The concept of peeling the skin is not a recent practice. It has been done since ancient times to improve the texture of the skin, to smoothen, and beautify it. With developing science, we now know why Cleopatra used sour milk, (contains lactic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid) while French women used old wine containing tartaric acid, all to enhance the appearance of their skin. But you don’t have to be Cleopatra to get the same glow up!
Chemical peeling is a very common office-based procedure in which the superficial layer of skin is peeled off with the help of chemicals agents, exfoliating the entire dead cell layer and other lesions with it and stimulating new cell growth, giving that fresh natural younger-looking look. This practice has evolved over the years, using the scientific knowledge of wound healing after controlled chemical skin injury. In the era of newer techniques and lasers, peeling has stood the test of your time as an easy procedure, requiring hardly any instrumentation to rejuvenate the skin.
Chemical Peels were traditionally done on facial surfaces only, but it’s only natural that we should extend this peeling power to the rest of our body. Full body peels certainly bring the same amazing results as facial peels, treating the skin on our body is a bit different than treating the skin on our face. That’s because there’s an entire other set of skin issues with the skin on our arms, legs, and décolletage. Plus, the skin on the body is typically dryer and thicker than the skin on our face.
Peels are not just limited to these indications. It can be done on perfectly healthy individuals also for general maintenance and hydration of the skin.
Peels have famously opted for its variety of applications with limitations and side effects. However, being chemical in nature, it does come with the same caution. Uses of chemical peels are not indicated in:
Proper patient selection, adequate counselling, priming the skin, and supportive medical therapy in addition to good intra- and postoperative care, are essential for satisfactory cosmetic results.
We recognize the importance of understanding each of your specific needs, and our number one priority is helping you choose the most effective treatment for your skin concerns. No two faces are exactly alike; therefore, no two treatments are exactly alike. Dr. Shweta has an eye for what makes every client agelessly beautiful, and her custom-built treatments accommodate each patient’s unique needs.
In the consultation, a complete history will be taken which includes general medical history, degree of sun exposure, history of herpes simplex, a tendency for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, current medications, any previous surgical treatment, immune compromising conditions, and smoking (may delay healing in deep peels; this is not relevant for superficial peels).
This will then be followed by a detailed skin assessment which includes cutaneous examination including skin type, degree of photoaging, degree of sebaceous activity (oily or dry skin), presence of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, scar, infection, and pre-existing inflammation.
Since peels are used for a variety of purposes, there are numerous types of peels that can be described. According to the depth of the skin layer involved, peels can be:
On the basis of the main chemical agent used, peels can also be further classified as below:
A retinol peel is right if you would like to rejuvenate, hydrate and refresh your complexion. If you’ve got more specific skin concerns including acne or aging signs like fine lines and wrinkles, then a retinol peel might be the right solution for you to scale back symptoms.
After a retinol peel, your skin are going to be hydrated and feel more balanced thanks to the increased number of fresh skin cells now on the surface of your skin. Acne flare-ups will be calmed and symptoms reduced.
This treatment is also fantastic for anti-aging and can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, boosting the skin’s elasticity and plumpness, and slowing down the breakdown of natural collagen.
Laser carbon peels deeply exfoliate the skin. They also help stimulate collagen production. Laser carbon peels use heat instead of chemicals for results and require no down time for the results to show. They are also a very good option for sensitive skin types as people generally experience less redness after going for this peel.
This helps to extend collagen production, which smooths fine lines and minimizes pore size for more youthful-looking skin. Since it locks moisture inside skin cells, it makes a great peel for normal to dry skin.
Priming is essential for at least 2-4 weeks prior to the procedure. Priming helps to reduce wound healing time, facilitates uniform penetration of peeling agents, detects any allergic reactions, and reduces the risk of complications.
The choice of the priming agent depends on the individual physician′s preference and individualized patient requirements.
In patients with a history of herpes simplex, antiviral therapy with acyclovir or famciclovir is recommended, beginning two days prior to the procedure.
The result of peels is often dependent on your purpose of going for that peel. Some may show immediate visible results, while others may wait till the redness goes away and the new skin cells are there.
It takes around 2-3 weeks for the new skin cells to form and start functioning. The full results of peel are usually visible after the full healing of skin layers occurs. It will take longer for you to see the results after a medium or deep chemical peel.
