Chemical peeling involves the application of a chemical agent to the skin under controlled conditions that enables controlled exfoliation of the dead skin. Chemical peeling can be performed on the face, neck and hands. It improves the skin appearance by giving rise to a newer, smoother and wrinkle-free skin.
Common FAQs about chemical peeling:
Chemical peels can be classified into three types:
- Superficial peels: Use of mild acids to penetrate the outermost layer of the skin
- Medium peels: Use of acids that reaches the middle layer of the skin to remove dead cells more effectively
- Deep peels: These peels even penetrate through the middle layer of the skin to remove damaged skin cells
Post a detailed examination regarding the skin condition, our doctor will advise you on the right peel based on the condition.
The treatment might include a pre-peel skincare plan lasting for 2-4 weeks. This is aimed at improving results and minimizing potential side effects on the day of your peel.
On the day of the treatment, the patient will be prepared for the treatment by going through a thorough skin cleansing procedure. The chemical solution or peel is then applied quickly and evenly by the dermatologist. Some peels are removed immediately within 2-5 minutes, while others might take up to 20 minute. There are some leave-on peels also available, and the most suitable type of peel will be suggested according to the diagnosis
The results vary according to the depth of the peel. For superficial peels, the results are immediate. But in case of medium and deep peels, the results can be seen once the peeling process is complete.