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Chemical Peel - Treatment, Procedure And Side Effects

What is the treatment?

A chemical peel can be described as an effective and least invasive method of improving the complexion and texture of the skin. It is particularly helpful in managing sun tans, blemishes, pimples and acne, and replenishing the appearance of the skin. In this treatment, a chemical which is chosen according to the skin type is applied on the skin. It also depends on the intensity of the problems and allergies of the patients, if any. It is kept for some time and then peeled off so that the flawless skin at the underlying layers manifests itself. The chemical peel is used all over the world and if you are struggling with the dullness of your facial skin, you can consider the treatment without any delay. Some ingredients can sink deep into the inner layers of the skin and the more they penetrate, the better the result. But before you decide to opt for the treatment, it is imperative to consult with a skin expert who can help you with the choice of the chemical, approach, setting realistic expectations and post-treatment care.

How is the treatment done?

At first, a chemical solution is applied to the skin making it blister and then it is peeled off. The resultant skin is much smoother without any fine lines and wrinkles as compared to the original skin. The expert would ask you questions regarding how you are feeling with the treatment. It is natural to feel some burning and tingling sensation as they mean that the treatment is working. You must not hesitate to communicate about how your skin feels during the treatment. Itching is also normal with chemical peel treatment. However, if you feel anything beyond your toleration, it must be notified to the expert without any delay. Some patients also report that the skin feels cold right after the application of the chemical while others feel a warmer sensation. Both of these two are absolutely normal unless they reach an extreme point or cause unbearable discomfort.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

The chemical peels can be done on the face, hands, or neck. You can consider the treatment option if you are willing to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the skin, blemishes, and tans caused by sun exposure. It is also effective in reducing the appearance of mild scars and treating certain varieties of acne. If you are relatively healthy with no sensitivity to the chemicals used in the peeling, you can consider the treatment for reducing freckles and dark patches. Overall, the chemical peel treatment is suitable for all those who want to improve the look and texture of their skin.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Dark-skinned and dark-haired people may not respond well to the chemical peel treatment. Even though the treatment may work for dark-skinned people, it may cause uneven skin tone. If you have bulges, sagging in the skin and severe wrinkles, then the chemical peel treatment may not work well for you. The process is not recommended for those who suffer from infections, active skin issues, broken skin or sunburns, rosacea, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis. Also, you must refrain from the treatment if you are nursing or pregnant as it might affect adversely.

Are there any side effects?

The side effects of chemical treatment include a permanent change in the colour of skin, especially for the women who have been taking birth control pills for a very long time. Also, the treatment can lead to undesired results for patients who have a history of brownish facial discolouration. The chemical peels can be painful at times and it makes the skin even more sensitive. Also, swelling, redness, and irritation are common with the chemical peel treatment, but it can subside with medications and application of gels and creams.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

After undergoing the chemical peel treatment, you must avoid sun exposure and smoking as they lead to undesired side effects. You must abide by the guidelines given by the doctor for staving off scarring and infection. If you have undergone superficial peels, you can wear makeup the following day but make sure you have used heavy moisturiser and sunscreen. But in the case of medium peels, you may have to wait for 7 days for wearing make-up. With deep peels, you must avoid sun exposure for at least 6 months and you would have to come for follow-up appointments with your skin expert.

How long does it take to recover?

There are three types of chemical peels and therefore, the time of recovery depends on the treatment you have undergone. If you have undergone superficial peels, then the recovery period is one week. You should apply creams and lotions until the skin heals. Medium peels take about 14 days for healing. It is natural for the skin to swell considerably for the first 48 hours. The crusts and peel start coming out from 7 to 14 days after the treatment. But you must be very patient in case of deep peels. Here the treated area would be bandaged after the treatment. It is important to apply ointment and emollient moisturiser after the treatment.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The duration of the chemical peel is about 20 to 30 minutes and each session costs about Rs. 800 to Rs. 1500. But this can vary according to the peeling agent and the fees of the individual clinics.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of the chemical peel treatment can be permanent if you can follow the guidelines of your skin expert. Normally, acne scars, ageing, crow’s feet, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles are treated with the chemical peel and the results would last for up to 3 years depending on how much you had been affected. You may consider another appointment for chemical peel once the problems begin to come back.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

If you find that you are not a suitable candidate of chemical peel, you can consider other options like laser resurfacing, dermabrasion and use of topical medicines such as tretinoin. But it is important to consult with a skin expert who can guide better in choosing the best means to mitigate skin problems.

