Chemical Peels

July 14, 2016

It is a safe and pocket friendly office procedure with minimum downtime and excellent results.

What are chemical / skin peels?

It’s an exfoliation treatment that helps in faster renewal of skin and sebum control resulting in reduced pigmentation, fine lines acne and acne scars. A variety of chemicals can be used as peeling agents like glycolic, trichloroacetic (TCA), salicylic, retinol, resorcinol etc. The different chemical solutions produce different degree of effects.

What are chemical peels used for?

Chemical peels are used for the treatment of photo-aging (from sun damage), wrinkles, acne, acne scars and pigmentation (including melasma, freckles, and age spots).

What is the most popular peel solution?

Glycolic Acid – probably due to the fact that all skin types benefit from Glycolic Acid – is the most commonly recognized chemical peel solution. Salicylic Acid is also very common for oily skin and acne (pimples).

How long do chemical peels take?

Most peels can be performed within a few minutes. You can go to work on the very same day after most of the peels.

Is it painful?

Only a mild burning or stinging sensation can be felt during the procedure.

How many peels will I need?

Frequency depends on the depth of peel. Dr.Megha Modi will guide you through a skin care program that consists of treatments and skin care advice that are suitable for your specific needs. Generally superficial chemical peels are done once every 2-3 weeks, until the desired results are achieved.

How long do the results last?

With good sun protection, results can last months, even years. This is dependent upon the depth of the peel.

What are the risks of chemical peels?

Superficial and medium depth peels are quite safe. Rarely there can be redness, dryness or mild irritation which last for few days.

How long after a chemical peel before I can return to normal activities?

A. Superficial Peels- No downtime required. Usually skin shedding is not visible or feels like mild dryness for 2-3 days.

B. Medium Peels- Medium peels usually persist for five to seven days. The skin may or may not flake and fall away. AHAs can produce some redness with little or no flaking, depending on the individual.

C. Deep Peels- This is used for selective individuals only. It may take several weeks to fully recover. This type of peel is usually effective in treating hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles.

What should I use at home to maintain the condition of my skin after a chemical peel?

You can use a mild cleanser and a moisturizer. You may resume regular skincare 3-5 days after a peel or once redness or peeling is no longer apparent. Sun protection is a must!

What is special at Twachaa?

The treatment is tailored asper individual requirement. Combination peels and sequential peels are appreciated by all.