Chemical Peel

Chemical Peel Treatment in Chandigarh

Rejuvenate your skin tone with chemical peel treatment in Chandigarh offered at Dr. Ishaa Junejaa Aesthetics.

What is Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a minimally-invasive skin exfoliating technique involving the application of acidic solutions to resurface the skin. It is done on the face, neck, hands, or chest to wear off its old, damaged superficial skin. Its purpose is to reveal smooth, soft, youthful underlying skin and even encourage natural skin healing and regeneration.

Based on the strength of chemicals and the depth at which they penetrate the skin, chemical peel can be of three types. These are superficial/light peel, medium peel, and deep peel. The different examples of acids used in peel are alpha-hydroxy acids such as lactic acid and glycolic acid, beta-hydroxy acids such as salicylic acid; trichloroacetic acid, and phenol.  They are a part of cosmetic chemical peel treatment in Chandigarh offered by Dr. Ishaa Junejaa, an expert and experienced cosmetologist.

Why are Chemical Peel Used?

Chemical peel are used to address a variety of skin concerns, including:

  • Fines lines surrounding the mouth and the under-eye area
  • Mild to moderate wrinkles
  • Mild to moderate skin drooping
  • Age spots, dark spots, or any skin discoloration
  • Certain types of acne and their scarring
  • Rough and dull skin
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Pre-cancerous skin growths- Actinic keratosis
  • Large or open pores
  • Sun-damaged
  • Skin impurities.

How do Chemical Peel Work?

Chemical peel are a skin peeling treatment that work with acids that change the normal skin pH level from 5.5 to 3.8- the acidic level. This change in pH causes chemically loosening of the skin cells that bond the healthy and dead skin. Moreover, the application of acids on the skin surface causes a controlled injury to the old, damaged skin tissues.

The body responds to these superficial wounds by stimulating natural healing responses involving the growth of new collagen in the skin. As a result, all the affected skin peel off, and what is left behind is youthful skin.

Superficial peel only act on the skin's surface layer. Medium peel go deeper and remove both the skin epidermis and upper skin dermis. The deep peel reach the middle skin dermal layers for chemical exfoliation.

One can add the glowing glow to their skin with this treatment. To get the benefits of this skin exfoliating, the best chemical peel treatment in Chandigarh at Dr. Ishaa Junejaa Aesthetics.

What are the Pre-treatment Instructions?

  • Do not excessively sun-expose the skin to be treated, especially 10 days before the scheduled chemical peel treatment. Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher before stepping out in the daytime.
  • A week before the peel avoid waxing, depilatory creams, electrolysis, and laser hair removal.
  • Stop using tanning beds at least 2 weeks prior to the treatment.
  • Do not use any retinol-based product for 7-10 days before the treatment.
  • Avoid going to the gym and swimming for at least 24 hours.
  • If active on an acne treatment regimen, stop using anti-acne medications 5 days beforehand.   
  • Do not use as-pirin or any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for at least 7-10 days prior to the treatment.

How is a Chemical Peel Treatment Performed?

Firstly, the practitioner preps the skin to be treated using a medical degreaser. The skin is made dirt and grease free. Next, a chemical solution is applied to the skin and left for a few minutes, till the skin turns white. Light peel are applied using a cotton ball, brush, sponge, and gauze. Medium or deep peel are applied using a cotton-tipped applicator or sterile gauze. At this time, most patients feel a mild stinging sensation but this subsides in a few minutes. For mild peel, a neutralizing solution is used or the acid used is washed away at the end of the treatment.

What are the Results of Chemical Peel Treatment?

  • Light peel most effectively treat some acne, skin dryness, fine lines, mild wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.
  • Medium peel treat acne scars, mild wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation issues.
  • Deep peel treat severe acne scarring, deep-seated lines and wrinkles, and pre-cancerous growths.

What are the Post-treatment Care?

