FOR EXFOLIATION, REMOVAL OF DEAD SKIN AND INDUCING NEW HEALTHY SKIN FORMATION
The use of chemical peels to beautify and smoothen the skin dates back to the ancient Egypt, when Cleopatra bathed in sour milk (lactic acid), similarly French women used old wine (tartaric acid) to produce same results.
Skin peels work by removing dead skin cells and by encouraging new ones to grow leading to fresher, more glowing skin. It seems like magic, but it’s really just 21st century technology. It can restore damaged skin to its original, youthful condition.
The classification of skin peels is based on concentration and type of the substance used for peeling is:-
- Very superficial- TCA-10%, glycolic acid-20-50%
- Superficial- TCA-10-30%, glycolic acid-50-70%,
- Medium-TCA- 35-50%, glycolic acid-70%
- Deep-phenol-88%, Glycolic acid 70%, TCA-35% TO 50%
Salicylic acid is present in all peels in varying concentrations depending on the nature of peel in the form of Jessener’s solution.
The most suitable and beneficial skin peels for Asian skin are Glycolic peels 20-70%.
Most versatile of all other peels, gives good penetration as well as gives instant glow and the recovery time is also very short so one can join work immediately after the treatment. It is also popular as lunch time peel. In combination with derma abrasion and facial it works amazingly for maintaining healthy and fresh looking complexion and even tone, devoid of all dead cells.
Glycolic acid used in a glycolic peel is obtained from sugar cane, lactic acid from sour milk, citric acid from citrus fruits, malic acid from apples and tartaric acid from grapes.
Tricholoroacetic Acid (TCA):
As a deep peel (70%) for acne scars, localized lesions like warts.
Unlike glycolic peels, its effect is not contact time dependent and once frosting is achieved, changes cannot be reversed.
Salicylic Acid Peels:
It has strong comedolytic effect and anti-inflammatory properties.
It is used in cases of acne vulgaris, enlarged pores, rough and oily skin, melesma and photo aging.
It is generally indicated in cases with acne vulgaris and epidermal growths
At CHHC, we have strict set procedures which meet the high standards of clinicians and aestheticians.
Pre-peel evaluation of the patient
Priming with topical agents
Skin preparation for the procedure- skin cleansing and degreasing
Application of the chemical peel till end point and termination
Neutralization followed by post peel care
Explanation regarding post peel period