Types of Facial Chemical Peel

chem-peeel1 We all want beautiful flawless skins, but very few people are blessed with natural blemish free skin. The daily stress, pollution and physical problems act as hindrances in retaining the beautiful appearance of the skin. Numerous skin products are available that help repair the damage done to our skin. However, when these beauty lotions and crèmes fail to produce the desired effect, you can go to a qualified cosmetic surgeon for facial chemical peels to remove the fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentations from your skin.

Our skin is comprised of three layers. The outer layer, which is exposed to the external environment, is easily damaged by pollution, sunlight and stress. In facial chemical peel, a certain chemical is applied on this outer layer of the damaged skin. New skin that soon reappears to replace the old skin destroyed by the chemical is fresh, smooth and clear of damages.

Types of Facial Chemical Peels

Alphahydroxy Acid Peel (AHA)

AHA peel uses fruit, lactic and glycolic acids for the peeling process. This is considered the gentlest and risk free facial chemical peeling process. It is applied for removing acne, fine lines and cure dry areas. Several sittings may be required to produce the desired effect. AHA peel might produce redness and irritation in some patients.

Trichloroacetic Acid Peel (TCA)

The TCA peeling process is stronger than AHA peel. The effect of TCA peel is more long lasting compared to AHA peel. It is applied for curing pigmentation, wrinkles and superficial blemishes. Redness and unexpected color change can result from TCA peels.

Phenol Peel

This facial chemical peel is used only for removing stubborn wrinkles and pigmentation that could not be removed by AHA or TCA peels. However, Phenol peel is more risky than TCA and AHA. People suffering from heart ailments and dark skinned people should not undergo Phenol peel application. People taking Phenol peel treatment should always protect their skins from direct sunlight. The skin loses its capability to form new pigments and as a result become vulnerable to sunlight.


This is the latest facial chemical peeling process that uses salicylic acid to remove fine lines and minor blemishes. This process works very fast.


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