A chemical peel is an effective treatment in which an acid solution is used for removing the damaged outer layers of the skin. While performing chemical peels, a physician applies alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), trichloroacetic acid, and phenol to the skin.

Commonly administered as a facial peel, a chemical peel smoothes and enhances the texture of the skin. A chemical peel treats facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation. It exfoliates the outer layer of dead skin and reveals a new skin layer with an improved tone, texture and color. Besides full facial rejuvenation, different types of skin peels may also be used for spot treatments and as a way to remove stretch marks or rejuvenate your skin elsewhere on the body.

We at Vimhans PrimaMed Institute of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery have some renowned dermatologists specialize in offering effective cosmetic peel treatments with higher success rate.

Ideal Candidate

Individuals with fair skin and light hair are ideal chemical peel candidates. But, patients with skin pigmentation and hair color can also achieve good results. You may be an ideal candidate for chemical peel, if:

You are bothered and unhappy with the appearance of your skin
You have realistic expectation of the procedure outcome
You have a good physical health
You do not smoke

Types of chemical peels

Light chemical peels are commonly used for treating wrinkles, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation, and acne.
Medium facial peels work well for treating superficial blemishes, surface wrinkles, and pigmentation problems. They are commonly preferred for patients with darker skin.
Deep chemical peels are used for treating coarse facial wrinkles, pre-cancerous growths, and blotches caused by sun exposure or aging.
Acne chemical peel is a perfect solution which is used for treating acne blemishes and diminishing existing acne scars.


Some aspects of the chemical peel procedure vary according to the types of peel being administered. However, almost all skin peel procedures follow the same basic protocols:

The chemical peel is performed by a trained cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
If the patient requests, he or she may be given sedative to aid relaxation.
The specialist cleanses your skin and applies a topical anesthesia to the treatment site.
Then the chemical peel solution is applied. Solution is formulates according to each patients’ specific needs and goals. Tingling or stinging sensation is commonly felt during the application of the chemical peel.
After the prescribed amount of time, the skin peel solution is washed off with water. A thick coating petroleum jelly is often used after the deep chemical peels.
After the removal of chemical peels, the patient is given aftercare instructions by the doctor.