Types of Chemical Peels
Peels can be classified on the basis of the level of depth at which they work in the skin:
Superficial Peel: They work only at the level of the outer most layer of the skin that is the
Medium Depth Peel: These peel penetrate little deeper till the upper layer of the Dermis.
Deep peel: These peels penetrate till the deeper layers of the dermis causing more.
For what all problems can chemical peels can be done?
Chemical peels can be done for a large subset of reasons including:
- Acne/Acne scars
- Uneven skin tone
- Fine lines/ winkles
- Photo damage/ sun damage
- Skin rejuvenation
- Freckles/ Black spots
Who all can or cannot get a chemical peel done?
Almost anyone can get a chemical peel done.
Certain NO’s to chemical peels is:
- Active herpes simplex infection.
- Certain drugs.
- Pregnancy( for certain peels)
- Photo aggravated Diseases
How safe are chemical peels?
When done by a certified Dermatologist chemical peels are extremely safe. Your physician
may ask you certain questions before the procedure to rule certain small possible risk
associated with chemical peels.
Post chemical peel complications include Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, infection,
What is the downtime of the Chemical peel procedure?
The downtime for the peels is variable depending upon the type of the peel that an
individual has underwent. For most superficial to medium depth peel it is almost zero. For
some peels like Retinoic acid peel slight peeling can be seen from 3rd day onwards to upto
What is the Post procedure Care:
- Application of Broad Spectrum sunscreen.
- Avoidance of bleaching again and harsh chemicals.
So, chemical peels are in short the easiest and the most non invasive way to deal with a lot
of your skin woes. All you need is the right peel at the right time by the right Dermatologist.