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Chemical Peels

The way your face looks tells a lot about who you are. Most skin disorders affect the facial region of the body things like wrinkles, age spots, acne, scars, sagging skin, sun damage and others. Chemical Peel is one of the various skincare treatments Pink lotus uses. The chemical peel is a prevalent treatment for skin rejuvenation. This implies the use of chemicals for treatment of facial skin disorders. It involves the use of chemicals such as organic acids to wipe out the upper layer of damaged skin of the face to give the face a new look.

What is a Chemical Peel?

The word peel means that there will be a replacement of the old skin layer with a new one after the treatment. Some of the chemicals that we can use include lactic acid, phenol, trichloroacetic acid, Glycolic acid and others. The acid, when used in a controlled way, can penetrate the skin layer to cause the skin to undergo a renewal by peeling off the old top layer.

 Types of Chemical Peels:

  • AHA-Glycolic, Lactic
  • BHA-Salicylic
  • TCA
  • Jessner’s
  • Retinoic Acid Peel
  • Phenol Peel
  • Special Peels-Pumpkin Peel, Acetic Acid Peel, Party Peel

Conditions Treated with Chemical Peels

Learn more about the conditions we treat with chemical peels:

Acne rosacea

Rosacea is a common condition known for facial redness – but it can spread elsewhere, too, and cause other problems.

Skin spots

Sun exposure can cause red or brown spots like freckles, which can be removed with our treatments.

Skin texture

We can fix uneven skin texture, a condition tied to aging and marked by roughness, bumpiness, dryness and dull appearance.

Skin tone

Uneven tone may occur when your skin has spots or patches with a different colour or shade.

Wrinkles

Wrinkles and crow’s feet are a normal part of aging, but we offer proven ways to turn back the clock.

Procedures:

How Chemical Peels Work

  • During a peel, a particular chemical solution is safely applied to your skin, causing a controlled shedding of damaged cells. That exposes a new layer of skin, which is usually smoother, less wrinkled and more evenly coloured.
  • May require pre-treatment with Retin-A or AHA creams.
  • Acts as an anesthetic, so extra pain relief is not usually required – though we can use sedation beforehand or afterwards to help you relax.
  • Might require 2-6 or more peels over several months to achieve the desired result (mild TCA peels may be repeated more frequently).
  • In general, peel patients should avoid sun exposure for several months.

Side effects of a chemical peel can include:

  • Hyper pigmentation (avoidable with strong sunblock)
  • Redness
  • Stinging
  • Flaking skin
  • Irritation
  • Infection

Most of these side effects are transient