How does a Chemical Peel Work?

A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure that involves applying a chemical solution to the skin to remove its top layers. There are several types of chemical peels:

Light Chemical Peel: Removes the outer layer of skin (epidermis). Treats fine wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone, and dryness. Requires repeat sessions every two to five weeks.

Medium Chemical Peel: Removes skin cells from the epidermis and upper part of the dermis. Addresses wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone. May need multiple sessions for desired results.

Deep Chemical Peel: Removes skin cells even deeper. Recommended for deeper wrinkles, scars, or precancerous growths. Full effect achieved without repeat procedures.

Who is a Chemical Peel recommended for?

Chemical peels are versatile treatments suitable for various skin concerns. They're recommended for:

Fair-Skinned Individuals: Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates. Good results can be achieved for those with darker skin, depending on the specific problem being treated.

Ageing, Uneven, or Acne Prone Skin: Chemical peels improve conditions such as wrinkles, acne scarring, uneven pigmentation, and sunspots.

What are the Optimal Results?

The optimal results of a chemical peel depend on the type of peel and individual factors.

Light Chemical Peel: Improved skin texture, reduced fine lines, and a refreshed appearance.

Medium Chemical Peel: Addressed wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven pigmentation.

Deep Chemical Peel: Significant improvement in wrinkles, scars, and precancerous growths.

Considerations before Treatment

  • Hydrate: Drink water to keep your skin hydrated.
  • Diet: Consume a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals.
  • Avoid Vigorous Exercise: Strenuous activity can cause skin irritation

Importance of Cosmeceuticals in Chemical Peels

Improved Skin Texture: Cosmeceuticals can further enhance this effect by promoting cell turnover and collagen production.

Even Skin Tone: Cosmeceuticals containing ingredients like vitamin C, niacinamide, and licorice extract can complement this process, promoting a more even complexion.