What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel involves the use of chemicals to peel a layer of skin to exfoliate and regenerate skin. The new skin is less wrinkled and smoother. It can be used on the face, neck, back and other parts of the body.
What are the different types of peels?
There are superficial or lunchtime peels, medium peels and deep peels.
What can chemical peels be used for?
Chemical peels can be used for acne scars, aging skin, age spots, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, melasma, crow’s feet.
What to expect during a chemical peel?
You may experience a burning sensation lasting for five to ten minutes. A cold compress maybe applied to decrease discomfort.
What to do after a chemical peel?
You should avoid the sun for a certain amount of time.