What are Chemical Peels?
This simple technique involves a solution applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new skin cells. Peeling accelerates the exfoliation process of cells in epidermis. In addition different peels have their specific action depending on formulation.It tightens the skin, reduces wrinkling and restores a more youthful appearance.
What are different Types of Chemical Peels?
After determining with the doctor the level of skin improvement you desire, the type of peel will be decided. Some of the types are,
Superficial peels –These are light peels that penetrate only till Epidermal layer. They cause some redness and possible dryness for a few days.
Medium and deep peels – these peels penetrate entire Epidermis and upper part of Dermis. They can result in dryness, swelling, peeling or sometimes scabbing.
What are chemical peel treatments used for?
Chemical peels are used to treat following conditions-
Dull, tired and neglected skin.
Do I need to follow any precautions for pre Chemical Peels treatment?
Stop all applications, 2 days before the treatment is to start.
Use sunscreen regularly before the start of the treatment.
If on any kind of medication, please share all details with the doctor performing the procedure.
Do I need to follow any precautions for on the day of Chemical Peels treatment?
Do not wear any make-up on the day of the treatment.
A peel procedure can sometimes have some very short-term after-effects, so don't be alarmed if you experience redness, irritation, peeling and scabbing of skin for 1-2 days after the treatment.
Do I need to follow any precautions for post Chemical Peels treatment ?
Avoid direct sun exposure after the treatment. Use sunscreen regularly, SPF 30+ or as advised.
Avoid saunas, steam and sunbathing for 7 days after the procedure.
>Do not apply any unknown cream.
Do not thread or wax the treated part.
You can wash your face 6-8 hours after the procedure, but we recommend using a gentle face wash.
Post the procedure, remember to use a moisturizer every 6 hours for at least 3 days.