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Chemical Peeling For Pigmentation & Age Spots

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Chemical Peeling For Pigmentation & Age Spots

Chemical peel uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. Chemical peel is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation.

Chemical peel restores wrinkled, blemished, unevenly pigmented or sun-damaged facial skin using a chemical solution to peel away the skin’s top layers. It works best on fair skin.

Superficial epidermal peels (chemical peels) such as Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) exfoliate the upper layer of the epidermis. The more moderate deeper peels such as TCA penetrate slightly deeper.

Active Acne peels are Beta-Hydroxy Salicylic Acid peels. They are safe even in darker skin patients.

Chemical peel is most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons — to enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. Chemical peel may also remove pre-cancerous skin growths, soften acne facial scars and even control acne.

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FAQ & Questions.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions by you, answered by our doctors.

As a result of overexposure to the sun, the skin will attempt to protect itself by producing melanin in order to defend against harmful UV rays. Age spots may develop if the melanin production is focused in small spots, leading to the emergence of a section of black, grey or brown spots across the skin. Hyperpigmentation may also occur, which comes about as a result of the same melanin production, but it is focused on a small patch of skin as opposed to tiny spots, and is often of a darker colour. Apart from exposure to the sun, picking at the skin, hormonal changes or even selected medications may also cause the formation of both conditions.

All peels including JanMarini, Dermamelan, Cosmelan and Dermaceutic peels.

Chemical peel takes about 30 minutes for the whole face.

No anesthesia is required for this procedure. This is an outpatient procedure.

Patients may experience temporary throbbing, tingling, swelling, redness or an acute sensitivity to the sun.

Tiny whiteheads may appear temporarily, as well as infection, scarring, flare-up of skin allergies, fever blisters, cold sores but all these complications are rare. Skin color lightening is another potential side effect of chemical peel – Which is what we aim for, by the way!

There is no downtime associated with the Glycolic Peel. The TCA peel has a recommended downtime of one to seven days. Formation of new skin occurs within seven to 21 days. Patients can resume normal activities in 3 to 5 days.

Chemical peel is a permanent procedure, although new pigmentation may form as skin ages. When it comes to pigmentation reduction, a maintenance peel would need to be conducted few months once or according to your doctor’s advice

2-4 peels are recommended for a single cycle but this is variable depending on the patient’s condition and the desired outcome. Our doctor will recommend a suitable number of peels in order to obtain optimal results, with each session 4 weeks apart. Avoid overexposure to the sun and apply sunscreen lotion, and use your moisturizer for up to 1 week or until skin is not sensitive anymore.