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Chemical Peels

What is a chemical peel ?

A CHEMICAL PEEL is a technique used to improve the appearance of skin on any part of the body but especially the face, neck, back and hands. A solution is applied to skin that regenerates the skin so that it appears lighter, smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The end result depends on the type of peel used.

What should be done before considering a chemical peel ?

A thorough evaluation by a dermatologist is important to consider the type of peel appropriate for the patients skin problem .

Who will benefit from a chemical peel ?

Chemical peels have good results in treating a number of conditions including Acne(pimples), Acne scars, Skin Pigmentation, Aging skin, Wrinkles, Sun damaged skin, Sagging skin, Skin pores.

Are chemical peels painful ?

Minimal , tolerable, transient stinging sensation might be felt with mild peels and skin totally recovers after 1-2 days. If strong /medium depth peels are done there can be peeling for 3-4 days .

What are the side effects ?

Generally no/minimal side effects, if used under proper supervision of a dermatologist , however very rarely minimal redness or peeling of the skin might be noticed for maximum 1-2 hours .

How many sessions are required ?

Depending on the severity of the condition and skin type, the dermatologist will decide the number of sittings a patient requires. However generally 3-4 sittings are required to control moderate pigmentation.

Who should avoid peels ?

Patients having active infection, wounds, taking photosensitive medicines, should generally avoid peels and if at all planning for the peels, it should be under dermatologist’s supervision.

Post peel care/precautions necessary after peel

Patient should protect skin from sun exposure, use sunscreen daily post peel and moisturiser if excessive dryness is experienced.

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