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Chemical Peels - Treatment, Procedure And Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Applying Chemical Peels is a treatment done to make the skin’s appearance better, smoother and softer. Where the skin is constantly exposed to direct sunlight and becomes dry or if wrinkles start forming due to normal aging process also Chemical Peels can be applied and the skin restored to a much better condition. Some persons also use the Chemical Peels to treat specific conditions like acne or scars on the skin. While acne can be treated, the scars may not disappear completely, but there will definitely be an improvement in the skin quality and the difference will show. The use of Chemical peels is usually seen on the face, the neck, and the hands mostly. These are the areas normally exposed to the sun as well. The Peels once applied may form blisters on the surface, but will peel off automatically. As the name itself suggests, it is made of certain chemicals and there are different types people can find and use, depending on the purpose of the application. There is the short duration and instant type peels the trade would call lunchtime peels and there are also the deeper ones which will work deeper into the skin follicles and produce longer lasting results. The exact chemical used in these types will also vary accordingly. The Chemical Peels are chosen based on the need for a mild or a strong action on the skin.

How is the treatment done?

The actual treatment with Chemical Peels involves applying the chemical evenly across the skin, whether it is the face or the hands or the neck portion. The affected person can either visit a clinic offering the treatment or buy the product of the clinic and use at home if you are familiar with the process. The person receiving the Chemical Peels treatment should know that once the chemical is applied, it will form blisters on the skin and after a while, it will peel off. But the first few moments, there would be a burning feeling but it will subside after some time. The person can feel a stinging feeling also. In such cases, a cold compress may have to be used to take care of this reaction. In addition, the surface of the skin will remain a little sensitive for a couple of days and if the person has to go out in the sun then the use of a sunscreen lotion is essential to protect the skin from any damage. It may be advisable to seek expert help for availing Chemical Peels treatment of the deeper type since the person may even feel some pain and suitable medication ay have to be taken to suppress the pain. Some of the chemicals used in making the Chemical Peels include Alpha-hydroxy acid, Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid and Trichloroacetic acid, the last one usually found in the Chemical Peels used for deep action.

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

Anyone who faces skin related ailments can undergo the Chemical Peels treatment. The observation from experience is that people with fairer skin seem to obtain better results than those with darker skin, though in terms of the benefits all types of skin will see some change after the treatment. And those having specific issues like wrinkles or sunburns are definitely the ideal persons to undergo this treatment.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

If your routine involves spending too much time out in the hot sun, then the benefit of the Chemical Peels treatment may not last long. In addition, since the specialist might tell you not to get exposed to the sun for a few days, it could affect your work. Such persons have to avoid opting for this treatment.

Are there any side effects?

Some people with a particular type of skin can face issues immediately after taking a Chemical Peels treatment for their skin. Some of them can even see some swelling and breaking of the skin surface that can take a few days to recover fully. Similarly, there are instances of alteration in the color of the skin after the peel withers off. There have also been reports of scarring on the skin surface following a Chemical Peels treatment. It must, however, be added here that almost all these after effects are of temporary nature and they are generally treated and rectified without causing any permanent damage.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

In terms of the steps to be followed immediately after the chemical peel is applied and it peels off, the need to apply a cold compress is essential to cool down the skin which has had the blisters. In addition, the skin remains sensitive for a few days and in addition to protecting the skin from being exposed to sunlight, suitable sunscreen lotion has to be used. If there are any damages to the skin and bandaging has to be done that has also to be done. Ultimately, the skin has to be taken care of and the type of skin differs from individual to individual and depending on the type of skin, suitable skin products may be prescribed by the doctor for ongoing care.

How long does it take to recover?

The treatment with Chemical Peels itself does not last very long. Each time the peel is applied, the peel comes off within a few minutes and the treatment itself is done and dusted. But if the overall treatment duration has to be taken into account, then, a week can be safely assumed as the duration of a typical Chemical Peels treatment. And the treatment needs to be repeated after some months for maintaining the skin condition.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The cost of Chemical Peels treatment in India can vary according to the type of clinic you decide to get your treatment done and also the type of treatment you choose, the mild or the deeper type peel or chemical you opt for. It can start anywhere from around Rs.1500 per sitting to Rs. 3000/= per treatment. Remember you will have to return for the peel after a few months. The cost also does not include the expenses on the sunscreen lotion or other treatment to take care of the skin before and after the peel.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

No. The skin gets restored. But the treatment has to be repeated after six months or earlier depending on how much you are able to take care of your skin. In the case of wrinkles etc due to aging, such natural processes cannot be reversed forever.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

If you don’t want to choose Chemical Peels treatment, then there are procedures like dermabrasion available for repairing and restoring damaged skin. Some kind of laser treatments is also attempted for obtaining similar results. These treatments, however, may be more expensive that Chemical Peels.

Safety: Medium Effectiveness: Medium Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Low Side Effects: Medium Recovery Time: Low Price Range: RS. 1500 - Rs. 3000 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


  • 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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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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How a Facial Chemical Peel Can Help You Look Younger

Dermatologist, Gurgaon
How a Facial Chemical Peel Can Help You Look Younger

Do you ever wish you could start all over and take better care of your skin? A chemical peel could give you that chance. Peels can dramatically reduce lines, wrinkles, acne scars, dark spots, and roughness caused by years of sun.

A chemical peel is a solution applied to the face to remove the outermost layer or layers of skin. It's a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new skin that grows in its place is softer, smoother and has fewer imperfections. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun.

There are three basic types of chemical peels:

Superficial or Lunchtime Peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.

Medium Peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the outer and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration.

