Longing for younger and smoother skin? Do you have a desire to get even skin tone with soft feel? Our expert dermatologist at Royal Cosmetic Surgery Pakistan brings a magical treatment in the form of Chemical Peel.
What is Chemical Peel?
It is a least invasive cosmetic procedure for bringing improvement in the appearance of skin. This procedure is also known as chemexfoliation or derma peeling. Generally, this method is use to enhance the fresh look of face but it is also used for rejuvenating skin on neck and hands.
Why do you Need Chemical Peels?
When a woman notices that her skin loses its even tone, aesthetic appeal and soft feel then she should undergo through chemical peels. Generally, when we age our skin loses its elasticity and we start observing fine lines, wrinkles, freckles and other signs of aging. Rather than aging, sun exposure and acne also cause damage to skin in the form of discoloration, scarring and spots. No matter what affects your skin’s appearance, glow and feel, this procedure helps you to fix all possible issues.
Benefits of a Chemical Peel
A woman who undergoes through this procedure is able to enjoy following benefits.
- Lighten age spots
- Smoothing wrinkles, fine lines and freckles
- Dealing effectively with acne and ace scars
- Improving irregular skin pigmentation
- Soften rough skin
- Clearing scaly skin patches
- Fixing sun damage skin
What to Do Before Chemical Peel?
It is always advisable to follow pre-chemical peel care instructions carefully. This following will make it easy for you to grab good results and face a little or no side effects.
These instructions would be clearly given by a dermatologist of Royal Cosmetic Surgery Pakistan. Doctor may ask you to stop using certain medicines. You need to prepare your skin with topic preconditioning medications such as Retin-A, Renova, or glycolic acid. Doctor will also ask you to start taking some antibiotics and antiviral drugs.
A consultation session with the doctor is quite essential. During this session, you need to share your medical history of scarring, cold sores or facial x-rays. You also need to determine the depth of your peel. A doctor will examine your face and suggest you the best possible depth but you and he can work together to identify the best depth.
Types of Chemical Peels and Their Results
There are three main types of chemical peel depending on customer’s need. Here you will get the complete details of these chemical peels.
- Light Chemical Peel
- Medium Chemical Peel
- Deep chemical peel
1. Light Chemical Peel
It is suitable treatment for dryness, uneven pigment, acne and fine wrinkles. In this procedure, a dermatologist removes outer layer of skin through light exfoliation for bringing outstanding skin glow. He first cleanses the skin thoroughly and then applies chemical solution, comprises of alphahydroxy acid and betal hydroxy acid, onto skin. After 10 minutes chemical peels washes off and he neutralizes the skin.
Recovery: No need to wait for recovery. You will be able to see results just after 30 minutes. Get back to normal routine immediately.
Results: This procedure brings great improvements in the skin at start and long lasting glow after a few sessions. Your skin gets softer and shiner than before. For maintaining the startling look, you need to undergo through this procedure monthly or bi-monthly.
2. Medium Chemical Peel
It is a best way of treating deeper wrinkles, uneven skin color and acne scars. In this procedure, a doctor uses trichloroacetic acid along with glycolic acid. Dermatologist first cleanses your skin completely and then applies chemical solution. The solution will remove damage skin cells of epidermis (outer layer of skin) and dermis (upper part of middle layer of skin). The patient may feel bruising or stinging when this chemical is applied on skin. However, he needs to wait for a few minutes. A doctor removes chemical peel and neutralizes it with cool saline compresses.
Recovery:You may observe that treated area color is whitish grey that will turn into red or brown after some days. Your skin will look normal after six weeks.
Results: You will surprise to see your smoother and younger-looking skin after this procedure. For maintaining this super glowing appearance, you have to repeat the procedure within 6-12 months.
3. Deep chemical peel
This treatment is perfect for those people whose skin is damaged by sun and has scar. In addition, when the skin has pre-cancerous growth or blotchy areas or deep facial wrinkles then a doctor go for deep chemical peel treatment. In this procedure, he uses the strongest chemical like phenol that penetrates in the lower skin layers. Normally, this procedure is done under local anesthesia for managing the discomfort. He gives a sedative for freezing the face. He brushes phenol onto the skin after proper cleansing. Chemical solution remains 30 minutes to two hours on skin depending on your skin damaged. The more damage a skin is, the longer chemical solution will remain on it. Doctor neutralizes chemical with water. Skin needs one hour rest and it is covered with thick layer of petroleum jelly after that. Sometimes, a doctor covers skin with dressings while other times he wants to you to keep thick coat of petroleum jelly on face for 2-3 days. Normally, doctor uses adhesive case when a person has severe wrinkles.
Recovery: Patient feels discomfort for several days. Doctor prescribes pain killers for relief. Swelling disappears within 2 weeks but skin color will remain red for 2-3 months. Recovery takes 3-4 months in normal cases.
Results: It is a fact that deep chemical peels’ recovery period is lengthy but its results are long lasting and quite dramatic. You don’t need to repeat the procedure after some months since its results last up to 10 years. You will get permanent glow, even skin tone and aesthetic appearance.
Cost of Chemical Peels
Every patient takes into consideration the cost of chemical peels while deciding about this cosmetic procedure. There are three factors that determine the cost such as
- Expertise and qualification of Physician
- Time and effort required for treatment
- Type of Chemical Peel that you choose
Cost for deep chemical peel is higher than medium and light types. You need to pay extra when you are going to get services of an expert physician. If your skin condition is severe then surely it requires more time and effort of physician and these factors will increase the cost.
At Royal Cosmetic Surgery, we are also offering laser skin rejuvenation to fight aging affects. At Royal Cosmetic Surgery Pakistan, we offer advanced, effective and affordable chemical peels service to our customers. We make it sure that our customers get smoother, younger-looking and glowing skin from this procedure, no matter what type they choose.