HOW IT WORKS:
Chemical Peels is a general procedure which can be used to treat a variety of skin issues. These range from superficial, medium or deep – depending upon the depth of the skin involved. The Chemicals being used and their relative concentrations are decided based upon the indication for which the peel is being used.
The chemical is applied on the skin with a simple brush and allowed to stay for a specific duration of time. This is then peeled off. The treatment takes different amounts of time to take effect which can be determined by your doctor.
Depending on the depth of peel being used, preparation may vary.
- Use Sunscreen as advised
- Avoid Sun Exposure
- No bleaching, waxing, epilation for one week prior
- Do not use any retinoids or whitening creams for 3 days prior to the treatment
- Follow prescribed skincare regime for atleast one week prior
- Certain blood tests are advised especially for deep peels
- Oral acyclovir if advised by doctor
- Make sure you do not have any important social events for atleast 2 weeks after the date of application
- Down time may vary with the depth of peel from almost no downtime to 2-3 weeks time.
- There may be redness, bruising, weeping lesions or blister formation in isolated patches or involving the entire face depending upon the depth of the peel. However there is usually no downtime with the superficial peels.
- Use sunscreens and moisturizers to be used as advised
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Patient should be counselled for expectation alignment. Repeated peels may be necessary for significant changes to be visible.
With repeated treatments, results are promising specially for acne, superficial acne scars, epidermal melasma, and photo aging.
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