One must note that the results are only visible if post-peel care is well taken care of and strictly adhered to. Peels are multi-visit processes, so for having that perfect radiating skin, you might need to book multiple appointments in some time interval, which would be discussed in detail in your consultation.
Recovery time varies depending on which chemical peel you received as follows:
Recovery time is about four to seven days. Your skin may temporarily be lighter or darker.
Your skin will recover about five to seven days after a medium chemical peel, though you may have redness that can persist for some time. Your skin will initially swell, and then form crusts and brown blotches before revealing new skin.
Deep chemical peels can cause significant swelling and redness, with burning or throbbing sensations. It’s common for the eyelids to swell shut. It will take about two weeks for the new skin to develop, though white spots or cysts may last some weeks. It’s common for the redness to last for some time.
During recovery, follow your doctor’s post op instructions faithfully. They’ll offer you specific instructions for a way often to scrub your face and moisturize, and which products you ought to use to try to so. Attempt to stay out of the sun until your skin has healed, and avoid using makeup or other cosmetics until your doctor gives you the go-ahead. You’ll use ice packs for 20 minutes at a time, or a cool fan, to assist relieves discomfort reception.
The best thanks to avoid complications is to spot patients in danger and use lighter peels. Adequate counselling of the patient and proper priming of the skin also helps significantly in reducing the chances of developing complications.
The deeper the peel, the greater is the risk of complications. The patients at risk are those with a history of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, heavy occupational exposure to sun such as field workers, and patients with a history of sensitive skin who are unable to tolerate sunscreens, etc.
Although quite rare, but chemical peels do carry a risk of developing a complication as follows:
For a procedure that has such a variety of applications, a qualified and experienced doctor is required to understand your concern and customize a treatment plan which satisfies your needs and fulfil your expectations also.
For choosing a doctor fit for your purpose, you should look for the following points:
Apart from the technical knowledge and expertise, one must go with that doctor with whom you feel the most comfortable, one who takes time to listen to your concerns, one who is empathetic and is dedicated to making your experience as memorable as possible.
The cost of peels depends on the type of peels done like Glycolic peel can be Rs. 1,500 per session, acne-free peel Rs. 2000 per session, Retinol peel Rs. 4000 per session, Skin lightening peel Rs. 40,000 per session.
Allure Medspa which is renowned for its state-of-the-art internationally acclaimed services offers affordable and cost-effective cosmetic procedures. To know more about the cost of your procedure, request a consultation by filling the form below. Your consultation is your chance to ask questions about skin peeling treatments and put your mind at rest. Our surgeons and cosmetologists are going to be there to supply full explanations and answers to all or any of your queries.
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Q. Will a chemical peel help my skin?
Ans: It is a procedure that rejuvenates the skin. Most individuals find benefits from the application of glycolic acid. In almost all cases, patients will notice an improved vitality of skin.
Q. What are chemical peels used for?
Ans: It is used for the treatment of photo-aging (from sun damage), wrinkles, scarring, acne, precancerous lesions, and discoloration (including melasma, freckles, and age spots).
Q. How long do chemical peels take?
Ans: Most peels can be performed within a few minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Q. Can I go right back to work?
Ans: In most cases, work or other normal activities may be resumed immediately.
Q. Is a chemical peel painful?
Ans: No. There is a mild degree of “tingling” or a slightly itchy sensation while the glycolic acid is in contact with the skin. Upon neutralizing the peel, the skin feels fresh and smooth without discomfort.
Q. Can I go out into the sun after having a chemical peel?
Ans: You may go outside, but sunscreen must be worn for at least a few days after the peel as your skin will likely be a little more sensitive to sun exposure.
Q. What should I use at home to maintain the condition of my skin after a chemical peel?
Ans: You can use a mild cleanser and always include sunscreen application in your day-to-day. You may resume regular skincare 3-5 days after the treatment or once redness or peeling is no longer apparent.
Q. What does skin peels cost?
Ans: The cost of the treatment depends on how long it takes to carry out the procedure. For an estimate on how much a Skin Peels Treatment may cost or to arrange a consultation call Allure Medspa on +91 22 26732961/62/63.Call Allure Medspa today on +91 22 26732961/62/63 for further details on Chemical Peeling Treatment or ask us to call you back.