About Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a medical procedure that uses chemicals to improve the appearance of the skin. Chemical peels are commonly used to treat acne and signs of ageing such as pigmentation and wrinkles. These chemicals gently remove the top layer of the dead skin cells, allowing newer skin to regenerate which results in younger and smoother skin.

Benefits of a chemical peel:

  • Lighter pigmentation
  • Removal of blackheads and whiteheads
  • Smoother skin texture
  • More even skin complexion and brighter skin
  • Improvement in fine lines and wrinkles

Who is suitable for a chemical peel?

Male and female with below skin concerns:

  • Hyperpigmentation and blemishes
  • Acne scars
  • Clogged and/or enlarged pores
  • Dull-looking skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

When it is not suitable

There are a few reasons why going for a chemical might not be a suitable treatment if you:

  • Have active infection, wounded or sunburned skin in the area to be treated
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Are receiving radiotherapy or chemotherapy
  • Have autoimmune disease
  • Have hyperparathyroidism
  • Had a chemical peel within 2 weeks before the treatment
  • Are allergic to thiamine, iron or other microelements
  • Have darkly pigmented skin

Best Practices

Before Treatment

Speak with an experienced practitioner. Be sure that you are a suitable candidate prior to the treatment

 

After Treatment

Avoid direct sun exposure and wear daily sunscreen of SPF 50

Keep skin moisturised at all time

Makeup can be worn 24-48 hours after treatment

Avoid skin care products that contain benzoyl peroxide, Retin-A, Retinol, or glycolic acids; physical scrubs or exfoliation products should also be avoided in the first few days.

Avoid strenuous exercising, hot baths, showers or sauna in the first 24-48 hours

Frequent Questions

Patients may feel a stinging sensation when the peel is applied. However, this sensation is tolerable and disappears when the peel is washed off.

There is minimal downtime. Despite being called a peel, patients should not experience any obvious skin peeling after the procedure. There may be initial redness and skin sensitivity, but it should disappear in a day or two.

It can be done every 4 weeks until desired results are achieved.

Chemical peels when performed correctly at the correct intervals do not thin the skin. On the contrary, it enhances collagen formation and strengthens the skin.