Safety: Medium Effectiveness: Medium Timeliness: Low Relative Risk: Medium Side Effects: Medium Recovery Time: Medium Price Range: RS. 800 - Rs. 1500 per session

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Chemical Peel - What All Does It Treat?

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology & Venerology & Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
Chemical Peel - What All Does It Treat?

Chemical peels are a skin care procedure that can be used on the face, neck, and even the hands in order to remove and prevent fine lines. These peels are also helpful in treating age spots and blemishes. These peels can be a part of one’s regular skin care regimen in order to improve the overall appearance of the skin.

Read on to know more about chemical peels and the various types available.

The procedure: Chemical peels usually follow a specific procedure where a chemical solution is applied to the skin which makes upper layer to peel off. The new skin that emerges is usually free of wrinkles and smoother as compared to the old skin.

What all does it treat: There are a variety of skin problems that can be treated by chemical peels, including reduction of age spots, dark patches, and other scars. It can also treat severe forms of acne even as it prevents fine lines and wrinkles that have been caused due to constant sun exposure and aging. Also, it reduces the fine lines that form under the eyes and around the mouth. This treatment can also help in treating freckles and dark patches that may be caused due to hormonal changes that happen during pregnancy and also due to birth control pills. It basically gives you smooth and supple skin.

Light peels: This is one of the most commonly used types of chemical peels. These include lactic, salicylic acid and glycolic peels. This type of chemical peel is a mild one that makes the pores smaller and treats surface problems like acne, blackheads, as well as other skin imperfections like light skin discolouration and freckles. This kind of peel is quick and easy to administer, and can help in stimulating collagen production to keep the skin supple. One will typically need about four sittings in a span of two to four weeks.

Medium depth chemical peels: These are stronger peels that show more dramatic results. They may cause visible flaking and peeling after the procedure has been carried out. These peels are usually used to fix the problems that come about due to sun damage. Also, these peels can decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and large pores. These peels can also repair the patches that appear due to pigmentation problems. One will need a session at least once every three months to maintain the results.

Deep chemical peels: These peels have more risk and deeper complications. They are used for very severe cases that include permanent hyperpigmentation which brings about darkening of the skin. Also, it can fix lightening of the skin due to hypopigmentation. It can also be used for the removal of scars. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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Chemical Peel and the Pathology Behind It

Diploma in Dermatology, MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Chemical Peel and the Pathology Behind It

Chemical peeling is a medical procedure which includes application of a chemical agent to the skin, causing controlled destruction of the epidermis, with or without the dermis, leading to exfoliation and removal of superficial lesions, followed by regeneration of new epidermal and dermal tissues. In simple words chemical peeling or chemical rejuvenation is procedure where a chemical agent or combination of agents of defined strength are applied the skin causing a controlled destruction of layers of the skin. This is followed by regeneration and remodeling leading to improvement of texture and surface abnormalities. It is a safe, effective and affordable option for improving skin ageing and imperfections.

Skin is considered the largest organ of the body and has many different functions. The skin is divided in two main regions, the epidermis and the dermis. The dermis is attached to an underlying hypodermis also called subcutaneous connective tissue.

Epidermis: It is the most superficial layer of the skin. The first barrier of protection from the invasion of foreign substances. The epidermis is divided into four layers – stratum corneum, stratum granulosum, stratum spinosum and stratum basalis(basal layer).

Dermis: It is composed of fibroblasts which are responsible for secreting collagen, elastin and ground substance that gives support and elasticity to skin. It supplies the epidermis with nutrients and has its role in thermoregulation. The dermis is subdivided into two zones, upper papillary and lower reticular layer.

Classification of peels according to histological depth

  1. Very superficial peel – Exfoliation of the stratum cormeum, without any epidermal necrosis.
  2. Superficial peel – Destruction of the full epidermis, up to the basal layer
  3. Medium peel – Destruction of the epidermis, papillary dermis and upto the upper one third of the reticular dermis.
  4. Deep peel – Necrosis of the entire epidermis and papillary dermis with inflammation extending to the mid reticular dermis.

