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Overview

Chemical peels help to peel the external dead skin layer in order to promote collagen production and get rid of issues like acne scars, skin pigmentation, sun damage and other such issues.

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Introduction

Our skin goes through a lot daily. Right from facing harsh external factors like dust, dirt and pollution to internal factors like acne, effects of ageing and other various elements. We all wish to have youthful and glowing skin irrespective of our age and other factors! But is it possible? Definitely!

Nishtha Wellness offers a simple solution that will help you achieve glowing, radiant and youthful looking skin with the help of Chemical Peels that target the problem areas and help you achieve the skin of your dreams, that too without an extensive surgery or heavy procedures.

What Are Chemical Peels?

As the name suggests, chemical peels involve the use of chemicals on the skin. The application of the chemical on the skin produces controlled and invisible removal of the outer dead skin layer. The chemicals are called peeling agents. 

Chemical peels are mainly made of fruit acids and other skin friendly substances in a very concentrated form. Peeling also leads to removal of uneven complexion, suppresses melanin which results in darkening of skin and also leads to tightening of underlying fibers. These qualities of the chemical are used to treat:

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Dullness of skin
  • Fine wrinkles on face especially around and under the eye and mouth.
  • Uneven skin pigmentation.
  • Sun-damaged skin.

What To Expect At The Consultation With Dr Hiren Bhatt?

At Nishtha Wellness, Vadodara consultation is of utmost importance before diving into any procedure. During a consultation with Dr Hiren Bhatt, our expert Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon makes sure that he understands the needs and requirements of the patients. 

He guides them through the entire procedure and explains everything in detail. This helps the patients in making an informed decision regarding the procedure. 

He also urges his patients to ask as many questions as they want to achieve complete clarity. Nishtha Wellness, Vadodara strongly believes in transparency and hence we explain everything related to the procedure including the achievable result.

A consultation can be a vital moment before any procedure as the patient can analyze his or her comfort level with the doctor and understand all the aspects which entail the procedure.

What To Expect Before Beginning The Procedure Of Chemical Peels?

Before beginning the treatment, Dr Hiren Bhatt will make sure that he knows your entire medical history. This is necessary to have a smooth procedure. 

Also, any pertaining allergies must be told to the doctor before the procedure itself. Some pictures might be taken in order to analyze the result after the procedure.

He guides them through the entire procedure and explains everything in detail. This helps the patients in making an informed decision regarding the procedure. 

He also urges his patients to ask as many questions as they want to achieve complete clarity. Nishtha Wellness, Vadodara strongly believes in transparency and hence we explain everything related to the procedure including the achievable result.

A consultation can be a vital moment before any procedure as the patient can analyze his or her comfort level with the doctor and understand all the aspects which entail the procedure.

How Do The Chemicals In The Chemical Peels Act?

The chemicals are derived from fruits and milk. They induce  the removal of the outer dead layer of the cell. It also aids in collagen production which further promotes improving the laxity of the skin and making it look even more youthful and taut. The skin, as a result of these chemicals, looks younger, glowing and firmer.

A chemical peel is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve the appearance of your skin. The result of the chemical peel treatment depends upon which type of chemical and technique used.

What Are The Types Of Chemical Peels?

Though there are several agents available, mainly one of the following will be used at Nishtha Wellness, Vadodara.

  • Alpha Hydroxy acids:

Alpha Hydroxy acids, also known as AHA’s are actually fruit acids. Amongst AHA’s Glycolic acid is the most commonly used.

Glycolic acid is the gold standard in chemical peel formulations. Its exfoliation properties work wonders on the patient’s skin. Glycolic Peel is tremendously useful for its proven ability to transform the health and appearance of a multitude of skin types. 

 It is mainly used to treat:

  1. Fine wrinkles.
  2. Uneven pigmentation
  3. Rough dark skin due to excessive sun exposure
  4. Acne
  5. Freckles and other age spots
  • Beta Hydroxy acids: 

In Beta Hydroxy acids or BHA’s, salicylic acid is the most commonly used agent. The use remains more or less the same as alpha hydroxy acids but gives excellent results for acne and acne scars.

  • Phenol 

Phenol peels are actually quite strong and work excellently at the deeper levels of the skin. Although chemical peels do not require anesthesia, due to its strong properties and deep penetration, phenol does require anesthesia. Due to its nature, it is generally inadvisable for individuals with dark or deep skin tone people as it might result in bad scarring and pigmentation changes.

 

Peels are then classified according to the issues targeted. They are as follows:

  1. Management Peel

It targets current breakouts and past marks as well as prevents future breakouts. It uses cleansing by antimicrobials followed by skin treatment with anti-acne medicines, BHA. It is followed by therapy to improve hydration of the skin. A soothing mask is applied at the end.

2.Detanning Peel

This targets the uneven complexion that is a result of prolonged sun exposure. A preliminary cleansing is followed by AHA peel. A soothing mask is applied at the end.

3.Anti-aging Peels

It takes care of fine wrinkles and provides fresh glowing younger looking skin. After cleansing, skin is treated with mild AHA. This will lead to an invisible peeling effect. A soothing mask at the end helps to control any discomfort which might occur.

4. Maintenance Program

As the name suggests, it is for regular skin management. The skin is cleansed and treated with polishing. The treatment is followed by Vitamin C therapy which improves glow and clears complexion irregularities.

5. Advanced Skin Peeling

The advanced skin peeling takes care of wrinkles, dullness, complexion irregularities and skin laxity.. Skin will be glowing, uniformly fair, tight and free from fine wrinkles.

What Is The Procedure Involved For Chemical Peels?

Chemical peel treatment is an outpatient procedure. Before getting skin peel treatment, some people need to follow an instructed precaution of 2 to 4 weeks, which leads to better results. 

No anesthetic is required for the procedure as it is a non-invasive procedure. 

The skin will first be cleansed to remove any makeup, dust particles and oil from the face. The selected chemical is then applied for 3 to 7 minutes. The peel will be neutralized by distilled water or a specific neutralizer.

Once the peel is applied, you will notice a slight burning sensation on the skin. This may increase with the duration of the peel. Towards the end, the burning sensation will start decreasing. Once the peel is neutralized, you will be advised to apply ice packs

What Are The Number of Sessions Needed for Chemical Peels?

Depending on the problem, you will be advised on the number of sessions necessary for the results. These may be spaced at the interval of 1 to 4 weeks. The interval is decided by the skin type, the indication of the peel and the strength of the peeling agent.

What Is The Recovery Like After Chemical Peels?

The recovery after the procedure varies from person to person. You have to be very regular in use of sunscreens and other creams that the doctor will prescribe. Absolute care must be taken after the procedure and the doctor’s instruction must be followed to the word.

In case you have queries regarding this or any other procedures, we welcome you for a one-on-one consultation with Dr Hiren Bhatt at Nishtha Wellness in Vadodara where he will expertly guide you on the matter.