Chemical Peels: Conditions They Treat, What to Expect

Chemical Peels: Conditions They Treat, What to Expect

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By Dr. S Radhakrishnan Nair , Cosmetic Physician

Chemical peeling is a technique used to improve the tone and texture of skin. A Chemical peel is a solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off. Removal of dead skin gives birth to new skin which has improved tone and texture. It is widely used in treatment of acne, scars, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, melasma, freckles, sun-damaged skin and aged skin.

Chemical peels can be performed on the face, neck, area around eyes and other parts of body as well. This procedure is generally used for:

  1. Improving various forms of pigmentation like, melasma, freckles, age spots, sun tan, PIH, lentigines etc.
  2. Treatment of acne, acne marks and scars.
  3. Improving the appearance of mild scars.
  4. Reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
  5. Photo-aging.
  6. For improving the tone and texture of dull and rough skin.
  7. For giving the skin overall healthy, hydrated and youthful glow.

The power of Peeling Chemical peeling has several advantages:

  • It is a safe and effective procedure with minimal complications.
  • It is inexpensive and totally affordable.
  • It can be easily combined with other modalities like micro-needling and microdermabrasion.
  • Many peels can be done as a lunch-time procedure and patient can resume work immediately.
  • With advent of wide variety of peeling agents, a large number of problems can be addressed.