Classification of chemical peeling agents

Very superficial Peel:

  • Glycolic Acid 30-50% applied for 1-2 minutes
  • TCA* 10% applied as one coat
  • Jessner’s solution 1-3 coats

Superficial Peel:

  • Glycolic acid 50-70% applied for 2-10 mins (depending on the type and thickness of the skin)
  • TCA 10-30%
  • Jessner’s solution 4-10 coats
  • Very superficial and superficial Peels are the mildest form and often called, “the lunchtime peel.” These peels break down corneocyte adhesion, causing dead skin cells to shed off to reveal the fresh, healthy underlying skin. These peels address minor skin irregularities like discoloration, acne, surface scarring, fine lines, and sun spots.

Medium Peel:

  • Glycolic acid 70% applied for 3-30 mins (depending on the type and thickness of the skin)
  • TCA 35-50%
  • Glycolic Acid 70% plus TCA 35%
  • Jessner’s solution plus TCA 35%

Deep Peel:

  • Phenol 88%
  • Baker Gordon phenol formula
  • Medium and deep peels increase the collagen and glycosaminoglycans content, cause collagen remodeling and increase dermal thickness to improve the clinical appearance of the skin with reduced wrinkles, skin tightening and pigmentary dyschromia.

Reason behind chemical peeling:

  • Wound healing process is an important reason for rejuvenation. The phases of wound healing after chemical exfoliation are apparent:
  • Inflammatory phase (1-5 days) – This phase is evident after peeling as erythma and swelling on the skin
  • Proliferative phase (2-21 days) – In superficial peels, the basement membrane is intact, hence normal epidermis is restored in 2 to 3 days. In medium to deep peels, wound is below basement membrane and re-epithelialization takes time.
  • Remodeling phase (3 weeks to 2 years) – collagen remodeling is the main reason that chemical peels cause rejuvenation and reduce wrinkles.

Indications for peels:

1. Pigmentary disorders

  • Resistant melasma
  • Pigmented cosmetic dermatitis
  • Freckles
  • Lentigines
  • Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation

2. Acne

  • Comedonal acne
  • Post acne scars
  • Acne cosmetic
  • Acne excoriee

3. Cosmetic

  • Photoageing
  • Fine wrinkling
  • Skin glow and rejuvenation
  • Oily to rough skin
  • Actinic keratosis

4. Miscellaneous

  • Keratosis pilaris
  • Macular amyloidosis
  • Dilated pores
  • Seborrheic keratoses

Contraindications

  • Active bacterial, viral and fungal infection and open wounds
  • Oral isotretinoin use within the past three months
  • Pregnancy and breast feeding
  • History of keloid formation
  • History of taking oral contraceptive and photosensitive drugs
  • Unrealistic patient expectation
  • Uncooperative patient, eg. Patient is careless about sun exposure or application of medicine
  • For medium depth and deep peels, history of abnormal scarring, atrophic skin and isotretinoin use in the last six months.

How to choose a patient:

A patient should be chosen depending upon 4P’s:

P – Pathology

P – Point of depth required

P – Patients skin

P – Previous peeling agents

Newer peels:

Many peels like mandelic acid, kojic acid, lactic acid, citric acid and many more have been introduced in the market which are also available in combination. These peels are not only more skin friendly but also more patient friendly. They have buffering agents like licorice extract and willow bark extract to minimize irritation to skin and antioxidants to infuse the skin with restorative nutrients. The change in the skin often occurs at cellular level and are not apparent to the naked hence making it more popular amongst busy patients who are seeking effective treatments quickly with little or no downtime.

Benefits of chemical peels:

The skin becomes noticeably smoother and rejuvenated.

  • It reduces pigmentation, improves dull and uneven skin tone, reduces signs of photoagaeing, acne and enlarged pores.
  • Removes dead and damaged skin cells and improves skin texture
  • Helps in removal of tan
  • Skin becomes brighter and more vivid because chemical peels not only cause re-epithelialization of the epidermis but also collagen remodeling.

