A chemical peel procedure is a technique that involves applying a chemical solution to the skin and removing the top layers. As a result, the regenerated skin is smoother. You may need to repeat the technique with a light or medium peel to achieve the desired results.
Chemical peel procedures are often used on the face to address wrinkles, damaged skin, and scars. They can be performed on their own or in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments. They can also be done at various depths, ranging from light to deep. A chemical peel procedure that is deeper in-depth provides more dramatic effects, but they also take longer to recover from.
Before the procedure
Chemical peels are often performed in a doctor’s office or at an outpatient surgery facility. Before the operation, your doctor will clean your face, protect your hair, and cover your eyes with ointment, gauze, tape, or goggles. A light chemical peel procedure usually does not necessitate pain relief. However, you may be offered a sedative and painkiller if you have a medium peel. In addition, a sedative, medication to numb the treatment region, and fluids may be given through a vein for a deep peel.
During the procedure
During a light chemical peel procedure:
- A chemical solution containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid is applied to your skin with a brush, cotton ball, gauze, or sponge. The skin that has been treated will begin to whiten.
- Minor stinging may occur while the chemical solution is on your skin.
- Your doctor will use a neutralising solution or wash to remove the chemical solution from the treated area.
During a medium chemical peel procedure:
- A chemical solution containing trichloroacetic acid, often in conjunction with glycolic acid, is applied to your skin with a gauze or a cotton-tipped applicator. The skin that has been treated will begin to whiten.
- Your doctor will apply cold compresses to the affected skin after a few minutes. To keep your skin cool, you could be offered a hand-held fan.
- For up to 20 minutes, you may experience stinging and burning. However, no neutralising solution is required.
During a deep chemical peel procedure:
- Your heart rate will be constantly monitored while you get intravenous (IV) fluids.
- Your doctor will apply carbolic acid (phenol) to your skin with a cotton-tipped applicator. The skin that has been treated begins to turn white or grey.
- To keep your exposure to phenol to a minimum, your doctor will do the treatment in 15-minute intervals. A full-facial treatment may take around 90 minutes.
Your skin will be red, tight, inflamed, or swollen after a chemical peel at any depth. Follow your doctor’s instructions for sun protection, cleaning, moisturising, and putting protective ointments on your skin. Additionally, refrain from picking, rubbing, or scratching your skin. It may take many months for your skin colour to return to normal for the full effects of the peel to be visible.
Moreover, The skin will be red, dry, and moderately irritated after a light chemical peel procedure. However, these symptoms will fade with each subsequent treatment. To calm the skin, your doctor may apply a protective ointment such as petroleum jelly. If you choose, you may apply makeup the next day.
Skin texture and tone are improved, and fine wrinkles are reduced with a mild chemical peel. The effects are minor at first, but they get better with time. The skin will be significantly smoother after a mild chemical peel. The look and feel of treated regions will dramatically improve after a thorough chemical peel. However, the outcomes might not be lasting. Age and new sun damage can cause new wrinkles and skin colour changes over time.
Why choose us?
With a team of skilled cosmetic surgeons and competent personnel, Artius Clinic delivers the highest quality of treatments. Artius Clinic is the finest place to receive a Chemical peel because it is a non-profit medical clinic. Dr. Sagar Gundewar and Dr. Komal Gundewar are the finest Cosmetic Surgeons with over ten years of expertise in Cosmetic Surgery and Hair Transplants. Experienced surgeons execute effective and successful aesthetic treatments in ultra-hygienic operating rooms. Patients are also given access to skilled counsellors who will assist them throughout their procedure.