Deep Peel: Trichloroacetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. A thorough evaluation by a dermatologic surgeon is imperative before embarking upon a chemical peel.

When is a chemical peel appropriate?

Chemical peels are used to treat a number of conditions including:

  1. Pigmentation on face or body
  2. Tanning
  3. Dyschromias
  4. Fine Wrinkles
  5. Acne
  6. Acne marks and scars
  7. Dullness
  8. Aging skin
  9. Crow's feet
  10. Sagging skin

Who should not opt for chemical peels?

Generally, light-haired and fair skinned people are the best candidates for chemical peel. The procedure is not recommended for individuals with infections, active skin disease, cut or broken skin, or sunburns. Other contraindications include patients who are:

  1. Nursing or pregnant.
  2. Have taken Accutane in last six months.
  3. Have psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or rosacea.

Possible complications

Temporary change in skin color, particularly for women on birth control pills, who subsequently become pregnant or have a history of brownish facial discoloration.

Changes are transient and easy to take care of if taken care properly.

  1. Scarring
  2. Reactivation of cold sores
  3. A variety of chemical treatments can be used to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin.

Depending on the depth of treatment required, your surgeon may choose one of the following peels:

  1. Alpha-hydroxy acid peel (AHA)
  2. Trichloroacetic acid peel (TCA)
  3. Phenol peel
  4. Croton oil peel

Aftercare and recovery

Your dermatologist will discuss how long it will be before you can return to your normal level of activity and work. After surgery, you and your caregiver will receive detailed instructions about your post-surgical care, including information about:

  1. Normal symptoms you will experience
  2. Potential signs of complications

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

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Chemical Peels: Conditions They Treat - A Warning!

M Ch. Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Durg
Chemical Peels: Conditions They Treat - A Warning!

A chemical peel is a form of skin treatment where an acid solution is used for the removal of damaged outer layers of the skin. Alpha hydroxyl acids and trichloroacetic acids are used in chemical peels. Phenol is also applied to the skin. Chemical peels aid in improving the skin’s appearance. The chemical acid solution makes the skin peel off. The new skin is much smoother and is less wrinkled.

Chemical peels are of several types:

  1. Superficial peels: In this type, alpha hydroxyl acid is used to penetrate the outer layer of the skin and exfoliates it gently. Superficial peels are used for improving the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin.
  2. Medium peels: In medium peels, trichloroacetic acid is used for penetrating into the middle layers of the skin to remove damaged cells. Improvement in age spots, lines and wrinkles can be done using medium peels. Rough skin is smoothened.
  3. Deep peels: In the case of deep peels, trichloroacetic acid or phenol is used for penetrating the middle layers of the skin to remove damaged cells. Skin appearance is improved drastically.

Conditions treated with chemical peels
Chemical peels are used for the treatment of certain conditions. They can be used to treat the following conditions:

  1. Reduction in fine lines which occur under the eyes or around the mouth.
  2. Treatment of wrinkles which are caused due to sun damage or old age. This is done using chemical peels.
  3. Chemical peels help in improving the appearance of mild scars on the skin surface.
  4. Several types of acne are cured by chemical peels.
  5. Chemical peels help in reducing age spots, freckles and dark patches known as melasma, which occur because of pregnancy or because of taking birth control pills.
  6. The overall look and feel of the skin are improved after using chemical peels.

After a chemical peel treatment is done, the skin becomes extra sensitive to the sun. Hence, it is recommended to use a sunscreen lotion, which also protects against UVA and UVB light rays.

Are chemical peels safe?
Chemical peels are very effective and provide perfect rejuvenation to the skin. However, as far as safety is concerned, you should know that chemical peels have some side effects.

  • They may result in a temporary or permanent change in the skin color, especially in women who take birth control pills.
  • Scarring can occur and cold sores can get reactivated.

Chemical peels involve the use of chemicals or acid to improve the appearance and condition of the skin. This procedure is an effective one and satisfactory results are obtained.

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Popular Questions & Answers

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

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 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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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, 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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No Tobacco Day Special: 6 Deadly Chemicals in Cigarettes That Are Killing You Slowly!
Tobacco kills irrespective of religion, culture, gender and age. Thus, in order to create awareness regarding the hazardous effects of consuming tobacco an initiative was started in 1987 by the world health organization.

Tobacco is the chief ingredient of cigarette and there are over 4000 chemicals compounds created by burning cigarette, 69 of those are known to cause cancer as well as damage the heart and its blood vessels! 6 of these chemicals and their actual usage and side effects are listed below:

1) Nicotine: A naturally occurring chemical in tobacco, which when reaches your brain triggers adrenaline, by increasing your blood pressure and gives you a high. It is a chemical which makes you addictive to cigarette.

2) Arsenic: a common chemical used in rat poison. Exposure to high levels of arsenic can be fatal. Over time, it accumulates in smokers bodies and can lead to liver and kidney damage, irregular heartbeat and shortage of red and white blood cells.

3) Formaldehyde: formaldehyde is a colorless, strong smelling chemical which is used to preserve dead bodies and is found in cigarette smoke. Short term exposure to it can cause nausea, skin irritation and burning in eyes, nose and throat, it is a lesser known fact that long term exposure to it can cause cancer.

4) Benzene: a flammable liquid commonly found in gasoline, coal tar and crude oil. Long term exposure to benzene decreases red blood cells, damages bone marrow and increases your risk of blood cancer (leukemia).

5) Polonium: a highly radioactive substance and regular consumption can cause diarrhea, vomiting and hair fall. Over time it causes severe damage to kidney and liver along with your DNA.

6) Cyanide: the most lethal type of poison, which prevents the body to use and absorb oxygen when inhaled.

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