Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Hospital for Peels in Bandra, Mumbai


A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old . The new is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun.

Uses for Chemical Peels

Scars may become a problem for a patient when they cause:

  • Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth.
  • Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging.
  • Improve the appearance of mild scars.
  • Acne.
  • Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma).

Three basic types of chemical peels:

  1. Superficial Peels:
    • Cells removed from the top layer of (epidermis).
    • Left on the for a few minutes.
    • May feel tight for a couple of hours afterwards.
    • Regular treatment needed to maintain the effects.
  2. Medium Peels:
    • Cells removed from the top and middle layers.
    • Left on the for a few minutes.
    • A burning or stinging sensation may be felt when the peel is applied.
    • May go brown or red in the days afterwards.
    • It can take up to six weeks for the to return to normal.
    • Treatment is needed every 6 to 12 months to maintain the effects.
  3. Deep Peels:
    • Affect deeper layers.
    • A local anaesthetic and sedative may be needed.
    • A freezing sensation may be felt when the peel is applied.
    • Can be left on the face for 30 minutes or more, depending on the desired effect.
    • Expect some peeling, redness and discomfort for a few days.
    • Swelling can last up to two weeks.
    • Redness can last up to three months.
    • It's has long lasting effects, so doesn't need to be repeated.

After a peel is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so wear sunscreen every day. It should say "broad-spectrum" on the label, meaning it protects against the sun's UVA and UVB rays. Also, it should be a physical sunscreen and be above SPF 50. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear a wide-brimmed hat.