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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels are cosmetic procedures using a chemical solution to rejuvenate the skin, thereby improving and smoothing the texture and clarity of the skin. There are several types of chemical peels ranging in strength from mildly superficial to deeply resurfacing; alpha hydroxy acid peels (AHA), beta hydroxy acid peels (BHA), Jessners’s peels, retinoic acid peels, trichloroacetic acid peels (TCA), and phenol peels.

The type, strength and acidic PH content will determine whether the chemical peel can safely be performed by a licensed aesthetician (superficial peels) or under the direction of an authorizing physician (deeper peels). Certain chemical peels may only be administered by a licensed physician.

Types of Chemical Peels

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are usually derived from citric (citrus fruits), glycolic (sugar cane), lactic (fermented milk), malic (apples) and tartaric (grapes). Generally, glycolic and lactic acid are the two most commonly applied. AHAs are the mildest of all chemical peels. They are primarily beneficial for the treatment of very fine lines, dry and dehydrated skin, mild skin and pigment irregularities and acne.

Lactic acid is very hydrating and brightening to the skin. It has a very large molecular structure and thus it tends to be less irritating. Glycolic acid, on the other hand, has the smallest molecular structure, penetrating quickly and deeper – thus being more irritating. It tends to feel “spicy” on the skin during the professional treatment. It is a commonly used, multi-functional acid varying in strengths, usually between 15, 20, 30, 50 and 70%, which provides many skin benefits.

Trichloroacetic Acid Peels (TCA) are perhaps the most frequently used acid for a medium depth peel. It is available in a range of strengths and combinations. Many times it is used at lower percentages in conjunction with other acids such as salicylic acid. When used as a stand alone agent with percentages above 20%, it is routinely administered only by a physician. TCA peels are a great choice for advanced pigment irregularities, sun damage, deeper wrinkles and acne scars. Depending on the strength and percentage used, TCA can be classified as a medium-deep chemical peel.

TCA & Phenol peels, also known as carbolic acid, are the strongest chemical peel solutions and result in a deep skin peel. The concentration and combination of phenol used – possibly in conjunction with other solutions, such as resorcinol and salicylic acid – will determine the frequency between treatments. Phenol peels are very powerful and can provide dramatic facial rejuvenation with long lasting results. In some cases, they may only be administered once in a lifetime. They are generally administered by a physician.


Your skin will be first cleansed and “degreased” before the peel is actually applied. The reason for this is all surface oils and debris are removed so that the peel can penetrate properly. When performing the peel, you might experience some warmth over the area that is being treated. This area might be cooled down manually or with an electric fan. On the other hand, you may feel stinging, burning, and even itching while the peel is being performed. These manifestations are completely normal and they will stop after the procedure is over. If you feel any discomfort, do not doubt telling the therapist about it immediately.

How many sessions are needed ?

Mostly 6 sessions. More may be required in severe cases. Normal Peel sessions are conducted every 15 days. But if you have some important event coming up, then milder peels are done every 10 days. Nano peels done at 21 days intervals

What are the indications ?

A. 1. Acne 2. Pigmentation – Melasma, Tanning, Melanosis, PIH 3. Anti – ageing 4. For glow

Why You Should Consider Having a Chemical Peel Done

1. Improve the texture of your skin, 2. Increase the cell turnover rate of your skin, 3. Help your skin produce more collagen, 4. Reduce fine lines 5. Decrease hyperpigmentation 6. Unclog pores and help clear up acne 7. Leave your skin smooth, 8. Make your skin look more even-toned,, 9. Make your skin look dewy, 10. Improve minor scarring.

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