What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is employed to treat damaged skin cells caused by sun exposure, to do away with pigmentation such as melasma, freckles, fine lines and wrinkles, to lighten some scars and to treat mild acne.
Chemical peel is a procedure wherein a chemical solution is applied on the face thus leaving the skin revitalised, smooth and with more even color. It can also encourage the development of new cells thus enhancing skin texture.
A chemical peel can be a continual treatment; some of our patients undergo superficial peels every now and then.
The Chemical Peel treatment:
- First and foremost, the patient’s face is meticulously washed to get rid of surface oil.
- The peeling solution is then applied and will be left on the treated area for a number of minutes.
- Later on, the patient will then feel some sting and scratchy feeling. To ease the discomfort, a fan can help.
- The solution is then removed, so the burning feeling decreases.
- Mild redness can be observed for a few weeks.
- Utilize water spray to remain the treated areas fresh and cool.
- Avoid from picking since it interrupts healing and leads to scarring as well.
- The treated area should not be exposed to direct sunlight within six months.