Chemical peels improve the appearance and texture of the skin. Chemical peels are safe, reliable and effective skin treatments aimed at improving skin texture, skin discolouration, hyperpigmentation, acne and scarring.
Chemical peels restore wrinkled, blemished, unevenly pigmented, or sun-damaged facial skin, using a chemical solution to peel away the skin’s top layers. A chemical peel involves the controlled application of a low pH solution to the skin, which penetrates and lifts the upper layers of dead or damaged skin cells. This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which work to create a fresh, rejuvenated skin surface. This procedure works best on fair, thin skin with superficial wrinkles. Different types of chemical peels exist, distinguished by their strength and the depth to which they penetrate (superficial, medium or deep).
The procedure takes approximately one hour for regional areas and two hours for the full face.
Topical anaesthetic or sedation combined with local anaesthesia may be used. When sedation is given frequently, EKG monitoring is used.
Usually, this is an outpatient procedure. A full-face phenol peel may require hospital admission for a short period.
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