1. What is Chemical Peel?
Chemical peel is a simple and safe office procedure done by a dermatologist for the treatment of acne, uneven skin tone, pigmentation and skin rejuvenation.
2. Why do we use chemical peel?
- To treat oily skin, pimples and scars.
- To improve the skin tone, color and texture.
- Reduce freckles, blotchy pigmentation.
- Reduces fine line and wrinkles.
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3. How is a Chemical Peel Performed?
- Chemical peel is a lunch time procedure which permits the patient to go back to work immediately after the procedure.
- Type of chemical peel (superficial, medium, deep) is chosen depending on the type of skin and the skin problem.
Steps involved in Chemical Peel:
- Clean the skin with an appropriate cleanser that removes excess oil, make-up.
- Application of the peel using a special brush to the desired area using one or more chemical peels.
- To rinse off the peel within few minutes of application or leaving it for few hours depends on the type of chemical peel used.
- During the procedure most patients feel warm, stinging sensation that may last for 2-3 minutes.
4. What to Expect After the Treatment?
The superficial peels usually do not show any visible alterations immediately after the peel. There may be redness followed by scaling lasting for 3-5 days which usually subsides without scarring. Medium and deep peels may cause crusting and peel off over a period of 7-15 days.
5. Are there any side-effects?
There is a low risk of hyper pigmentation and scarring which can be treated with good results.
6. How Many Sittings are Required?
- Multiple sessions are required to achieve an acceptable cosmetic result.
- Results are not permanent and maintenance peels are often required.