Pre peel and post peel precautions:

  • Patient has to be motivated enough to get multiple sittings of the peel ( 4-8, depending on the indication and type of peel) every 2-3 weekly to get the desired result.
  • Patient should not wax, bleach, scrub, shave(the same day) or get any other aesthetic procedure like microdermabrasion, ipl, derma-roller one day before the chemical peel procedure. A gap of at least 7 days before and after the peel should be maintained.
  • Patient should use a mild soap/ non soap cleanser after the peel
  • Broad spectrum sunscreen and moisturizer should be used liberally, at least 2-3 times a day and sun exposure should be avoided.
  • Patient should be strictly prohibited from scratching, picking or scrubbing the skin.

Take home message:

Chemical peeling is a simple office procedure for the treatment of acne, pigmentation, skin rejuvenation and photo ageing. These are not one time procedures but require 6-8 sessions and maintenance peels to achieve maximum improvement and prevent recurrences. The newer peels are safer and effective. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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Microdermabrasion Or Chemical Peel - Which One Is Better?

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology, PGDMC (Post Graduate Dip. In Medical Cosmetology)
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Microdermabrasion Or Chemical Peel - Which One Is Better?

Many factors come into play when evaluating the health of our biggest organ, the skin.  It is always exposed to external elements and hence sustains most potential damage. When choosing the proper treatments and products to enhance your skin, you should take into consideration such factors as skin pigmentation, acne, fine lines, wrinkles, skin sensitivities, oiliness or dryness. Exfoliation procedures can be physical or chemical. Which is best for you? The best way to decide on Microdermabrasion vs Chemical Peel is to review the benefits and expectations of each procedure.

Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is the most common physical method for removing the very superficial level of the skin. It is a manual exfoliation of the epidermis to remove dead skin cells, debris and impurities. Normally, an instrument, which combines suction and a wand made of diamond or small crystal particles, is used to remove these from the skin.

Microdermabrasion produces instant results, but may not be a good choice for inflamed, sensitive or rosacea type skin. In such cases look for resurfacing methods that utilize a dermafile, a manual exfoliation using diamond files. This technique reduces breakage of capillaries in someone with thin or sensitive skin. Microdermabrasion encourages collagen stimulation and a more rapid cell turnover in the skin.

Microdermabrasion wands consist of two main types:

  1. Crystal tip – A mixture of fine aluminum crystals are used to abrade the skin, as the cells and debris are blown away.
  2. Diamond tip  – Very fine diamond particles are used to remove any dead cells, oils, or debris, as these are also suctioned away.

What can I expect from Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion should leave the skin’s surface velvety smooth, soft, bright and glowing. This rejuvenation method is instant and in rare cases, a pinkness or sensitivity may occur a few hours directly after the procedure, lasting less than 24 hours.  Microdermabrasion is a workhorse of all rejuvenation procedures.  Although it is primarily used on the face, it can be used on any part of the body, from the neck to chest, to hands, etc.  Microdermabrasion is frequently done on the same day prior to other rejuvenation procedures for maximum benefits.

Chemical Peel
Chemical peels use topical applications of peeling solutions to rejuvenate the skin, address fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, tone and texture. They allow for cells that make collagen to function more effectively and remove any damage caused by the sun and other external forces that always act on our skin. Chemical peels are the preferred method in general for the treatment of the following;

  1. Counter fine lines and wrinkles
  2. Issues with skin pigmentation due to age or sun damage
  3. Acne and some acne scars
  4. General improvement in the skin’s texture, tightness and overall appearance

How do Chemical Peels work?
Whenever we take a step outside, or take a ride in a car our skin is exposed to harsh elements, pollutants, and harmful ultraviolet rays. With exposure to these elements, the skin is potentially damaged, leading to the aged appearance.

Chemical peels remove damaged cells; stimulate the growth of the new skin cells and collagen production. Different peels are used for different purposes. They can and should be customized for each patient’s particular skin types and problems. There are wonderful new combination peels that are safe, effective and have minimal down time. Anyone undergoing a chemical peel must stay out of the sun from 6 – 10 days and needless to say continue to use sun block.

