Chemical peeling is an effective means of rejuvenation of skin for mild wrinkles (as effect of ageing), light acne scarring and irregular pigmentation such as freckles (due to sun damage) and age spots. Pre-cancerous conditions such as keratoses (thick, rough, reddish growths) also respond well to this procedure. Various types of chemical peels available are:
- Light peels to remove superficial wrinkles
- Medium peels
- Deep peels for more severe conditions
These are named so depending on the extent of the depth to which the chemicals act; indications for use of each are different.
After thoroughly cleansing the skin, a small applicator is used to apply the chemical solution to an area of the face. Excess solution is removed and the procedure is repeated on other areas. Depending upon the initial condition of the patient’s skin, multiple sittings may be required to achieve desired results.
Following the procedure, you are advised to protect your skin from sunlight to avoid hyperpigmentation of the treated skin. Sunscreens creams will be prescribed to you for the same purpose. Please inform us before starting the treatment in case you are suffering from Herpes Zoster or you are having scarring / keloidal tendency.