Chemical Peeling treatment in Sarjapur road, Bangalore

Chemical Peeling

Dermatology hospital in Sarjapur road, Bangalore

Chemical peels remove the top layer of the skin using a chemical solution. As the skin regenerates, it becomes smoother. You may need to undergo a light or medium peel more than once to achieve the desired results.

The purpose of chemical peels is to treat wrinkles, discoloured skin, and scars, usually on the face. It is possible to perform them alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures. It can serve them at different depths, from very light to profound. Recovering from a deeper chemical peel takes longer, but the results are more dramatic. Visit our dermatology hospital in Bangalore to have the best treatment.

Before the procedure

Dermatologists perform chemical peels, usually in an outpatient surgical facility or office. During the procedure, your doctor will protect your hair, clean your face, and place ointment, gauze, tape, or goggles over your eyes.

A light chemical peel typically doesn't require pain relief. You may receive a sedative and painkiller if you have a medium peel. You may receive sedatives, something to numb the area during a deep peel, and intravenous fluids.

During the procedure

A light chemical peel involves:

  • A chemical solution containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid will be applied by your doctor using a brush, cotton ball, gauze or sponge. Whitening will occur on the treated skin.

  • You might feel mild stinging when your doctor applies a chemical solution to your skin.

  • To wash away the chemical solution from the skin, your doctor will apply a neutralising solution or wash.

In the case of a medium chemical peel:

  • Your doctor will apply a chemical solution containing trichloroacetic and glycolic acid using a cotton-tipped applicator or gauze. Whitening will begin to occur on the treated skin.

  • Your doctor will then apply cool compresses to soothe the treated area. 

  • For up to 20 minutes, you may feel stinging and burning.

Deep chemical peels involve:

  • Doctors will closely watch your heart rate while you receive intravenous (IV) fluids.

  • Your doctor will apply carbolic acid (phenol) to your skin using a cotton-tipped applicator. There will be a gradual whitening or greying of the treated skin.

  • As a precaution, your doctor will perform the procedure in 15-minute segments to limit your exposure to phenol. In general, a full-face process takes about 90 minutes. Book an appointment to have the best treatment.

After the procedure

You will experience redness, tightness, irritation, and swelling after a chemical peel. Protect your skin from the sun, cleanse it, moisturise it, and apply protective ointments according to your doctor's instructions. Do not pick, rub, or scratch your skin. Your skin colour may take several months to return to normal, and you can see the full effects of the peel.

It is typical for treated skin to be red, dry, and mildly irritated after a light chemical peel - although these effects may lessen with repeated treatments. A soothing ointment, such as petroleum jelly, might be applied by your doctor. The next day, you can usually wear makeup.

Light chemical peels take about one to seven days to heal. Temporarily, new skin may appear lighter or darker than usual. Red and swollen skin will result from a medium chemical peel, and a stinging sensation will occur. Protective ointments, like petroleum jelly, can soothe and prevent dryness in the area. You can cover any redness with cosmetics after five to seven days.

For comfort, use ice packs. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, etc.) and naproxen sodium (Aleve, etc.) can help relieve discomfort over the counter. Your doctor will likely schedule a check-up soon after your treatment to monitor your progress. Treated skin can develop brown spots or crusts as swelling decreases. Redness might last for months after a medium chemical peel, but it usually heals within seven to 14 days.

Redness and swelling are common side effects of deep chemical peels. Burning and throbbing are also likely to occur, and swelling may make your eyelids swell shut. The treated area gets a surgical dressing. Additionally, doctors may prescribe painkillers. You will need to soak the treated skin a couple of weeks after applying ointment.

After a deep chemical peel, new skin will develop within about two weeks, although redness may last for months. There is a possibility that treated skin will become darker or lighter than usual or will not be able to tan. After a chemical peel, you may want to stay at home to heal. After treatment, you will probably need several follow-up visits so that your doctor can monitor your progress.

You can use cosmetics to cover up any redness in the treated area after new skin covers it entirely in about two weeks. Every day, wear sunscreen.

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