Chemical Peeling

Chemical Peeling

Chemical peel is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world, and was performed in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to help people achieve smoother, more radiant skin. Chemical Peeling program is a non-invasive procedure performed exclusively by doctors. Naturally occurring botanical acids (both AHA and BHA) solution such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, citric acid or lactic acid can be combined with anti-oxidants to improve various skin conditions. Our program treatment is individually tailored based on your diagnosis and generally need series of sessions.

How Peeling Program works?
Chemical Peeling program can exfoliate predictable thickness of damaged or dead skin cells, unclog pores thus preventing comodones, regulate oil secretion, and in long term boosting collagen production. It is also effective in treating fine wrinkles, active acne, acne scars, certain pigmentary disorders and uneven skin tone.

How is the treatment performed?
After a proper cleansing of the face, chemical peel solution is applied by our doctors using a soft brush. 3 to 5 coatings are applied to achieve the desired level of resurfacing. Most people will feel a slight burning sensation which lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation.Putting cool compresses on the skin may ease that stinging.

What should be expected after the treatment?
Depending upon the type of chemical peel, a reaction similar to sunburn occurs following the procedure. Peeling usually involves mild redness followed by scaling that ends within 3-7 days and re-epithelialization (regrowth of skin) is completed within 7-14 days. You should gently wash the face and pat dry very carefully. All the skin products not prescribed by our doctors should be avoided. Do not pick at the face during the recovery period as this may lead to scarring or hyper-pigmentation. Mild peels may be repeated at one to four-week intervals until the desired result is achieved.

Are there any side effects?
Generally, this treatment is effective and safe. Complications often arise when there is poor compliance to the advices and post treatment skincare prescribed by the doctors.

Chemical Peels vs. Microdermabrasion
With the ever-broadening range of skin treatment available today, it is understandable that consumers often feel confused as to which technique will best meet their needs. The most significant difference between chemical peels and microdermabrasion is that microdermabrasion is a non-chemical procedure, and only exfoliating imperfections by actually “sanding” flaws from the skin surface. While microdermabrasion works well on superficial skin imperfections (some acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and sun spots), a chemical peel is more effective on serious skin problems like deeper scars and wrinkles. But the after care and downtime are also longer. Patients with naturally darker complexions may be better candidates for microdermabrasion.

Chemical Peels vs. Laser Skin Resurfacing
The benefits and drawbacks of laser skin resurfacing vs. chemical peels are slightly more difficult to ascertain, due to the relatively new nature of the laser resurfacing procedure. However, many doctors claim that the improvement to patients’ skin after laser skin resurfacing is essentially equivalent to that seen with chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Lasers do allow doctors to target specific flaws and imperfections with much more precision than chemical peels.