Skin peels are solutions that are applied on the skin that leads to peeling or exfoliation of a few layers of the skin. They stimulate regeneration of skin, in effect removing the damaged layer and revealing hairfree, fresher, brighter skin from within.
Skin peels are generally classified as superficial, medium depth and deep peels depending on the depth of exfoliation, and are done under a dermatologist’s supervision. Chemical peels are used to treat acne, acne scars, pigmentation and blemishes.
Superficial peels work on the top layers of the skin and do not go too deep into it. A few examples of this type are Glycolic peel, Salicylic peel, Lactic peel, TCA peel and Retinol peel. Peels are very effective in rejuvenation of the upper layers of the skin, in de-tanning, brightening,acne control. For anti-ageing and scar treatments, they work well when combined with dermaroller or fractional laser treatments. For deeper pigmentation, peels need to be combined with Q-switched Nd YAG laser toning.
Though price may vary from clinic to clinic, skin peels typically range from Rs 1,200 to Rs 2,500, depending on the type of peels used and the areas covered.