A chemical peel is a skin treatment that can reduce acne, scarring, wrinkles, and sun damage to give the skin a clearer appearance.
Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments which require the use of an acid to carefully exfoliate the skin.
Across the treatment area, the acid extracts a standardised amount of damaged skin cells. This helps the skin to heal when performed properly, with minimal scarring or colour changes as a result of the procedure.
Two layers of the skin are affected by chemical peels: the epidermis and the dermis. The noticeable outer layer is the epidermis and just below lies the dermis. Nerve endings, sweat glands, and hair follicles are found in this deeper layer.
A chemical peel extracts from the epidermis a regulated quantity of skin cells. A small part of the dermis can also be replaced by a stronger peel.
Our Dermatologists in Ahmedabad may use chemical peels for skin conditions such as:
The dermatologist at the best skin clinic in Ahmedabad, Rejuva Aesthetica, applies exfoliating acid first to thicker areas of the skin, such as the chin, nose, and cheeks, before applying it to thinner areas around the eyes and mouth during chemical peeling.
The dermatologist would use cool saline compresses after the chemical peel to remove any residual exfoliant.
Different ways to help the skin recover may be recommended, such as adding a weak solution of vinegar or an odorless emollient to the face for a few days after treatment.
Chemical peels often cause redness and peeling, which may take 1–2 weeks to go away. It is important to keep the face dry and not to shower or use face wash for the first 24 hours. People should not use any makeup until the skin has healed.
There are three types of chemical peel, based on how deeply they exfoliate the skin:
The best chemical peel will depend on a person’s type and shade of skin.
Chemical peels reduce skin damage, giving the skin a more youthful or unblemished appearance. Depending on a person’s concerns and their type of skin, a dermatologist will recommend the most appropriate chemical peel.
Superficial peels are the safest for all skin types. However, having any type of chemical peel requires some downtime for recovery. Any peel may also cause side effects, such as redness, peeling, and sensitivity to sunlight.
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