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Chemical Peels: Everything you need To Know

What is Chemical Peel?

There are many layers of skin. A chemical peel is a chemical solution applied to the skin that removes the tissue of the upper layer of the skin which is called dead skin. A chemical peel can exfoliate your skin and enables it to regenerate new and healthy skin and the skin starts looking glowing. There are several reasons people may get chemical peels. They may be trying to treat a variety of things, including:

  1. wrinkles and fine lines
  2. sun damage
  3. acne scars
  4. hyperpigmentation
  5. scars
  6. melasma
  7. uneven skin tone or redness
  8. facial blemishes
  9. acne on the skin


Chemical peels are done in three ways.

  1. Superficial peels – This procedure uses mild acids such as alpha-hydroxy acids for gradual exfoliation. It only penetrates the outermost layer of the skin.
  2. Medium Peels – In this procedure, trichloroacetic or glycolic acid is used to reach the middle and outer layers of the skin. This makes it more effective for removing damaged skin cells.
  3. Deep peels –this procedure completely penetrates the middle layer of the skin to remove the damaged skin cells. These peels often use phenol or trichocalcic acid.



Chemical peels are typically done in a dermatologist clinic; deep chemical peels may be done in an outpatient surgical facility means you can go home after the procedure.

  1. Your doctor may numb the area with anesthesia.
  2. Perform a spot test before applying your peel
  3. Cleanse your face before applying the chemical peel solution.
  4. Protect sensitive areas like eyes and lips with petroleum jelly.
  5. Apply a coat of the peel solution
  6. Remove the peel and apply a neutralizing solution
  7. Apply moisturizer to your face right after the peel.
  8. You may need to undergo the procedure more than once to get the desired results.


Benefits of chemical peel

  1. This process makes the skin beautiful and soft.
  2. Helps in reducing the spots on the skin due to aging.
  3. Helps in increasing the hydration of the skin.


Risk of chemical peeling rejuvenating the skin

Chemical peels can, however, have more serious risks and dangerous side effects that can be permanent. These include:

  1. Darkening or lightening of the skin color.
  2. permanent Scarring.
  3. Very rarely, but chemical peels can cause fungal or bacterial infections.
  4. Heart, liver, or kidney damage.


So here in this blog, we have tried to give you brief knowledge of chemical peeling. Before getting a chemical peel, complete information should be taken from the doctor. Along with this, you should also know about your skin from a skin specialist or get an appointment with the Best Dermatologist in Indirapuram. She has the vision to deliver high-quality and comprehensive Skin Treatment in Noida.

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