- Chemical peeling is a cosmetic process that helps to improve the texture and tone of the skin using chemical substances.
- Chemical peeling involves the doctor applying special chemical solutions on the skin that make it ‘blister’ gently, thus removing the outer skin eventually. The new exposed new skin is fresh and more youthful.
- Chemical peeling is used to treat the skin on the face, neck, and hands, which are areas that are normally exposed.
What is Chemical Peeling useful for?
Chemical peeling is deemed most useful to:
- Remove fine wrinkles and lines from around the mouth and eyes
- Reduce wrinkles caused due to aging or sun damage
- Improve mild scar
- Treat several types of acne
- Decrease age spots, freckles and abnormally dark patches (Melasma) caused from pregnancy or certain birth control pills
- Improve the appearance and texture of skin
Chemical peeling is most effective in treating areas of skin damaged by overexposure to the sun.
Who is an ideal candidate for Chemical Peeling?
Normally, light-haired and fair-complexioned people are considered to be ideal candidates for chemical peeling procedure. This treatment is also effective for darker-skinned people depending on the exact type of issue with the skin.
How is a Chemical Peeling process performed?
A chemical peeling procedure is a fairly simple cosmetic non-invasive treatment. It is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. Initially, the cosmetic specialist will clean the skin to be treated completely. Then the special chemical solution is gently applied to the skin. This creates a small wound in the outer skin, letting the lower and fresh skin take its place. The patient might feel a very light burning and tingling sensation for around 5-10 minutes into the procedure. However, these sensations soon fade away once the cool dressing is applied. The doctor may prescribe mild painkillers to help your relax and get sufficient sleep.
What is recovery like after a Chemical Peeling procedure?
The type of chemical peeling procedure decides any after effects that might be seen during recovery. Slight sunburnt appearance is acquired by the treated skin. The skin will usually become red and scales can be seen forming. This lasts for 3-7 days. Several session of mild chemical peeling prevents considerable discomfort. The doctor will usually advise keeping the bandage dressing on the wounds for several days till the skin is completely healed. The doctor will also advise against exposing the vulnerable skin to the sun.
Are there any risks associated with Chemical Peeling?
There might be the temporary or permanent change in skin color after a chemical peeling procedure. There is also a slight risk of scarring in the certain part of the face, however, this can be easily treated.Chemical peeling is one of the easiest and fastest ways to get a smoother, wrinkle-free and younger looking skin in just a few days. This cosmetic treatment is becoming increasingly popular worldwide owing to its simple nature and a higher rate of satisfactory results.