Our clinic is offering different types of chemical peeling in Pakistan. We are performing chemical peels in Lahore at our skin and laser cosmetic surgery clinic for the last 14 years. Chemical peels also called chemical resurfacing and this treatment is used for photo damage skin, for the treatment of superficial to deep wrinkles and to cure and treat acne. It was gold standard for hyper pigmentation and acne scars treatment in the past but with the advancement of laser technology, chemical peels are less frequently performed due to down time and lack of precision. The basic mechanism of chemical peels is to injure the skin and production of new collagen and formation of new skin with glowing appearance. There are different varieties of chemical peelings like glycolic acid (fruit peels), salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA).
Superficial peels like glycolic acid produce injury to the outer layer of skin called epidermis and is used for acne, dyschromia.
Deep chemical peels are used for the treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles and sun damage skin. Deeper chemical peels like phenol produce injury to the deeper layer of skin called dermis and results are impressive. However deeper peelings required longer recovery time or down time. The risks and complications are more in deep chemical peelings.
Every individual is not a candidate for such kind of treatments. The contraindications should be considered before under going chemical peeling like elderly people and those who are taking isotretinoin medicine."Appointment Form
Chemical Peel Procedure:
Chemical peels usually begin with vigorous cleansing of the skin. The depth of the peel depends on the chemical used. Very light peels (e.g. low potency glycolic acid, 10-20% TCA) only penetrate the dead skin cells that sit atop the epidermis and produce almost no injury. Sometimes, this level of peel is called "exfoliation". Light peels (70% glycolic acid, 25-35% TCA) injure the entire epidermis and stimulate the regeneration of a new epidermis. This level of chemical peel may produce a burning sensation during the procedure. Recovery from light peels is quick- hence the name "lunchtime peel". Improvement in the appearance of photoaged skin and scarring is usually subtle at best. Medium depth peels involve injury to the upper level of the dermis. Injury to the dermis stimulates the formation of collagen and "plumps" up the skin. Usually 35% TCA, in combination with another chemical such as glycolic acid, is used safely with minimal discomfort. Burning is the most common complaint during the procedure and this is usually well controlled with cool compresses or topical anesthetics. Deep peels involve injury to the mid dermis and are usually performed using a phenol solution. A deep chemical peel may offer dramatic results such as elimination of deep furrows and scars. However, complications such as scarring, permanent textural changes, darkening and redness of the skin can occur. Furthermore, during a deep peel, anesthesia must be used and vital signs must be monitored throughout the procedure. Recovery from a deep peel requires occlusive bandages and can take up to a month under normal circumstances. The phenol peel should only be performed by qualified physicians with proper monitoring equipment.