Chemical Peels

Daily exposure to the sun and pollutants and a generally hectic lifestyle can soon take its toll on your skin, leaving you with an uneven or dull skin tone.

VITAL’s doctors use different types of chemical peels for several skin conditions such as acne, melasma and hyperpigmentation. From superficial to more aggressive deep chemical peels the aim is to reduce skin damage and leave your skin looking smoother and more radiant.

Chemical Peels can help reduce fines lines under the eyes and around the mouth so can be used to rejuvenate the skin of younger patients. The procedure is also sometimes used on other parts of the body, including the back, chest, neck, décolletage and hands.

How many treatments are required?

The total number of treatments varies depending on the condition of your skin, though most people see a gradual and continuous improvement after their first peel. On average 4 sessions on 2-4 week intervals are required to give the best result. During your initial consultation, your dermatologist will recommend a schedule for maximum results.

How long does it last?

After completing the series of peels recommended by your dermatologist, you will have new skin. If you protect it and maintain its health with sunscreen and moisturiser, the results can last for years.

How long does each treatment take?

Treatments take between 20-30 minutes.

How long does it take to recover?

Recovery times depend on the depth of the peel:

  • A light peel takes approximately a day or two to complete the shedding process, with no downtime required.
  • Deeper Peels might need a longer downtime and this is usually around 5 days to one week.

Your Doctor will give you detailed instructions on post peel skin care which is a major part of the full treatment process.

Is it safe?

When appropriately performed by a skilled dermatologist, chemical peels are safe.

Is a chemical peel painful?

Patients generally feel only a mild stinging sensation during light or medium chemical peels. After the procedure, the physician may prescribe a mild pain reliever to relieve any discomfort.

Are there any side effects?

There are minimal side effects from a correctly applied peel, including minor irritation of the skin, redness and flaking. The risk of deep peels can include infection, scarring, redness, and discoloration.

Do I need anaesthesia?

Generally there is no need for anaesthesia.


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