What's a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a procedure performed by trained medical personnel. It involves applying a chemical solution onto the skin to remove the top layer of skin cells (epidermis).
What does it treat?
Acne / Pimples
Wrinkles / Fine lines
Hyperpigmentation / Melasma
Uneven skin tone & texture, enlarged pores
How It's Done
The process includes preparing the skin for application by using a facial cleanser and toner. Once the skin is clean and prepped, the chemical solution is applied in layers and massaged into the skin. After the solution has dried, moisturiser and sun protection is applied to the face to protect the skin. It is advisable to leave the solution on for about 24 hours without rinsing or cleansing the face for maximum effect.
Consult our doctor today to find out if chemical peels can help you with your skin related concerns.
frequently asked questions
The procedure takes roughly 30 to 45 mins to be completed.
While the process of applying the chemical solution can be slightly uncomfortable, it is not painful. It can burn a little and feel a little 'stingy', but there's usually no pain. The level of discomfort is also managed by how many layers of the chemical solution your skin can tolerate.
There is virtually no downtime, other than the fact that your skin may look a little red/sunburnt right after the procedure. You should also avoid sweating or going for outdoor activities in the sun for at least a day or two after the procedure. This is to prevent possible damage to your skin from harsh UV rays as your skin is at its most sensitive right after the peel. Otherwise, you can proceed as per normal after a session of chemical peel.
Other than avoiding physical and/or outdoor activities for a day or two after the peel, you should also be careful not to introduce any harsh skincare products right after the peel (such as toners containing AHAs/BHAs, vitamin C serums, etc.). This is because your skin is very sensitive after the peel, and using active ingredients would not be advisable.
Your skin may also feel a little dry and flaky after the peel, and that's completely expected! Don't panic when it starts to peel. You can combat the dryness with using moisturiser as frequently as needed. But keep those itchy fingers away, you should not be picking or peeling at the dry skin!