rejuvenation

 

Salicylic acid peels-

Mainly used for active pimples and oily skin

 

Retinol peels-

Mainly used for skin rejuvenation, pigmentation and acanthosis nigricans

 

Combination peels -

Used for a wide variety of problems and give the best results