Use of medical or chemical peels can be dated back to the era Before Christ. It is stated that in ancient Egypt Cleopatra used to bathe in sour milk which was nothing but lactic acid.
Chemical Peels are nothing but solutions with content such as lactic acid, applied to the skin to remove the dead skin cells and stimulate production of new skin cells and collagen formation. The chemical peels cause a controlled injury to the skin. This leads to wound healing which in turn regenerates new smoother and softer skin, hence improving skin tone and texture. The nature of procedure is such that it is advised to always carry out the same under strict supervision of a Medical Practitioner.
We @ INURSKN which is located in Powai, Mumbai offer a wide range of chemical peels which work for different conditions (superficial to deep) The procedure can often include a combination of chemical peels, based on the diagnosis of the doctor.
After a thorough consultation with our doctor, you will be advised a peel based on your skin type and condition. Peels can be applied on face, neck, arms, hands, legs, back etc. depending on the area to be treated. The procedure will always be done by a trained aesthetician under strict medical guidelines and protocol.
Once the peel is applied most patients experience stinging sensation for few seconds to minutes. Depending on the peel used there may be no real peeling to redness or peeling skin for few days.
It is important to understand that this is a medical procedure and results will vary from individual to individual based on age, diet, lifestyle, individual’s constitution and the exact condition an individual is suffering from. However the general effects expected in a few days’ time is a more even skin and reduction in scars etc. Deeper pigments can be reduced to a great extent but cannot be eradicated.
Frequency of Treatment:
For optimum results one must repeat the chemical peel procedure every 2-3 weeks for 2 months to begin with depending on the peel and one's pigmentation.
- Uneven pigmentation
- Patchy skin
- Age Spots
- Acne, Acne Marks and Scars
- Uneven Skin Tone
Is a medical peel good for your skin?
Yes it can be. Peels act by destroying the superficial layer of your skin in a very controlled manner. This exposes the inner layers which over the next day or two look even more beautiful as this 'new' skin is undamaged and healthier.
How long do medical peels last?
Any skin toning or rejuvenation technique needs to be accompanied by a proper care routine, starting with limiting the exposure to sun and ensuring a proper skin care routine. With this the effect of a peel can last for up to a month.
How often should you get medical peels?
I recommend that patients keen on getting skin rejuvenation combine a variety of treatments we offer like laser, peels, microdermabrasion and ionization. This would mean that peels should be done about once in two months to once in three months.
Do medical peels help wrinkles?
Yes they do, but more so the fine lines. The static lines and deep wrinkles are not really helped by medical peels. For the same I recommend a more lasting treatment like HIFU. And in case one needs instant or immediate results then a combination of dermal billers and bot-ulin-um injections.
Do dermatologists recommend medical peels?
Yes they do, ever increasingly. As a matter of fact based on the type of problem you may face the dermatologist will help you select the correct type of peel for your skin.
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