Microdermabrasion vs Chemical Peel
It is always best to consult your physician when determining what will work best for your individual case and to help you accomplish your rejuvenation and/or skin-improvement goals. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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5 Reasons Why Chemical Peels Are The Secret To Beautiful Skin

MD - Dermatology, MBBS, DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Pune
5 Reasons Why Chemical Peels Are The Secret To Beautiful Skin

Our skin requires proper care from time to time, and therefore it is essential to implement the right steps at the right time. Peels are useful assets for polishing and bringing life to our skin. In today’s age, it becomes difficult to maintain the tone and texture of the skin. So, peels help in making this successful in the best ways.

Here are some of the notable and effective advantages of peel treatment.

  1. Cleansing your skin: Are you tired of dull skin? Then it’s time to opt for a peel treatment. There are different types of peel treatment which lead to excellent results for the skin tone and texture. It helps in cleansing the skin especially the facial skin. It works deep through the facial skin successfully thus leading to much improved and clean skin.
  2. Works well for acne: Acne is one of the most commonly occurring skin problems in the recent times. It leads to a severe change in the looks of the facial skin. Acne results in deposition of the dirt in the clogged pores when not treated for an extended period. Various peel treatments help in bringing out the dirt from the pores, thus clearing the areas affected by acne.
  3. Radiant skin: Peel treatments are useful in creating radiant skin just after the procedure. If you are struggling with bringing that glow to your facial skin, then peel treatments work best for almost every type of skin. After the peel treatment, you will be able to see the change in your skin with grace and appreciate the results immediately.
  4. Revive your skin: Daily exposure to sun damages the sensitive skin after a certain period. This leads to the necessity to bring back that tone and texture of your skin. Peel treatments are effective in reviving the quality of the skin. So, if you are planning to opt for some new type of skin treatment in the sooner time then make sure that you try peel treatments for reviving back your precious facial skin.
  5. Can cure appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: With age, all of us tend to get wrinkles, and these are most prominent on the facial part of the skin. In order to prevent any adverse effects of aging on the looks of the individual, wrinkles can be cured with the help of peel treatment. So, opt for the best peel treatments to get rid of the wrinkled skin.

Thus, if you are looking for some of the fine solutions for improvement of the facial skin then make sure that you choose for the peel treatments. These are some of the advantageous features of the peel treatments which fetch the desired results for the skin. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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5 Benefits Of Chemical Peels - Know Them Now!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Secunderabad
5 Benefits Of Chemical Peels - Know Them Now!

Our skin requires proper care from time to time, and therefore it is essential to implement the right steps at the right time. Peels are useful assets for polishing and bringing life to our skin. In today’s age, it becomes difficult to maintain the tone and texture of the skin. So, peels help in making this successful in the best ways.

Here are some of the notable and effective advantages of peel treatment.

  1. Cleansing your skin: Are you tired of dull skin? Then it’s time to opt for a peel treatment. There are different types of peel treatment which lead to excellent results for the skin tone and texture. It helps in cleansing the skin especially the facial skin. It works deep through the facial skin successfully thus leading to much improved and clean skin.
  2. Works well for acne: Acne is one of the most commonly occurring skin problems in the recent times. It leads to a severe change in the looks of the facial skin. Acne results in deposition of the dirt in the clogged pores when not treated for an extended period. Various peel treatments help in bringing out the dirt from the pores, thus clearing the areas affected by acne.
  3. Radiant skin: Peel treatments are useful in creating radiant skin just after the procedure. If you are struggling with bringing that glow to your facial skin, then peel treatments work best for almost every type of skin. After the peel treatment, you will be able to see the change in your skin with grace and appreciate the results immediately.
  4. Revive your skin: Daily exposure to sun damages the sensitive skin after a certain period. This leads to the necessity to bring back that tone and texture of your skin. Peel treatments are effective in reviving the quality of the skin. So, if you are planning to opt for some new type of skin treatment in the sooner time then make sure that you try peel treatments for reviving back your precious facial skin.
  5. Can cure wrinkled skin: With age, all of us tend to get wrinkles, and these are most prominent on the facial part of the skin. In order to prevent any adverse effects of aging on the looks of the individual, wrinkles can be cured with the help of peel treatment. So, opt for the best peel treatments to get rid of the wrinkled skin.

