Skin Peels


The use of chemical peels to beautify and smoothen the skin dates back to ancient Egypt, when Cleopatra bathed in sour milk (lactic acid), similarly French women used old wine (tartaric acid) to produce the same results.

Skin peels work by removing dead skin cells and by encouraging new ones to grow to lead to fresher, more glowing skin. It seems like magic, but it’s really just 21st-century technology. It can restore damaged skin to its original, youthful condition.

The classification of skin peels is based on the concentration and type of the substance used for peeling:-

  1. Very superficial- TCA-10%, glycolic acid-20-50%
  2. Superficial- TCA-10-30%, glycolic acid-50-70%,
  3. Medium-TCA- 35-50%, glycolic acid-70%
  4. Deep-phenol-88%, Glycolic acid 70%, TCA-35% TO 50%

Salicylic acid is present in all peels in varying concentrations depending on the nature of peel in the form of Jessner’s solution.

The most suitable and beneficial skin peels for Asian skin are Glycolic peels 20-70%.

Glycolic Peel:

Most versatile of all other peels gives good penetration as well as gives an instant glow and the recovery time is also very short so one can join work immediately after the treatment. It is also popular as lunchtime peel. In combination with derma abrasion and facial it works amazingly for maintaining a healthy and fresh-looking complexion and even tone, devoid of all dead cells.
Glycolic acid used in a glycolic peel is obtained from sugar cane, lactic acid from sour milk, citric acid from citrus fruits, malic acid from apples, and tartaric acid from grapes.

Tricholoroacetic Acid (TCA):

As a deep peel (70%) for acne scars, localized lesions like warts.
Unlike glycolic peels, its effect is not contacted time-dependent and once the frosting is achieved, changes cannot be reversed.

Salicylic Acid Peels:

It has a strong comedolytic effect and anti-inflammatory properties.
It is used in cases of acne vulgaris, enlarged pores, rough and oily skin, melasma, and photo aging.

Tretinoin Peels:

It is generally indicated in cases with acne vulgaris and epidermal growths
At CHHC, we have strict set procedures which meet the high standards of clinicians and aestheticians.


Pre-peel evaluation of the patient
Priming with topical agents
Skin preparation for the procedure- skin cleansing and degreasing
Application of the chemical peel till the end point and termination
Neutralization followed by post-peel care
Explanation regarding post peel period

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