Medical peels, also known as chemical peels, are a popular treatment option for those looking to improve the overall health and appearance of their skin. At Celebrity Medical Center in Sharjah, UAE, we specialize in providing medical peel treatments that are safe, effective and produce natural-looking results. Medical peels use a chemical solution to remove the top layers of the skin. The solution works by exfoliating the skin and removing dead skin cells, which can improve the overall texture and tone of the skin.
What is the difference between TCA & AHA Peels?
At our clinics, the plastic surgeons offer a diversity of peels depending on skin type and the goals, but all of them can be categorized in these two types. The AHA peels are merely named after the substance we use in them. Alpha Hydroxy Acids are best for exfoliating the skin gently, removing the dead skin layer from the top, and revealing fresh and healthy skin beneath. These peels are very gentle and mild and are best for almost all skin types.
The TCA peels use the trichloroacetic acid and help in deep cleansing and deep exfoliating. They treat skin, which is affected by worse damage and deep acne. They go deep into the skin and refresh it from there. TCA peels can cause redness on the skin for a few days, but they allow a better and more fine peel after that.
Benefits of Medical Peels
Improving the skin’s color, clarity, tone and texture
Stimulating new collagen and healthy skin cell growth, resulting in a radiant complexion
Reducing discoloration caused by sun damage
Helping to clear up breakouts
Smoothing away the look of fine lines and wrinkles
Increasing hydration of the skin
Addressing visible skin imperfections and superficial scars
Types of Medical Peels :
Superficial Peels: These peels use a mild solution and are designed to improve the overall appearance of the skin. They can be used to treat issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.
Medium Peels: These peels use a stronger solution and are designed to improve the overall texture and tone of the skin. They can be used to treat issues such as acne, pigmentation, and sun damage.
Deep Peels: These peels use the strongest solution and are designed to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin. They can be used to treat issues such as deep wrinkles, severe pigmentation, and scarring.
Chemical peels can reduce or improve
fine lines and wrinkles, acne, scars,
uneven skin coloring
Frequently Asked Questions About
Medical peeling agents resurface the skin by inducing a controlled wound and thus removing superficial layers of the skin. As a result, medical peels promote the growth of a new healthy top skin layer and improve skin problems like hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven texture and skin impurities.
Procedures may vary dependent on the type of medical peel chosen. Skin is prepped using a medical degreaser to ensure the treated area is free of any oils left on the skin. The chemical agent is then applied and typically remains on the skin for 3 to 5 minutes. Most patients feel a mild stinging which is temporary and usually subsides after a few minutes. Some peels are designed to self neutralize and may remain on your skin for 2-4 hours.
The success of the peel should not be judged by the amount of peeling, but by the end results that the peel will produce. The amount of peeling may vary depending on individual skin condition at the time of the peel or the depth of the peel. Regardless of the degree of peeling, the skin is still sloughing off at an accelerated rate, resulting in the improvement of skin tone and texture and an improvement of fine lines and uneven pigmentation.
Recovery times will vary based on the type and strength of the peel. Immediately after the peel, your skin will feel tight and may be red. Any visible peeling will be light and fluffy and easily controlled with moisturizer. Peeling usually lasts 3-5 days, depending on the actual peel treatment. Use of gentle cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen is important, as it will enhance the healing process and results. Normal activity may be resumed after the peel, however strenuous exercise and heavy sweating should be avoided for 2-3 days. Sun exposure should be avoided while skin is peeling; exposure of treated skin to a lot of heat should also be avoided as it may induce swelling, redness and for deeper peels blisters under the skin. Peeling skin should be allowed to slough off naturally; picking or peeling of flaking skin is prohibited, as it may lead to scarring. Use of prescription topicals should be avoided for 3-5 days post peel.
Your skin will feel tighter and be more red then usual. Your skin may feel tacky and have a yellowish orange tinge that subsides in a few hours. This is due to the Retinoic acid applied to the skin. This is a self neutralizing peel and patients should wait at least 4hours before washing there face that evening.
Peeling will generally start 48-72 hours after your treatment and can last 2-5 days. It is very important not to pick off peeling skin; peeling is minimal and easily controlled with moisturizer. Premature peeling of the skin will result in dry, cracked, raw skin that may develop into hyperpigmentation.