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Chemical peeling

Chemical peel is most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons—to enhance your appearance and your self-confidence.

Chemical peel uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation.  Chemical peel may also soften acne facial scars and even control acne. It is normally a safe procedure when it is performed by a qualified, experienced doctor. Application can take as little as 15 minutes and may cause some stinging and irritation. Over the next few days, the upper layers of skin will peel, revealing newer, younger and smoother looking skin. The result of the first peel may be disappointing, but after repeated peels, significant improvement is usually evident.

Chemical Agents used for peeling
    AHA - Alpha Hydroxy Acids - i.e Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Mandelic acid
    BHA - Beta Hydroxy Acids - i.e Salicylic Acid
    PHA - Poly Hydroxy Acids - combination peel
    TCA - Trichloroacetic Acid
    Phenols - Carbolic Acid

Types of Peels
    Very Superficial - Glycolic Acid
    Superficial - Lactic Acid
    Medium - PHA, Salicylic Acid, TCA
    Deep - Phenols
Of these peels the alpha hydroxy acids are the most commonly used.

  • Acne
  • Hyper Pigmentation
  • Freckles
  • Sun Spots
  • Fine lines & Wrinkles
  • Open Pores
  • Clogged Pores
  • Under Eye Dark Circles

  • Active infection (Herpes Simplex)
  • Open Cuts
  • Photosensitivity
  • Unco-operative Patient
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Past reactions to peels
  • Facial surgery in 3 months.

    Post Peeling Care
  • Can wash with plain water after 2hrs. Soap / cleansers can be applied 12 hrs later.
  • There will be mild redness for 1-2hrs
  • Avoid direct sunlight. Apply sunscreen regularly.
  • Avoid swimming and heavy exercises for 3-4 days.
  • No faical, bleach, threading, waxing, plucking for 7 days before and after the peel.
  • Avoid make-up for 12hrs.
  • Don't use medicated creams 2 days before & after peel.
  • Dont't pick! Picking delays healing & causes scarring
  • Moisturize - use moisturizers after peel.

  • Interval between 2 peels is 15 days
  • Peel should be done 7 days before any social commitment
  • Minimum 8-10 sessions are required for best results
  • Maintenance sessions are required every month
  • First session is always started with a lowest concentration peel for a short duration of 1-3 mins. Time duration is increased in the subsequent sessions followed by increase in concentration.

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