At Dr. Ishaa Junejaa Aesthetics, with the aim of providing the best chemical peel treatment in Chandigarh, the doctor provides the post-treatment care that is mandatory to achieve great outcomes. The following instructions needs to be followed:

  • Use a gentle cleanser to wash the treated skin. Avoid scrubbing, picking, peeling manually, or rubbing the skin that is sloughing off naturally.
  • Daily apply hydrating moisturizer twice a day or as recommended to relieve skin dryness and control peeling.
  • Daily wear a physical sunblock. It’s recommended to avoid prolonged sun exposure for a week after the treatment.
  • Avoid performing any vigorous physical activities that cause a lot of sweating for some time. The next day of the treatment, you can resume regular activities.
  • Do not use topical prescriptions for 3-5 days after using the peel.  

If you are living in Chandigarh and looking for the treatment of chemical peel near me. Do schedule a visit at Dr. Ishaa Junejaa Aesthetics.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do the results of a chemical peel last?

The results of superficial peel last for at least a year. Medium peel and deep peel go much deeper into the skin and therefore last for many years.

What is the length of the chemical peel procedure?

Most chemical peel are carried out in less than an hour. The actual timing depends upon the size of the treatment area and the type of peel.

How many sessions of chemical peel treatment are required?

The number of treatments depends upon the type of peel used. Superficial peel are usually done 4-5 times with a spacing of a month in between sessions to get the best results. Medium peel too need to be repeated several times over a couple of months. However, deep peel are only needed once to show desired results.

What are the side effects of using chemical peel?

Chemical peel are safe to use and rarely show any serious side effects. Minor skin irritation may occur. For some patients, especially pregnant women or women on birth control pills, chemical peel may temporarily or permanently alter the skin color. Some patients do experience scarring while the skin of some people may have cold sores reactivated.

Is chemical peel treatment painful?

A chemical peel can cause some discomfort. The discomfort ranges from mild to moderate, depending upon the pain tolerance level of the patient. The stinging sensation felt during the application of chemical peel is bearable. To ensure a comfortable treatment, the patients can receive anesthesia. Deep peel cause greater discomfort. To relieve pain and discomfort post-treatment or to soothe the skin, the patient can apply cold compresses and use painkillers.

Am I a suitable candidate for chemical peel treatment?

A chemical peel in Chandigarh performed at Dr Ishaa Junejaa Aesthetics is an elective, customizable treatment that can be performed on any skin type, including sensitive skin. Dark-skinned people may have to take precautions before using peel to ensure they are safe for their skin tone. The patients opting for chemical peel treatment must be physically healthy, aged above 18 years, and hold reasonable expectations from the results of their treatment.

What are the counter-indications to a chemical peel treatment?

A chemical peel treatment is not recommended for:

  • Pregnant women and lactating mothers
  • Anyone with active cold sores, warts, skin allergies, and vitiligo
  • People who have severely wounded or excessively sensitive skin
  • Those who recently have undergone chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • People who have used Acc-utane (Isot-ret-inoin drug) in the past year
  • Unhealthy individuals suffering from autoimmune conditions or any condition that weakens the immune system.

How long is the recovery period after chemical peel treatment?

The time frame of recovery depends upon the type and strength of the peel used. Superficial peel require 1-7 days to heal, medium peel take two weeks, and deep peel need 14-21 days to heal.

Immediately following the treatment, the skin feels tight and red like a sunburn. Any noticeable peeling is fluffy and light and moisturizers can easily control them. Usually, the skin peel for 3-5 days. To facilitate the healing process and improve the results, it is important to follow a proper skin care regimen.

What is the cost of chemical peel?

The price of chemical peel treatment in Chandigarh depends upon the type of chemical peel treatment you undergo, the size of the treatment area, and the skin concern being treated. It also depends upon the doctor’s expertise, the locality, and the goodwill of the clinic where it is done.

For more information on the cost of chemical peel treatment, schedule a visit with the best skin expert in ChandigarhDr. Ishaa Junejaa.

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