Chemical peels are a popular skin treatment that can make a massive difference in giving you a healthier and more vibrant complexion. It’s also known as chemexfoliation or derma-peeling, and it involves applying a chemical solution to the skin. This solution helps to remove the outmost layer of the skin, which can be damaged or have an uneven appearance. Chemical peels work by creating a controlled healing process so that new, healthy layers of skin can take their place.
There are many reasons why individuals choose to undergo a chemical peel. These can include: reducing wrinkles and lines, removing sun damage, evening skin tone, improving skin clarity and texture, reducing the appearance of scars, decreasing acne breakouts, reversing the signs of aging, and more. Chemical peels can also help to clear away surface dirt and oils, leaving a smoother, more radiant complexion.
Not everyone is a good candidate for a chemical peel. Generally, the best candidates for chemical peels have skin that is not too sensitive, do not have an active skin disease, and have realistic expectations regarding the results of the treatment. Depending on the areas that are being targeted, chemical peels can be performed on the face, neck, hands, chest, and other body parts. Dr. Faizan Kalekhan at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics in Kanhangad can assess your needs and provide you with more information about the candidacy for chemical peels during your consultation.
Chemical peels can be used to effectively treat a variety of skin conditions such as wrinkles, skin discoloration, scars, age spots, rough or dry skin, and much more. Those who suffer from acne, sun damage, or hyperpigmentation may also benefit from a chemical peel as it can address these concerns and help you to achieve healthier looking skin.
Chemical peels work by removing the damaged, outer layer of the skin. In doing so, it can help to reduce signs of aging, even out skin texture, and improve overall skin tone. The new, healthier skin after a chemical peel is typically smoother, brighter, and more even in tone. This also helps to give a more youthful appearance.
There are three main types of chemical peels: superficial, medium-depth, and deep.
Superficial chemical peels, such as light peels or lunchtime peels, are the most commonly performed and are safe for many patients. These peels can be done in the office and require no downtime.
Medium-depth peels require a longer healing process and a few days to a week of downtime. These peels penetrate more deeply for more dramatic results.
Deep peels are the most powerful and penetrate the deepest layers of skin. These may be followed by a few weeks of downtime and most commonly used for treating severe wrinkles and sun damage.
Dr. Prajwal K Rao at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics can recommend a chemical peel best for your skin type.
Chemical peels are generally safe, and complications are few when administered by a qualified provider such as Dr. Faizan Kalekhan at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics. All patients should be properly evaluated prior to undergoing a chemical peel to make sure it is the most suitable treatment for their condition and desired results. Everyone should be aware of the risks and possible side effects prior to performing a chemical peel.
The chemical peel procedure itself typically takes about 30 minutes. Depending on the type of peel done, it may take several sessions to achieve the desired results. Dr. Faizan Kalekhan at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics will provide detailed instructions on what to expect during and after the procedure.
Though chemical peels can be very beneficial, there is always a risk of side effects and complications associated with any medical procedure. Possible complications can include infection, scarring, or an unfavorable reaction to the peel. Dr. Faizan Kalekhan at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics is a skilled and experienced provider and can evaluate your candidacy prior to treatment to ensure that the risk of side effects is as low as possible.
How many chemical peel treatments are needed really depend on the patient’s skin type, the severity of the skin condition being treated, and the type of chemical used. Generally, those with thicker and more resilient skin will require fewer treatments, while those with thin and sensitive skin will require more. Dr. Faizan Kalekhan at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics can develop a treatment plan that best meets your needs.
If you’re interested in learning more about chemical peels, or you want to discuss your candidacy and treatment options, we invite you to contact Dr. Faizan Kalekhan at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics in Kanhangad to schedule a consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Faizan Kalekhan can answer any and all questions and help you to understand your treatment needs and expectations.
If you’re looking to learn about the benefits of chemical peels and are considering the procedure, contact Dr. Faizan Kalekhan at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics in Kanhangad to schedule a consultation today.