A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face,
neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and
eventually peel off. It improves the texture of skin, decreases the pigmentation and fine lines,
and improves the appearance of scars. It is not only for beautification of skin but also to treat
some skin conditions like, melasma, pimples and pigmentation.
The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun.
Chemical peels are used in
Mild acne scars
Acne induced pigmentation.
Pigmentary conditions on face like Melasma
Pigmentation on Hands and Back
Photo ageing &sun damage
To improve texture and color of dull skin
It is a non-invasive technique performed in a dermatology clinic. The type of peel, the amount and number of coats will be decided by your dermatologist. A chemical (fruit derived substance) is applied to the cleansed face in step by step manner and monitored for the end results by trained personnel. Depending on the type of peel, either they can be neutralized or left for 6 hours and washed. You may expect mild stinging sensation that may last for few minutes
It requires multiple sessions for better cosmetic outcome. To get full benefit approximately, 4-6 peels are required. The number of sessions also depends on the indication, severity of the condition and it may require maintenance sessions too. Normally the peels are done every 2-4 weeks. The number of peels are decided on the outcome of initial 3 to 4 sessions.
Severe wrinkles, deep pimple scars, Sags and bulges on the face do not respond to peels. requires different cosmetic procedures. Peels are not recommended on irritated skin
Prevention of sun exposure prior and after the procedure is mandatory.
Irritated skin caused by waxing, threading, facial and recent sun damaged skin is not recommended during peels
The most crucial factor for the outcome of peel is to protect underlying smooth, fresh, sensitive skin by direct sun exposure. So use broad spectrum sunscreen as advised by your dermatologist and strictly avoid direct sun exposure.
Don’t try to do a chemical peel treatment yourself.
Each patient requires specific peels that depend on the indication, severity of the condition, skin type of the patient. Consult our dermatologists to determine what peels are best suited for your skin.