About Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure that involves applying a chemical solution to the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off the top layers. This process promotes the growth of new, healthier skin cells, resulting in improved skin texture, tone, and appearance. Chemical peels are commonly used to address various skin concerns, including acne, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation irregularities, and sun damage. During the procedure, the chemical solution is applied to the skin and left on for a specific amount of time. The solution works to break down the bonds between old skin cells, allowing them to eventually slough off. After the treatment, the skin will undergo a peeling process over the next few days to weeks. The extent of peeling varies based on the type and depth of the peel. Chemical peels can result in smoother, brighter, and more even-toned skin. They can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation.

Benefits of a chemical peel:

  • Lighter pigmentation
  • Removal of blackheads and whiteheads
  • Smoother skin texture
  • More even skin complexion and brighter skin
  • Improvement in fine lines and wrinkles

Who is suitable for a chemical peel?

Male and female with below skin concerns:

  • Hyperpigmentation and blemishes
  • Acne scars
  • Clogged and/or enlarged pores
  • Dull-looking skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

You are not a suitable candidate for a Chemical Peel Treatment if you:

  • Have infectionslesions or coldsores
  • Have sunburn, eczema or rash
  • Have autoimmune disease, HIV, lupus, hepatitis, scleroderma 
  • Are on anticoagulants therapy
  • Have melanoma or lesions suspected of malignancy 
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding 
  • Are taking accutane or similar medications in the past 6 months 

You will require a consultation with your respective doctor at Yuchi Medical before having a Chemical Peel treatment if you:

  • Have acne prone skin
  • Have thin skin
  • Have neurological disorders such as epilepsy as LED light therapy may trigger a seizures 

Best Practices

Before Treatment

  • No sun exposure for two weeks prior to treatment
  • Avoid exfoliation skincare routines such as peels, exfoliation, etc. for two weeks prior to the treatment
  • The overall operation time is usually 30 minutes
  • Please inform the therapist in advance if you have done other skin treatment within one month before the operation (M22, Portenza etc.)
  • To limit sun exposure on the day of treatment, we recommend bringing a cap/hat and a pair of sunglasses. 

After Treatment

  • Make-up is not recommended on the day after the operation, as the skin is in a state of slight damage, it is recommended to wait at least 24 hours. On the same day, you can apply cold compresses to calm down the swelling.
  • After acid brushing, the skin is more prone to sunburn and tanning, so we must strictly pay attention to sun protection. Daily use of sunscreen products with SPF50 and above is recommended
  • Warm water or amino acid facial cleanser and chicken noodles are the best. It is not recommended to use household acid brushing products and exfoliating products within one month
  • Brushing acid will temporarily weaken the skin’s defenses to a certain extent, and you can use simple and mild moisturizing products to repair and promote skin repair
  • After acid brushing, the stratum corneum will be damaged to a certain extent, so the water loss of the epidermis will be more obvious within 7 days. At this time, moisturizing measures should be taken to help enhance the skin’s ability to lock water and moisturize, and promote the healing of epithelial cells to relieve Postoperative tightness, dryness, itching discomfort.
  • Do not soak in hot springs or sauna within 7 days after surgery. Within a week of acid brushing, the skin’s metabolism speed is significantly accelerated. After the old dead skin cells are exfoliated, new skin cells are formed and rearranged, epidermal cells are regenerated, and the skin is softer. Overheating stimulation should be avoided.

Frequent Questions

Patients may feel a stinging sensation when the peel is applied. However, this sensation is tolerable and disappears when the peel is washed off.

There is minimal downtime. Despite being called a peel, patients should not experience any obvious skin peeling after the procedure. There may be initial redness and skin sensitivity, but it should disappear in a day or two.

It can be done every 4 weeks until desired results are achieved.

Chemical peels when performed correctly at the correct intervals do not thin the skin. On the contrary, it enhances collagen formation and strengthens the skin.