Dr. Sonali bhat

Chemical Peels Treatment

1.  What is Chemical Peeling?

Ans. A chemical peel is a form of exfoliation that uses a chemical solution to remove dead skin cells from the top layer of skin to Improve the skin’s color, clarity, tone and texture

2. What are the Benefits of Chemical Peels Treatment?

Ans. There are many benefits to receiving a chemical peel. Not only do chemical peels reveal a brighter, smoother and more refined complexion, they also improve the overall look and feel of the skin in just one treatment.

 Stimulating new collagen and healthy skin cell growth, resulting in a radiant complexion

 Reducing discoloration caused by sun damage

 Helping to clear up breakouts

 Smoothing away the look of fine lines and wrinkles

 Increasing hydration of the skin

 Addressing visible skin imperfections and superficial scars

 Enabling skincare products used at home to be more effective because a peel can remove several layers of skin build-up and congestion, allowing products to penetrate deeper into the skin

3. What are the different types of chemical peels used for different skin problems?


@Salicylic Acid Chemical Peel Treatment

Salicylic Acid is effective in treating skin problems such as acne and Acne Scars. Salicylic acid peel can be used on the face and the upper back, upper arm and upper chest areas. 

How it Works?

This peel works by breaking down the bonds which hold the skin’s cells together, resulting in the shedding or peeling away of the skin. It also helps in making your skin look brighter and smooth.

Is the Salicylic Acid Peel good for All skin types?

A Salicylic Acid Peel is suitable for all skin types. If you are suffering from acne, pimple marks & scars then It is the right peel for your skin. 

@Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel

Glycolic acid belongs to the class of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and is naturally present in the environment. A liquid dilution of glycolic acid is made in different concentrations, usually ranging between 20% to 50% and is applied on the skin. It exfoliates the top layers of the skin and hence removes superficial skin concerns.

Glycolic acid peel is commonly used to treat the following skin conditions –

  • Acne
  • Acne Scars
  • Wrinkles & Fine lines
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun tan
  • Freckles
  • Dull complexion
  • Uneven skin tone

Shrinking large pores

@Lactic Acid Peel

A lactic acid peel, one of many available chemical peel is an alpha hydroxy acid which is derived from milk. This acid penetrated into the epidermis and breaks the bonds, which holds skin cells together. The upper layers of the skin then peel off revealing new, younger-looking skin underneath, with fewer lines, wrinkles and other imperfections.


A lactic acid peel provides many skin benefits with minimal to no downtime, making it an effective treatment for early ageing signs and imperfections of the skin. A lactic acid peel’s benefits include:

  • exfoliation of dead skin
  • smoothed facial lines and wrinkles
  • improvement of acne, acne scars
  • improvement of blotchy skin, uneven skin pigmentation and melasma
  • younger, and more refreshed skin post treatment

@Yellow peel

Yellow peel is mainly retinoids acid-based treatment. Retinoic acid-based peel can effectively cleanse the skin, has anti-inflammatory effects, makes skin glow, improves skin texture and structure, and provides a lifting effect.

What are the main Ingredients of Yellow Peel & their Function?


  • Hinders production of melanin by its impact on the tyrosinase enzyme and on dopachrometautomerase (DCT) enzyme, which participates in the generation of eumelanin.


  • Natural antioxidant
  • Hinders melanogenesis (chelating action)


  • antibacterial properties
  • anti-proliferating properties
  • fights free radicals
  • Regulates the discretion of sebum and has anti-androgenic properties


  • stimulates proliferation of new epithelium cells and skin cells
  • controls the secretion of sebum

What are the indications for use of Yellow peels?

  • lack of collagen production 
  • disruption of skin’s natural moisture balance 
  • mimic wrinkles 
  • loss of skin elasticity and strength 
  • skin aging and photoaging 
  • Hyperpigmentation

4. How is the procedure performed and What is the Treatment Duration?

Ans. The time Duration this procedure takes is around 40-50 Minutes. Following are the Steps involved in it.

 Step 1: First a cleanser is used to clean the skin and remove any dirt

Step 2: Then a small brush stroke of the solution is applied on the neck or behind the ear to determine the skin’s reaction.

Step 3: A petroleum jelly is applied to sensitive areas of the face such as corners of the eyes, nose, and mouth then peeling solution is prepared and applied to the target area using a brush.

Step 4: After a predetermined time is over, neutralization of the peel will be done and will be removed with a cotton pad. Then cold compress is applied to take care of any discomfort.

Step 5: Finally, a moisturizer and sunscreen is applied on the treated skin.

5. Is Chemical Peels Treatment Painful?

Ans. In general, patients only feel a mild stinging sensation during light or medium chemical peels. After the procedure, the physician may prescribe a mild pain reliever to relieve any discomfort.

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