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Chemical Peel: Types And Its Uses

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Dr.Swati Agarwal 88% (137ratings)
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Faridabad  •  13years experience
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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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