Chemical peels can improve the appearance of the skin. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which eventually causes it to peel off. New skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than old skin.
Chemical peels are available for almost every part of your body, including the face, neck, and hands; or even the whole body.
What does a chemical peel do for your skin?
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth.
- Treat sun-damaged and aging wrinkles.
- Improve the appearance of minor scars.
- Treat specific types of acne.
- Reduce the appearance of age spots, freckles and dark spots (melasma) caused by pregnancy or the use of birth control pills.
- Improve the look and feel of your skin.
- After a chemical peel, sun-damaged areas can improve.
Because the skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun after a chemical peel, you should use sunscreen every day. The label should say “broad spectrum,” meaning it protects against UVA and UVB rays from the sun. It should also be a physical sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and limit your time in the sun, especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Who is a suitable candidate for a chemical peel?
In general, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels. Depending on the type of problem being treated, you can also get good results if you have darker skin. However, you may be more prone to uneven skin tone after the procedure.
Chemical peel treatment does not work well on skin that sags, bulges, or has more severe wrinkles. Other cosmetic surgery procedures, such as laser resurfacing, a facelift, eyebrow lift, eyelid lift, or soft tissue filler, may be needed (collagen or fat). A dermatological surgeon can advise you on the best treatment for you.
Before Getting a Chemical Peel
Tell your doctor if you have had any scars, recurrent cold sores, or X-rays of your face in the past.
Before having a chemical peel, your doctor may ask you to stop taking certain medications and prep your skin with Retin-A, Renova, or glycolic acid. Antibiotics or antiviral medications may also be prescribed by the doctor.
Determine the depth of your peel with the help of your doctor. This decision is influenced by the condition of your skin and your treatment goals.
How chemical peels are performed
A chemical peel can be obtained from a good dermatological clinic. It is an outpatient procedure, meaning there is no overnight stay. We offer the best chemical peels in Mumbai from all over the world at Ambrosia Aesthetics.
Your dermatologist performing your peel will first thoroughly cleanse your skin. They then apply one or more chemical solutions to small areas of your skin, such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid (phenol). This creates a controlled wound, allowing new skin to grow in its place.
Most people experience a burning sensation that lasts for about five to 10 minutes, followed by a stinging sensation during a chemical peel. Applying cool compresses to the skin can help relieve the stinging sensation. You may need painkillers during or after a deeper peel.
What to Expect After a Chemical Peel?
Depending on the type of chemical peel, a sunburn-like reaction occurs after the procedure. Peeling is usually characterized by redness followed by scaling that lasts for three to seven days. Mild peels can be repeated every one to four weeks until you achieve the desired look.
Medium and deep peels can cause swelling, as well as blisters that break, crust, brown, and peel over a period of seven to 14 days. If necessary, medium-deep peels can be repeated every six to 12 months.