A chemical peel is a non surgical form of skin resurfacing technique that helps in rejuvenating the skin.
The chemical agents facilitate growth of younger, fresher and healthier skin. The peels also help to stimulate collagen and help to improve the pigmentation and flakiness caused by sun damage and fine wrinkles.
Alpha hydroxyl acid peels such as fruit acid peels, glycolic acid and lactic acid peels act on the superficial layers of the skin. These peels not only exfoliate the skin, but also hydrate and smoothen fine lines and improve the texture of the skin. The peels are performed at lower concentrations and can be increased gradually.
Salicylic acid peels are used in breakout prone skin such as in acne. These compounds help to treat oily skin with blackheads and whiteheads. Trichloroacetic acid peels can also be used in various concentrations to treat a variety of skin conditions. These peels help improve the texture andtone of the skin, fine wrinkles, sun spots and freckles.
What are chemical peels used for?
- Changes caused by sun damage and ageing
- Uneven skin tone
- Age spots, freckles, dark spots and pigmentation related to pregnancy and sun exposure
- Oily skin with blackheads and whiteheads
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- To improve the appearance of the scars
- To improve the texture and tone of the skin
What to expect when you come for your first appointment:
- Consultation with detailed medical history
- Analysis of the skin and skin typing
- The choice of peel depends on the skin type and the associated skin conditions
- The procedure takes about 20- 30 minutes to perform and does not require anesthesia
- You will feel a stinging sensation during the application of the peeling agent. The skin may become red and irritated. Most of the symptoms settle quickly. Soothing creams have to be applied to keep the skin calm.