What is a chemical peel?
Chemical peeling is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin. In this treatment a chemical solution is applied to the skin which causes the skin to get rid of undesirable changes that may have taken place such as pimples, pigmentation and wrinkles.
Depth of the peeling (Superficial, medium or deep) is chosen considering type of skin, damage done to skin & desired results.
During a chemical peel most patients experience a warm to hot sensation that may last for 2 – 3 minutes and maybe followed by some stinging. There are lunch time peels which permit the individual to go back to work immediately after the procedure without any special precaution except use of sunscreen. Deeper peels may require medications, special precautions, and may require a longer recovery time.
What can a chemical peel do?
Treat all types of pimples and mild scarring
Improve skin texture and colour
Diminish pigmentation such as sun spots, age spots, freckles or blotchiness
Reduce fine lines and wrinkles