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What is Chemical Peel?

The chemical peel is a medical procedure that is used to treat certain skin conditions. In this procedure, a chemical solution is applied to the skin due to which the skin blisters. Blisters make the surface skin fall and the new skin comes. The new skin is smoother than the previous skin.

Uses of Chemical Peel

Chemical peel Singapore is used to cure several skin conditions. It is commonly used on the hand, face, and neck.

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  • A chemical peel is a means to reduce acne scars.
  • It is used to reduce wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.
  • Reduce skin scars that may appear due to burning, injury, or any other reason.
  • Can help make your skin lighter?
  • Treat dark patches that may appear during pregnancy or because of birth control pills.
  • Treat rough skin and scaly patches.
  • Treat sun spots, uneven skin tone, freckles, bumpy acne marks, age spots, and liver spots.
  • Deep scars, severe wrinkles, or deep facial lines however cannot be treated with a chemical peel procedure.

How it is done?

The chemical peel procedure is commonly done in an aesthetics clinic and you don’t need to stay overnight. First, your skin will be thoroughly cleaned. Next, the medical practitioner will apply the agreed chemical solution to the targeted area. There are three types of chemical peel (light, medium, and deep) and the chemical solution is decided beforehand according to the desired results and your skin condition.

The chemical solution will damage the skin and new skin will take its place which will be smoother and fresh.

During the procedure, you will first feel burning for the first 5 to 10 minutes. After that, you will feel a stinging sensation, which will be eased by compressing cooling pads. If your procedure requires deep peel, you might need pain medication during and after the procedure.

After Procedure

After the procedure, your skin will react just like after sunburn. First, your skin will be red then it will be scaly. The feeling will end somewhere between three to ten days. However, you will be advised to avoid sun exposure for a few months.

If you had light, you might need to repeat the procedure after 4 weeks to get the desired results.

Medium and deep peels have a different effect than light peels. Your skin might swell and you will also experience blisters. The blisters will break, crust, turn brown, and peel off in 14 days. Medium peels are also repeated if desired after 6 to 12 months.

How to Prepare for Chemical Peel

For preparation, you will first have to visit your doctor. The doctor will examine your skin and recommend the suitable chemical peel type for your skin. This will be followed by some guidelines for the procedure and questions related to the medications you are taking. Be honest with your doctor and inform him about all the medications and skincare routine you are doing.

  • Some common pre-procedure practices include:
  • Stop waxing, shaving, or using any hair removal methods on your skin.
  • Apply special lotions (advised by the doctor) for better results of the procedure.
  • Stop scrubbing and exfoliating your skin at least a week before the procedure.
  • Use retinoid cream to avoid skin darkening.
  • Start anti-viral medication if you experience fever blister and cold sores around the mouth.
  • Arrange a ride back home if you are advised medium or deep chemical peel because you will be sedated for the procedure.

Are there any Side Effects?

Swelling, redness of skin, dryness, and stinging and burning sensations are some common side effects of chemical peel Singapore. However, side effects subside after some time.

Some serious side effects or risks involved with chemical peel are:

  • Scarring: Scarring is possible in people who are prone to scars but it can be treated.
  • Discoloration: There is a risk of temporary or permanent discoloration of skin especially if you are taking birth control pills, you are pregnant, or you have a family history of developing abnormal pigmentation.
  • Herpes: If you had a history of herpes, there are little chances that it may reactivate. Your doctor will prescribe you medication to reduce the chances.
  • Keloids: Keloids are also possible to inform your practitioner about your history.

Who is not a Good Candidate for Chemical Peel

Dark-skin coloured people are not a good candidate for a chemical peel. They may experience uneven skin tone after the procedure. Also, people with severe wrinkles, bulges, and skin sags are also not good candidates for the procedure. The doctor might prescribe cosmetic surgery for the treatment.

Why Choose Certified Aesthetics?

Certified aesthetics is a well-known aesthetics clinic in Singapore. We have well-qualified and experienced professionals who will recommend the best treatment method for your skin problem. Also, our clinic is equipped with the latest equipment, and are professionals are trained and experienced in using that equipment.

If you are looking for an affordable and bespoke aesthetic clinic in Singapore, Certified Aesthetics is the place to be.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, chemical peel Singapore is a good and successful procedure to cure certain skin conditions. In a chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied to your skin the peels off the upper layer of the skin. The new layer that comes after the procedure is smoother and younger-looking.

A chemical peel Singapore is an approved and successful medical procedure to treat skin conditions like acne scars, removing blemishes and freckles, reducing wrinkles, and more. The procedure involves the application of a chemical solution on your face that peels off the upper layer of your face skin. The new layer that comes after the process is fresh and younger-looking.

How long a chemical lasts depends on the intensity of the chemical you have gone through. A light chemical peel will last you at least one month and a strong chemical peel can be enough for a lifetime.

It takes about 14 days for the new skin to grow. However, the new skin is sensitive and remains red for a few weeks. You might have to take off from work for a few weeks. A light chemical peel has a quicker healing period but a deep chemical peel can take months to heal completely.