Our Chemical Peeling treatment is your best bet to deal with wrinkles, scars, and discolored skin.
What Is Chemical Peeling?
Chemical Peeling is a treatment used to improve the appearance of the skin, typically on the hands, face, or neck. It involves applying a chemical solution to the skin, which causes it to exfoliate.
Eventually, it peels off the wrinkled skin. The regenerated and new skin we then see is less wrinkled and much smoother. However, this skin is sensitive to sunlight.
How Does the Treatment Work?
Chemical Peeling is typically carried out within the office, although some cases might require an outpatient surgical facility.
Based upon how you want your skin to look, your surgeon will recommend one of the three options - light peel, medium peel, or deep peel.
After looking at your medical history, our doctor may or may not suggest medical preparation for a few days before the treatment.
Chemical Peeling Procedure
Step 1: Cleaning
The doctor will clean your skin properly. You may also be given some eye protection, like gauze or goggles.
Step 2: Numbing
The doctor may numb the treatment area with a topical anesthetic. In the case of deep peeling, they might use a regional anesthetic.
Step 3: Application
During light or medium peels, the doctor will apply a chemical solution to the target area with a cotton ball, gauze, brush, sponge, or a cotton-tipped applicator.
For deep peels, phenol is applied to the skin with a cotton-tipped applicator at 15-minute intervals.
Step 4: Post-Application
In light peeling, your skin will start to show changes soon. Once the process is over, the peel will be removed, or a neutralizing agent will be added.
No neutralizing solution is necessary for medium peels. You may feel burning or stinging for 20 minutes, after which the doctor will apply a cool compress to the skin.
In deep peel procedures, your skin might turn white or gray.
Is Chemical Peeling for You?
If you are dealing with any of these issues, you should consider chemical peeling.
Uneven skin surface
Precancerous skin growths
Uneven skin color
Why Choose Chemical Peeling?
Chemical skin peeling has numerous advantages:
Does not require sedation or anesthesia.
Light and medium chemical peeling require very little aftercare.
Deep chemical peeling has long-term effects on deep wrinkles.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What can Chemical Peeling be used for?
Chemical Peeling can help in the treatment of multiple issues:
Uneven skin tone
2. What does the skin look like after the procedure?
The skin usually appears red for almost 24 hours after the procedure. In the following days, it will start getting dry and flaky. Your skin should completely heal in a week or two.
3. What are the general side effects of Chemical Peeling?
It is common to face temporary side effects such as redness, dryness, swelling, burning, or stinging after the procedure.