Many people are looking for a simple way to improve the skin without surgery or a facelift. Chemical peels have been highly popular way to improve the texture and look of skin. Skin peeling involves an application of a chemical solution to sun damaged, unevenly pigmented & finely wrinkled facial areas.
Chemical peels are generally used to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off. A solution is applied using a brush to the areas to be treated (or the entire face, avoiding the eyes, brows & lips).The regenerated skin is smoother & less wrinkled than the old skin.
Chemical peels vary according to their specific ingredients and their strength. Depth of peeling action may also depend on factors such as how long solution remains on the skin and whether they are lightly applied, or more heavily or vigorously applied.
Generally, the most superficial peels are those using alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), such as glycolic, lactic or fruit acid. Various concentrations of an AHA may be applied weekly or at longer intervals to obtain the best result.
Ordinary facials work superficially, failing to remove dead skin.
Chemical peel is a very popular treatment to rejuvenate the skin. It works well on superficial skin, imperfections like pigmentation acne marks, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores & sun spots.
A TCA peel can improve the overall color and freshness of your face by giving skin tone & texture.
It should always be performed by qualified dermatologists. Tri- chloro-acetic acid and fruit acid based glycolic are used to bring about a peeling effect on the skin.
It comes in different strengths- mild, medium and deep.
People with a lighter skin tone can always opt for this form of treatment.
People with darker skin tone, have very sensitive skin and have weak immune system that cannot counteract the action of strong chemicals on the body.
It’s always advised to have the peeling session under the supervision of the experienced dermatologist who can first judge your skin type and will notice your desire and accordingly he will suggest you the best peel.
Before taking the peel your skin doctor will explain you the pre and post care which you have to follow to maintain that result. If you don’t do proper cares of your skin post procedure it can lead to hyper pigmentation and sometimes more darker skin.
After taking the chemical peel it’s very important to protect your skin from the sun. Apply good amount of sun block liberally and reapply it every three to four hourly at least four times a day.
Cost of the chemical peel depends upon the type of peels used. There are varieties of skin peels available constitution of peels varies according to the demand of the patient/clients. An experienced Aesthetic Dermatologist can tell you what kind of skin peel will give you the best results in minimum number of peel sessions and this will reduce the cost also. Peels starts from Rs 1000 /-onwards approximately.