Chemical Peeling

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Chemical Peeling

Chemical peels are usually indicated for facial glow and facial rejuvenation. It improves the overall look and feel of the skin; keeping it brighter, fresher and younger by preventing physiological and photo ageing.

There are 3 basic types of peels
1. Superficial Peel- A mild acid is used to penetrate only the top layer of the skin. It is used to treat slight skin discoloration and rough skin.

2. Medium Peel- Middle layers of the skin are exfoliated using acids like glycolic acid. It can be used to treat age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, freckles and skin discoloration.

3. Deep Peel- An acid like trichloroacetic acid is used to deeply penetrate the middle layers of the skin. Deep peels can have a great impact on the skin. Scars, freckles and age spots can be treated with deep peels.

SPARSH provides customized peeling treatment for various skin problems like- reducing fine lines, acne and acne pigmentation, melasma, under-eye dark circles, post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.

Chemical peeling is a 15–20-minute procedure. It needs to be repeated 6-8 times to get desired results. It can be repeated after an interval of 15-20 days.

At SPARSH we used advanced, imported chemical peels, so there are no side effects and have minimal downtime.

Note: SPARSH recommends that chemical peeling be done at regular intervals is far better than periodic facials, as it provides many additional benefits, as stated above.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is Chemical Peel Safe?

    When performed under the supervision of a certified dermatologist, chemical peels are extremely safe. However, you must follow pre and post- peel instructions as suggested by your doctor.

  • What to Expect Before, During and After a Chemical Peel?

    Consult your dermatologist before going for a chemical peel. Your doctor may not recommend it if you have taken medicines like isotretinoin for acne, have abnormal skin pigmentation, have dry or sensitive skin or are prone to frequent cold sores.

    Avoid waxing, scrubbing, bleaching and massages a week before the procedure and stop using topical medications for acne and pigmentation 48 hours prior.

    Your doctor will clean your face and cover your eyes and hair.

    A peeling solution is applied on the area for the set amount of time followed by a neutralizing solution.

    You may experience a burning sensation for 5-10 minutes while the procedure is on. Ice compress is used if necessary, to reduce your pain. Immediately post-procedure, C-peel or Face mask are applied to enhance the effect of chemical peel done and promote skin repair.

    After a chemical peel, your skin is more prone to sun damage. It is crucial to limit your exposure to sun and protect your skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or above. After the treatment, you may notice redness and scaling for about 3-7 days. A skin repair cream should be applied for speedy recovery and to enhance peel effect.

  • Can We Do a Chemical Peel at Home?

    Though at-home facial peels are available in the market with ingredients in milder strength like TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid), glycolic acid, beta hydroxy acid and mandelic acid, we at SPARSH advice strongly against it.

    Chemical peeling is a cosmetic procedure which require professional dermatological experience and specific directions, which are needed to be strictly followed before and after the session.

    Performing chemical peels at home without a doctor’s supervision or precautions can cause skin burns, scars and discoloration.

  • What Age is Good for a Chemical Peel?

    You can start chemical peels in your 20s. Using chemical peels in 20s and 30s can keep your skin healthy and fresh during the later years as well.

    Chemical peels are not just for your aging skin. Anyone with acne too can find respite in chemical peels. Chemical peels aid in skin exfoliation and encourage cell turnover. They reduce sebum production, unclog pores and fade away blackheads.

  • Is a chemical peel good for acne?

    Definitely. A chemical peel can reduce acne, soften superficial scars, lighten acne marks and dark spots, treats black heads and white heads and can also reduce excess oil production.

  • Can I Have A Chemical Peel After Microdermabrasion?

    Yes, you can have a chemical peel done after microdermabrasion for a clearer skin.

    Microdermabrasion involves the use of a hand-held device that exfoliates the top layer of the skin. A combination of these treatments provide better results than use of single modality.

    But the final decision lies with your dermatologist. He/She may suggest that you go for or against it according to your skin type.

  • What is the difference between Facials and Chemical peeling?

    What is the difference between Facials and Chemical peeling?

    In addition to that, chemical peeling has options for superficial, medium and deep peeling, making it a choice in multiple skin conditions.

  • How Long Does It Take for Your Skin to Peel After A Chemical Peel?

    It is not necessary that your skin peels after the procedure. But you can see your skin peel 48-72 hours after the treatment. This peeling can last for 2-5 days. Try not to pick at your skin and use a good skin barrier repair moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated.

Dr. Milap Jolapara
founder of SPARSH MD Skin & VD
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