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Acne is one of the most common skin disorders and is prevalent in most ethnic populations. Acne affects 85%–90% of adolescents and may persist into adulthood. Acne can negatively affect an individual’s appearance and self-esteem, thereby causing anxiety, depression and poor quality of life. That's where a chemical peel comes in. A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure that uses a chemical solution to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck, or hands. The chemical solution applied to the skin causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off, revealing smoother, less wrinkled skin. There are three basic types of chemical peels, which vary in depth depending on the issues being addressed A Light or superficial peel is a type of peel that removes only the outermost layer of skin and is best for fine wrinkling, acne, uneven skin coloring, or dry, rough sun-damaged skin. Recovery from this type of peel may be within hours to a few days with little to no downtime. A Medium peel is a type of peel that demishies skin cells from both the outer layer and upper part of the middle layer of skin. It is best for improving the appearance of age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Recovery from this type of peel may take a week or more, and the skin may be red and swollen for several days. A Deep peel is a type of peel that reduces skin cells from the outer layer and the entire middle layer of skin. It is best for treating deep wrinkles, scars, or precancerous growths. Recovery from this type of peel may take several weeks, and the skin may be very red, swollen, and blistered for several days.
Chemical peels work by applying a chemical solution to the skin, which causes injury to the skin's layers. The chemical solution typically used includes glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid (phenol). The different types of chemicals cause a controlled injury, each penetrating through to a different skin depth, and then peeling away to reveal a new layer of skin. The different chemical solutions provide different results, and the choice of a chemical depends on the goal of the procedure. The chemical solution applied to the skin causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off, revealing smoother, less wrinkled skin. The new skin is usually smoother with fewer lines and wrinkles, has a more even color, and is brighter in complexion. The process promotes the growth of new, healthy skin cells. The chemical peels work with the help of acids within the peel that raise the acidity of the skin to around a 3.8 pH level. Normally, the skin has a pH of around 5.5, and changing the pH level chemically loosens the cells that form the "glue" between dead skin and healthy skin. With that bond chemically loosened, exfoliation occurs as dead skin is removed to reveal healthy skin underneath. Chemical peels can be used to treat many skin conditions, including sun damage, hyperpigmentation, acne, and melasma. However, they cannot remove deep scars or wrinkles or tighten sagging skin.
Our best practitioners perform two medical grade facial peels for our patients. The Alumier MD Glow Peel is a transformative chemical peel that combines the power of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), and retinol to rejuvenate your skin. With a 10% concentration of glycolic acid, this peel exfoliates dead skin cells, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. The 2% salicylic acid works diligently to unclog pores and combat acne, while the 0.5% retinol enhances your skin texture and tone, also further reducing signs of aging. Glycolic peels, which include glycolic acid from natural sources like sugar cane, stand out as potent exfoliants in the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) family. They meticulously shed dead skin cells, revealing a brighter, smoother complexion. With strengths ranging from 10% to 70%, these peels can be tailored to various skin needs. Light peels (10-30%) address fine lines, uneven tone, and dryness, while medium peels (30-50%) tackle acne scars and hyperpigmentation. The most intense, deep peels (50-70%), target profound wrinkles and age spots, Our practitioners offer comprehensive solutions for each skin type according to the patient's skin.
Chemical peels are a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of the skin. However, it is important to have this procedure performed by our qualified dermatologist like Dr Reza. And he will surely guide you about the risks and benefits of chemical peels before undergoing the procedure.
The duration of your chemical peel treatment really depends on what type of peel you're getting. Light peels are super quick, usually wrapping up in about 15 to 30 minutes and perfect if you're on a tight schedule. Medium peels take a bit more time, ranging from 30 to 60 minutes, but the results are definitely worth it. And if you're going for a deep peel, plan to spend about 60 to 90 minutes with us, as these take the longest but also offer the most transformative results. So, no matter your time constraints or skin needs, we've got a peel option that'll work for you.
Chemical peels have proven to be a beneficial treatment for acne, assisting in the removal of dead skin cells and excess oil, minimizing acne scars, unclogging pores, and reducing inflammation, while also eliminating bacteria. A 2023 study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology confirms their effectiveness for all acne types, from mild to severe, and highlights their safety and tolerability for most patients. This treatment option opens up a new avenue for those struggling with acne, offering a promising solution to achieve clearer, healthier skin.
The time it takes to recover after a chemical peel really depends on the type of peel you go for. If you choose a light peel, you're looking at a pretty quick recovery of about 1 to 3 days. Medium peels will need a bit more patience, with a recovery period ranging from 7 to 14 days. And for deep peels, give yourself 2 to 3 weeks to fully heal. During this recovery time, it's totally normal to notice some redness, swelling, peeling, and even a bit of itching. Just make sure to keep your skin clean and well-moisturized. And remember, the sun is not your friend during this time! Make sure to steer clear of direct sunlight and slap on a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to keep your healing skin protected.