Thus, if you are looking for some of the fine solutions for improvement of the facial skin then make sure that you choose for the peel treatments. These are some of the advantageous features of the peel treatments which fetch the desired results for the skin.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Popular Questions & Answers

Hello sir, I am looking for safe home chemical peel name with good brand. Please advice

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Use melawash at night, along with the following medicine. Send photos of the affected area for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Today I did chemical peeling to my face can I do eyebrow and forehead threading? Please advise

MBBS, DPD-Cardiff (U.K)
Dermatologist, Noida
No! Chemical peel makes your skin sensitive. Waxing and threading should be avoided for atleast a week before or after peeling sessions.
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Hi doctor i have some quetion Q1. Which chemical peel for me my dark spots? TCA Or AHA Q2. TCA PEEL SIDE EFFECT? Q3. AHA PEEL SIDE EFFECT?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, FRGUHS ? Dermatosurgery
Dermatologist, Bangalore
AHA peels can be used - discuss the side effect with your doctor before you take the peel. Mainly you must avoid direct sun exposure for upto a week after peel treatment. Warm regards
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Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Chemical Peel
Treatment to Improve Appearance of the Skin

Hi this is Dr. Rittika. I'm a Cosmetic Physician at Clinic Cosmederma and a Weight Loss Consultant. Today I'll speak about Chemical Peels.

As our years pass it tends to take a toll on our body as well as our skin. The most prominent part where the signs of ageing show is our face. Now we have many ways and methods with which we candelay this experience and look younger for longer. One of those methods is use of Chemical Peels. Now what are Chemical peels and how do they work? Cheical peels are basically weak acids which are formulated into peels with the help of other chemicals. These work by dissolving the topmost layer of the skin, the dead cells and, it results in revealing a skin which is younger and brighter. Acids which are commonly used in peels are Lactic acid, Salycyclic acid, Trichloroacetic acid and Glycolic acid.

Among the non surgical methds of facial rejuvenation the use of chemical peel is the most popular methodbecause they not only reveal a younger and brighter skin but also enhance the tone and texture of the skin. We can use a chemical peel on our face, body, area around eyes and neck. These are generally used for improving various types of pigmentation like frckles, melasma, age spots, sun tan, PIH etc, for treatment of acne, acne spots and scars, for improvement in appearance of mild scars, for reducing fne lines and wrinkles, for photoaging, for enhancing the tone and texture of dull tored and rough skin, for giving the skin overall hydrated and youthful glow.

Now, why should you you use chemical peels and why should you choose them as a process of skin rejuvenation.

Because, first of all it is a non invasive process, safe and has minimal complications, it is inexpensive and totally affordable, many of the peels can be done as a lunch time procedure and you can walk out of the clinic and resume our work almost immediately. Peels can also be combined with other processes likemicrodermabrasion and microneedling. With the advent of wide variety of peels, there are a large amount of problems which can be addressed and peels can be customised to meet almost all the demands of the patient.

So to discover a radiant skin with the help of chemical peels and to know more about chemical peels please visit Clinic Cosmederma or book an appointment through Librate.com, thank you.
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Chemical Peel: Types And Its Uses
Hello everyone,

I am Dr Swati Agarwal I am a dermatologist at skin Nation Clinics Delhi.

