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Chemical Peels: How It Works?

Dr. Ipshita Johri 89% (410 ratings)
MBBS, DPD-Cardiff (U.K)
Dermatologist, Noida  •  6 years experience
Chemical Peels: How It Works?

Chemical peels can lighten skin and improve the skin's appearance. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which repairs it and makes the dead and pigmented skin peel off. The new skin is usually smoother, clear and less wrinkled than the old skin. Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck and full body. After the chemical peel treatment, the face looks fresher and smoother because the new fresh skin is exposed. Chemical peels for face range from light to deep, depending on the skin type. 

Chemical peel benefits are numerous. It improves the appearance of the following: 

  1. Suntanning and pigmentation
  2. Fine lines in the under-eye area and around the lips 
  3. Loose skin due to aging and sun damage 
  4. Light scars, if any exist on face Skin tone and skin lightening 
  5. Acne, marks 
  6. Dark patches on skin caused by pregnancy 

Possible Complications- 

However, the changes and are transient and subsidise within hours. 

What Does a Chemical Peel Do?
A chemical peel gets rid of imperfections on the face and neck, and makes wrinkles and acne scars less noticeable. It is not a question of do chemical peels work, but how well. One chemical peel session will not make the skin perfectly smooth; it will require several sessions to get the best results. 

Before deciding to go for the treatment, it would be best to take time to understand and see what the chemical peel results will look like. The best way to do this is to consult with a good dermatologist and ask about what to expect. 

If there is one thing for sure, chemical peel treatments are super effective at what they do.

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

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