A chemical peel is a gentle form of exfoliation that involves the application of a formula based on naturally derived ingredients.
Chemical peels improve the texture of the skin by removing damaged outer layers. This cosmetic procedure works well for those with acne, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation and can also remove pre-cancerous skin growths and soften acne facial scars. Phenol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), glycolic, lactic acid and alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) are used for this procedure. The levels of each are determined according to the patient’s needs.
Chemical peels provide cosmetic benefits, enhancing your appearance and self confidence.
If you’d like to learn more about the Chemical Peel procedure, contact us now to book your confidential appointment with Dr. Kesarwani.
Dr. Kesarwani can also show you before and after Chemical Peel photos from patients he has performed the procedure on previously, during your consultation.
What Issues Can Chemical Peels Fix?
Chemical peels are proven to correct facial issues such as:
- Uneven pigmentation
- Growth removal
- Acne scars
The chemicals used in a chemical peel are:
- Trichloroacetic Acid
- Alphahydroxy Acids
This chemical solution is applied to the skin, where it soaks in. The skin of the face will peel off over the next 1-14 days, and new skin will grow in its place.
Take Care of Your Skin: Before the Peel
You should begin preparing your skin 2-3 weeks before the peel. This will require:
- Cleansing your skin twice a day.
- Applying a special moisturizer or cream once or twice a day.
- Using sunscreen every day.
- Depending on your case, daily use of Retin-A, a topical acne medicine, may be recommended to speed the healing process.
- For medium to deep peels, a course of medication may be prescribed to prevent viral infection.
Following these steps will help the skin peel evenly, heal faster, and will reduce any risk of complications.
Take Care of your Skin: After the Peel
Depending on what type of peel you had, recovery time can vary. Caring for your skin properly following a peel includes:
- Cleansing frequently with water, or with a doctor-prescribed cleanser.
- For medium or deep peels, changing the dressing or applying ointment.
- Moisturizing daily.
- Avoiding the sun. Sunscreen should not be used until after peeling has stopped, but after that is should be used every day as new skin is highly susceptible to sun damage.
- For a deep peel, oral painkillers, antiviral, and antibiotic medications are often prescribed.
It’s very important to care for your skin before and after a peel. Taking proper care of your skin will help you get the best possible results.
To discuss your options, call Dr. Kesarwani today to schedule an individual consultation!