So today we are talking about chemical peels, chemical peels is a common skin procedure done by a Dermatologist, basically, chemical peel are for skin rejuvenation, there is no one best peel for everybody because the various factors that decide which peel will go best for one and might not be the peel of choice for the other. Why, because there are various factors that decide like which peel we are choosing for a patient and not for the other. So what are these factors, first and most important is patient skin type, for example is the skin type dry or whether it is oily, whether it is sensitive or maybe it is acne prone. The other factors are the indication, that is, why are we doing the peel, whether it is for acne or it is for pigmentation caused by acne which is one of the most common indications or it might be for photodamaged face that is sun tanning. Patients also ask for procedures for under eye pigmentation, underarm pigmentation and fine lines for these indications also chemical peel is the first, foremost and the commonest done procedure. So, what are the various types of peels? If we talk about the consequence the commonly used Peels are glycolic, salicylic acids, lactic the more near ones like a ferulic, acetic, arginine and retinol peels. So as I was telling you for what indication we are doing the peel and what skin type we are doing the peel, we decide the consequent, so, one which is best for the one person might not be good for the other. When we treat with the Dermatologist, the benefit that you get is that every time when appeal is been done at the gap of 2 week or 3 week or maybe a month, depending on the changes that is skin has reached to we can select the different Peel. So in a treatment section of most of the time 6 to 8 sittings, every time you can get something new and a better peel to reach to a ultimate best result. Patients also ask about and most of times are worried about side effects, so when we use the peel as I was telling you which use the best constituent, most of the time gel based peels are far superior and safer as compared to alcohol based and water based peels. So when the gel based peel are used the side effect profile is much-much, better although there can be some mild redness, burning or stinging for a very short duration, most of the time just in the duration of peels say hardly 5 to 10 minutes but some patients might feel it for maximum 24 hours. The most important thing that we tell all of our patients is the use of sunscreen. So, anytime everybody should use sunscreen whether they are getting done the peel or not but normal they are getting done the peel, the indication and the usefulness and the importance of sunscreens is increased like force more than the normal individual. In a like doing the procedure of chemical peel, we give you sunscreen again the according to your skin type. So if you are looking for anything like under eye pigmentation, rejuvenation, glow on face like working on your acne on your acne marks and not only face if you are wanting to work on the pigmentation like knothole pigmentation that is on your fingers, under arm pigmentation, body pigmentation, elbow, knee then chemical peels can help you.

Thank you so much for patient listening, for any further queries you are most welcome to find me on Lybrate. Thank you for patience listening.
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Chemical Peel and Microneedling
Here are procedures, results and precautions of Chemical Peel and Microneedling.

Hello everyone. I am doctor Anupriya Goel from Berkowits Hair and Skin Clinic. And today I am going to talk two topics Chemical Peels and Microneedling.

To start with Micro needling.

Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy and it's a very simple procedure mainly for Acne scars. In this therapy we take handheld rolling instrument which have number of pins on it. Dispense can range from 192 to 540 needles and they have varied length as well which varies from 0.5 to 2 mm. Choose the length of the needle according to type and the area of the face that we have to treat. If we have to treat the forehead we take the needle of 0.5 mm and if we have to treat your check area which has the acne scars we take a needle of about 2 mm. Now How we do the procedure is that we taken area of about 2 by 2 inches of your skin, we stretch it and we roll the instrument on your skin and we must get a clinical endpoint of pinpoint bleeding. As Soon as we get the pin point bleeding that is small wounds on your skin which are the good ones. Because these wants leads to release of number of growth factors like the epidermal growth factor, fibre blast growth factor, platelet derived growth factor which needs to collagen regeneration and remodeling and youthful appearance.

Now this procedures it has to be done in multiple sessions. About 6 to 8 sessions have to be given of this therapy and it has to be given in the gap of about 6 to 8 weeks. This treatment can also be combined with number of treatments like chemical peels lasers and many more and and just needs to even better the results. So I would say that microneedling is very simple procedure. Isn't office going procedure. You can even come in your office rest time and get it done and it gives this excellent results and it can be combined with number of therapies and it leads two very glowing renewed skin and your acne scars can really be gone with this statement.

Starting with Chemical peeling.

Chemical peel is a medical procedure which application of chemical agents in your skin which causes very controlled destruction of of your epidermis and dermis leading to its regeneration and treatment of skin imperfection leading to a youthful appearance. Now Chemical peels are also classified in various types depending upon the death of the skin they have penetrated. A chemical peel is called very superficial if they have penetrated just the starting cornium that is the superficial most layer of the epidermis. And if they have penetrated in the entire epidermis then it is called superficial peel. However if they penetrate in the dermis then they are classified in medium depth or deep peels. There are number of fields available in the market including glycolic, salicylate meadowlake, lactate, trichloroacetic acid, phenol, jessner and there are a number of peels which are available in combinations as well. So there are so many treatment availability and there are so many indications for which we can do this.

