- What is Chemical Peel?
- How does this treatment differ from the other options?
- What Conditions May Be Treated?
- Whom is the treatment for?
- Whom is the treatment not for?
- How is the treatment done?
- What results may be expected?
- When will one see the results?
- How long do the results last?
- How to maintain or enhance my results?
- What is the recovery like?
What is Chemical Peel?
Chemical Peel is a series of exfoliation treatments designed to rapidly turn over the skill to promote skin tone improvement, glow, and acne control.
Chemical Peel is considered a “hot” technique, meaning a variable degrees of redness is noted following the treatment. As such, sun protection is essential after treatment.
How does this treatment differ from the other options?
Enhanced acne control
Quick reduction for diffuse pigmentation
Improvement for glow and radiance
Faster results than laser
More effective than skin medicine alone
What Conditions May Be Treated?
1. blackheads, white heads, and early inflammatory acne
2. cloud-like pigmentation
4. Uneven skin tone
5. Post-inflammatory pigmentation
7. lack of radiance and glow
Whom is the treatment for?
1. Patients with realistic expectation
2. Patients in good healthy conditions
3. Skin which has been properly sun protected, primed, and prepared
Whom is the treatment not for?
1. Patients with unrealistic expectation
2. Skin which has not been properly protected, primed, and prepared.
How is the treatment done?
As for all treatments for pigmentation, proper topical medical product regimen is initiated prior to any other treatment. Once the skin is primed, treatment can be started.
Peeling agents, acidic or non-acidic based, are used to apply onto the treated areas. Acidic peels often will produce sensation of burning and the color of uniform frosting. Non-acidic peels will produce very mild tingling and itchy sensation and yellowish coloration. Within few days, mild to moderate exfoliation and pinkness are noted.
Generally, several sessions are required.
The treatment takes about half hour in an outpatient clinic setting
Local anesthesia is generally not needed.
What results may be expected?
1. Improved blackheads, whiteheads, and early inflammatory acne
2. Improved cloud-like pigmentation
3. Reduced melasma
4. More even skin tone
5. Less post-inflammatory pigmentation
6. Enhanced smoothness
7. More even skin tone
8. more radiance and glow
When will one see the results?
Results are gradual and can be seen beginning in two weeks. More effects will generally require multiple sessions of therapy.
How long do the results last?
Results last one year and longer when proper topical medical product regimen is maintained.
How to maintain or enhance my results?
Continued therapy, especially when combined with topical medicine regiment, would maintain and enhance results.
For more aggressive and faster results, combination with other modalities will be helpful.
What is the recovery like?
Recovery lasts few days.
Mild flakiness, redness, and dryness are expected.
Mild redness, crusting, or temporary darkening are noted.
Prescription pain medications are generally not necessary.
Most people return to work and activities in few days.
Q: Why does the skin not peel after chemical peel but the skin still turns red only?
A: Very light and superficial may have very little peeling and may produce only redness.
Q: Can I apply mask after chemical peel?
A: For the first three days after a peel, the most helpful medications after peels are anti-redness spray, steroid cream or ointment, serum moisturizers, and sun block. When the redness subsides or peeling is complete, other medicine may be applied.
Q: What makes the best sunblock?
A: Hypoallergenic physical sun block components with broad spectrum coverage of UVA and UVB, combined with anti-inflammatory photoprotective activeIngredients, in a well absorbed, cosmetically elegant vehicle.
Q: When can I go back to my skin meds after chemical peel?
A: For the first three days after a peel, the most helpful medications after peels are anti-redness spray, steroid cream or ointment, serum moisturizers, and sun block. When the redness subsidies or peeling is complete, other medicine may be applied.
Cost of Treatments
Cost of treatment options ranges from three to four digits. An in-person consultation with your specialist physician will help to determine the best suitable solution to your own individual needs.