Chemical Peel Therapy In Mumbai

Many a patient has sworn by the rejuvenating and reviving properties of chemical peels. Chemical peels, as the name suggests, peel off the top layer of acne, lined, sun-damaged skin to reveal a brighter, fresher, flawless you! This miracle treatment is lauded by many as the secret to glowing skin!

Frequently Asked Questions

The chemical peel treatment begins with the application of a chemical solution on the skin to remove the top layers. Peels unveil new, smoother skin without the need for surgery.
There are several chemical peels performed at depths ranging from light to deep. In case of a light or medium peel, multiple sittings may be required to achieve the desired results. Deeper peels offer more dramatic results; however, they take longer to recover from. Chemical peels work best for acne, scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, dullness or discoloration of skin, pigment reduction and treatment or tan that occurs on the face, neck, or hands. It also works wonders for skin brightening, facial rejuvenation, and achieving glowing skin. Peels are one of the best treatments for pigmentation on the face.

Chemically prepared extracts from foods like honey, berries, sweet almonds, sugarcane, fermented milk and fruits, mushrooms, vinegar etc. containing vitamins, antioxidants and other skin repairing agents make up some of the best chemical peels for acne, scars and other skin-related issues.

Some of these peels or a combination of them are used to achieve certain results. The potency of the results depends upon your skin type and the expertise of your dermatologist in Mumbai.

At a typical consultation appointment with Board certified, MD dermatologist Dr. Anju Methil, you will be recommended a peel treatment for your face that best suits your skin.

Below are the peels offered by The Skin and Shape Clinic.

Alpha Hydroxy Acid Peels – AHA

The AHA peel helps separate dead skin from healthy skin. Glycolic acid (derived from sugarcane), lactic acid (derived from milk), citric acid, mandelic acid, and tartaric acid peels are effective AHA peels. Glycolic peel, aka fruit peel, is the go-to AHA peel for dermatologists around the world because of its proven ability to transform numerous skin types.

AHA peels are considered safe and non-invasive and require little downtime. They leave behind a radiant glow and are highly effective for pigmentation reduction and exfoliation of the skin, which makes them great peel treatments for the face.

Beta Hydroxy Acid Peels – BHA

If acne is the problem, BHA peels are the solution. Salicylic acid, the most common BHA found in chemical peels, is often used in acne products. As opposed to AHA peels, BHA peels are oil soluble, which makes them perfect for oily skin, skin with enlarged pores, or sun damaged skin. BHA peels are stronger and penetrate deeper into the pores to clear congestion. These are, without a doubt, the best chemical peels for acne available in the market.

Trichloracetic Acid Peels – TCA

TCA peels are the best chemical peels for scars, pigmentation, brown spots, fine lines, and age spots. This peel will cause your skin to dry up and peel off for two to four days. These peels are used to penetrate deeper layers of the skin.

There are currently over 50 peels available. Apart from the ones mentioned above, The Skin and Shape Clinic also offers retinol peels, azelac peels, melas and claze peels, yellow peels, as well as combination peels like the glycolactic peel, which is a combination of glycolic acid and lactic acid. Your dermatologist will choose a peel based on the problem and the requirement.

The Skin and Shape Clinic employs sophisticated Nano technology for efficient penetration of the peels’ active constituents into the layers of the skin, thus, allowing for more precise targeting of the affected area.

When opting for a chemical peel treatment, 80% of the work is complete when you find the right skin specialist in Mumbai. The results of the treatment are dependent on the expertise of your physician.

With over 15 years of experience in dermatology, Dr. Anju Methil possesses skills par excellence and is regarded as the best dermatologist in Mumbai. After careful inspection of your skin and the area to be treated, Dr. Methil will determine the type of peel that will give you the best results.

Here are some of the things you can do to prepare for the treatment:

  • Inform your doctor of your medical history, including facial X-rays, cosmetic procedures, and medical conditions or if you have scarring or recurring cold sore.
  • You may be asked to stop certain drugs.
  • Your dermatologist may ask you to prepare your skin for the chemical peel treatment by taking medications like Renova or Retin-A a few weeks prior.
  • Your dermatologist will advise you on the medication you’re allowed to take both before and after the treatment.
  • Avoid direct sun before and after your treatment.

Apply moisturizer and sunscreen religiously.
Depending on the type of peel chosen, your dermatologist at The Skin and Shape Clinic will recommend the best post-treatment care for you.

For optimum results, chemical peels for acne, skin lightening, stretch marks, and other such skin treatments call for several sessions—a series of three to six peels done in intervals of two weeks. Some results are visible instantly while others will be noticeable 2-3 weeks after your chemical peel treatment. When it comes to the latter, you will notice visible improvement with every session. And, just like wine, the results get better every day over time.

Chemical peel treatments are painless. However, you may feel a heat or notice a mild tingling sensation on the skin.

When performed by a licensed medical practitioner, chemical peels for acne and other skin conditions have negligible side effects and minimal downtime.
You may observe flushed, tight skin; however, this will subside one or two hours after the treatment.

Chemical peel treatments offer smoother, healthier, younger looking skin. The condition of your skin and your goals for the treatment determine the depth and type of your peel. Dr. Anju Methil, one of the best skin specialists in Mumbai, will advise you on every stage at your consultation appointment.
It is a widely believed myth that chemical peels cause sensitive, papery skin. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Peels make your skin stronger, suppler, and leave behind a gorgeous glow.