Facial peels are also known as chemical peels, chemoexfoliation, Derma Peeling. Dermatologist use can chemical peels on face, neck, hands and other parts of the body. They are used to treat certain skin conditions as well as to treat signs of aging.
What is a facial peel?
A facial peel uses certain chemicals to remove layers of damaged or aged skin thereby revealing softer and younger looking skin. The chemicals used range from very mild to very strong. A facial peel should always be performed by an expert professional.
Why choose a facial peel?
A facial Peel is a very good treatment option for the following conditions: acne, acne scars, sun damage, wrinkles, discoloration, old pigmentation, uneven textures etc. In addition, facial peel can also be used by normal, healthy individuals for skin rejuvenation.
Which facial peel is right for me?
There are different kind of Facial peels available in the market. Broadly they are there of 3 different types: Superficial, medium and deep peels. The strength of the peel determines the depth of penetration of the peel in the skin. There are various combination pills which are used to treat scars, pigmentation, acne, rejuvenation etcetera. Our dermatologist will assess the skin condition, for which you are seeking facial peel and based on that assessment an appropriate facial peel will be suggested to you.
What skin conditions are facial peels used for?
Facial peels are used for skin condition like acne, Fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture, dark spots on the skin, Melasma and other causes of pigmentation. Facial peels are also used for skin rejuvenation.
When to avoid facial peel?
Facial peel should be avoided when you have active bacterial, viral or fungal infection. It should also be avoided if you have a pre-existing. inflammatory diseases like atopic dermatitis. You should inform the dermatologist about any history of photosensitivity, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, abnormal wound healing, scarring or keloid formation.
Do I need an initial consultation before facial peel?
Before every facial peel session you will require a full consultation session with our expert Dermatologist. After taking a detailed personal, medical and treatment history, our dermatologist will determine the suitability of your condition for the treatment and help device an individual treatment plan for you. You may be asked to apply certain topical treatments before your first facial peel session. This will help conditioning your skin for the session.
What happens during a facial peel?
On the day of your session, you will be prepped before the treatment. This includes cleansing your skin thoroughly. After you’ve been prepped, the dermatologist will apply the peel quickly and evenly. Dermatologist will watch your skin carefully to remove the peel at just the right time. After the peel comes off, the treated area may be given cool compresses followed by lotion or cream to soothe the skin. After a deep peel, you will have a wound that will require surgical dressing.
What at-home care should I follow after the facial peel?
On the day of facial peel you might experience some irritation, redness and burning sensation. You should gently cleanse your face and follow instructions provided by the dermatologist. Avoid applying anything other than the cream or lotion advised by the dermatologist.
What precautions should I take after facial peel?
Do not apply any skin product except those advised by the dermatologist.
Do not pick any spot or peel off any flaky skin.
Do not use Alpha hydroxy acids or beta hydroxy acids on your skin without consulting dermatologist.
Use sunscreen within SPF of at least 30 and avoid direct sunlight exposure.
Do not scrub your face while washing.
Apply a light moisturizer to the relieve dryness, and tightness of skin.
Do not have any other facial treatment for at least one week after the Peel.
What to expect after superficial depth facial peel?
The healing time for superficial facial peel is between 1 to 7 days. Skin will be red initially. As redness start disappearing there will be minimal scaling on your face which can last up to 3 to 7 days. You should apply lotion or creams as advised by dermatologist until the skin heal. It should be followed by daily use of sunscreen. You should follow up after one week. These superficial facial peel are usually repeated after every 3 to 5 weeks.
What to expect after medium depth facial peel?
The healing time for medium death feel usually lies between 7 to 14 days. Skin will be red and swollen after the facial peel. The swelling usually is visible for the first 48 hours. After that the redness and swelling start decreasing. The skin Crusts and heels off in 7 to 14 days. Skin should be cleaned with a gentle cleanser. After that, an ointment or lotion provided by the dermatologist should be applied. Photoprotection is strictly advised till the skin heals. A follow up visit is required after one week.
Is there a downtime with Facial peel?
Superficial feel is also known as the lunchtime peel, so you can get back to work on the same day or the very next day. After Medium or deep peel, you will usually have a downtime that can range from 5 to 21 days.
Can I apply makeup over treated area after peeling session?
No, cosmetics and makeup should be avoided for at least one week after your peeling session. Applying makeup or cosmetics over the treated area can make the skin irritable and red.
After how much time will I see the results?
The results are visible once the skin start healing. Healing time can range from one day for superficial feel to 14 days for a medium feel or longer for the deep peel. Usually multiple sessions are required for superficial peel to see the desired result.
How long are the results going to last?
Most results achieved with facial peel are not permanent. Repeat sessions are required to maintain the results. This is because of the following reasons: our skin continues to age, new pigment continues to form and daily damage from the Pollution and Sunlight.
Are facial peel safe?
Dermatologists have been performing chemical peels for many years now. The safety profile of chemical peels is excellent. In the hands of a qualified Dermatologist facial peels are absolutely safe.
What are the possible side effect of facial peels?
Facial peels are considerably safe. But some patients may develop persistent redness on face and temporary darkening of the skin. Some dark skinned people may also develop light coloured area. These side effects are reversible in most patient.
How do I get started?
If you are interested in Facial peel, reach out to us at Dermosphere clinic to schedule a consultation. Our expert dermatologist will discuss and design the best treatment plan for you!
What are the key benefits of getting Facial peel at DERMOSPHERE?
We only use market-leading brands
The treatment is provided at a reasonable price
We do not compromise on our standards and provide the highest grade of patient care
Consultation and treatment are personally undertaken by our renowned dermatologists who are experts in advanced facial aesthetics procedures
Maximum patient comfort during the treatment
Our Dermatologists are well known for their methods of achieving incredibly natural cosmetic results
We provide excellent post treatment care