What Is Chemical Peel? Which Age Is Best For A Chemical Peel?

What Is Chemical Peel? Which Age Is Best For A Chemical Peel?

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What Is Chemical Peel? Which Age Is Best For A Chemical Peel?

Dr. Nivedita Dadu June 18, 2024

Many individuals seek for radiant and youthful skin, and thanks to revolutionary developments in medical science, today we have a plethora of skincare treatments and procedures, catering to all our skin related concerns. All these advanced skin treatments promise to deliver trans-formative results.

In this world of advanced treatments, one such tremendous treatment is Chemical Peel. It stands out as one of the most amazing skin treatments, which offers rejuvenated skin and addresses major skin concerns such as acne, dark spots, uneven skin tone and many more. In today's blog we'll dive deep into the world of chemical peel and discover some major insights about it.

Lets Understand Chemical Peels:

So, chemical peels are basically dermatological treatments/procedures, in which a chemical solution or combination of various ingredients in form of a customized solution is applied on the skin surface. That application of chemical solution causes controlled exfoliation and subsequent regeneration or help with specific targeted concerns depending on the combination of ingredients used. 
Now you must be wondering what these solutions are made of? So, these chemical solutions are typically made of acids such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, azealic acid, lactic acid, trichloroacetic acid and much more, although they are customised for every skin type and skin concern.

How Chemical Peels Work?

So chemical peels actually work by exfoliating the outermost layer of the skin and removing dead skin cells. That outermost layer of the skin usually gets damaged and become dull/tanned in majority cases due to major factors like pollution, sun, acne and ageing. So after that skin layer is exfoliated removing the layerof dead skin cells, a new fresh, smooth skin layer comes out.

Types of Chemical Peels:

Chemical peels are mostly recognised on the basis of their depth of penetration and the strength of chemical solution used in the peel. Although there are three major types of Chemical peels, which are as follows:

  • Superficial Peels: Superficial peels are basically the peels that primarily target the outermost skin layer, and they are gentle in nature. These peels are very effective in treating minor skin imperfections, which includes uneven tone, and mild acne. Superficial peels are mostly made of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs).
  • Medium Peels: These peels are basically the peels that penetrate deeper in the skin and reach the middle layer of your skin. Medium peels are very effective for preventing moderate skin concerns such as deeper fine lines, acne scars.
  • Deep Peels: So deep peels are the peels that target the deepest layers of the skin and provide the most amazing results. Deep peels are mostly prescribed for serious skin issues such as wrinkles, excess sun damage and deep scars.

Which Age Is Best For A Chemical Peel?

So understanding the ideal age for getting chemical peels depends on various factors. The various factors are: skin type, concerns and lifestyle choices. Although there isn't a specific age for getting chemical peel treatment. Peels are safe when done in controlled manner by an experienced dermatologist.

Here are few pointers to guide your decision for getting chemical peel:

  • Skin Issues: Chemical peels treat various skin issues, from acne to hyperpigmentation to  early signs of ageing or textural imperfections, all these issues are treated by peels.
  • Sun Exposure: This is a major concern, before and after the procedure. Sun damage builds over time, thus people with a history of extensive sun exposure, can benefit majorly from chemical peels. Strict photoprotection is recommended after the treatments for a few hours to 48 hours depending on the strength of the peel used.
  • Thorough Consultation with Dermatologist: It is very important to consult an experienced and qualified dermatologist, before scheduling a chemical peel procedure. Dermatologists will help greatly, because they can assess your skin type and concerns. After the assessment, your dermatologist will recommend the most suitable chemical peel for your skin type.

    Chemical peels are one of the most splendid skincare treatments, which offers revolutionary and remarkable results. So there isn't a specific age requirement for undergoing Chemical peel and people from almost all age groups can benefit from this procedure. Don't forget to consult a qualified dermatologist before undergoing this procedure.

FAQ's around Chemical Peel

How much does a chemical peel cost in Delhi?

Chemical peel treatment in Delhi may range between INR 2000 INR 10000, per session depending on the chemical composition used.

Is chemical peel safe for Indian skin?

Yes, chemical peel is very safe for Indian skin tone, it's very safe for brightening and exfoliating Indian skin tone.

How long do chemical peels last?

The longevity of chemical peel results depends on the depth of your peel treatment. Result of superficial peels usually last for 1-2 months and the result for medium or deep peels can last upto 6 months.

Which age is best for chemical peel?

There is no age requirement for undergoing chemical peel procedure.

Is 1 chemical peel enough?

1 session of chemical peel can greatly affect your skin tone and texture, although for optimal results you may require a few more treatments recommended by your dermatologist in combination with other treatments as well.

Who is the suitable candidate for chemical peeling?

Chemical peel treatment is suitable for mostly all skin types and skin tones.

What precautions should be taken after the chemical peeling?

The precautions that must be taken after the chemical peel are as follows:

  • Protect your skin from sun exposure and always wear SPF 40+ sunscreen before leaving for the outdoors as well as indoors
  • Don't forget to moisturize your skin with a gentle and hydrating moisturizer.
  • Use a mild cleanser to clean your face and avoid hot water from your face.
  • Avoid applying makeup on your skin for at-least 24-48 hours after the procedure.
  • Avoid using retinol and any other exfoliants after the procedure.
Dr. Nivedita Dadu

Dr. Nivedita Dadu

Dr. Nivedita Dadu is a renowned dermatologist with over 18 years of experience, specializing in advanced dermatology treatments and cosmetology. She founded the Dadu Medical Centre, which is known for its state-of-the-art facilities and comprehensive skin care solutions. Dr. Dadu is also a member of various prestigious dermatology associations and actively participates in national and international conferences. She regularly contributes to several medical journals, newspapers, clinical research, and conducts lectures all over the country and internationally.

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