If you are looking for a way to achieve radiant, smooth, and youthful-looking skin, look no further than chemical peels. Whether you are dealing with sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, or uneven skin tone, chemical peels can help improve the overall appearance of your skin.
At Dr. Anjali's Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic, Visakhapatnam, Dr. Anjali offers a variety of different types of chemical peels to meet your individual needs.
Chemical peels are treatments that use a chemical solution to improve the texture and appearance of your skin. The chemical solution removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells, revealing newer, healthier skin beneath.
There are many reasons why people opt for chemical peels. Chemical peels can be used to:
There are three main types of chemical peels: light peels, medium peels, and deep peels. The depth of the peel will determine how long the recovery process takes and how noticeable the results will be.
Light peels are often called lunchtime peels because they can be done quickly and don’t require any downtime. These peels use gentle chemicals, such as glycolic acid or lactic acid, to exfoliate the outermost layer of dead skin cells. Light peels can be done regularly to maintain healthy, glowing skin.
Medium peels penetrate deeper than light peels to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new skin cells. Medium peels typically use trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or a combination of TCA and glycolic acid. The recovery time for a medium peel is usually about 7 to 10 days.
Deep peels penetrate the deepest layer of skin and can be used to treat wrinkles, scars, and other types of damage. Deep peels are usually done with phenol or a combination of TCA and phenol. The recovery time for a deep peel is usually about 2 to 3 weeks.
Most people are good candidates for chemical peels. However, some people should not get chemical peels, such as those who have:
If you are interested in a chemical peel, contact Dr. Anjali for a consultation so she can determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment.Book Appointment
At your consultation, Dr. Anjali will assess your skin to determine if you are a good candidate for a chemical peel. She will also discuss your goals for the treatment and help you decide which type of peel is right for you.
The chemical peel procedure is relatively simple.
The recovery after a chemical peel will depend on the type of peel that was done.
Light peels generally take anywhere from 1 to 7 days to heal. The skin will be red at first and scale before it heals. You should apply lotion or cream until the skin has healed, then use sunscreen daily. Makeup can be applied the following day.
The healing time of medium peels is 7 to 14 days. The treated skin will be red and swollen at first. Swelling will get worse during the first 48 hours. The eyelids may swell shut and blisters may form and break. The skin will crust and peel off in 7 to 14 days.
To help the skin heal, you will need to soak it daily for a specified period of time. After that, you will need to apply an ointment. You will also need to take antiviral medication for 10 to 14 days.
Once the skin starts to heal, you can apply a mild lotion or cream. However, you should avoid sun exposure until the healing is complete. After 5 to 7 days, you can wear camouflage makeup.
You will need to have a follow-up appointment so Dr. Anjali can monitor your progress.
A deep peel will take anywhere from 14 to 21 days to heal. The treated region will be wrapped in bandages.
For the first 14 days, you will need to soak the skin four to six times daily, followed by applying an ointment. After that, you will need to apply a thick moisturizer for the next 14 days. You will also need to take antiviral medication for 10 to 14 days.
Once the skin starts to heal, you can apply a mild lotion or cream. However, you should avoid sun exposure until the healing is complete. After 14 days, you can wear camouflage makeup.
You will need to have several follow-up appointments so Dr. Anjali can monitor your progress.
Chemical peels are considered a cosmetic treatment, so they are not covered by insurance. The cost of a chemical peel depends on the type of peel being done. During the consultation, Dr. Anjali will go over the cost of the peel with you.Book Appointment
Chemical peels can improve the appearance of your skin by:
Though chemical peels are generally safe, there are some risks associated with them, which include allergic reactions, infection, and temporary pigmentation changes. Dr. Anjali has many years of experience with chemical peels and in case the complications do occur, she will effectively treat them.
If you have any questions about chemical peels or any other procedure, do not hesitate to book a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Anjali who will be happy to answer all your questions.Book Appointment
Dr. Anjali Saple is a skilled and experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Visakhapatnam, India. She has a keen eye for aesthetics and is a perfectionist to the core. Dr. Anjali Saple completed her M.B.B.S, M.S. General Surgery and DNB Plastic Surgery from the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak Hospital, Mumbai. She then took special training in Cosmetic Surgery at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, USA, and at Santa Casa Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has been practicing as a Consultant Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon in Visakhapatnam for the last 22 years. She regularly upgrades her skills to impart the best possible care to her patients and her 25 years of experience have made her one of the most sought-after surgeons in Visakhapatnam, India.