So the treatment, the indications for which we can do chemical peels include treatment of acne pigmentation, treatment of acne itself, treatment of acne scars, we can melasma, fractals, lentigines. You can even treat your wrinkles. We Can treat the tanning of your skin. We Can bring a overall regeneration of your skin from this procedure. The only precaution you have to take after a Chemical peeling procedure is that you have apply sunscreen literally before you go out in the sun and also not to perform abrasive procedures for the next one week however you can combine this procedure with microdermabrasion or microneedling or lasers after one week. Hence Chemical peeling is also a very safe procedure. It can be done during office timings and it leads to skin rejuvenation and glow on your skin with a very easy technique without any downtime.

So if you want to get any of these procedures or any more procedures like lasers and you want any Dermatology help, you must call us and we are there to help. Thank you.
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Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion
Here are types of Chemical Peels and Microderbaism

Hi I m Dr. Sandesh Gupta, the owner of Skin N Laser Centre. Today we ll discuss chemical peels and microdermals. It is a way to exfoliate the skin in a controlled way by using chemicals so that the old skin falls off and new skin appears in its place. It is a very effective treatment in treating the pigmentation, acne scars, skin ageing and wrinkle signs. There are three types of chemical peels available in the market; Superficial peels, medium peels and mixed peels.

Superficial peels are the mildest kind of peels and can be used for all skin types and are used to get glow on the face. The second type of peel is the medium peels and it can penetrate the skin more deeply than the superficial peel and is done on those with deep scars and pigmentation, an acid which can be done to remove warts and deep scars. The third type of peels are the mixed peels which are most common and are a mixture of various acids like the Mandelic acid and lactic acid because they rejuvenate the skin, now how these peels are done, they are done in a very simple process which takes about 3-5 minutes and before the peel we should check if the patient is prone to the Sun or if he is coming directly from the Sun, then we would have to apply the ice pack for 5 minutes and then start with the application process.

Before the peel, the skin id cleaned with alcohol to clean the dirt and oil from the skin and then the exfoliating chemical is applied to the skin with the help of a small brush or a cotton tip applicator and we leave this chemical for a few minutes. At this moment the patient may feel a slight tingling sensation and after that with the help of water alcohol, we neutralize it and wipe it off. By this process the dead skin is dissolved or gets peeled off in 2-3 days so that the new fresh skin can start to come. After the peel, for the next few days there is a routine precaution step to be followed where mild moisturizer and sun screen can be applied to the face but do not rub it for 2-3 days because your skin will be slightly sensitive so it is advisable to not rub but rather mop the skin.

So these chemical peels are very effective and help you get a good and healthy skin. In case of any further enquiry you can contact me via Lybrate.
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Oxygen Jet Peel Facial
Hi, I am Dr. Nivedita Dadu. I am a dermatologist at Chronology Skin Clinic. The URL for Scientology is www.scientology.in. Today I will be discussing about Oxygen jet peel facial. This is a revolutionary approach that utilizes the properties of jet technology influencing oxygen and saline into the skin cells using or specially designed microjet handpiece. Unlike chemical peels, oxypeels work by biologically exfoliating your dead cells, thereby imparting oxygen into the basal layer of the skin where new skin cells are being generated. This is followed by spontaneous delivery of ripening cocktails anti-ageing collapse boosters or anti acne or serums depending on your skin concerns.

The benefits of oxy peel jet facials includes;

Our dislodging and exfoliating the dry damaged and dead skin cells unclogging your pores removing the dirt and makeup that may build up on the skin surface over time.
Rejuvenating the skin that has been exposed to pollutants smokes and other toxins that stops the cells of their oxygen.
Control your skin's sebum production which is the main cause for acne.
Removes the film of bacteria on the surface of the skin. Hydrating the skin oxygenating the skin and thereby improving the microcirculation of the skin.
A treatment of oxygen feel facial is a 15-minute procedure and it is painless non-invasive comfortable with no downtime. It includes moisturization of the skin followed by microdermabrasion to remove your day. This is followed by oxygen infusion into the skin along with saline serum jetting with whitening anti aging and anti acne serum which are electro politically penetrated into the skin to enhance their penetration and this is followed by a face pack. At the end of the session you can expect a supple and plump skin which is nourished and rejuvenated.

For any further queries you can contact me directly or log onto www.scientology.com or through Lybrate.

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