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Types of chemical peels

Benefits of Chemical Peel on Face

Side Effects of Chemical Peel

Post-Procedure Care

Chemical Peel Treatment Cost

Chemical peels help to treat a variety of skin issues. For example:

Fine lines
Sun damage
Acne scars
Mild acne scars
Uneven skin tone

Types of chemical peels

The type of peel and its concentration is decided according to the underlying condition which is to be treated. The depth of peel in the skin depends on  its concentration. Let’s discuss the types of chemical peels and how they are important for our skin.

There are 3 types of peels, such as:

Superficial peels: One of the superficial peels is alpha-hydroxy acid. Superficial peels gently exfoliate the skin. They generally penetrate the outermost layer of skin.

Medium peels: The medium peels such as trichloroacetic or glycolic acid. These peels penetrate the middle and outer layers of skin. As a result, this helps to remove damaged skin cells.

Deep peels: Peels such as phenol or trichloroacetic acid. These peels fully penetrate the middle layer of the skin. As a result, this removes damaged skin cells. It should be administered only by a dermatologist.

Benefits of Chemical Peel on Face

Skin conditions like wrinkles, scars, and discoloration can be treated with the use of chemical peels. In this procedure, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, whereby the skin’s upper layers are removed. Here are some of the main benefits of a chemical peel on the face.  

The skin that newly grows is smoother. A light chemical peel can treat acne, uneven skin tone, fine wrinkles, and dryness. It improves the skin texture and tone.

A medium chemical peel treats these problems as well as acne scars. 
A deep chemical peel treats these problems as also deeper wrinkles and scars. 

The appearance of fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth reduce after a chemical peel treatment and there is a noticeable reduction in age spots and freckles after getting a chemical peel on the face.

Wrinkles caused by sun damage and due to aging, can be treated with the help of chemical peels. 

Chemical peels are an effective treatment for certain type of acne. They help in exfoliating the upper skin layer and remove excess collagen. Dark patches on the face or melasma during pregnancy can be treated using chemical peels on face. The other important benefit of chemical peel on face is the improvement in the texture and tone of the skin, a brighter complexion and increased glow, which is easily noticeable from the chemical peel before and after results. Mild to moderate rosacea can be treated with the use of chemical peels on face.

Side effects of Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are safe and effective treatment modality ,but it should be done from an experienced doctor . They do cause mild irritation ,excess dryness most of time . If your skin is properly moisturised and protected from sun then you can have happy outcomes. Proper care is mandatory for desired results. However, patients may see some temporary side effects such as:

Slight swelling

These can be taken care if showed to  doctors in earlier stages itself. Now, you have understood about chemical peels and its side effects. The downtime of any peel is mostly 4-6 days and again depends on the severity of peel and individual patient’s response .

Post-Procedure Care

It is really important to take care of your skin after peels. As your skin is rejuvenating and becomes temporarily sensitive. You need to follow some post-care instructions , such as:

Sun protection: It is really important after peels. This is because the skin may become sun-sensitive for a few days after the procedure. You need to use broad-spectrum sunscreen daily for 3 times and usually with the gap of 3 hours.

Don’t wash your face with hot water: Yes it’s very important post-care, avoid  use hot water on your face, or on the area of the treatment for next 2 days. Use cold /normal water.

Apply moisturizer: Use of proper moisturizer is really important, to keep your skin hydrated.

Don’t use dry sauna: You need to avoid the sauna after work out for 2 days after the procedure of chemical peel.

Avoid exercises: It is important to avoid doing heavy workouts for 2-3 days . As sweating can block the pores of skin and irritate the skin .

Chemical Peel Treatment Cost

The chemical peel treatment cost can range from Rs.1000 to Rs.9000 based on whether it is a light, medium or deep chemical peel. A light chemical peel can cost from Rs.1000 to Rs.3000 per session. Every session of a medium chemical peel treatment can cost somewhere between Rs.3000 to Rs.7000. Thus you can see that the total cost for chemical peel will vary based on the number of sessions required as well as the type of treatment.

Hence, it is your skin, so you need to take proper care. Chemical peels give good results from acne, pigmentation, acne dark spots, few acne  scars, tanning, melasma, etc.

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