Benefits of Chemical Peels
- Fine lines
- Uneven complexion
- Rough skin texture
- Acne and skin blemishes
- Blotchy skin and freckles
Chemical peels can treat a wide range of skin issues because they are available in light or deep formulations. People young and old can benefit from treatment. Younger patients might undergo a light peel to reduce signs of acne, while mature patients can reduce fine lines, wrinkles and rough skin texture.
If you have dark skin, however, a chemical peel may not be right for you, since it has the potential to change your pigmentation. Please consult with plastic surgeon Dr. Bajaj regarding skin treatments for dark skin.
Most chemical peels are very simple to perform, with light peels requiring only 15-20 minutes. Your skin will be cleansed and the chemical peel solution will be applied evenly to the targeted area (the face, neck or chest). The solution is allowed to penetrate for a short time before it is removed. For some patients, a series of chemical peels is necessary to achieve satisfactory results.
The post-treatment phase varies depending on the depth of your peel. After a light or medium chemical peel, your skin will begin to flake and peel for several days. Remember to wear sun protection during this time and follow the doctor’s instructions about skin care.
After a deep chemical peel, expect more redness and some scabbing. You will need to limit your activities for several days as the skin heals. Your skin will be very sensitive, so remember to apply ointment as directed and protect your skin from sun exposure.